How Would You Rate Your Personal Productivity?
We all want to be successful but bad habits and distractions can sneak in to destroy our productivity. And by the end of the day we find that we've been busy but we don't have much to show for it. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your personal productivity? 1 is “lousy”. You don’t get much done at all but you do make a lot of coffee and you have loads of friends. 10 is “perfect”. At the end of the day you’ve checked everything on your to-do list and you’ve accomplished all of your objectives.
If you’re operating around the 5 or 6 level then it’s time to jumpstart your personal productivity. Contrary to what you might think, personal productivity isn’t about one’s intellect or capability.
Personal Productivity Isn’t Just About Getting More Done in Less Time
Most people assume that being more productive is simply about getting more done in less time. Sure productive people achieve infinitely more in mere months than other people do in years – but productivity is more of a way of being. You could actually be doing less and yet, at the same time, be more productive.
Personal Productivity = Good Habits
Contrary to what you might think, personal productivity isn’t about one’s intellect or capability. But it is about practicing certain habits over others to get the most out of your day.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
- Henry Ford
The reason we get ourselves into a routine of poor personal productivity is because we don’t develop good productivity habits. These are things that we need to practice daily and do consistently to improve our personal performance and productivity. For example, the only way to stay fit and maintain a good weight is to make healthy eating and exercise a habit. If you only exercise now and again and consistently eat poorly then you’re not going to achieve your goals.
How to Get More Done With Five of the Best Productivity Secrets
A wealth of information has been written on the art of mastering personal productivity. It’s mostly common sense. The problem is that common sense is NOT common practice. Most of the advice you’ll come across will improve your productivity. But if it doesn’t resonate with you or if it cannot be easily applied then it’s not going to lead to any tangible results.
I have 5 Top Productivity Tips (and two bonuses) that you can start using today. These alone will save you hours every week and give you the time to do what you want to do – such as work on your own development.
The Top 5 Productivity Tips are grouped by some of the most common difficulties we face in the workplace today:
- Distraction, Focus and Flow
Find out how you can start improving your personal productivity today. Get your copy of the Top 5 Productivity Tips here.
SPECIAL MENTION ABOUT ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
Do you know that regular, high quality one-on-ones with your employees are the single easiest management practice to save you time and improve productivity. Do one-on-ones right and not only can you can take care of almost all your management responsibilities in one go but they will also deliver you to manager Nirvana . It almost seems too good to be true – which could be why some managers don’t believe in them.
The reason why not every manager believes in one-on-ones is because not every manager knows how to do fast, high quality one-on-ones. As with anything in life, do it wrong and you're simply not going to see the results. But do it right and one-on-ones will change your life and deliver you to management nirvana.
And the reason why bosses and employees have poor one on ones is simply because no-one shows you how to have high quality One-ones. I know none of my my bosses every taught me this skill and clearly no-one ever showed them either. What I do with Manager Foundation is that I show you the real world boss skills that you need but they don't teach you in university. That's why I made a mini-course on one-on-ones (including a one-on-one template with a one-on-one meeting agenda) which will show you 3 Easy Steps 2 1 on 1's. What I expect you'll find is that you already know some of the content on some type of level but maybe you're not putting it into practice. This will help. As I say this is essential for new managers and helpful for experienced managers.
Do you have any comments, tips or questions about improving personal productivity? Please help the rest of us out by sharing in the comments below.
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