The 4-Minute Trick For Massive Productivity: Marie Forleo

Want to be massively productive?

This 4-minute trick by Marie Forleo will change the way you work so you can get more done with less stress and overwhelm.

The 4-Minute Trick For Massive Productivity

Transcript of the Video:

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Hey, it’s Marie
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Forleo and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and a life that
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you love. And today is our favorite day of the week because it’s Q&A Tuesday. That
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means Q’s and A’s and this Q comes from Ashley and she writes:
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“Hi Marie, your videos are my go to whenever I’m having issues with something. I just
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watched the video where you talked about 4 habits of really productive people, but I’m
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still stumped. My schedule is never the same. I work in production and with private clients
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that means sometimes I’m on set for 4am and other times I see clients at 6pm. I can’t
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seem to get a handle on morning routines and non-negotiables. My dog never gets walked
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at the same time, I never go to sleep at the same time, and I’ll go days with no work
Marie Forleo The 4-Minute Trick For Massive Productivity
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only to work ten 12-hour days in a row. Because I can’t set a regular routine and everything
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is inconsistent, is there anything else I can do to be more productive and get it all
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done? Thank you for making incredible videos and content all the time. Ashley.”
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Ashley, this is a great question. My schedule is never the same either and I travel quite
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a bit, so I really understand the challenges of inconsistency. That being said, there is
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one super simple and super powerful productivity habit that I think everybody should adopt,
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especially if you have an inconsistent schedule. It only takes 4 to 5 minutes every single
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day and it sets you up to win huge like never before. Know what it is? It’s this. Planning
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your day out the night before.
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This is so darn simple, yet hardly anybody does it and it’s one of the most powerful
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things that you can do for yourself. So no matter how late at night you go, before you
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wrap up just take 4 minutes and really think through everything that you have to get done
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for the next day. So here’s how I usually do it: first thing I do is I open up my calendar
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and I take a look at all the appointments that I have for the next day and the time
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that those appointments will take.
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Like this: 1:00 I’ve got a team call that lasts 30 minutes. 3:30 I have a MarieTV script
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review that’ll take about an hour. And then I have a 6:30 spin class.
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Then I write down all the projects and the tasks that I need to get done and I give myself
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a little bit of an estimate about how long I think each project or task will take. Of
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course, these are estimates, sometimes I get things done faster and sometimes they take
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longer, but at least I give myself a baseline to work off of.
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9-10:30am I’m gonna write a first draft of a sales video script. I’m gonna give
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myself about 90 minutes. Then from 11:30-12:30 I’m gonna review my social media schedule,
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give myself an hour for that. And from 2:30-3:00 I’ll do a little email clear out.
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And finally I make a new little section at the bottom of my notepad with personal things
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that I need to handle for that day.
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For example, get Nanny a birthday card and mail it. That’ll take me about 30 minutes.
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Order more Kuma food, all of 10 minutes, and book a haircut for the next month, takes me
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about 5 minutes.
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Boom, that is it. Super simple. So when I do this it informs exactly when I need to
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be at my desk and working, which tells me when I need to wake up to have enough time
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to do my little morning routine and get everything done without feeling rushed or stressed. The
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worst thing you can do is wake up in the morning and go straight to your computer and open
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up email and then all of a sudden you’re pretending to work all day and at the end
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of the day nothing important ever got done.
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Nobody’s perfect and, of course, not every day goes as planned, but this system gives
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you the best chance possible at making sure that your most important projects get done,
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especially if you have an inconsistent schedule. And, by the way, if you haven’t seen our
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other MarieTV about urgent versus important, you should really watch it because I think
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you’re gonna love it. So let’s wrap this one up on a tweetable.
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If you plan on having a successful life, start by planning your day.
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That was my A to your Q, Ashley, I really do hope it helps. Now I would love to hear
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from you. Whether you have an inconsistent schedule or not, what’s the single most
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important thing that you do each and every day to make sure your most important projects
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get done?
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Now, as always, the best discussions happen after the episode over at MarieForleo.com,
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so go there and leave me a comment now.
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Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special
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gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time
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on MarieTV.

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