Aaron Webb
5 min readAug 4, 2021


4 Steps to Achieve more Each Day

“I’m at capacity.”

“I’m under the pump.”

“I have no more bandwidth.”

You’ve no doubt heard one of these comments from a colleague or even said one today.

When someone says to me, ‘Aaron! I’m at capacity and have no time to do anything else.” I think, what does that even mean?

But then I think, are you really at capacity? Or, are you just lacking in focus and time management. If you’re 100% under the pump, then you would have no time to check social media, meet friends for coffee, or drink the recommended eight glasses of water per day.

It’s the same mindset when it comes to running. You ask anyone who completes a marathon, and they’ll say, “I gave it everything. I had nothing left”. Ok, fair enough. But, if you gave 100% and pushed your body to the limit, you’ll be in the hospital. It’s the mind that stopped you from going faster. By tuning the brain to relax once you reach a perceived limit and continue, it’ll then learn to adapt, then while you’re fast asleep, it will recall, we didn’t die when we pushed that little bit more and therefore raised the bar an inch higher.

In 6, 12, 18 months, you’ll look back and think, “Wow! I once thought I was swamped and had no spare time when I was just doing A, B, C”. “But, now I’m doing A, B, C, D, E, F and still have time to relax.”

I’m not here telling you how to live your life. I take any life advice from strangers with a pinch of salt. Especially when someone tells the world, they’re the best thing since sliced bread on a YouTube video, claiming you can get a flat stomach, become a CEO, and quadruple your investments by following their solution. Unfortunately, there is no magic pill; development in oneself takes time and understanding into what makes you tick.

Here are four ideas that have helped me:

  1. Avoid spending valuable time on unproductive tasks.

We spend a scary amount of time in autopilot mode on tasks that require little conscious thinking. However, the next time you’re involved in a job, evaluate it from a third-person viewpoint. Is this task benefiting me? Will it improve my life or distract me from more important tasks?



Aaron Webb

Aussie | Sponsored Triathlete | Master's Degree in Cyber Security | Founder of LearnOnChain.io👋