Remaining focused on productivity is necessary with any successful business. Without a properly executed plan, your projects fall through the cracks. However, it is possible to boost productivity in 10 easy steps.
Step 1 Organization: OK. I understand. You might be saying, “I already know that.” Unfortunately, knowing isn’t enough. Make a plan and follow it to a tee. Stay organized.
Step 2 Use time-saving tools: Have you heard of LastPass? If not, you might want to look into this time-saving tool. It can save you time.
Step 3 Bookmarks save time: You will have more time for your projects, and increase your productivity if you bookmark the sites that you need to use regularly.
Those who use steps 2 and 3 together realize how much time can be saved with these two simple steps.
Step 4 Two monitors: I have to admit that I fought this one. Two monitors??? Yet, within just a few months of having my computer set up this way, one of my monitors went out. From that point on, I understood why a friend had suggested that I get dual monitors.
Step 5 Create checklists: I love them, and they can boost your productivity if you create and use checklists.
Step 6 Delegate: It’s possible that this should be step #1. No one can do it all, and it’s hard for us to admit that. When things get hectic, remember that you don’t have to do it all. You can delegate to a virtual assistant.
Step 7 Take a break. I used to skip this step. It seemed counterproductive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Take a break, and see how refreshed you feel afterward.
Step 8 Keep an open mind. This is especially hard for successful people. They’ve built their business through their own hard work. However, so many use brainstorming strategies because they work.
Step 9 Keep up with technology. It’s built to increase productivity, get things done faster, and to keep up with the trends. Keep an eye on software programs that can increase your productivity.
Step 10 Maintain a positive mindset. Negative thinking works against any of your best efforts. A positive mindset is one of your best tools to increase productivity. Use it at every opportunity.
With 10 easy-to-follow steps, you can move from chaos to productivity.