Maximize Your Productivity: How to Work Faster and Get More Done
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” ~ Warren Buffet
One of the biggest challenges we face daily is how to tackle our huge to-do lists and get everything done in the limited time we have. “If I could just be more efficient,” you might say, “I could get so much more done in less time!” And, with the time you save, you could pursue other things you want to do, or simply have more time to relax and enjoy life.
When people talk about “working smarter,” this is what they mean. They mean that you don’t necessarily get more done by working longer hours. Rather, you get more done by making the best of that time when you’re actually engaged in work.
The Basics of Productivity
Maximizing productivity is all about identifying obstacles that slow you down or destroy your focus, and then removing them. These obstacles are things we face every day and may not even be aware of. You may have no idea, for example, that procrastination is the real factor that’s killing your ability to get things done. With the tools in this report, you can identify these obstacles and then create a strategy for dealing with them.
Productivity is also all about managing time and identify your ‘time drains’. Although these may be essential tasks, they bog you down. If you can take these drains on your time and eliminate, delegate, outsource or automate, you’ll remove them from your to-do list so that you can focus on more important things.
Self-awareness is key. You can improve your productivity just by monitoring your schedule and using this data to make changes. When we throw around terms like “monitor” and “data,” it may sound complex, but it is actually very simple. Productivity can be simple if you:
- Improve your focus by setting goals and priorities, planning in advance, eliminating distractions and understanding when you should STOP working and resume at another time.
- Gain an understanding of your natural rhythms and energy cycles so that you can work with them rather than against them.
- Identify and manage the biggest drains on your time through better scheduling, delegation and automation.
- Learn tips on tidying up and organizing so that you have a clean and efficient workspace.
- Stay in optimal health with minimal effort so that you’re in the best physical and mental shape possible.
- Learn about specific tools to help you enhance and optimize your productivity.
Think of this post as a productivity toolbox. You’ll find much in it that you can put to use immediately. You’ll find some techniques that work well for you, as well as those that you may not. The key is to take what you learn here and modify it to suit your tastes. Want more productivity tips? You can download my Productivity for the Wildly Successful: How to Work Faster and Get More Done (and yes, it’s free, cuz that’s just how I roll!)