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15 Tips to Stay Productive in 2017

Now is a good time to make sure all these tips stick and you can benefit from them next year. Because being productive is not a lifehack to be done once. Staying productive is a lifestyle choice, a mission to yourself. A goal for the next year that shouldn’t be abandoned as fast as January-made gym membership card.

Here are all of Derrek’s advice summarized in one slideshow. The 15 tips you can refer to when feeling that you can’t get anything done. A feeling, all of us feel from time to time.

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15 Tips to Stay Productive in 2017

  1. 1. 15 Days of Productivity By Weekdone goal setting app
  2. 2. Postponing is easy (and stressful). By doing uncomfortable things first, you can increase your confidence and decrease stress. And so the squirrels started their work, lifting big acorns and doing hard tasks first. The squirrels were quite busy with so many tasks, but which ones to do first, one may ask? Day 1 — Do the things you hate doing first
  3. 3. Complete acorn storage for winter SQUIRRELDONE KR Find 4 potential hiding spots KR Secure 100 acorns Week Quarter 0 0 Derrek Squirrel 0 0 0 spots % pcs Share and track the goals you want to accomplish. Use Objectives and Key Results to set your goals and manage your progress. With the help of Squirreldone they knew what to do, mange their goals in and OKR view. With so many goals the squirrels were led astray, how were they to know what progress they made from day to day. Day 2 — Share and track goals
  4. 4. + Add a new key result + Add a quarterly objecetive 0 pcs DECEMBER · DEC EM R · EC EMBER · DE C EMBER · DEC EM BER · DC EMBER · DEC EMBER · DEC EM BER · DC EM BER · DECBER · DC EBER · DEC EMB ER · DEC EMER · DEC E MBR · DC E BER · DEC EMBER · DE EM BER · DC EMBER · DEC EMBER · DEC EMBR · DE C EMBR · DE C EER · EC EMBER · DEC E MBER · DEC EMBER · DE C MB ER · DEC E BER · DEC EMB ER · DEC E ER · D EC EMER · DEBER · DEC EM BER · C EMR · DEC EMR · D EC EMBER · DEC EB ER · DEC EMB ER Postponing is easy (and stressful). By doing uncomfortable things first, you can increase your confidence and decrease stress. They filled up a calendar with all of their plans, and now soon success would be in their hands. The squirrels had their goals, but organization was needed. The advice of the owl would surely be heeded. Day 3 — Block your time
  5. 5. zz z z · DEC EM BR · DEC EMBER · DEC E R · DEC E MBER · DE C EM BR · DEC EMB ER · DE C EMER · DEC EM BER · D EC EMBER Your quality of work, and concentration decline by 30% when you’re sleepy. You’ll get a lot less done when you don’t sleep enough. By getting some sleep the squirrels felt much better, and were able to go about their work unfettered. Using a coffee IV the squirrells tried to survive, but it was not good for their health and no way to thrive. Day 4 — Get enough sleep
  6. 6. Plans SQUIRRELDONE · Email @Lynx about the transfer ♥ ɔ … ♥ ɔ … Week Quarter Derrek Squirrel · Prepare presentation on new goal setting tool (Squirreldone) L O Before taking action make plans on how you will get things done. Keep a to-do list of your daily and weekly plans. For sharing their plans, they set up weekly reporting. With that settled they could get back to acorn sorting. With the month figured out, the squirrels needed help with their week. Surely the owl could get that on fleek. Day 5 — Plan Ahead
  7. 7. ♥ ɔ … + Add a weekly plan · Schedule meeting with @Rabbit about winter preparations R Prepare presentation on new goal setting tool (Squirreldone) Plans SQUIRRELDONE Email @Lynx about the transfer ♥ ɔ … ♥ ɔ … L Week Quarter Derrek SquirrelS Organize your plans by importance. Mark which ones you need to get done and do those first. The squirrels sat down and reviewed their most pressing matters, and marked off which tasks needed done faster. There was so much to do with the squirrels were busy working away, but some important tasks were being left at bay. Day 6 — Prioritize your plans
  8. 8. R + Add a weekly plan Schedule meeting with @Rabbit about winter preparations ♥ ɔ … Done SQUIRRELDONE Email @Lynx about the transfer ♥ ɔ … ♥ ɔ …O L Prepare presentation on new goal setting tool (Squirreldone) Week Quarter + Add a weekly plan Derrek Squirrel Mark your accomplishments and progress as you go. Crossing items off a to-do list feels great and motivates you to get more done. With tasks being done they crossed off their lists. Now surely, none of their success would be missed. The squirrels were confused about what they had done. The owl had the perfect advice for this one. Day 7 — Mark your Progress
  9. 9. + Add a new key result + Add a quarterly objecetive CLICK TO START weekdone.com Squirrel tested and approved. Try out Weekdone to manage your goals.
  10. 10. Plans Schedule meeting with @Rabbit about winter preparations ♥ ɔ …R Search Squirrelbook s Derrek Home 10 8724 Derrek Squirrel Squirrelbook 40% of all the unproductive work time goes to internet surfing. Don't get distracted by social media/e-mail/coworkers while focusing on important tasks. The squirrels closed their apps and got back to work, knowing that SquirrelFeed quizzes should never come first. On Squirrelbook the squirrels were scrolling away, the owl saw the problem and stepped in to say “HEY!” Day 8 — Stay Focused
  11. 11. 1015 Plans SQUIRRELDONE · Email @Lynx about the transfer ♥ ɔ … ♥ ɔ …· Schedule meeting with @Rabbit about winter preparations Week Quarter Derrek Squirrel R L First thing to do is to figure out, what's important to get results. Do tasks you need to do, only do tasks that would be nice to do if you have extra time. After doing big tasks based on the owl’s advice, they managed to find time for a few smaller things that were nice. The squirrels were quite lost with so many things to do, but which ones to do first was something they wish they knew. Day 9 —Do only important tasks
  12. 12. ♥ ɔ …· Prepare presentation on new goal setting tool (Squirreldone) ♥ ɔ …· Have a business lunch with @Wolf Urgent Important Can wait O W The highest-performing 10% of workers tend to work for 52 minutes followed by a 17-minute break. The squirrels had their coffee, and some had their tea, they realized rested and refocused was the way to be. With no time to rest their work had bebadgan to suffer, they need a way to stop things from getting rougher. Day 10 —Take regular breaks
  13. 13. Multitasking can drop productivity as much as 40%. Try and focus on one task at a time. Learning that multitasking is a crime, the squirrels buckled down and only did one task at a time. With emails, reports, and acorns the squirrels were quite busy, but doing so much at once had put their heads in a tizzy. Day 11 —Don’t multitask. Ever
  14. 14. DO THE THINGS YOU HA DOHE THINGS YOU HATE DOI DO THE THINGS YOU HATE DOING FIRST DOE TH FDFINGS YOU HATE FIRST DO THU HATE DOING FIRST DOTHE THINGSX<XC YOU HATE G FIRST DO THE THINGS YOU HATEZX G FIRST THE T YOU HATE DOING FIRST INGS YOU ZX HATE DOING ACTION PLAN Review your plans and goals. See what you still have to do and come up with an action plan to get it done. The squirrels met up to have a meeting, with an action plan morale was up and soon their fears were fleeting. The squirrels had done a lot, but the holidays were near. Now it was crunch time and their anxiety turned to fear. Day 12 —Set Yourself Up for Success
  15. 15. D DO THE T SQUIRRELDONE Week Quarter 21-25 Nov 28 Nov 2 Dec 5-9 Dec last week this week HAPPINESS 3.5 TEAM SPIRIT 4.5 ENERGY LE... 2.5 OOMPF LE... 4 21-25 Nov 28 Nov 2 Dec 23-30 Oct last week this week PROBLEMS 1 OVERDUE 16 9-16 Oct 16-23 Oct 23-30 Oct last week this week COMPLETI... 25% WEEKSCORE 63 S Sales Create filters to automatically prioritize your emails. Use templates for repeated tasks. Use automated status reports instead of long status update meetings. The squirrels were sick of filing repetitive reports, the owl spoke up and shared a solution of sorts. The squirrels were sick of filing repetitive reports, the owl spoke up and shared a solution of sorts. Day 13 —Automate the boring stuff
  16. 16. L S S Winston Owl Derrek Squirrel Alfred LynxS Give your brain a rest after a period of heavy mental focus. If you just spent 2-3h on a high focus task, recharge by taking on a low-focus task. By switching between tasks, both high and low, the squirrels now could get back in the flow. Having focused so hard the squirrels thought their heads might explode, so the owl shared some advice to lighten the load. Day 14 —Switch between high- and low-focus tasks
  17. 17. Complete acorn storage for winter SQUIRRELDONE KR Find 4 potential hiding spots KR Secure 100 acorns Week Quarter 0 0 Derrek Squirrel 4 100 100 spots % pcs Create filters to automatically prioritize your emails. Use templates for repeated tasks. Use automated status reports instead of long status update meetings. The squirrels discussed their success with a quick OKR chatter. Now it was time for the holidays and to spend it with people who matter. With all their task completed there was little left to do, the owl shouted out “It’s time for the quarterly review!” Day 15 —Reflect on your productivity
  18. 18. CLICK TO START Squirrel tested and approved. Try out Weekdone to manage your goals. weekdone.com

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Now is a good time to make sure all these tips stick and you can benefit from them next year. Because being productive is not a lifehack to be done once. Staying productive is a lifestyle choice, a mission to yourself. A goal for the next year that shouldn’t be abandoned as fast as January-made gym membership card. Here are all of Derrek’s advice summarized in one slideshow. The 15 tips you can refer to when feeling that you can’t get anything done. A feeling, all of us feel from time to time.

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