May 222013
 

I’ve reverse-engineered my weekly 168 hours, and I really can’t find many holes. I mean, no one touches my sleep time, and I need my me-time, my navel-studying tome. Everybody does. But everything else has been squeezed out of it. I think.

Want to know what’s wild? Even though my time allocation is pretty well fixed, my productivity isn’t. I mean my client-work time stays the same 24 hours a week whether I get a little or a lot done. If I need to jam out 3,000 words in three hours, it’ll get done. But if I only need 300 words, it’ll still take … three hours. And it’ll be just as difficult as the 3,000 words.

Maybe there really is something to this theory of expanding work after all. What do you think?

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