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How to Be More Productive

Tips For Being More Productive How to get more out of each day ADD is a national workplace affliction. We spend 28% of the work week on unnecessary distractions. We change tasks on average every three minutes and spend an average of 13 hours each week checking emails. We spend 5 hours a week surfing sites non work related. Maximizing our productivity is all about finding the right balance. Whether you are running a company or are an employee trying to advance there are some helpful tips can make you more productive and help you get more done each day. I am offering a free ebook ‘How to Be More Productive’ which you can download for free by clicking the button at the end of this post. Identify what your distraction triggers are As in addiction there are triggers for our distractions. We see an email come through or a social media posting and we go off in the wrong direction. It is important to identify these in order to break the habit. A new linked in connection will set you off on a 30 minute social media scroll or you will see something in the news while researching and spend an hour reading about that. Be honest and although this tracking will add extra work for a week or two it will save you much more in the future. You can use a time tracker app like RescueTime or a simple paper and pen. Identify priorities We could all use a better to do list. Segment your list into different priorities and then rank the tasks with each segment. The...

5 ideas for improving productivity

5 Ideas for Improving Productivity; “Personal productivity is a key differentiator between those who succeed in their chosen field and those who do not,” says bestselling author Brian Tracy. He also said that “our greatest asset is our earning ability and our greatest asset is out time.” Improving productivity can have a big impact on your bottom line I’ve read that you should focus on only one thing a day and get that done. To me that says that person works for a large corporation and has a big support staff. Every small business owner and entrepreneur knows that they are not satisfied with accomplishing one task a day. There are too many moving parts that you oversee. So narrow it down to a top 2 or 3. Not enough time in the day We’ve all felt like this. “there are not enough hours in a day and no matter how hard I work I am still not getting to things.” Sometimes we may be working hard, but we are not working smart to be the most productive. There are some real world things you can do to improve your productivity and help you get more done. At the end I have a convenient resources sheet with a summary of the information and links. Goals & Priorities should be set first thing in the morning. Focus on the tasks that will move your business forward, even the tasks that aren’t your favorites. My friend, Bill Stern, who founded ‘The Natural Dentist’ oral care brand told me one of his least favorite tasks was cold calling buyers of retail chains....