At any given moment, you have over a thousand choices at your fingertips.
You’re sitting at your desk. You can fire up your computer and browse websites endlessly. You can go outside and grab a coffee along the way.
Or, you can finally buckle down and finish the work that’s been sitting on your desk for a week.
We assume that having more choices is better. Yes, more choices mean you can decide the best option for yourself. It means greater control over your circumstances.
But there comes a point when we suffer from too many choices. When it comes to productivity, too many choices become debilitating to getting our work done.
That’s why accomplishing more is about paring down choices. It means minimizing distractions so you can deep dive into your most important goals.
When you focus on one task at a time, you make greater progress.
It’s easier said than done, though.
In reality, a lot of time and effort gets wasted each day. Countless hours are spent switching between half-finished tasks, getting back on track after an interruption, or figuring out what to do next.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew exactly what you needed to do, and when?
That’s where Focuster comes in.
Focuster is a focus management tool that turns your to-do list into an organized schedule.
Your tasks are automatically mapped into your daily calendar so that you know exactly what to work on and when.
Focuster forces you to stay focused by telling you what you need to do right now and reminding you when you’re off track. It’s like having a personal secretary that plans out your workday (and tells you to get back to work when you’re watching YouTube videos).
Here’s an intro video to how Focuster works:
Did you know wasted hours of productivity translate to about $1,800 a month in lost revenue per person?
Focuster is designed to help you work more efficiently, so you can get more done in less time and capitalize upon the tasks you complete.
Prioritize tasks, auto-schedule them in your calendar, utilize smart reminders, track your progress, and much more.
You'll wonder how you managed without it.
Getting Started on Focuster
Getting started is simple and straightforward. Here are the four steps:
1. Record your tasks.
Write down all the things you need to accomplish. Below, I recorded my scheduled meetings, errands, and tasks.
I also estimated how long each item would take. You can make adjustments later if needed.
2. Prioritize your tasks.
Now that you have all your tasks laid out, prioritize the most important ones. I chose my three most important activities based on their deadlines.
Prioritizing will help you get your most important work done and out of the way.
3. Let Focuster schedule your tasks.
Focuster automatically enters your tasks into your calendar. Afterward, you can move around tasks to your liking. If you don’t get around to completing a task, Focuster automatically schedules it in the next day so you don’t miss anything.
If you’re a Google Calendar user, you can sync it with Focuster so that your schedule is viewable through Google Calendar as well.
4. Stay focused.
Focuster tells you what you need to do right now and lists your upcoming activities. You also get periodic reminders about your current task. With the automated scheduling feature, you can focus on your present work while being assured that all your tasks are scheduled in.
Focuster has enabled me to work less hours every week while actually increasing billable hours at the same time.
So I guess you could say Focuster gave me a raise.
With Focuster I have much better time management and awareness of my schedule which lets me better focus on my top priorities.