THE One Productive Tip
There are a slew of tips out there that are available for you to put to use and become more productive; however, to implement all of them would be…well, the opposite of productive.
One tip that I have mentioned before is key: Keep it simple.
“How?! How can I keep things simple in today’s massively complex environment?” you might ask. I’ve got a few answers for that. The following may sound familiar if you’ve been keeping up with previous emails—either way, it’s good to be reminded from time to time.
One task at a time—no multitasking.
By applying this to your everyday schedule, you’ll be able to simplify your existing systems in place and boost productivity. Multitasking can be great on a macro scale but is not so effective on a micro scale. For example, having three things going at once over the course of 90 days is much more manageable than three things at once over the course of 90 minutes. Once you have completed your one task, check it off of the list and move on to the next. Simple, right?
Set up your environment for success.
Apply simplification to your current surroundings. Get rid of all of the interruptions that you know will slow you down. This means everything from notifications on your cell phone or social media apps to the television or even the refrigerator. Honestly evaluate what pulls you away from productivity and remove it from your work environment or move your environment. Set yourself up for success!
Focus on your most important tasks, FIRST.
Only work on tasks that will get you closer to your goal before moving on to lower priority items. This will help to simplify the to-do list. Remember that when you say yes to one thing, you are also saying no to another. Delegate or remove all of the less critical to-dos on your list and you’ll find that your productivity levels will increase.
K.I.S.S—Keep It Simple, Silly.
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