How To Improve Your Efficiency In 2 Minutes

This technique is really powerful. And ridiculously simple.

But when you try it I think you’ll agree it’s an immensely powerful method of increasing your efficiency and shortening your To Do List.

It was invented by David Allen, a renowned productivity expert and it’s called The 2 Minute Rule.

It works like this:

Whenever you see a new email, or a new task comes up for you to do, just ask yourself this one question:

Can I get this done in 2 minutes or less?

If you can, then do it immediately.

If you can’t, put it on your To Do List or allocate a time in your calendar to do it.

It’s such a simple technique but it really improves your efficiency, in the following ways:

  1. You get a lot of tasks done very quickly- you do them as soon as they arrive, rather than postponing them.
  2. By doing the quick tasks immediately your future To Do List is a whole lot shorter and more manageable.
  3. You feel much more in control and on top of things as you experience that fabulous feeling of getting a lot of things done.
  4. If you choose not to do it immediately (as it will take longer than 2 minutes) you write it down straight away, or allocate a time to do it- both of which keep you more organized.

Try The 2 Minute Rule for a week.

I think you’ll agree that it’s one of the best business efficiency techniques out there.

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