I came across this smart little program while researching different time management techniques and systems. It is always interesting to find new ways to improve and get more out of my day.
When I found The Daily Goal Machine I had very high hopes for the program.
Being able to move from my calendar over to a program would ease my days and make my planning more efficient, it would also help me keep track and to keep working at optimum efficiency all day.
I was both positively and negatively surprised
The program was simpler then I had hoped, which is both a good and a bad thing.
I haven’t stopped using my calendar, but thanks to the program I don’t have to go looking through my to-do list for the next thing I should work on which I otherwise need to even though I am using the ABC-method, I still need to find the next item on my list.
Really easy to install and start using
The program comes with a step by step setup guide which walks you through all the ins and outs of the program. You don’t need to read it to understand the program though, since it is very easy, but it has some interesting features that you wouldn’t figure out without reading the guide.
Set Priorities and Timers
When you use the program you get to create “boxes of time”. You can add up to 12 tasks that need to be done and how long you estimate they will take.
This is good for two reasons.
1. It forces you to plan your day – Which in itself can save you up to 2 hours/day.
2. It gives you a timeline for how long you think it will take and gives you a chance to compete with yourself to try and beat your time.
Every time you finish a task you check it off the list and the program tells you what you should start working on next. This way you can focus single-mindedly on that task without feeling guilty for not working on something else.
Add a weekly plan
The program also gives you the opportunity to create task lists.
This way you don’t have to write down each task every time.
I have for example added my weekly plan with a Monday list, Tuesday list and so on.
This way I can on Wednesdays I open my Wednesday list and add all the tasks, estimate the time I think each task will take and prioritize what order I want to do the tasks in.
The program tells you when you are doing too much
When you add all your tasks into the program it lets you know how long time it will take and what time you will be done for the day.
This way if you are doing too much you will can see it easily and reprioritize.
It has saved me about 45 minutes per day
Even though I already had a weekly plan, used a calendar, used the ABC method to prioritize my list and single-mindedly focused on the next task at hand this programmed has saved me 45 minutes every day, over 4 hours/week.
There are some things that could be better (for example I would like to be able to schedule meetings in the program) and that I miss but all in all it is a great program.
It only costs 37 dollars so it is very worth the investment (During the first year it can save you 208 hours, it is worth paying 17 cents per hour of freedom).
You can take a look at the program here and get more information at their website.
I recommend you to get “The Daily Goal Setting Machine” Today.
You will even get several free reports including “The Law of Attraction” “Action Unleashed” and “The Speed Reading Monster Course”
P.S. if you need any help with the program let me know and I’ll try to help.
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