Increase Your Productivity – Find Your Hours of Genius – Behind the Scenes

Your time is valuable. But not all time is the same. To increase your productivity and focus, you want to do your highest value work at a time when you are at your best. I get asked by people “how to increase productivity,” and today’s behind the scenes is what I tell them. Find the time each day when you feel your best and naturally have focus. This is the time when you don’t need extra stimulants to feel energized. I call this time your “hours of genius.” When you know the two to three hours best for you, your next step to increase your productivity is to protect those hours on your daily schedule. Safeguard your “hours of genius” and select the most important tasks, meetings, and work for the time you are at your best. Discover the details to increase your productivity in today’s video.

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Find Your Hours of Genius: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Is getting more done something that’s always on your mind. As a leader, you want to provide more impact to the organization, you want to create time to lead the way you want to lead? Well, I think about this from different perspectives, is it about increasing your productivity, increasing your focus? I think it’s all of those things.

Today, I want to share with you a simple way for you to think about your own time, your own energy to create more creative time and innovation inside your organization. Now, what I’m going to share with you is something I’ve been using Personally, I’ve shared this with my clients, they love to think about it this way. And so I want to give it to you. This behind the scenes tip is really about you increasing your productivity and getting more done. So here it is.

Let me ask you a question. Do you feel like you get more done in the mornings and mid-afternoons, early evenings late in the evenings? Or maybe I should ask are you you know early riser and you think better in the morning. You a night owl? Well, I personally am an early riser. I like to get up early, I like to get the day started early. And I love to get to the gym and then get to work as soon as possible.

And in fact, I protect my schedule around the hours that which I do the highest level of thinking and creativity. I call these the hours of genius. And so I’m suggesting that you think about your own energy. When are you at your highest level? When are you doing your best thinking? If you know when that is, then all you have to do is look at your schedule to see if you’re protecting that timeframe.

For me, I’m protecting the early morning hours. It’s between 8 and 11 am. I try not to have meetings with clients or potential clients or anything like that from 8 to 11 am. Because that’s when I’m writing for these publications. That’s when I’m really thinking about some of the strategies that are necessary to move the business forward. These hours of genius really are something that you want to tune into to the You can protect them. You want to share this with your team so that they know to protect you during those timeframes.

My team actually knows that I prefer not to meet with people before 11 am. I do on occasions, there are exceptions, there are certain clients that allow into that zone. But I do it because they need me during that period. And that’s their hours of genius to think through what’s going on. So, that being said, when you understand your hours of genius, you have something special, if you’re willing to use it, you have two or three hours to do your best work, then you actually look at your schedule, set your timeframes up so that you block those out, no meetings, no specific projects, no checking email, all the things that you can do.

In times when you have a lower energy and a lower capacity think, then you move those around. What I’m really saying here is the hours of genius are a way for you to play at your highest level and you’re being intentional about where you’re putting that each and Every day. Now, if you don’t know when that is, then you need to figure it out.

You can look at your schedule and figure out where you’re getting tired, where you’re maybe looking to get a coffee break, where you’re looking to walk around where you really want to go and do something else besides doing the work that you really need to do. If your focus is waning, then that should give you an indicator of what’s going on. Your hours of genius should be protected.

Now, when I share this with clients, they look at me and go, you know, I kind of get that I work better in the morning, or I work better in the afternoon. Whatever it is, protect the time. When you want to get more done, and you want to think at a higher level than you want to make sure you’ve scheduled the opportunities for thinking during that those periods of the highest energy and the highest level of focus. increase your productivity with hours of genius.

This is a behind the scenes aspects of some of the coaching I do with my clients to help them play at a higher level to go beyond what they believe is possible. I’m really excited about the work. I do If you have any questions about your leadership and how to take it to the next level, make sure you reach out to me Gina Jean habit, as always lead with courage. I’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.


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