The saying goes that if ever you need something done give it to a busy person. You can be assured that the busy person has a set of very useful strategies in place that helps them to get stuff done. Have you ever wondered what their secret is, and how these busy people seem to always get things done?
We assume you would like a sneak preview of what it takes to be super efficient in getting things done.
Seven Productivity Strategies that Works
1. Your Game-Plan - If you want to be successful at what you are doing, you would need a Game-Plan. A wise profit was once quoted in saying ' Who would want to construct a building without first calculating the costs and the time it would take to complete the building project'. Having structure coupled with time-management with clearly set out directives will go a long way in getting your game-plan into motion.
2. Reduce Distractions - To make the most out of your working day, any busy person will tell you that you should avoid distractions as far as possible. Even though you may think you can multi-task effectively and deal with any distractions coming your way, you should still try to pinpoint which distractions are preventing you from being as productive as you would like to be.
3. The Power of Self-Discipline - One of the keys to being successful as an employee, small business owner or self-employed individual is practicing self-discipline. Without it you will fall flat on your face in that you won't be able to meet your given deadlines. It is a case of holding yourself accountable and rewarding yourself for having sticking power in getting stuff done.
4. Be Motivated - Staying motivated is essential if you want to accomplish the tasks that you have set out for yourself at the beginning of the day. There is absolutely nothing wrong in giving yourself a pat on the back, figuratively speaking, and saying to yourself 'Well Done Mate'. in other words - Get excited about what you are doing, and you would soon want to do more
5. Having a Goal - Do you know where you are going in your work life? It is very important to have a goal that you work towards. If you know exactly what you want to achieve you will get their faster and get more stuff done. It is as simple as shifting your thoughts toward your goal and making it your sole aim or mission to focus on it until it gets completed. You will have smaller and bigger targets to concentrate on, but the important thing to remember would be to focus on accomplishing your given tasks.
6. Getting Organized - It is absolutely imperative that you get organized if you want to be successful as well as productive. Getting stuff done starts with being organized and knowing exactly what needs doing and in what order you are going to do it. You need to have a well organized list of things to do and set yourself timelines. In addition, your supplies and equipment needed to accomplish your task for the day need to be in order
7. Guard Against Burnout - One sure way to decrease your productivity levels is through burnout. Most people would refer to overworking yourself as 'Burning the Midnight Oil'. A lot of people bring their work home with them or, in the case of small business owners and self employed individual who are always surrounded by work. This is not a good thing as every waking hour is spend focusing on work and work only. In the long run it will lead to anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and being depressed. In allowing this to happen you become counter productive. Best to shut yourself off at a certain point as tomorrow is another day.
There are still a couple more points that we could still talk about with regards to following certain strategies and key thoughts in being productive and getting things done. But, the points we highlighted over here happen to be the most important ones. For a more in-dept discussion which will also include other useful points that are worthy of your consideration.