The ‘first-hour rule’

With the First-Hour Rule, you commit to working on that tough project for the first hour of each day. When that hour is up, you stop if you want to. If you really want to keep going, you do.

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32 slots

Mark McCormack: 1440 minutes per day … 480 minutes of sleep – 480 minutes of family time – 480 minutes of work … which gives 32 x 15 minute bites. What’s the best and most profitable use of these 32 slots? I’m going to start to plan my day in this way – allocating work […]