You have goals you want to meet and, you hope, the motivation to reach them. However, sometimes you aren’t as productive as you want to be. There is no magic pill, one size fits all answer to being more productive.
The secret to being more productive is not just one thing. It’s several little (and some bigger) things you do.
It begins with your space. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to achieve a personal goal like getting in shape to run a marathon or have a goal of succeeding in your business, the space where you work toward your goal should be uncluttered, organized and distraction free. Put your phone in a drawer, shut down every program except the one you are working in, go to the bathroom, fill your water – take away all excuses to stop working.
I am a big proponent of using a timer! Even if you are “eating that frog” and working on a project you are not in love with, set a timer, get started and give it 30-50 minutes of uninterrupted focused time. You will be amazed at what you can get done!
Finally, just start, the secret to being productive is often to begin doing the task. Procrastinating and putting it off because you dread doing it, or don’t understand how to do it, keeps you stuck. Take the step to start the task and continue until you reach the finish.
If you find yourself consistently writing down the same to-do’s or projects that never seem to move from your in progress to complete lists, maybe you need to consider a Get It Done Already Day -next one is Monday 6/17! They are powerful!
What are you doing to schedule in some FUN and Productivity in your business next week?