It’s almost a joy, the feeling of tying away the boxes from the to-do list, at the end of a long day. It’s like holding a date or something. With cell phones ringing every minute with notifications or ringing a bunch of flexible options, it can be hard to keep focused on your work, and productive. Luckily with a little determination and following some tips, you can produce, as long as you reduce certain things or abandon them altogether.
Here is a list of twelve things you need to give up if you want to produce.
- Give up an unhealthy lifestyle
It’s not easy, it takes a lot of effort but remember that when your body rushes to a little sleep or a bad diet like junk food, there is only a handful of energy left in your brain! These days people are so focused on saving time that they hesitate to use it to buy healthy food, let alone cook for themselves. To save time they forget the cost which is the loss of attention and focus, which is lost when they do not use the right kind of fuel for their body.
- Stop trying to keep business tools
A good woodcutter spends 70% of his time sharpening his ax. Why? Because the quality of your tools is a determining factor in how good your output will be and how well you will work towards achieving the desired result. Start by taking your bulk email service or your CRM as it is a long-term game and fixing it soon will save you time over time.
“Never make a mistake with movement.” – Ernest Hemingway
- Provide transactional relationships
Building a relationship requires a lot of time and effort. Throw in the first or acquaintance class and spend a lot of time. Also, consider spending a lot of time doing all that and you should release them at the end of the month because of their inability to work. So, if you are going to invest in building a relationship, invest in a long-term future. For example, train one employee to stay with you for years instead of hiring low-paid assistants who will have to say goodbye to them in a few months.
- Assign multiple tasks
Too many activities run unhealthy and do not benefit your potential productive day. It will drag and drop if you fail to perform all the tasks on your list. It is a last resort for busy entrepreneurs. You think you are gaining more, and in fact, you are gaining less.
Statistics show that doing too many different things leads to a 40% reduction in productivity and a 10% decrease in IQ.
- Give up that solo-fighter mindset
People need people to achieve goals and help each other achieve the desired results. Look around and see that there are many answers and solutions to your problems in your instant circles, and more – in your online communities. You are not alone in your battles! What an idea that you need to do everything yourself and then start asking for help.
- Stop working on weekends
All right, let’s reset it. You can work any day of the week. Just make sure you have a day or time to relax so that you can move your body, evoke some art or be social; If not for its pleasure, at least in the name of production. Some CEOs recommend a little, like a 4-day working week of high productivity. Research shows that getting out of your business gives you a much needed perspective and allows you to come up with creative solutions. Also, take the example of Wordsworth and other drunken poets who used to visit when they wanted to create new ideas for their art.
- Stop working for work
Strengthen the road to your favorite goal. Specify the type of results you intend. Examine the steps and take them back. Identify the things that press you to reach your goals and those that take you and your time.
- Give people something fun
Following the last point, intentionally about the things you say “yes” to. Does it affect your immediate goals? Does it help to build long-term relationships? Is there happiness in them or do they give you peace of mind? If none of the above applies to you no.
“The way to start is to stop talking and start acting.” – Walt Disney
- Give up your communication addiction
Addiction, by definition, is something we cannot easily abandon. To prevent this, first start by introducing “logical use” in communication. For example, whenever you open any app, start by asking yourself the question “What am I here to do today?” If your answer is yes, engaging with your fans means that aloud, for the better result. When you have achieved what you have come to do, you can also say – aloud again – “I have accomplished what I came here to do.” then close it and proceed to do some of your work. Take steps for children to deal with your addiction.
- Give the need for control
You do not want to be frustrated if you cannot get the right pitch so invest in a good capo. Work on creating systems that can let others know the state of your business at a glance. From weekly reports, to project management tools, spend more time making plans, to save time.
- Offer whatever needs to be done more often
By looking at everything you do over and over again, try to turn it into a system, and the systems can be automated or exported. Unless, of course, repetitive action is something you really enjoy.
- Stop working without a to-do list
When you allow emails, messages, and requests to replace the to-do list, you feel like you’re working and checking things out. However, in reality, you are not progressing toward your chosen goals. Try to comment on one thing before you open conversations or open emails. Hopefully, the feeling of accomplishing small tasks on your list is fun!
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