In this day and age, productivity is in. Therefore, if you can do all of your work in four hours instead of six — just as an example — then you will be considered a productivity machine.
The less time it takes you to get done with work-related tasks, the more time you have to do the things you love. While 9-to-5 has been the norm for what seems like a lifetime, the workday seems to be going in two directions: (1) If you work in an office, then exceeding the 9-to-5 lifestyle by working longer days looks good (of course, you still have to get done with your work). (2) If you work from a remote setting, or have more flexibility with your schedule, then you try to become the most productive version of yourself by setting time blocks, and work-life balance starts to have a purpose as a result.
Whether the case, everyone is trying to be more productive nowadays in hopes of having more free time, and to follow along with this trend, we will be unleashing some invaluable productivity tips for fellow entrepreneurs, especially the ones who have more flexibility with their schedules/work from a remote setting.
Invaluable Productivity Tips For Entrepreneurs
- First things first, work in time blocks — if you don’t already, of course. During these time blocks, the only thing that matters is work. Nothing else.
- This should go without saying, but here it goes anyway: Set up your time blocks when you are your most productive version of yourself. For a lot of people, that is in the morning.
- Work with your phone on silent, and by all means, do not check your social media accounts when you are trying to knock some work out of the park.
- Do all of your planning before you sit down and do work. This will help you stay on topic and will also lead to you not stopping as much, wondering where to go next. Heck, even have your work playlist ready (if you listen to music while you work) in hopes of not having to change the song over and over again until your ears are satisfied, if you will.
- Don’t give into distractions, and make sure everyone else knows you are about to go on a working spree as well. Anything and everything not related to your work should be considered a distraction. Work with the door closed if you need to.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
- Don’t check emails during this time. They can wait.
- If it helps you out, then get more than one computer monitor.
- Declutter your desk. Seriously, this really works.
- Delegate tasks when you can.
- Make sure you are getting the proper amount of sleep so you are focused, alert and ready to go every day.
- Take breaks when you need them, even if you are in the middle of a working block.
- Stay consistent in your ways. The more consistent you are with any given schedule, the more likely it will become a habit. In no time, these good habits will become second nature — just like making your bed in the morning.
- Learn, learn, learn. The more knowledge you gain, the brighter your mind will become, and the easier simple tasks (and hard ones) will become.
Make 2017 the most productive year of your life!
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