Everyone wants to get more done and feel a sense
of accomplishment as each day comes to an end.
These useful and effective tips will help you
become more productive and efficient with your time and you’ll see bigger results in your business,
less stress in your everyday life, and the accomplishment of your big, scary
goals more quickly than you ever thought possible.
Your Day The Night Before
Before you sleep, spend 5 quick minutes to plan
the next day. Know the plan for your day before it arrives. This helps curb
distractions. List all the things you want to get done, order them in priority
and allocate a rough timing. Set simple goals for the day, and then accomplish
The 80/20 Rule
The Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20
rule. It states that: to receive 80% of the results obtained in the work, the
average person takes about 20 % of the total time spent. The 80/20 Rule means
that in any situation, 20 percent of the inputs or activities are responsible
for 80 percent of the outcomes or results. Quit trying to be a perfectionist
and focus on the 20% of the things that matter. If
you scrutinize the items on your “To Do” list, chances are just a few of the
items are tied to important issues.
To Say No
Say no to small projects. Learn to say no to
activities that may seem urgent but distract you from accomplishing your
important, long-range projects. If you spend the majority of your energy
putting out fires, you’ll never find the time for the important activities in
If your brain is completely stressed or if you
are physically too tired, give yourself a time out. When your energy level
drops, you might become cranky towards others. It’s advisable to take time to
rejuvenate yourself by taking a break. This may involve physically moving away
from the work area and getting some fresh air, listening to some relaxing music,
or talking with a friend as long as it is something that helps you recharge.
Out Time For Non-Urgent Activities
Schedule time during your day when you work only
on non-urgent activities like return a phone call, read your chats, e-mail, and
paying bills. You can have a dedicated time to respond once or twice a day
especially when you don’t have a project deadline filling your mind.
Multitasking does not make us more productive,
it’s one of the biggest myths these days. In fact, the division of our
attention has a negative impact on productivity, concentration and energy. Only
in cases whereby one of the activities is an automatic activity that doesn’t
need you to focus like walking and talking.
Thus, if you want to be more productive then
learn how to do one thing at a time and stay focused only on that one
You do not have the ability to know everything.
But, by continuing to learn every day, you become a greater asset not only in
your own business, but to every client and customer you interact with. Dedicate
at least 20 minutes a day to learning something new, whether that's by
listening to a podcast, reading a book, or checking in on your favorite blog
(we hope that’s us) as long as you are getting your daily dose of learning.
your to-do list to examine what you accomplished, what you could have done more
efficiently, and what you need to get done tomorrow. Look at your To-Do list and
actually check off those items you’ve completed. This will give you a great
sense of accomplishment and help you determine those tasks that require more
time than originally anticipated.
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