What Can You Do In The Next 15 Minutes?

Have you ever felt like you didn’t have enough time?

I can ask that question to any of my audiences and the answer is almost always a resounding yes!

Even if you are a time management expert, most people are going to feel a slight pang of guilt because they feel like they could have done even more with that time.

We never have enough time.

And even when we do it’s broken, fragmented, and in small slices between one task to the next.

The bad news is – with the constant barrage of “do more with less” – I don’t think we’re going to get any more time in our day.

The good news is – you can still find 15 minutes.

And if you can’t find 15 minutes, get up 15 minutes earlier.

Fallacy: You can only do meaningful work if you have hours and hours of uninterrupted time. Click To Tweet

The truth is you can do amazing things within small increments of time.

In fact, I think that’s how most work gets done anyway.

What can you realistically do in 15 minutes?

Well, Wisebread has found 101 things you can do in 15 minutes or less! Check out their list. See if this will inspire you to act.

Let’s look at your next 15 minutes. 

Focus on the micro task at hand.

You’re not going to finish that 3 month project in one day. You have to break your bigger goal into tiny goals. I call this chunking.

If you can chunk out 15 minutes of your time to truly focus on getting one task done, you have instantly boosted your productivity.

Don’t read past that too quickly.

15 minutes of a fully focused effort is worth more than an hour behind 3 active screens, facebook, and twitter.

So, decide today, how are you going to spend your next 15 minutes?




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