I always thought that I need to work really hard as everyone repeats on social media because working hard is the key to success. I spent last year building Zencal, simultaneously working at my regular (full-time) job. In short term, it may look like I’m very hard-working but in long term, I realized that I’m just less efficient.
It’s again a reason that I think a big part of social media content is harmful. If you watch YouTube videos or the Instagram of people who work hard every day, you can feel that you need to. Today I know I don’t need to. I can but only when it is a specific, important (for me) reason to do that, e.g. I promised my clients something that I deliver.
Otherwise, I prefer to spend time resting or doing something very pleasant to charge my battery for another session of work.
I tried deep work and I need to admit it's something brilliant. I know there is a lot of stuff on the Internet about deep work, but if you don’t try it, you wouldn’t love it. When you try it, and you will see the first results, it will be groundbreaking for your business life.
Long story short, here is my X points that I recommend you to try if you want to see how deep work can improve your results:
If you try using the above method, you probably save more time to … exactly to do whatever you want. You can sit down in the chair and think about what you want to achieve next. You can rethink your failures and what you can improve in your process.
Finally, you will find this lost time that you spend on shadow hard work. Treat this time as your biggest reward for the deep work session.