PP 221: Batching isn’t Just for the Kitchen

Quick Show Notes – Batching isn’t Just for the Kitchen

Jumping from task to task (aka multi-tasking) costs us time, money and efficiency. Listen as I share a quick insight on the benefits of batching.

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Episode Transcription – Batching Isn’t Just for the Kitchen

Before I get into the meat of today’s episode, I want you first to know that this just not have to do with cooking or baking, which is sort of coincidental considering I just said before I get into the meat. I know that was corny, but I am going to be talking about batching. And I’m going to use a specific example of what I have just gone through in the previous hour. In the past hour, I just batch created the next month of solo episodes for the positive productivity podcasts. In years past in my business, I found myself going from one five minute task to the next, never staying consistent in what I was doing, and jumping from here to there. Now this is what I would effectively call and I would have to think that high performance coaches would call it the same thing. Multitasking when we are jumping from one activity to the next, our efficiency is dramatically decreasing. And we are losing so much time in the process but by batching our work We are able to be so much more efficient, get so much more done, and feel a much higher sense of accomplishment when we can view the fruits of our labor. Wow, talking a lot about food. If you look back at your day today, and see that you are jumping from task to task, I want you to seriously think about how you can begin batching your day, starting tomorrow. What activities do you have to do to help your personal and professional life progress? That could be batched. This could include batch cooking for the next week of dinners and freezing them. This could include all your social media posts for the next month. Well, I understand there’s some engagement that’s necessary. You could be writing your blog episodes, you could be invoicing your clients, but what could you batch in an hour or two or even less time that could help you maximize your efforts See in decrease, you’re multitasking batching has been a lifesaver for me. In the past, I have tried to create single solo episodes wherever there were three minutes that I could squeeze it in, but in the end ended up taking much more time than it should have. Please take it from me that batching is the way to go. And I would love to hear from you how it has worked for you. If you want to leave a comment for this podcast, head on over to Doug KIM sutton.com forward slash pp. Two to one and let me know how it’s worked for you. Now with all this said, Go forth and make it a positive and productive day.