How to get 4 hours of focused work a day

Tobi Deckert works for two companies at the same time. Taking care of both of them comes with a lot of different responsibilities and tasks. He always got distracted by subtasks and it was hard for him to stay focused. Furthermore, he was interested in how much time he is spending on each project, that’s why he wanted to try out Timeular.

Mornings with yoga, meditation … and Timeular

He starts his day around 6:00 am with a session of 8 min Tabata, 8 min of Yoga and a short meditation. “Throughout that procedure, my mind is completely focused.” After that he quickly prepares a healthy shake for breakfast and starts writing down his daily plan.

Tobi’s day is structured in 2 big tasks, one he has to do and one he wants to do. “This keeps me motivated working in my  ‘zone’.”

“Discipline is most important. In order to push this I work with 20min ‘tomatoe timers’ and binaural frequencies (and classical music).”

As activities, he tracks the tasks within his companies and the ones he does for external partners.

Now: 4 focused hours a day

Tobi now has 4 hours per day to remain in the “zone” which was not possible for him before. He also really likes the physical Tracker. “I forget to start or stop the timer less 😉 I pick the activities according to the people I work with”

Tobi’s tip: find your own personal morning routine

“Try to find your (personal!) perfect morning routine (including nutrition and sport), learn to find your way how to structure yourself, there are many options and techniques, handwritten or digitally.”

Tobi would start by looking for what others are doing to get some inspiration. “There are big speakers and mentors like Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins and Hal Elrod – these are more for bookworms. Alternatively, you can speak with successful people in your environment, who have similar mindsets.”

“It’s like a puzzle. First, you need to find the right pieces, then you need to try and see what happens and if they fit.”

Therefore it is important to have the discipline or your own system to keep you accountable and to make it a habit/routine.


Tobi Deckert is the CEO and product developer of ShredRack and tronature. He helps others to achieve their ultimate adventure during travel and sports throughout the right products.