Stay On Top of Your Work With Gary!
If you don’t know who Gary Vaynerchuk is, it’s time to meet him! Gary is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, author of bestselling books, speaker, and internet personality. He is known for growing his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million, and leading VaynerMedia and VaynerX, digital marketing and social media companies.
As every entrepreneur, also Gary Vaynerchuk struggles with productivity problems, procrastination, and poor time management. But also as every successful entrepreneur, he knows that it’s important to overcome these problems by applying proper strategies and techniques. And there are as many of them as many entrepreneurs walk in this world, including Gary’s.
On his Website, he shared his 6 time management techniques that are the secret to effective time management. Inspired by Gary, we decided to pass them on to you to help you solve your time management and productivity issues!
1. Stay in “Audit Mode” to Stop Procrastinating
“I’m always leveling up what’s most important and prioritizing it in real time. I’m adjusting to the reality of my life in the moment I’m living it.”
It’s important to have priorities but it’s also important to constantly reexamine them. Because the tasks you have on your to-do list might have been crucial yesterday, but today can bring changes and completely new things.
This “audit mode,” as Gary describes it, helps him prioritize tasks properly and always get things done. It also pulls him out of procrastination since he knows there are things he needs to do. And he is in the constant flow of work, even if his priority number 1 switches to priority number 10.
How about you? Do you revise your to-do list and make sure you’re doing things that should be getting done?
2. You Don’t Have to Worry About All The Business Problems
“When it comes to dealing with problems in business, I’m not crippled by what I ‘don’t know.'”
Since problems are an inseparable part of everybody’s life, including entrepreneurs, and you can’t get rid of them, it’s best to fix them. But trying to solve all of them at once may not be the best idea. Simply because you may not have enough knowledge on the issue or not enough time.
Address first these business problems that need to be solved first. Then take care of the second one, the third one, and all the rest. It’ll help you stay focused on current issues instead of jumping between them all. It’s all about adjusting your priorities.
3. Stay Motivated By Loving What You Do
“The reason I’m able to maintain motivation without losing energy is because I love it.”
Gary Vaynerchuk puts it simply, you can’t stay energized or motivated if you’re not passionate about your work. For him, it’s his fuel, hobby, and love. It helps him stay excited and success-driven. For Gary, it’s also about the process of achieving success, not the success itself.
If you hate what you do, very soon you will become tired of it and everything else in life won’t bring you joy. It’s also a great time management hack because things come easier when you love what you do.
4. Control Your Work 18 Hours a Day
“Nobody you know ever made it without putting in the work. (…) But the dirt isn’t glamorous, so people don’t show it off.”
People love to show off how rich they are, how successful they are, how amazing their vacation is, how fantastic relationship they have, and how successful they are at work. Only that they never show what’s behind it. The hard work, effort, pain, stress, and tears. Success takes time, hard work, passion, and giving the most out of yourself.
Gary Vaynerchuk knows it better than anyone and focuses on his work for 18 hours a day to properly manage his time. Do the same and you’ll be successful!
5. Go Faster in The Hours You’re Working
“Not only am I working 18 hours a day, but I’m working fast as hell in those 18 hours.”
You should squeeze out of your work hours as much as you can. But not only. These 18 hours include all the time you don’t spend on work – your private time.
Note: If you don’t know where to start, you can begin with time tracking software to track all the hours you spend on work and not work-related activities. You’ll be surprised at how many hours you waste on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even e-mail!
Sign up for TimeCamp, free time tracking software, and learn how to squeeze more out of your 18 hours!
6. Stop Judging Yourself
“I’m numb to judgement — even my own judgement of myself. I know I’m doing the best I can.”
If, like Gary Vaynerchuk, you’re doing your best, you have nothing to worry about. We all have that inner critic inside our head who tells us we’re not good enough, we’re not working hard enough, we could do more. While sometimes it can work as a motivation, it’s best to turn yourself off for that voice. It’s okay to have a bad day and it’s okay to make mistakes.
How Are You Managing Your Time?
Looking at Gary Vaynerchuk and the success he has achieved by applying the 6 time management techniques into his life and work, you can clearly see that they work wonders! If you find it difficult to manage your time, are not efficient at work or procrastinate too much, try out Gary’s hacks. They are easy to implement and will help you achieve your goals and dreams.
And if you already have your own techniques, try to combine those of Gary’s into your life to become even more effective. Don’t be one of those people who constantly complain they don’t have time for anything!