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How to get the work done on Time in freelancing as a Developer.

Hi, my name is Saifullah Usmani. I am a Programmer and a Graphic Designer. I have been programming for almost 5 years now. And I have worked with several freelance clients.

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Now you have got the order and it's time to get it done on time.
If you have read my 2nd post from this series you must know that the time you have agreed upon is enough to get the work done.
But you cannot do it on time. What to do?

Psychology of human brain:

The human brain is supposed to assign different tasks to different parts of our body. And the body must follow it. Usually it happens with specific time intervals. Remember sub-conscious mind is also part of your life and it works this way. And if you don't understand it you can never have discipline in your life. And that is the discipline we need to get the work done in time.

Parkinson's law(Concept to achieve discipline):

A simple law that says:
the work will expand to fill the time allotted for its completion.

What it means in simpler words is that:
Our brain will take all the time that is given to complete the work. No matter the complexity of work. Even if it is a work that can be done in 10 minutes. And you are given 10 hours. You will not do it before the 10th hour.

Our brain tries to priorities things based on dead-lines.

How to get the work done in time?

Now you understand your sub-conscious brain and why you take too long to get the work done by Parkinson's law.
It is time you learn how to overcome this Parkinson's law. We are gonna change this law into a myth. Let's do it!

What we learned from Parkinson's law is that our brain priorities the things based on dead-lines.
And if we are given a freelance work that is to be done in three days.
Now you can also do it in a day. But as we know our brain will expand it and make it take whole three (3) days.
NOW what we have to do is kind of hard but do-able.
We have to fake a dead-line.

What does that mean? That means the work that has to be done in 3 days. Tell your brain, and tell yourself that you must do it in one day. Maximum 2 days and no more than that. Your sub-conscious mind is full of fears and it will start fearing that what if I don't do it within 2 days. So it will start to priorities it to expand no more than 2 days.
Now you can complete your work in 2 days. And you have one day free to do anything.
I explained it as if I was telling a child but that doesn't mean that you should take it lightly. You must take it seriously and see if it works. It works for me.

This works best if you have more than one project.

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