How To Get The Same Amount of ‘Work’ Done In Half The Time…

Yes… I’m going to give you a simple practice that will help you achieve faster results in your business, no matter what projects you’re currently working on… And no, I’m not going to tell you to work harder or faster. There’s a simple law that when practiced, can actually help you get the same amount of work done in much less time. It’s something I’ve been applying in my business for quite some time now… And today, I’d like to share it with you!

So… what do you think? I always love hearing from you! Have you heard of this before? Are you ready to put it into practice in your own business? Let me know! And don’t forget to spread the word by re-tweeting this to your Twitter friends down below…


Thanks a bunch!

To Your Productivity and Success,

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Reinaldo July 4, 2010 at 6:30 am

Katie! this advise is the sexiest advice anyone has ever given me!!!

I never noticed before that I could certainly do my architectural projects in half the time. Most of the time I set a longer span to deliver as to have more free time. Now you made me realize that if I do it all around, that is, I deliver in shorter time, I’ll have not only the same -or more- of the free time I crave for, but with none of the stress of a pending project usually has.

I adore your tip. Thanks and I want to share it with anyone who cares to read it.

Keep on tipping!!! you really rock, girl!


Stacy July 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Hi Katie,

I have used that method in the past and then somehow I started to forget about it and I took a long time to complete some tasks. Thank you for the reminder.

Now, I will have no excuse for managing my personal and business tasks. Also, when I delegate a task to someone else, there will not be any issues with deadlines.

Stacy Zahn
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Michael Stead July 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Hey Katie,

Once again you just made my day :)

This is something I have started using
and it`s honestly amazing at how much
less time it takes for me to get things
done and it scared me a little bit
to realize how much time I was actually
wasting on things that really were not
all that important.

Thanks for sharing this and keep up
the great work 😉

See you at the top,
Michael Stead
.-= Michael Stead´s last blog ..How To Take Immediate Control Of Anything In Your Life – Taking 100 Responsibility For Your Life =-.


Michelle Cicciarella July 12, 2010 at 7:27 am

Hello Katie,
Thanks for the great video. It will be fun to see how much more things our team can get done utilizing this method. We all tend to do the things you said in your video. Start one place and end up somewhere else. At the end of the day your still in the same spot….LOL.. :)
Got to run and get to some specific time framing!!! Thanks for sharing your information..
Be well
Michelle Cicciarella

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Evanne Dorman July 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

This was so good that I had my kids watch it during dinner and replaced the word “projects” with homework! Then we had a brief discussion that was fascinating. I need to apply this too and cut the distractions. Thank you Katie – Evanne Dorman


Brenda Freeman July 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Great information again Katie. I have used this for quite a while but didn’t realise its name until I saw your post. I started it in my home, long before I was in business, and found I got all my housework finished in half the time it previously took me. Yes, if I allowed the day for washing and ironing – that’s how long it took me. I have just used these same strategies into my working and business life with just as much success. Thanks for filling in the missing pieces for me :)
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TJ Chambers July 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

The people you are describing sounds more like people with ADHD (like me except I get things done). =o)
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Bob White July 23, 2010 at 5:48 am

Katie – Thank You for reminding me to stop wasting time – I used to take an hour or two every Saturday AM and “block out” chunks of time for each project which had a firm deadline – only THAT project gets worked on in THAT chunk of time.

And thank you for the FREE training videos – you exemplify the principle of “exceeding the consumers expectations”
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Pippy July 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

This is SO true! I’ve known it, but never consciously applied to blogging or business. Will try it out!
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Gary Baker July 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Hi Katie

This is so true and is a technique I use daily to get things done but I never knew the name for it. I also make a to-do-list for the following day, the night before. Then when I complete the tasks no matter how small I make sure I cross them off with a big tick which works well to keep me motivated to take steps to move my business forward everyday.

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Elmar Sandyck August 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm

What a great idea Katie! I totally agree with you — we obsess with deadlines and fix schedules but the downside to this is that we actually take our time when our task or project is not due yet! This is an amazing concept to apply in all aspects of life. It’s so ironic how we can get all organized and plan our tasks, yet still end up wasting time! Thank you for sharing this idea…two thumbs up! :)
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Keysha Bass August 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Great video Katie! So true if you don’t make a plan you find yourself just wasting time. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
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Lois August 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Great tips, Katie! Thanks for sharing! I really need to implement this in my business (and everything else).
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Amy September 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I had heard of Parkinson’s Law (though not by name), and I have used it successfully in giving my children time limits. I just never thought about applying it the way you talked about–decide how long I think a task should take, then shortening the time. Great idea!


Paul Reimers September 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

It’s so easy to let loose ends and fuzzy boundaries expand to fill our day. Parkinson’s law – so cool and helpful. Clarity is power and when we use this law to create clarity, it gives us more power.

I just looked it up and apparently he also assigned the law to a mathematical equation describing how bureaucracies expand over time. I live in San Francisco and I think this law governs road construction here…and I guess everywhere else from what I’ve seen!

Here’s a variation I found on the article on Parkinson’s Law:

“The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource.”
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Luis September 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Hi Katie,

This is great lately I have feeling like going in circles in my days feeling like I’m not doing enough but this help me to get out of the loop. I really appreciate your insides.
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Carlos M. September 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Thank you
now off to get some work done 😀
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Kerry Tepedino September 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

A girlfriend and I were just talking about this yesterday. It is so true! Aums, Kerry Tepedino :)


Bob Clarke September 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

Awesome stuff, Katie… I never thought about this before, but it makes perfect sense. Give yourself an earlier deadline and stick to it… simple yet powerful! Thanks!
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MeDz October 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Hey Katie:

My opinion is…I’M GUILTY OF THIS! I have a to-do list of my activities for a day but never implemented this technique. Now that you have opened my mind to it, rest assure that I will be implementing this right after posting this comment. You keep amazing me. Hope you keep inspiring people like me. Good day!



Jamie Kisonas October 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

This is a great information. Its funny how sometimes very simple concepts seem to escape your notice once you get wrapped up in your work. Making a schedule does work.
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Ronke Alao October 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Thanks Katie, this will definitely improve my time management skills. Your videos are so simple and straight to the point which is why I love them.


Elena J Forbes October 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

This is great and pratical informtion Katie. This is something that I/we can implement in both business and personal life. Very useful! Thanks for sharing!
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Kevin McNabb October 30, 2010 at 11:06 am


Awesome time management strategy.

It seems so obvious now after watching your video, but I never thought to reduce my project time to accomplish more.

Thanks for what you do.

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Carol Sheep November 4, 2010 at 4:32 am

Thanks to you Katie, I was able to minimize all those distractions. This was the first time in my life that I learned some time management!
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Levit Bront January 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

Hi Katie! This is so interesting! I’d never heard of this law before until this moment. I’m going to give it a try! Thank You so much!


Andre Stone February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Great Video Katie! I just created my blog about 1 month ago and I will take this great information and out it to use.


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