Getting more work done and driving result is what every individual craves.
To achieve this aim, to some extent, we explore the nook and cranny of different platforms seeking for tips and hacks.
The fact, however, is that getting more work done is primarily determined by your inner self. That is, it’s determined not by the things you do, but by how you do them.
Well, most of these tips like outsource and delegate are good, and quite a number of them will really boost your productivity if exercised regularly.
However, to really get more work done, you have to start by optimizing yourself, by re-engineering your mindset and by setting your goals right.
Below are 5 effective productivity tips learned from successful entrepreneurs. Practice them and watch your productivity soar.
Minimalism and Simplicity
Stay with me for a second, which of the below persons is likely to get more work done?
A person who lives in clash and cluster, sleeps and wakes in a packed up, untidy environment, struggles to escape from the garbages he’s surrounded with every single morning before leaving for work. And when he does get to work, he takes up a couple of hours to learn of the day’s tasks and appointments, and a couple more to assemble the files and tools he’d be working with.
A person who lives in an organized, tidy and healthy environment, has more handy tools than garbages in his home, and places files in distinct portfolios for easy identification. Also, before a single day runs out, he makes it a must-do to schedule the next day’s appointments and to keep the most important tools and files at arms reach.
Now, that’s two entirely different personalities, and everyone possesses one.
The fact, however, is that a person with the second personality is definitely going to get more work done. Most successful people also possess the second personality.
Do away with the unneeded items to boost your convenience. Properly distinguish files and, make your home and work environment as tidy and healthy as possible.
You don’t need more tools to get more done; you only need the important tools.
“All my belongings can fit into a briefcase,” said successful entrepreneur, Neil Patel, while emphasizing on how minimal he is and how minimalism has been helping him rock productivity all these years.
Create an orderly environment with your work’s handy tools closer to you than anything else, either at home or at the workplace.
You never know when the idea will pop up. Being able to do this will enable you to always be on top of your game and will provide you with enough space to birth as many ideas as possible.
Also, it’ll save you the time and stress of searching through garbages just to find a single tool to work with. And lest we forget, time is the most valuable asset.
So, if anything saves you time, embrace it, because there’s a high chance that it’ll help make your productivity soar.
Focus yields productivity and a key attribute that strengthens focus is working on a single project at a time.
Start every task and put everything else to the side.
Though inefficient time may make multitasking seem like the way to go, it’s not.
Real productivity is about accomplishing a single task you can boldly show off with, not accomplishing a dozen tasks that’ll drag your reputation through the mud.
One task at a time builds focus, and focus skyrockets productivity.
Some people find the office rather too stuffy or crabby, while others generally dread the feeling of sitting in a rigid office and having the computer as the only companion.
As a result, such persons find it difficult to ever stay focused and productive upon stepping foot into an office.
Most companies are aware of this fact and therefore, companies like WordPress, Amazon, GitHub and so many others are advancing to a whole new age of giving employees a work-from-home freedom; this enables the employees to work remotely from anywhere in the globe — by the bed, the beach side, the coffee shop, at a friend’s place — anywhere at all.
This helps employees to be more productive and dedicated to their jobs.
If you are an employee or a self-employed entrepreneur, consider working from places that fit your convenience and guarantees your utmost focus.
If you are a brand owner, however, consider giving your employees who don’t really need to be physically present to get their work done a work freedom, and trust me, this alone can skyrocket their productivity and that of your company.
Set tiny goals
To get going, you have to get started. Likewise, to achieve the big goals, you have to start from somewhere.
Divide the big goals to small goals, and the small goals to even smaller goals.
Do this until the big goals are broken down into tiny tasks that you can immediately start working on.
Tiny goals will help you drive procrastination to the edge. It will help you remain focused, and it’ll make achieving your goals less overwhelming and more realistic.
Nevertheless, always keep the big goals in mind; it’ll serve as a navigation for you and it’ll get you geared up whenever you hit rock bottom and lack the motivation to keep going.
And lastly, at the end of the day, we are only human and our strength is limited.
So, while testing various productivity hacks to see which works best, take breaks too.
It’s proven by case studies and analysis that we are at the peak of our performance in the early mornings.
Because we took a rest and the brain got refreshed in the process.
To watch your productivity soar, and to be at the peak of your performance not only in the morning but all through the day, apply the same principle.
Reward yourself with some time off after accomplishing certain tasks. Celebrate every progress and, set your boundaries right.
If your ideal rest type is sleep, polyphasic sleep is probably for you; take evenly distributed naps all through the day, and use the time in-between the naps to rock productivity.
To round things up
Being productive is not about the number of life hacks you learn, it is about how you put them to use.
And to be able to properly boost your productivity, regardless of how many tips and hacks you learn, you must start by making some changes to your own self; you can’t live a directionless life and expect a successful career.
Optimize yourself and the things you do, and you’ll definitely discover new and less stressful ways for effectively getting more work done.
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