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The Secret to Effective Time Management? Smaller Time Blocks

You know time management is important for busy entrepreneurs. But have you thought about it this way?

In case you aren't familiar, "time blocks" are intervals of time that you can use to schedule tasks, or groups of tasks, for your workday. Most people use blocks of an hour or half an hour to block out time throughout the day. For example, they might dedicate an hour to a morning meeting, half an hour to catching up on emails, half an hour for a client meeting and an hour for a heads-down project.

This system is effective because it helps you estimate the amount of time each task takes, helps you group similar tasks together and allows you to set priorities for your day proactively.

The problem is, if you're only using blocks of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, you won't be getting the full benefits of the strategy. Instead, you should be working with much shorter intervals - like 10 minutes, or even five minutes (a strategy famously used by Elon Musk).

Why are smaller time blocks so effective?

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