6 Strategies For Improving Your Productivity As a Time-Pressed Startup Founder

6 Strategies For Improving Your Productivity As a Time-Pressed Startup Founder

No matter how great your product is, at some point the success of your SaaS company is gonna be DIRECTLY linked to your personal productivity as a founder.

Talk about pressure, right?

I can totally relate. I built clarity.fm during an insane 11 month stretch where Renee was starting an agency of her own AND we brought two little humans into the world.

And without the 6 life saving productivity strategies that I share in this week’s episode, it’s extremely likely that clarity.fm would’ve never gone on to achieve the rapid traction (and eventual exit) that it did.

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At a high level, here are the 6 most impactful ways to increase your productivity as an insanely busy and overwhelmed founder:

  1. Perfect week
  2. Block time
  3. Theme days
  4. Assistant/Delegate
  5. Project Management
  6. Weekly Sync

As a busy entrepreneur, it can be super scary to realize that you (and you alone) are responsible for becoming more productive in your business.

No one’s gonna figure it out for you… and you certainly can’t cash sympathy points into investor checks no matter how crazy your life situation is (2 kids in 11 months kinda crazy) :p

But by stacking these productivity strategies, I guarantee you’ll be able to plug up some of your biggest time leaks and start reclaiming the space (and focus) to do your most needle-moving work.

At the end of the day, a high growth startup demands nothing less of you.

Watch the full episode here, and then let me know ONE productivity strategy you plan to implement moving forward.


  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussainbandukwala Hussain Bandukwala

    Hey Dan! Great piece. Thanks so much for sharing. I think that the “Theme Days” idea is phenomenal. It gives you permission to focus on specific areas of the business, and for me personally, it can take away the guilt of not touching everything everyday.

    For anyone here who’d like to have a chat on “Project Management” strategies, tips, software and more, I’d be happy to do so.

    • http://twitter.com/danmartell Dan Martell

      Thx Huassain!

    • http://twitter.com/danmartell Dan Martell

      Thx … helps with focus and expectations from the team as well.

  • Steve Zahnd

    Would love to know your project management process!

    • Shawn Larkin

      I’m intersted too. 🙂

      • https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussainbandukwala Hussain Bandukwala

        Hi @stevezahnd:disqus & @Shawn Larkin – my apologies for the delayed response here. Please let me know if you have any particular pieces you’d like to chat about within the umbrella of project management (e.g. managing the schedule, financials, communication, team, scope, etc.). Alternatively, if you’d like to hop on a chat, please send me a note at [email protected] and I’d love to jump on a Zoom call. Thanks, Hussain

    • http://twitter.com/danmartell Dan Martell

      I’ll do a video on it in the future.

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