Ninja Hacks # 1

Was reading one of Ramit Sethi’s email updates and found this cool article by Dan Martell. He talks about a bunch of highly practical productivity hacks, but this one below stands out. It’s just fantastic and something that I have been practicing for a while now–accidently, to be very honest. (I keep forgetting the freaking power cord!)

Going Powerless While Co-Working
Are you super productive the day before you leave on a trip? You wonder how come you can’t have that kind of day everyday? It’s because the travel is a forcing function to getting everything done that you’ve been pushing off – knowing that you won’t have time to do it later.

This next strategy uses that mechanic to keep you super productive.
If you love the working meeting concept, then you’ll love the powerless co-working sessions. If you’re like me and you work on a laptop, then you should take advantage of it.

2-3 times a week, I’ll leave my office and go co-work at a friends company or coffee shop and NOT bring my power cable.

I’ve got a MacBook Pro so that gives me about 3 hours of power to get shit done.

That’s when I slam through a bunch of emails, get some serious planning done or design some new product features. There’s something magical about a 3 hour forced completion work session.

My life really embraced this concept a couple years ago when my son started going to day care. I made a commitment that I would pick him up everyday at 4:30pm and do the “night” routine. Knowing that I’m off the grid 4:30 – 7:00pm every night transformed my afternoons.

When I was single, I would just let things stack up and get everything done at night before going to bed. Now that time is gone.

Creating time constraint work sessions either personally enforced, or by not bringing your power cable on a work session will have a huge impact on your output. It also gets you into flow a lot faster.

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