Brocker.Org: How to find more time in your day, no matter how busy you are

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“I’m obsessed with
productivity hacks,” career coach Susie Moore (pictured) told
Business Insider.

Susie
Moore


Career coach Susie Moore likes to say that we all have 24 hours
in a day.

“We’re all overworked, over-scheduled, we want to work out,
we have to manage our day job, we want to have a social life, we
have families to take care of, so everyone is very, very busy,”
said the author of “

What
If It Does Work Out?

” in a
Facebook Live interview
 with Business Insider. “That is
true.”

However, she continued, “We
all have 24 hours in a day
. I joke, you know, you, me, Oprah.
Everybody has 24 hours in a day.”

In 2013, Moore left a sales job where she was
earning $500,000 a year at age 30
in order to start her own
business as a life coach, after building up her company on the
side, to the point where
she was earning up to $4,000 a month
. Now, she
encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship through Side Hustle Academy.

“I’m obsessed with productivity hacks and I always think about
what I can do to save time, what I can do to be efficient,” she
told Business Insider. She shared some of her own favorite
ways to find more time in the day:

Say ‘no.’ A lot.

One of Moore’s personal favorite ways to save time is by
saying “no.” 

“Warren Buffett actually said the difference between successful
people and unsuccessful people is that successful people say no —
a lot,” she said. “By saying no to what doesn’t serve you,
saying no to that brunch date, saying no to that project you
don’t need to pick up, saying no to picking up your sister’s kids
because you really can’t do it because you need to focus on
something else that’s more important to you, then that is what
you have to do. Really learning to say no and turn things down
opens up magical hours in your week, every single week.”

Know your ‘golden hours.’

Moore calls the most productive hours of your day your “golden
hours” — and they’re highly individual, although they typically
tend to be in the morning. Reserve your golden hours for your
“hustle time,” said Moore. “For me it’s kind of that 7 a.m. to 9
a.m. sweet spot where I can just write like a machine — create a
lot of content, do my best work, and then in the afternoons, it
would take me probably four to five hours to do the work that I
really laser in on in the morning. So by understanding and
working with your golden hours, you can get much more done
because you maximize your brainpower when it’s at its highest
capacity.”

Take advantage of your smartphone.

“Our phone gives us access to everything — we’re completely
spoiled on what we can do,” Moore said. “You can do small things
like when you’re waiting for a subway or waiting in line at the
bank, you can make phone calls. You can pay your bills. So when
you use your wait time well, your commute time well, you find
these pockets of time: A friend is late meeting you, your
meeting is running late. You can get things done very
quickly in those pockets of time that free you up for
bigger, more important tasks later
.”

Watch the full Facebook Live interview:

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