How to Get Things Done in 4 Hours with Friends
If you have a lot of things on your To DO list that never seem to get checked off, you can bet your life you are not alone. Whether it is a messy desk, closet, or garage, phone calls, paperwork, filing, or emails, you can get a lot done by scheduling a 4 hour block of time with some others who want to do the same.
The Beatles said it best with their song, "A Little Help From My Friends," and sometimes it is difficult to get even the smallest tasks done alone. Joining forces with a group of any size will increase your productivity and make it easy and fun to stay motivated.
First, put together a group of people who are interested in accomplishing things on their TO DO list and can commit to a 4 hour time block. The group can be as small as 3, or as large as you want. You can generate interest by sending out emails to people you know, or posting a message on Facebook.
Once you schedule your date and time, select one person to be in charge. It is this person's duty to set up a free conference call account online and email or call the participants with the call in number and code.
It is helpful for you to list the things you want to do for each hour of the time spent. For example, if you arranged to get things done from 10AM - 2PM, you can make a list of what you want to accomplish from 10-11 and so on. Always add another task to do in the event you complete what you have written down so you can move forward with ease.
If your 4 hours of time is from 10AM - 2PM, everyone calls the free conference call number at 10AM and states their intention of what they want to accomplish in the next hour. The quicker you do this, the sooner you can get to work.
Call in at the top of each hour to report what you got done, and what you are planning to accomplish the next hour. The last call would be at the top of the final hour, for example, 2PM, to applaud everyone's efforts and take pride in your work. Take before and after pictures to record your progress.
Reward yourself for a job well done!
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