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Military Efficiency - A 10m Antidote To Procrastination

Kristoffer, Student

Military Efficiency - A 10m Antidote To Procrastination

Kristoffer, Student

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10 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. I - Introduction

    • 2. II - Hurry And Wait

    • 3. III - Always be ready for the next task

    • 4. IV - Distinct Placing

    • 5. V - Out of bed fast

    • 6. VI - Setting Timeframes

    • 7. VII - Removing Distractions

    • 8. VIII - Living Out Of Your Pocket

    • 9. IX - Instinctual Teamwork

    • 10. X - Summary

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About This Class

Hello. My name is Kristoffer and I have previously served in the Danish Royal Lifeguards. A 361-year-old regiment with a reputation for turning lousy young people into resourceful and responsible adults.

This class is about taking military principles and lessons and using them in your everyday life to make your life more efficient. 

Students will learn a handful of principles taught in the Royal Danish Lifeguards that help you organize and make your approach to tasks and getting them done more structured and efficient.

This class is great for anybody who would like to make their everyday lives more efficient and structured. It is especially good for people who find it difficult to get work done and instead end up procrastinating.

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1. I - Introduction: Hello. My name is Christopher and I'm here to help you inject principles of efficiency into your life. A quick introduction to me. I come from Denmark and I've previously served in the Danish Royal Lifeguards, a 360 year old regiment charged with guarding the Danish monarch 24 7 day and night, 365 days a year and has done so ever since it was founded before my time as a rural guard. I procrastinated a lot and I wasted a lot of free time. But the principles I learned during my service help me and I will now pass them on to you. 2. II - Hurry And Wait: the hurry and wait principle. The mistake most people commit is that they always use the full time frame set for them when they need to do a task. Are you told that you have 30 minutes to clean a room? You will use all 30 minutes and only, den declares have done, even if it's possible to do it in less time. He worked at low efficiency and waste tons of time in the process. The hurry and rate principle is that as soon as you get a task, you immediately stress and begin working as fast as you possibly can, as if you didn't have enough time to complete the task. Even if you do this way, 30 minutes spent doing something boring becomes 10 really exciting fast pastes and sometimes even enjoyable minutes of getting the task done. And then another 20 minutes of downtime, a break that you could have for yourself. So next time you get a task, act urgent, compete with yourself to attempt to get it done, the fastest and a lot of the time from personal experience. You might even end up enjoying the task that you're doing 3. III - Always be ready for the next task: always be ready for the next task is important to make sure that even after doing one task that it will not hinder you from doing the next one. This principle will also help you maintain order and communists in your workspace. Almost always doing a task will create a mess around you as you are likely to use different items in different places to complete the task. And so even if the task itself is done, you are not entirely done afterwards. Once the task is done, you need to go over the equipment used and make sure it's functioning and is then returned to its rightful place so that everything is ready again for the next task. Embedded in this is the focus of creating different, distinct places that you know, are you go to places for placing your different items. One thing that ruin your efficiency and your timetable is being unable to locate your keys , wallet or phone before going out. So even though it is very tempting in the moment when something unexpected happens, be very careful to quickly put something in a place you wouldn't normally put it. 4. IV - Distinct Placing: distinct placing. As I began talking about in the previous lesson. Distinctive placing is a massive part of being able to stay efficient. It is the principle of having everything in order and ready to go. In the military, we would often be given a random list of items we had been issued and be told to gather them all up in about two minutes and stand ready with them for control. This was done to make sure that we all knew where our combat gear waas had had ready to go at any minute hours and hours, if not in tired days are wasted over time searching for things that you're unable to find simply because you do not have ordered your things. Structure your closet, make your bed in the morning and make sure all your items have distinct places where you put them. 5. V - Out of bed fast: out of bed fast. One of the most important things to start the day, right and efficiently, is to get out of the bed fast, someone who would often Onley sleep two hours a night during my time in the military. I can tell you that no matter how tired or exhausted you are, when you wake up five minutes after getting out of bed, that will be gone. All you need is to take that first step. A simple trick is to place your phone or manual alarm clock that you used to set your alarm out of reach of the bed. When the alarm goes off in the morning, you would be forced out of bed to get it off. 6. VI - Setting Timeframes: setting time frames. One of the largest problems with people's mindset is that most people won't set a specific time limit on non pressing tasks. If you have no time limit than the task could be postponed forever on, a lot of people do this. As soon as you set yourself a serious time, limit a time frame for this task, you're forced to begin acting. Otherwise, the task will not be done in the time frame set. No timeframe means that there is no focus, no stress, no competition. All of the things that I have previously laid out encourages high efficiency work. You end up stalling because while you might have a task or goal, nothing is driving you to achieve it. Concrete time frames will create that. They will force you to focus so you can get the task done on time and correctly. They will make you stress and work efficiently. They encourage self competition, especially if the task is something that has to be repeated and done again. You can then start competing with yourself to do it better and faster each time. Enforcing that timeframe and making it serious, though, is what it's hard in normal life. In the military, you have a higher ranking officer who will make your life hell. If you don't do the task on time, this role you must take on for yourself and make you keep the time frames you set. 7. VII - Removing Distractions: removing distractions. In all the time that I spent in the world venues, lifeguards. One rule persisted and it was very strictly enforced. No use or even procession of phones while on duty. Having one on you anyway would warrant a fine if you were detected. The reason this rule was taken so seriously is because the phone is one of the most distracting things there is, and getting distracted when you're doing serious work is horrible. The same principle in everyday life is exactly the same. You've likely experience the following scenario. You finally sat down and you're actually started getting work done. Things are moving along well. You're getting focused. You're starting to become highly efficient in your work, and then you get a notification. It goes off on your phone instantly. The spell is broken. Phones aren't the only things distracting you. So when you have to work, observe, analyze and identify the things that are causing distractions and eliminate them when you're working 8. VIII - Living Out Of Your Pocket: live out of your pocket. This principle is simply about trying to reduce the amount of time wasted that you accumulate because you lose things. It is a principle of learning toe. Always seal or closed the object in which you store a tool or anything else in the military . We keep a lot of things in our pocket. The pocket is always closed. You reach down to get something out of it. You get the item. You close the pocket again every time you get something from somewhere your pocket, a bag, a drawer, anything you make sure to close it after you to prevent you from losing anything from it. 9. IX - Instinctual Teamwork: instinctual teamwork. One of the most important things that you learn in the military is that the success of the group is more important than the individual, especially in group scenarios. Low efficiency is likely to occur. The main reason for this is that the different members of the group are unlikely to constantly take initiative and continuously help the group in accomplishing their collective goal toe work efficiently. In a group environment, each member must learn to completely instinctually help the other members of the group constantly. To accomplish this, each member needs to constantly be asking themselves the following what this The group need to accomplish the gold right now And can I provide that, if you can, then do. 10. X - Summary: So, in summary, the silver lining of all the previous lessons that I've taught you is that while there are small and simple to do, you need to do them seriously and even sometimes to certain extremes. That is when they will truly begin to pay off when they start to become instinctual. Thank you. I hope that these lessons will prove useful to you by