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Chris A. Baird | October 30, 2017
get productive fast

Everyone knows that if you are going to get your self publishing business up and running, you are going to need to stay productive. It is easy to start the process, but being productive day in and day out is where the challenge begins. That is why you are going to want to use the right tool to help you get productive fast. I recently read a great book about Todoist that made me think it might be great to share my thoughts on this wonderful tool.

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Todoist Is The Best Tool For You

There are piles of productivity apps on the market. I have personally tested many of them. However, none works as well as a simple and cheap tool like Todoist. The reason it works so well is exactly because it doesn't take long to learn and it helps you keep track of all of your projects and recurring tasks therefore, helping you to get productive fast.

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No Need For Piles of Tasks

One big problem with most tools is that your tasks start to overwhelm you as they pile. When used properly, Todoist allows you to space out all of your tasks. I have different areas of focus each day and I only allow each of these areas to have five tasks. When the day begins with 15 tasks in an area, I can quickly space those tasks out into the future in order to hold the focus on the tasks that are the most important for today only.

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A Daily Checklist is Where it Starts

I go one step further than most people who use Todoist. I have created Self-Publishing Secrets Checklist that makes it super simple to mark off actions you need to do each day as you move through the day. It's for free so check that out it will really help you get productive fast. With Todoist, each of those items magically appears on the next days list and disappears from the current day. This single use of Todoist makes it worth the cost.

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I recently finished reading Steve Scott's Latest book Master Todoist: How to Use a Simple App to Create Actionable To-Do Lists and Organize Your Life. This book is an excellent place to start whether you are just starting with Todoist or have been using it for years. 

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