Time blocking is a simple concept yet very important. The issue isn’t so much as to timing itself. There are 25 hours in a day, 7 days per week. There is no changing in that. The issue is how we control that time.
Are you being production and efficient with the time you are given? Your One Thing is the first thing you block out. Why? What is the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary? When you block out your time, there should be zero distractions and nothing to take you away from it.
Time blocking should also be put in writing and can be changed as much as needed to ensure deadlines and tasks are being met.
Control your time, stick with it, and the more you narrow down your focus, the more extraordinary your results will be.
The 80/20 Rule
20% of your efforts lead to 80% of your results. The principle was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto who discovered that 80% of income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population.
The assumption is that most of the results in any situation are determined by a small number of causes. There are certain things we do that account for the majority of our results.
Just remember, doing a lot of things is never a substitute for doing the right things. Focus on activities that produce the best outcomes and avoid activities that produce little to no results.