How to Save Time and Live Your Best Life with SOPs!

Achieve more, stress less. Use SOPs to become more successful.

Hey Project Pusher,

I hope you're doing great and making progress!

Here's a quote to think about...

Time is more valuable than money.

You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

- Jim Rohn

I have something special for you that will help you save more time in the long run.

The topic of today is Standard Operating Procedure or SOP.

A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a documented set of step-by-step instructions that outlines how specific tasks should be carried out.

SOPs are just like recipes!

They provide clear instructions for each task.

As your collection of SOPs grows, it becomes like a large recipe book that will help you get things done more efficiently.

Instead of keeping all those recipes in your head, imagine clearing up space for more exciting ideas.

I used to be disorganized and wasted a lot of time thinking about my processes.

But everything changed when I started creating SOPs.

Here are 3 reasons why you should too:

(1) Get Organized: SOPs bring order to your daily activities.

They provide clear instructions for routine tasks, saving you time and effort in decision-making.

(2) Be Consistent: By following established procedures, you can maintain a high level of quality in the tasks you work on.

Say goodbye to inconsistency!

(3) Reduce Stress: SOPs reduce stress and uncertainty.

When you know what needs to be done and how to do it, you can tackle your day with confidence and peace of mind.

Let's keep it simple.

You can use a notepad or create a Notion account to document your processes.

Start building your SOPs as you go through your routine daily tasks.

Over time, you will create frameworks and step-by-step instructions to guide you whenever you need a reminder.

Check out this screenshot of my SOPs in my Notion workspace.

It also shows a checklist that I follow for writing a blog post.

See how organized and efficient it looks?

Here’s another SOP I am working on for creating my newsletters:

I review my SOPs frequently to make sure I’m doing things correctly and not missing any steps.

Creating your SOPs is an easy process; follow these steps:

(1) Identify the Task: Start by identifying the specific routine task that you want to streamline.

Break it down into smaller steps to understand the process more clearly.

(2) Document the Steps: Write each step in a clear and concise manner.

Use simple language and bullet points for easy understanding.

(3) Review and Refine: Ensure the documented steps are complete and accurate.

Simplify or eliminate unnecessary steps.

Regularly review and update your SOPs as needed to account for any changes or improvements in your routines.

By creating SOPs, you'll stay organized and increase your productivity.

Imagine completing more projects and having more time for things you enjoy!

This is how it feels. 👇

If you would like to see another example, you can check out my Notion SOP for writing newsletters.

I first discovered SOPs when I read The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber which is an excellent book for any business owner to learn from.

Now, you have enough information to start.


Unlock the power of SOPs for a more productive and fulfilling life.

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P.S. Here is a more thorough presentation on how to write SOPs if you’re interested: