Interesting read: 5 Time-wasting habits that hold entrepreneurs back
- The Fixed workweek mentality
- Don’t say yes to unpaid work disguised as an opportunity – “Ask them what their budget is, and whether they’re willing to pay you to do what they want you to do”
- Edu-crastination: Procrastinate by pretending you’re busy learning
- The ”I’ll just do that real quick” fallacy – this one, is to minimize unnecessary time waste on unimportant, accumulative tasks. Like house chore, and stuff.
- Unncessarily long meetings: – If you’re good enough communicator, most meeting are meaningless and weirdly long
What I’ve learned from this list, and will try to implement some of them: The first team, second item, and third item can be implemented. However for the second item it’s very dependent on scenarios, as for me I could find a lot of value in volunteering works. Just so letting you know, I could learn and understand the hardship of people who I’m trying to help. I think what I would like to add to the list would be the following common mistakes that I often do, so do you:
6. Switching between tasks without a proper order and intention: The more you switch the more energy that’s needed to refocus on whatever that you are doing. Simply if you cut your attention span into millions, it will obviously less valuable than the whole chunk. Saying so, I would think that it’s not simply just the matter of self-discipline, but anything circumstantial could have an impact on our focus.