3 Ways to Save 60+ Hours of Time

save 60+ hours of time

Let me ask you a quick question. If you had an extra 60 hours of time, what would you do with it?

Would you:

  • Go on vacation?
  • Spend more time with your family?
  • Finally finish the book that’s on your heart?
  • Create a new product that will create income for your business ongoing?

What would you do with that chunk of time?

Don’t you wish we could simply be handed 60 hours of time?

Well, think about this.

If you save 10 minutes per day, it will add up to 60 hours for the year.

Therefore, I am going to share with you three strategies that I include in my Write More, Write Better: 30-Day Nonfiction Writing Challenge.  If you apply even one of these strategies and it saves you 10 minutes a day, it could give you 60 hours over this next year.

Sounds good, right?

Strategy #1: Apply the L.E.A.D. Process

LEAD is an acronym for the process I use for getting clarity on projects and finding more time in my schedule.  In this case, we’ll use it to find more time to write!

lead process logo

L: Locating – Brainstorm, brain dump

E: Eliminating – What can go? What are you willing to put aside or sacrifice temporarily?

A: Automating – What can you automate? (email autoresponders, IFTTT, zapper, online shopping subscriptions and orders, groceries, etc.)

D: Delegating – What can you delegate? (family, housekeeping, VA, bookkeeping, fiverr, upward, etc.)

Download my L.E.A.D. process worksheet in day 20 of the challenge here.


Strategy #2: Use Batch Processing for Repetitive Tasks

One productivity tip to get more done in less time is to batch your tasks.

What is batching?

Batching your tasks is when you perform related tasks in chunks of time.

The benefits are that you:

  1. Stay in the flow mentally.
  2. Have all the tools and resources open and ready.

What kind of tasks can you batch?

  1. Outlining
  2. Researching
  3. Writing
  4. Editing
  5. Graphic design
  6. Videos
  7. Podcasts
  8. Social media tasks
  9. Checking and responding to emails
  10. Housework
  11. Cooking
  12. And more!

Take the short exercise I include in day 22 that shows you the power of batching your tasks here.


Strategy #3: Focus on One Thing Until it’s DONE

Are you a finisher or a starter?

That is, do you enjoy finishing a project more or starting a new one?

If you’re like me, you have many ideas for new books, products, blog posts, videos, etc.  However, you will get the most done and be the most productive when you focus on one project and work on it until it’s completed.

A Powerful Illustration

Let me illustrate what can happen when you focus on ONE project at a time.


Learn ALL the Time-Saving Strategies I Share in My 30-Day Writing Challenge!

write more write betterFor Black Friday, I’m having a sale where you can get into the Write More, Write Better 30-Day Nonfiction Writing Challenge for $60 off.

Use the coupon code save60 (exp  11/28/15) and you’ll get over 60% off the 30-day challenge here: http://writemorewritebetter.com


Share Your Thoughts

What strategies have you found to be most helpful in saving you time?  Share them in the comments below.


AA 019: 5 Steps to Publishing An AudioBook

Publishing an audiobook


It transformed our business when we started re-purposing our books into audiobooks. You’ve already done the work once, so why not profit on it multiple times by publishing an audiobook. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode. I’m also going to share with you a way that you can publish professional audio books with no up front costs.

Listen Below:

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Writing Week: A FREE 7-Day Nonfiction Writing Challenge

writing challenge

This was a special week for my podcast where I recorded seven daily episodes to introduce you to my new writing challenge.  Learn to how to write faster and better during Writing Week, a free 7-day nonfiction writing challenge. The goal is to find out what strategies work best for YOU!

Download the Writing Week Journal (excel, PDF or .doc), 30-day writing challenge calendar, over 72 affirmations for writers, and more! Overcome the barriers that have been keeping you from making progress in your writing.

Join for FREE here: www.writingweek.com

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