Joe Jedlowski has owned multiple very successful businesses throughout his career, including Distinctive Living. Joe Jedlowski is known for his work ethic and organization skills, which he boasts what got him to the top.
I wanted to hear more about his habits and his journey, so I reached out to him to see if he had any advice for young entrepreneurs and people who want to form better work habits and take their careers to the next level. Here is what Joe Jedlowski had to say:
Multitasking may sound like a good idea, especially when it works out. But the truth is that 90% of the time, you’ll be better off focusing 100% of your energy on a single task at a time.
This will improve the quality of each task while preventing the burnout that usually comes along with multitasking. As far as time goes, most of the time, multitasking will take just as long as working on two individual tasks one at a time. So you are doing better work; you’re actually saving time.
Joe Jedlowski swears by to-do lists. He makes a weekly to-do list every week, along with smaller 3-day lists that he can look at every morning.
This saves him the time and effort of figuring out what needs to be done every day. So instead of wasting that time, he can jump right into the work and do what he needs to do for the day. This is one of the easiest ways to boost your productivity and organization skills.
Similar to the to-do lists, writing down your goals helps you stay organized and on track. By writing your goals down, you cement them and keep them consistent.
While trying to keep your goals in the back of your mind may motivate you, they could change without you even realizing it. On top of this, the roadmap towards achieving your goals may be a bit hazy if it’s not written down where you can see it.
Joe Jedlowski also recommends revisiting your goals every few months to ensure that they haven’t changed. If they have changed, write your new ones down!
The Pomodoro method involves working in short bursts while taking short breaks in between. It has been proven to boost efficiency and prevent burnout, which is exactly what we’re looking for.
Joe Jedlowski loves this method and tries to use it whenever possible. He’ll work on a task for 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break. After doing this four times, he’ll take a 30-minute break to let his brain rest.
Motivation is not enough, and routine will always beat out motivation. We cannot create motivation from thin air. However, routine is something that we can create, and if you treat your routine seriously like a job and never deviate from it, then you’ll notice it becomes easier and easier over a few weeks.
After a few months, your routine will be solidified, and you’ll find yourself accomplishing every goal you set out to achieve.