Getting more done in less time – not the other way around.
We all struggle with being productive. And we’re not alone.
I’ve been working with clients for years, and I’ve seen the same problems over and over again.
In this post, I’ll share some strategies that help me stay focused and get more work done in less time.
STEP 1: Set Achievable Goals
If you’re setting goals, you need to make sure that they’re achievable. Setting a goal of “do more” without defining what that means leaves the door wide open for things to go wrong.
When you set your goals, make sure you define what success looks like. It could mean having completed more projects than you did last year, or it could mean finishing an entire book by the end of the month.
STEP 2: Keep Yourself Organized
Staying organized is the easiest way to keep yourself from getting distracted.
I use a simple system for keeping track of my tasks.
Every day, I write down everything I want to do that day on a piece of paper. Then, I organize it into categories.
Some days, I don’t get through everything, and that’s fine. But if I don’t get started until the next day, I know I’m not going to get caught up.
I also try to keep my workspace organized so that I have the most efficient way to get things done.
STEP 3: Keep Yourself Motivated
Achieving productivity is about motivation.
If you’re motivated, you’re more likely to get work done.
The key is finding a system that works for you and finding ways to keep yourself motivated.
I’ve found that a combination of motivation techniques work well.
First, I have a set of values that I hold in high regard. I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated, always being honest, always being respectful, always putting others first.
These values are the things that make me a good person, and I try to apply them to everything I do.
Second, I focus on the big picture. In my daily tasks, I’m not concerned with the little things. If I can’t finish an article in 30 minutes, I can always come back to it later.
Third, I try to give myself small victories. If I finish a task early, I celebrate. Small victories keep me focused and motivated.
Lastly, I try to make a habit out of getting up early. When I wake up, I start working immediately, and I stay in the zone until I finish my work for the day.
I hope this post helps you to be more productive!