What if you could magically have an extra half hour or more to yourself or with family each day?
And what if you could increase your productivity by as much as 50% at the same time?
What if you had more free time and got more done at the same time? You can! (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook
Does that sound like something you’d like? I know it sounds unrealistic, but it’s entirely possible. Let me show you how.
Before we go any further, let me make something very clear. Not one of these 10 tips is a magical productivity bullet. There is no such thing.
Let me also be clear that this list comes from my own personal experience struggling to stay focused and meet deadlines. Each of these works for me, but some of them might not be ideal for you. If you implement a good number of them, though, you really can find yourself spending less time at work and getting more done.
10 ways to boost your productivity…today
1. Realize this first
Before you apply any productivity hacks or new routines, first realize and acknowledge to yourself that you will never, I repeat never, accomplish everything in one day that you need to.
What’s the secret to getting more done in less time?
The secret lies in taking the path of least resistance, which is exactly how I helped a coaching client cut his work time by 20% and increase his productivity by 30%.
The secret to getting more done in less time is taking the path of least resistance. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook
Whether you like it or not, human beings are wired to take the easy route. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s a survival mechanism ingrained in us from our days as hunter-gatherers.
Do you ever feel like you are working more but getting less done?
Have you ever ended an eight, nine, or ten hour day scratching your head wondering what you accomplished? Or, as a coaching client of mine admitted he’d experienced, you’ve worked a full day and not eliminated one item from your to-do list?
The average worker is interrupted every 11 minutes. No wonder so many feel unproductive. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook
Don’t worry. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are normal. And that is the problem. You don’t want to be normal. You’re a world changer. You want to get things done.
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