For weeks our topic of discussion has been on Productivity and how you can work smarter to get things done without literally killing yourself. When you have the proper techniques in place, you will find that you have more time to do other things that you enjoy more than work.
Here are 10 ways that you can stay productive…you CAN do this, I believe in you!!
1. Salvage “Dead Time” With Technology
“Dead time” are the small pockets of times spent while waiting in offices, waiting in airports, waiting before a lecture, waiting on the bus and etc. Be productive at the moment dead time begins by engaging in activities such as reading things that will help in your business of increase the efficiency of your daily tasks. You can get low cost eReaders like the Kindle, the iPhone and, of course, the iPad.
2. Begin With The Least Urgent Task
The idea is to complete your tasks before they become urgent. And the only way to do that is to work on the least urgent tasks first.
3. Schedule The Fun First
This tip will kill procrastination. If not it will drastically reduce it because by doing the fun things first, your brain won’t feel threatened when you want to do the work, because it will know that the fun is guaranteed.
4. Find Out And Capitalize On The Times You Are Most Productive
If you are far more productive at a certain time of the day, get more done between that period of time. During your unproductive timings, go to the gym or engage in other activities that requires no thought and do the hard stuff only in your productive timings.
5. Time-Sensitive Tasks
Look at all of your to-dos and first identify which ones are time-sensitive — the ones that need to be done that day or that week. Prioritize those tasks then pick from the other to-dos, one big project per day to tackle once the time-sensitive items are done.
6. Consolidate Email Accounts
Have all your email accounts forward into one email client, so you only have one place to check emails. Through IMAP or POP3, you keep all of your emails synchronized. This saves a ton of time by not having to log into each account individually.
7. Prevent Possible Interruption
In order to enter a state of deep focus and concentration, it is important to prevent interruption. In this way, you can get into momentum or flow. Anticipate what may interrupt you, such as the cell phone, people around you, or the Internet, then take the necessary steps to eliminate any possible interruption as much as possible.
Take the first 30 minutes to plan the rest of your day by making a list of the important tasks that you need to have done today and stay focused on these items.
9. Work Less, Get More Done
Set a time limit on your work sessions and you will find that you get more done. A benchmark you can follow is to limit both your work sessions (60-120 minutes), and your weekly output (40 hours). Working hard is not just about the quantity (time), but about quality. To increase the quality, you need to decrease the quantity. There is a sweet spot for every one of us. Find it.
10. Get An Outside Perspective
When you get overwhelmed and too emotionally involved in everything that is happening, you tend to not be able to make clear decisions. Get an outside perspective from a business partner, mentor, coach or friend and sort out what’s really most important now. An outside perspective can open you up to new possibilities.
I invite you to allow me to be that outside perspective. At this time, I am offering TWO 60-minute private coaching sessions to help you work on your productivity. Whether you need help in general business operations or are wanting to launch a product or program, here’s your chance to work with me one-on-one for a greatly reduced fee.
In addition to the TWO 60-minute coaching sessions, you will be able to email me about anything for TWO weeks. That’s right, you will have unlimited email coaching from me to answer any and all your business-related questions.
Outside of this special offer, this package would cost $750 ($375 each) for the coaching and $150 for the email coaching, totaling $900. However because I’m driven to see you succeed, I’m making myself available to you for only $97. Crazy, huh?
You see, recently I was interviewed on a Nationally Syndicated radio show and two questions that the host asked me were “what is your legacy?” “What do you want to be remembered for when you’re long gone?” You know, I’ve never been asked that but here is what I said…”Kelli was a girl who made a difference in the lives of others. She always stood in the gap to see others succeed in all areas of their lives.”
That got me thinking, and as raw as my answer was to the host it really got me thinking. I DO want YOU to succeed in ALL areas of your life and if I can do this by offering you a great deal, then I’m living out my purpose. So, if you’re ready to jump on board and work towards a more productive business, then join me by going to http://businessandlearning.
If you’re not ready, that’s fine too. I will continue to educate you via our newsletters, on this website, and our Facebook Page. It’s up to you whatever you decide. BUT, one thing holds true…I believe in YOU!
Until next time, I’ll see you around the campus!