“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
– Albert Einstein
At the start of the month I had no idea how I’d be able to do all my Fiverr orders.
Then something magical happened.
Amazon shut down my reviewing accounts and I was forced to close up shop. I paid back all the money I’d earned, and went back to the drawing board.
After a brief interlude doing some less lucrative gigs, I decided to restart my review business. I completely redesigned it and took steps to make sure that I wouldn’t get overburdened. What’s more, I stopped procrastinating.
As it turned out, putting orders off until the last minute had been the biggest time drain imaginable. By completing them, usually, on the same day they’re ordered, I can get my work done early without having to constantly worry about meeting deadlines.
By changing my approach and mentality towards work, I was able to increase my productivity. I stopped measuring “work” by the number of hours my business was taking, and started judging it by how many products I could put out within an hour.
This simple shift in thinking has benefited me greatly.