Part of the top work place distractions is multi tasking or deciding to take on a lot of tasks – more than one can handle. Let’s face it, being too eager to take on more than what you can actually do can keep you from focusing on one task and being successful at it. Continue reading “Have you tried the Pomodoro Technique yet?”
We are supposed to concentrate on the job in hand, then move on to the next tasks. But it’s not always that easy. Whether you work in an office environment or are freelance working at home, you find plenty of distractions. These quickly eat into your day and you find your priority tasks get left undone – leading to stress. Continue reading “Cut out these 10 distractions… to make more time”
You Need A Mentor
After a lifetime of study, research, trial and error, observation, failure and success with different productivity sytsems, I’ve come to realise that powering through life, getting things that matter done, consists of taking seven steps and making them ongoing habits you incorporate into your daily living, so they become second nature.
Mankind has evolved, and continues to do so. You must make life long learning the foundation of your plan.
People that put some thought into their schedule, workflow, workspace and routine get big results back. The haphazard approach fails every time.
03 FINDING TIME
It’s easy to lose control over time and over run. Some people really struggle with this one, yet allocating time effectively is a keynote to success.
04 COPING WITH STRESS
Stress is part of life – it can’t be avoided, so you must be able to deal with it or you will burn out.
Creativity will get you anywhere. Doing things in a new and better way will transform you life.
So creativity is vital if you are to make significant change.
06 DECISION MAKING
Success usually boils down to the decisions we make. Some people make terrible ones and others are incapable of making any.. Cooling thinking under pressure will bring you success.
07 TAKE CONTROL
When you can go ahead and take the necessary action, you will be be able to make things you want happen.
Pick the actions on this list you think will help you, and to it today….
1. Listen actively in every discussion.
2. Train yourself to go down your to do list without skipping the difficult items.
3. Persist when you sense that you have a winner.
4. Concentrate on one thing at a time.
5. Stop nonproductive activities as soon as possible.
6. Start with the most profitable parts of the project and cut down on the rest if possible.
7. Always work from the 80%/20% rule.
8. Have confidence in your judgment about priorities and stick to them in difficult times.
9. Concentrate on the most important things first.
10. Scan the media looking for ideas you can build on.
11. Work smarter not harder.
12. Give yourself rewards when you’ve done important or difficult things
13. Keep long-term goals in mind.
14. Put up signs reminding you of your goals.
15. Revise your lifetime goals once a month.
16. Be on the lookout for new techniques to help you save time.
17. Don’t feel guilty about what you haven’t done.
18. Don’t regret your failures.
19. Build on your successes.
20. Cultivate the attitude of optimism.
1 – Treat every job you face as fun, an opportunity to excel and not as a burden. If you keep complaining about your work, you will not be able to focus, and eventually you will give up and the rest of the work for others to finish. Be positive.
2 – Meditate! This helps you concentrate on things more and develop a calmer approach when it comes to dealing with a difficult task. This will improve your concentration “muscles” and will replenish your mind with the right attitude and drive to work harder.
3 – Breathe before your start your work. Breathe calmly and properly – this will encourage your mind to relax and take things one stride at a time. If you come to think of it, breathing becomes forceful, shallow and fast if you feel rushed and if you lack concentration.
4 – Create a normal and steady flow of things. This means that you need to plan and follow your plans by the book. This will keep you from stirring away from what you need to do, thus making your work effectively and efficiently.
5 – Get plenty of sleep. If your body is well rested, so will your mind be. A well rested mind and body leads to a better attitude towards work. Lack of sleep can make you impatient and in a hurry to finish things which will lead to poor quality of work.
How To Connect For Success
Life is hard enough on one’s own. I strongly recommend that you find a few like-minded individuals such that you can share your goals and support each other.
In essence, you are creating a mastermind. A group of people whose goal is to help each other succeed and see things they might have otherwise missed.
Side note: This is a great use of UPSIDE leverage.
Magic Success Means Staying The Course
After taking action, this is probably the biggest key to success!
It’s hard enough to take action, but if you give up quickly, you will never know the success that lives “just around the bend.”
I don’t really know how to teach you persistence except to tell you that it is absolutely crucial! Everyone will experience challenging times… times that make you doubt yourself and your plan.
If you want to succeed you must be pig-headed! You must persevere in spite of your self-doubt and the negativity poured on by others.