First of all one thing should be clear, the ideas in this podcast episode are not a complete or entire solution to your challenges with time management.
This is one idea that has worked for many people and if implemented properly , and followed through, it can be a simple solution to getting certain things done on time and relieving some stress that comes with time management and ADHD.
Dave fires up the microphone and the coffee machine in this short podcast about one simple solution that has worked for him as an entrepreneur with ADHD.
It is called Parkinson’s Law and while it has nothing to do with ADHD, it has everything to do with how we allocate time for projects and tasks.
Parkinson’s law is stated as this. “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”
In short do not let the timeline of your project expand. Set a time for it to get done and try to stick to it as best you can.
Dave talks about how he uses his interpretation of Parkinson’s law as a busy entrepreneur with ADHD. It’s very simple, in his own opinion, and he uses it in two different ways to get more work done and meet deadlines as well as reduce the stress of having multiple projects hanging over his head.
If we tell ourselves that a certain project or task needs to be done by a certain time and we use it as a game, it can be an effective tool and getting things done.
Sometimes adults with ADHD and especially business professionals need simple solutions to get things done and by twisting Parkinson’s law just a little bit, we can do just that.
And sometimes we just need to put a name on a certain technique to make something work for us. There is nothing wrong with that. If it works, we win.
Find out how Dave has interpreted this law about time and deadlines to get more done in his business.