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20 practices that can make you super productive

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20 practices that can make you super productive!

What are some ways to be super productive?
Have you had days of great productivity where everything just moved along effortlessly?
Have you also had days where you found it difficult to focus and get the things done that you had envisioned for the day and the week?
There are some habits and structures when set up and practiced consistently allow you to be super productive.
I have found the following practices to enhance and supercharge my productivity.

20 practices that can make you super productive

  1. 20 Practices That Can Make You Super Productive! LAUNCHYOURGENIUS.COM
  2. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer
  3. What are some ways to be SUPER productive?
  4. #1. Make a List Of Three To Five Things To Complete The Next Day
  5. ! ! Move on through the list to get a great boost of accomplishment.
  6. TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF YOUR LIST-MAKE A SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE LIST
  7. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”– Eva Young
  8. Our CONSCIOUS minds cannot process more than 60 to 100 bits of information per second. AVOID OVERWHELM OF LONG LISTS
  9. ACTION IS THE FOUNDATIONAL KEY TO ALL SUCCESS. -PABLO PICASSO
  10. #2. Manage Your Energy, Not Just Time “Manage your energy, not your time.”-Tony Schwartz
  11. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”– David Allen
  12. Figure out your energy level blueprint and how to manage your ENERGY
  13. Energy Level Blueprint Morning or evening person? Where is your energy high? When is your energy high?
  14. Energy Level Blueprint ASSESS EATING HABITS HYDRATION AND EXERCISE…
  15. Steer clear of energy vampires and energy drainers
  16. Energy and persistence !conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
  17. #3. Chunking Your Tasks Together
  18. “The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.” – Peter Drucker
  19. CHUNKING= GROUPING COMMON ITEMS= Focus and alignment towards a common goal and outcome.
  20. #4. Chunking Time: Cut Off distractions By focusing On One Task “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”― Bruce Lee
  21. One way to super charge your productivity is to divide your day into chunks of time for specific tasks.
  22. 45 MINUTE CHUNK + BREAK 45 MINUTE CHUNK = GREAT
  23. Research has shown Attention depreciates after 40 to 45 minutes of concentration = ATTENTION DECREMENT
  24. Research has shown To keep attention UP = take a short break after 45 minutes
  25. #5. Eat That Frog First “You cannot eat every tadpole and frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one, and that will be enough, at least for the time being.”― Brian Tracy, Eat That Frog
  26. “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”-Mark Twain
  27. = MOST DIFFICULT TASK This strategy is from Brian Tracy and is based on Mark Twain’s quote
  28. #6. Have A HOPE (Hour Of Power Everyday) Practice “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” – Tony Robbins
  29. My custom HOUR OF POWER: Affirmations Yoga and Pilates Gratitude Exercise Meditation
  30. DESIGN YOUR OWN HOPE BASED ON WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ADVISES YOU! I learnt about HOUR OF POWER practice from Tony Robbins.
  31. MANY PEAK PERFORMERS HAVE REGULAR SELF-CARE PROGRAMS THE SECRET TO RICHARD BRANSON’S PRODUCTIVITY: WORKING OUT
  32. #7. Schedule Social Media and E-mail and Minimize Distractions
  33. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus”― Alexander Graham Bell
  34. #8. The 2-minute Rule ! Tip from David Allen of GTD: IF YOU CAN GET AN ACTION DONE IN 2 MINUTES= DO IT
  35. ! “I have a two-minute rule that says: If you determine an action can be done in two minutes, you actually should do it right then because it’ll take longer to organize it and review it than it would be to actually finish it the first time you notice it. If you don’t avoid the question about what’s the next step, lots of two minute items could be done right then.” David Allen, interview to Success magazine.
  36. #9. Declutter And Organize: Put Everything Back In Its Designated Space
  37. Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty opportunity. lies – Albert Einstein
  38. A good system of organization is vital for productivity and creativity.
  39. Is clutter interfering with your PRODUCTIVITY?
  40. #10. Have Shorter Meetings Or Scheduling A Walking Meeting
  41. SHORTER MEETINGS <30 MIN
  42. SMALLER GROUP, MORE FOCUS
  43. What di d ge t me moving was a s o c ial interaction. Someone invited me to a meeting, but couldn’t manage to fit me in to a regular sort of conference room meeting, and said, ‘I have to walk my dogs tomorrow. Could you come then?’ It seemed kind of odd to do, and actually, that first meeting, I remember thinking,’I have to be the one to ask the next question,’ because I knew I was g o i n g t o h u f f a n d p u f f d u r i n g t h i s conversation. And yet, I’ve taken that idea and made it my own. So instead of going to coffee meetings or fluorescent-lit conference room meetings, I ask people to go on a walking meeting, to the tune of 20 to 30 miles a week. It’s changed my life.”- Nilofer Merchant, TED talk, Got a Meeting, Take a walk.
  44. STICK WITH THE AGENDA
  45. CLUMP YOUR MEETINGS TOGETHER
  46. Have an unconventional meeting like a walking or a workout meeting. Walking meeting tip from Nilofer Merchant, TED talk, Got a Meeting, Take a walk
  47. #11. Prioritize Your Tasks And Schedule Them In
  48. “ T h e k e y i s n o t t o prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule y o u r p r i o r i t i e s . ” – Stephen Covey
  49. Having a weighted, and priority based system is a wonderful way to be super-productive and get a lot accomplished. !
  50. A simple priority system is to divide actions and tasks based on when you need to do them.
  51. TASKS NOW TASKS TODAY TASKS THIS WEEK
  52. #12. Say No To Overscheduling !and Delegate
  53. “If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.” -Elizabeth Grace Saunders
  54. DO YOU WANT TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF?
  55. DO YOU SAY YES TO PLEASE OTHERS?
  56. PRODUCTIVITY PICKLE: TAKING ON TOO MUCH + TOO LITTLE TIME + UNREALISTIC ASSESSMENT DO NOT SWEAT IT BY GETTING INTO THE PICKLE!
  57. Being realistic about your time will save you much trouble in the future.
  58. ! Develop the art of effective DELEGATION ! Match the task with the skill set of individuals and then do not hesitate to delegate.
  59. Saying “no” to the ever piling list of tasks is not only productivity savvy but also essential for your sanity.
  60. #13. Use Technology To Be MORE PRODUCTIVE
  61. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” –Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  62. I use notifications to keep me on track with my projects. I use timers to set a quick timer and get going on the task. I use note and idea capturing tools to capture and make sketches of ideas that I receive.
  63. #14. Sleep More, Take Naps And Stay Hydrated “Rest and be thankful.” William Wordsworth
  64. One of the secrets of great productivity is getting enough sleep to make you last through the day without fatigue and burnout.
  65. Taking a small power nap during the day is also highly effective.
  66. #15. Do Things Less Perfectly
  67. ! Perfectionism can wreak havoc on your productivity. Are you the person most difficult to please? “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire
  68. You may keep improving a project but in reality, you need to get quick feedback to assess if the work is nearing completion.
  69. ! A quick way to snap out of perfectionism: ! 1. Become clear about the expectations ! 2. Receive feedback ! 3. Set a deadline and stick to it.
  70. #16. Work Environment Matters ! “We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.” – Laure Lacornette
  71. ! Companies like Google, Pixar and IDEO show us that environment matters for making productivity fun and engaging.
  72. Ask yourself if your environment is facilitating productivity or if it is blocking it? !
  73. #17. Use The Pareto Principle ! The Pareto principle says that 80% of your work results come from 20% of your work effort.
  74. WHERE DO YOUR BEST RESULTS COME FROM? ! WHAT DO YOU DO YOUR BEST WORK IN? Delegate the REST
  75. #18. Become Intentional With Your Time And Your Work ! “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  76. You can become intentional by: Giving up multitasking for unitasking. ! Taking up the tasks and work that you enjoy most. ! Being grateful for the little victories and accomplishments. ! Developing a Kaizen or continuous improvement mindset. ! Taking small but consistent steps. ! Letting go of analysis paralysis and taking action. ! Doing less and not more. ! “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay
  77. #19. Script The Critical Moves “Ambiguity is the enemy. Any successful change requires a translation of ambiguous goals into concrete behaviors. In short, to make a switch, you need to script the critical moves.”-Dan and Chip Heath, Switch.
  78. ! The idea is that you need a clear and easy to implement action plan. ! The plan should script the critical moves in a manner that avoids confusion and overwhelm.
  79. AMBIGUITY OR LACK OF CLARITY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP FORWARD= RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
  80. Do you lack key information on how to implement? Dilemma of information overload and lack of forward progress!
  81. Example from Dan and Chip Heath from their book, Switch. The food pyramid gives such a wide array of ambiguous choices that people get lost in the details. ! Instead of one key behavior that people should change, the pyramid gives options and choices that are not easy to put in place.
  82. The authors point out that telling people to switch to 1% milk in a West Virginia community was more effective than telling them to “eat healthy.”
  83. #20. Setting Up Structures And Habits That Work For You ! ! “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” – Stephen Hawking
  84. MOTIVATION IS WHAT GETS YOU STARTED. HABIT IS WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING. -JIM ROHN
  85. Intentional productivity depends on the habits and structures that you have set up in your life. Identify the areas that are creating issues for you and plan ahead and set up structures to simplify them.
  86. Structures and habits should: Eliminate and automate the unnecessary worry of bothering with the small details. ! Focus on your big goals and allow you to make a big splash in the key areas. ! Have triggers and cues that motivate you forward towards joyful and engaged productivity.
  87. Structures and habits should: ! Have rewards built-in within them to motivate you. Make you more relaxed and engaged and not the opposite. Address the key “why” and “how” questions.
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