I just finished watching a new video by Leslie Rohde and Dan Thies over at the “SEO BrainTrust Website”. The video teaches us How To Get Top Rankings Faster.
But… One topic I found very interesting (nothing to do with SEO Ranking): Within the very first two minutes we start to learn “How To Chunk Up Your Time”.
First – We must all realize that “The mind thinks about what’s next. (The MIND invented MULTI-tasking).
Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law? “Work expands to fill the available time.” LOL… this is so true! If you have 15 minutes to finish a blog post… it’s just seems to get done in 15 minutes. But – I can also spend 2 hours on the same blog post. “Fiddling” should have been my middle name.
The video goes on the give a solution for “What’s Next”. Chunking!
- Break Your Tasks Down Into Simple Pieces. (You want a FOCUSED effort to apply to a single task for a specific period of time).
- Break Your Tasks Out Into Time Periods. An Hour For “This” and 15 minutes for “That”.
- Break Your Work Into “Themes”… (work that requires one skill set).
Actually – I learned from Jimmy D. Brown that the “What’s Next” list is very useful. Break down every project into tiny chunks and then listing them in a “What’s Next” to-do list. These make great checklists if it’s something you are going to do over and over.
For instance: If I’m setting up a new blog – I have a checklist for “What’s Next”. I’ve listed every detail I need to get accomplished in order –
- Starting with “Purchase Domain Name”.
- Ending with “Publish First Article”.
Everything in between is logical and almost always the same for each new blog. It’s used in “Chunking Time” because I can set aside 1 hour for setting up a blog today… and work my way through the list for 1 hour. If the blog isn’t set up completely by the end of the first hour – I would then choose another working day to allot 1 more hour. I know that I can finish setting up a blog and have the first article posted online within 2 hours. I may need to allot one more hour to finish up the “pretty stuff” on the blog… but “pretty stuff” doesn’t help me get listed in Search Engines.
Do you ever spend time “fiddling”? We all do this because we think our “stuff” isn’t good enough. The mind says “Everyone will see this… it has to be perfect”. Reality says “No one will see anything if you don’t Publish”. Stop worrying and start writing.
Oh yeah… I’m also learning some new things about SEO and Ranking my websites. This 30 minute video really did help me to FOCUS on what I’m doing right and stop doing some of that “Fiddling” stuff.