It's Getting Better All the Time

Use your free time to work smarter, really work smarter, so you're on top of your game.

Stever Robbins
4-minute read
Episode #26

Once you have a bunch of ideas, toss out the obvious losers. (Keep my metabolism even? Give me a break! Why do you think I'm eating Animal Crackers in the first place?) Then cherry-pick the ideas that make life more fun and more productive. For example, biting the heads off last doesn't get me much, but buying smaller boxes means I might look less like an avocado.

When you come up with time-saving ideas, don't tell anyone! Use the time you save to get better at other things. Then use the time savings from those things to invent carbon-neutral alternative energy that is perfect for the environment, patent it, and make a billion dollars selling it to the higher bidder. And remember to share your billions with friends, like me, who give you such great ideas to begin with.[[AdMiddle]

Next time you have free time, here are some possible areas for improvement: how you manage your inbox, how you study, how you give back to your community, how you get the cable TV box fixed, how you keep your relationship romantic (if you're in one), how you meet people for a relationship (if you're not in one) , how you pay your bills, or how you feed your pets. Heck, maybe you can invite the cable TV guy over for dinner with your new boa constrictor; you can solve two problems at once.

Whew! As you can see, the list, my friend David, is endless. So next time you have free time, rather than doing something silly like relaxing and enjoying life, fire up your creativity and find some ways to work smarter, rather than harder.

Check out my Quick Tip on managing free time for even more information.


This is Stever Robbins. If you have a question about how to Work Less and Do More, e-mail getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter: just follow getitdoneguy.

Work Less, Do More, and have a Great Life!

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins was the host of the podcast Get-it-Done Guy from 2007 to 2019. He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.