Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Learn how to be productive with these 10 CRITICAL Steps.
Cut-Out Morning Routines
Whether it’s standing in line for coffee or discussing last night’s episode of Rick & Morty (great series btw) with colleagues – way too much time is wasted during the first hour of the day. When you arrive in the morning, get straight to work – you’ll see your productivity increase dramatically.
Disconnect from Distractions
Try turning your cell phone off when you want a productive work day. And sign-out of your personal email, and social media accounts. The fewer the distractions, the better. Also try and be strict separating personal stuff and work stuff. You’ll impress yourself by the results of doing so.
Discover New Work Spaces
If you’re a freelancer, or someone who has work-flexibility, you should mix up your work spaces. Coffee shops are great for getting away from your usual surroundings and we are confident you’ll be surprised how a change in location can spark your creative energy.
Have External Meetings
Steve Jobs was famous for taking walks when he wanted to have one on one meeting. Have a meeting with more than one? Organise lunch. You need a lunch – so combining it with a meeting not only saves you time, but will also build camaraderie.
Become Familiar with the “Pomodoro Technique”
The Technique is simple to follow – You simply use a timer to break your work into short intervals, such as 15 minutes to 25 minutes. Each work interval is then separated by a short break. This method is proven to increase mental agility.
Schedule Meetings and Phone Calls for the Afternoon
For many people, the morning work hours are the most productive part of our day. We recommend you use this time for key tasks. Schedule your meetings, phone calls and admin duties in the afternoon.
Adopt the “One-Touch” Method
This simple technique for dealing with requests we like to use is called the “One-Touch” Method. Basically, whenever you receive emails, voice mails, bills, etc. you decide whether to do, delegate, delete or file it. This allows you to quickly deal with and prioritise requests effectively.
Ask for Help
If there are some repetitive tasks you do daily, ask yourself if you could hire someone, or outsource and train someone to handle these projects for you. You’ll be amazed how much time you can save with an extra pair of hands on duty.
Learn to Say No (sometimes)
Staying productive and staying focused on your business or tasks require a lot of dedication, but we live in a world where we are always presented with distractions. By learning to say no most of the time, you’ll find yourself freeing up your day to have more time and energy focused on what matters most. Try and get good at saying no and let us know the results.
Have a Check-list
A simple pen and paper check-list is one of the most underrated productivity hacks on the planet. The satisfaction you’ll get a) waking up knowing what you need to work on and b) physically crossing off each task as you complete it, is highly satisfying and most importantly, productive!
There you have it. What productivity tips do you have? Jump over to our forum and let us know!