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How To Hack Your Daily Routine To Be As Productive As Possible

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“We are sponges. Find a mentor and get inspired by hanging around that person.” - Tai Lopez

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A productive daily routine is difficult to achieve.

We all wake up in the morning, check our phones, and then go about our days doing the best we can. But then we finish our day and go to bed thinking: was that really the best I could do?  

Your daily life should be composed of tasks dedicated to either maintaining the life you’re living or trying to improve your life for some future date. If you’re disappointed with your daily routine, it’s because you aren’t attending to this rule. And if you believe you are, some trait is preventing you from seeing the picture clearly.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a close look at productivity. How can you squeeze the most juice out of your day? The first step is to be honest with yourself. Self-deception will disguise laziness as procrastination or stubbornness as ‘your opinion.’ So, before listening to this podcast, take a second to check your ego at the door and get ready to make the changes required to take your daily routine to the next level.

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“We are born with animal brains. We only care about the now, and we are bad at planning for the future. The school system does not teach us how to rewire this. So now it’s your responsibility.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Studies show using analog is more effective than digital, so use notepads to write down tasks, to-do’s, and ideas and use apps like Evernote to take pictures/back up
  • Be methodical; K.I.S.S. - Keep It Short and Simple
  • Get a PC with ergonomic keyboard and mouse; Macbooks are not made for productivity
  • Pay attention to how you spend your time at work
  • Recognize the greats and take notes of what they do to get to their level
  • All problems are rooted in stubbornness: sensitivity, sensual, stupidity, and self-importance
  • Prevent injuries; Lebron James spends $1 million/year on his body; spend the $10 on a mousepad that prevents carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Specify what message you are replying to in messaging tools like WhatsApp or iMessage
  • Conscientiousness is most important, defined as a combination of organization, diligence, prudence, and perfectionism
  • Spend 30 minutes to 1 hour organizing your day
  • Hack your reward system by rewarding yourself for accomplished tasks
  • You can’t enable progress without creating monotonous maintenance routines
  • Ask yourself what are your bad brain habits and then figure out how to rewire them
  • Parents love you because they see themselves/their DNA in you
  • In the morning, a) look at the big picture/scan your emails, b) then methodically go through your emails, c) write down a priority list
    • And at the end of the day, a) figure out what you’re doing wrong, and b) write down a short hypothesis on how to fix that
  • Find a mentor and get inspired by hanging around that person
  • No good habits are formed from people being nice to you
  • Powerful people take power naps, set a timer for 18 minutes

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