Want to be more productive?
But the question is; how will you be more productive?
YouTube and the internet is full of articles, tips, videos that talk about this topic.
Unfortunately, most tips rarely work on long term, and good results are even rarer.
The following is our advice; it’s a tested system that consists of 5 steps. The best thing is that this only takes about 10-15 minutes a day, but you can save hours, and even weeks in the long term:
- First and foremost, people rarely do this, but we must check the definition of “productivity” and understand what it really means:
- the quality or state of being productive
So what does it mean, productive?
- having the quality or power of producing especially in abundance.
- doing or achieving a lot: working hard and getting good results
- producing or able to produce something especially in large amounts
As you can see, the key is the large amount.
Everybody can work. But few can work that way so that they actually get lots of things done. We’ve had days where we worked all day, yet we weren’t satisfied with the results at the end of the day.
The point is that this gets easier if we understand the definition itself:
Now we know what being productive actually means.
Now we have to figure out how to get lots of things done.
This is done by being effective, efficient throughout the day.
(effective: producing a result that is wanted)
- Collect and write down every task that we need to do that day.
We decrease our productivity if we just start working right away. We recommend you set a priority order first, as some tasks are more important than others.
- PRIORITIZE YOUR TASKS – Set a priority order for the day.
Check your tasks and order them by importance, then start working. If you’re not finished by the end of the day, don’t sweat it, you’ll feel much more productive since the important tasks are done.
- MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS
How can we become more productive if we can’t measure our progress? If there’s nothing to compare it to?
Development is only possible if we can measure our progress.
The ifocus business and productivity planner has a simple game where you collect productivity points throughout your day when doing tasks, this way you can measure your productivity and progress.
- MAKE 2 TO 4 A DAILY MORNING HABIT
Start your working days with these 2 to 4 steps, make it a habit and don’t leave out any days. Be thorough for 10-15 minutes when you’re planning your day. After all, you’re here because you’d like to become more productive. Well, there it is. These are 5 steps that will make you more productive.