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Prioritizing Tasks & Boosting Productivity

Blog Post Written By: Melrose Michaels


One of the greatest challenges adult creators face and frequently inquire about is productivity. Productivity is not simply about accomplishing more tasks; it revolves around accomplishing the right tasks. Amidst the daily chaos of our lives, it is effortless to become consumed by activities that do not significantly contribute to our long-term goals. Each one of us can surely recall a person we personally know who always appears busy but fails to produce tangible results from their efforts.

It is the classic conundrum of "spinning your wheels." Many of us have heard the phrase, "There is a distinction between being busy and being productive." This blog post aims to introduce a framework that can assist you in enhancing productivity by directing your focus toward the tasks that propel your business forward. However, the initial step lies in identifying these crucial tasks.

This is where the Eisenhower Matrix comes in. Named after the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the matrix is a time management tool designed to help you prioritize tasks based on their urgency and importance.

So, how does the Eisenhower Matrix work? And how can you apply it in your day-to-day life to skyrocket your productivity? Let's dive into it below!

Understanding the Eisenhower Matrix

First, we need to understand The Eisenhower Matrix. It is a simple 2x2 grid that helps you categorize tasks into one of the following four quadrants:

What you have is a square, that's cut in half vertically & horizontally, essentially turning it into 4 squares, inside one large one. Across the top of the big square, we will put an ‘Urgent’ label over the left column, and a ‘Not Urgent’ label over the right column of the square. On the left side of the big square, we will put a ‘Not Important’ label on the bottom row, and ‘Important’ label on the top row.

Now inside the 4 squares themselves, you’ll put the categories. The top left square, which falls under the “Important and Urgent” labels will be in the (Do First) category. This is where you’ll categorize tasks that are both critical for your long-term goals and require immediate attention.

The top right square, which falls under the “Important but Not Urgent” labels will be in the (Schedule) category. This is where you’ll categorize tasks that contribute to your long-term success but aren't pressing for immediate completion.

The bottom left square, which falls under the “Not Important but Urgent” labels will be in the (Delegate) category. This is where you’ll categorize tasks that require prompt action but aren't crucial for achieving your long-term objectives.

The bottom right square, which falls under the “Not Important and Not Urgent” labels will be in the (Delete) category. This is where you’ll categorize tasks that neither contribute to your goals nor require immediate action. Now that you have an idea of what the Eisenhower Matrix is structurally, let’s talk about how you can use it.

Implementing the Eisenhower Matrix: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's how you can start applying this productivity-boosting tool in your daily routine:

Step 1: List Your Tasks

To begin with, jot down all the tasks you have on your plate. These could be tasks for the day, the week, or even for the entire month. This step is about getting a clear overview of everything that demands your time and attention. For an adult creator, this may look like this, film 3 new videos, schedule 5 days of Twitter promotional posts, create 3 tiktoks, reply to comments from followers, answer DMs from fans, grocery shop for the week, clean up my cam room, and open mail.

Step 2: Evaluate Your Tasks

After listing your tasks, it's time to evaluate each one based on two criteria - urgency and importance. Ask yourself: Does this task contribute significantly to my long-term goals (Important)? Does it require immediate attention (Urgent)?

Step 3: Assign Tasks to the Appropriate Quadrant

Once you've evaluated your tasks, assign each one to the relevant quadrant in the Eisenhower Matrix based on its urgency and importance. This will help you visualize your tasks and their respective priorities. For example, filming your 3 new videos may fall under urgent and important, because you need content for next week. While Twitter promo posts likely will fall under Important but not urgent, because you can schedule them or post them on the fly if you can’t get to scheduling them.

Step 4: Take Action Based on the Assigned Quadrant

Now that your tasks are organized, it's time to take action. Here's how:

Do First: Start with the tasks in the 'Important and Urgent' quadrant. These should be your top priority and be done as soon as possible.

Schedule: Next, look at the 'Important but Not Urgent' tasks. These tasks should be scheduled for later. Decide when you'll do them and set a reminder.

Delegate: For the 'Not Important but Urgent' tasks, see if you can delegate them to someone else. If you can't delegate, decide whether they need to be done now or can be scheduled for later.

Delete, or Eliminate: Lastly, consider eliminating tasks in the 'Not Important and Not Urgent' quadrant. If they don't contribute to your long-term goals and don't require immediate attention, they might not be worth your timer energy at all.

This quadrant is one that helps you to identify the value of the tasks you’re doing. You may not find you have tasks that need deleting very often if you’re a more naturally focused and productive person. But every now and then, they tend to sneak back in there. So use this quadrant to hold yourself accountable to your long-term goals by way of deleting or eliminating the tasks that aren’t serving your future self.


By applying the Eisenhower Matrix to your daily routine, and utilizing it as a way to prioritize your to-do list, you can ensure that your time and energy are directed toward tasks that truly matter and contribute to your long-term goals. Not only does this tool help you become more organized, but it also empowers you to make strategic decisions about your time. Download our free EM worksheet + instructions on our Resources page and remember - being productive isn't about doing more; it's about doing what matters most.


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