Good time management skills are critical for any YouTube creator if they want to be productive. In our new TubeTalk podcast we discuss the best techniques.
We all get the same 24 hours in a day and yet some people are able to achieve so much whilst others seem to be constantly running out of time. On this episode of TubeTalk, the YouTuber podcast, we discuss the secrets of time management, an invaluable skill for a YouTube creator, with productivity expert Mike Vardy.
Mike is a writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. He is the author of several books, including The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want (published by Diversion Books) and The Productivityist Playbook.
YouTube Time Management Hacks
In order to be consistent, you need to know how to budget your time. According to Mike, "productivity is about intention plus attention." What's your intention? It's to make YouTube videos. How are you going to pay attention to that? Intention to make YouTube videos without a way to pay attention to them, means you're not going to get them done.
With any complex task, creating a production schedule to break a big task into a series of tiny tasks can really help. ‘Shooting a YouTube’ can be a big project, but starting on some of the smaller projects associated with it, like keyword research for “early morning routines." is more doable.
While we all have the same 24 hours in a day, we all have different lives, and we all have different energy levels. While business isn't always personal, productivity definitely is. Mike calls this process “Time Crafting” and it's got to be personalized. You don't have to do it all. For full details on WHAT is "Time Crafting" and how to impliment it, make sure you listen to the podcast for details and working examples.
Develop a Routine and Stick With It
The first question you have to ask yourself is, are you just trying to get through today? Or are you trying to make a plan for beyond today? That's the question I always ask people when they're doing this. If they say, "I'm just trying to get through today," then we start with daily themes and then write down the things you know about each of those days of the week that are consistent.
Time management and productivity can be an overwhelming topic if you’re new to it, so we’re extremely grateful to Mike for his time. Check out this link for emails and updates about Mike's time management techniques, and for information about his exciting new book on how to craft your time.
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