I’m Going to Try This Crazy Time Management Hack for 21 Days

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few extra hours every day?

Nick Nolan


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If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

One of mine would be the ability to not sleep. I’d stay awake 24/7 and never get tired. I could get twice as much done every day — and it’d be much easier to focus while everyone else was sleeping.

I have so many ideas and things I want to work on, but my time is limited.

Some of the toxic hustle culture gurus will tell you that you need to work more hours. They’ll tell you that your 9–5 keeps you alive, but your 5–9 is where you thrive!

If you’re not up at 4am hustling, do you really care about your dream? If you’re not staying up until midnight, you’re probably not gonna make it.

There’s some truth to that.

If you want to build something significant, you need to be willing to work hard and invest your time and energy.

You won’t be able to watch 3 hours of Netflix every day.

There’s something more important than the number of hours you work.

That’s what you’re doing during those hours. 2 productive hours are far better than 6 wasted hours. I’ve spent countless hours trying to write an article and end up staring at a blank screen.

It would be better if I took a break instead of trying to work more hours.

Other times, I can work for 2 hours and get more done than I normally do all day. You can have days where you get more stuff done in one day of work than a whole week.

I listened to a podcast episode today with two of my favorite podcast hosts: Ed Mylett and Lewis Howes.

Ed hosts a podcast called Max Out and Lewis hosts The School of Greatness.

Together, they talked about a lot of different stuff, but Ed’s solution for time management was my top takeaway. I think it’ll help anyone who has more on their to-do list than hours in their day.

Here’s the idea

Ed shares how he splits his work day into 3 separate, individual days.



Nick Nolan

Freelance marketing consultant | Writing about Copywriting, SEO, and Social Media