Rhino University EP 5: Most Important Productivity Strategy
I want to go over the number one productivity strategy I used and it has been a game-changer for me. I had a friend that I was working with that was going to an Elite Military Training and wanted to know what he could do. I told him this tip, this strategy and he later said that it was amazing. It made the difference for him and made everything else so much easier because he implemented this, each and every day.
it’s his really, really powerful. It seems simple and almost common sense - But so few people use it. The ones who do it makes a massive difference for them.
The tip for Productivity. You ready? Here it comes!
Rituals and Routines.
For a small business owner, chiropractor, entrepreneur, when you’ve got your family, you’ve got your children, your parents, you’re supposed to go to work in th business but you also want to work on the business plus take care of your own health. You want to eat right, you want to exercise, you want to have fun with some of your hobbies. Rituals and routines. Are the key and the number one reason it’s so important is because you only have a finite amount of mental energy. The more energy you used for questions like should I wear a red shirt or purple shirt? Should I have eggs or oatmeal? What do I want for dinner? You’re giving away mental energy. When am I going to eat again?
Dr. Fred has this hilarious story. He was at his highest volume -three, four hundred patients a day and Susan, my mom, asked him what he wanted for dinner. He said, “popcorn.”
He had just reached the maximum for decisions and mental energy for that day. He could not make another decision and so he stopped. You get home and then usually just there is no more mental energy left. You want to leave your energy for the really important tasks duties to help you achieve your objectives, like taking care of your family, running a great office, taking great care of your patients; not for the simple things that you can turn into a ritual routine.
You can just automate so you don't even have to think about it, because every time you do you're wasting mental energy - save it for what important.