Maybe you “have a lot on your plate” and could use this sweet productivity list to get you personally motivated.
Then, read on about 3 Hardcore Entreprenuer Hacks of productivity. The same ones that finally moved the needle for us in our Biz.
Sweet Productivity Tips and we love them!
- Develop new routines and activities: You must have heard the expression that “a change is as good as a rest”. Trade some old habits and activities for a few new ones. You will gain a new perspective about your habits.
- Action: Get yourself a piggy bank and start saving for something special.
- Challenge: Do something spontaneous.
- Clearing: Clear your closet of clothes not worn for a year. Ok, 2 years then.
- Affirmation: I choose to feel more courageous.
Well, it all sounds CUTE but the reality is a different story with new Entrepreneurs. We’re speaking from experience. In the beginning, we weren’t even “failing forward” due to all the distractions we had coming from every direction.
To practice AWARENESS and THINK about this small list takes a little bit of time to get used to after you embrace the ideas. They sure worked for us!
fyi: Helen was addicted to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Maybe that’s too harsh of a word. Ok, she watched a lot of movies after working really hard all day because it was relaxing. She has come a long way and I’m proud of her.
Her liberation is another blog post.
Hardcore Entrepreneur Hacks
Now for the Hardcore Entrepreneur Hacks so you can continue to be Productive. We say hardcore because sometimes these basic elements are the hardest things to stick with.
Remember this: As Easy as it is TO DO… It is Easy NOT TO DO.
That thought alone put a whole new perspective on our productivity.
The battle is with ourselves when it comes to a lack of productivity!
Your Schedule: Write it down digitally or on hardcopy. We have the “AT-A-GLANCE” Appointment book and it has taken all the stress out of our day since we know what we’re doing. We’re still getting use to Evernote.
Schedule everything including your personal commitments so there’s no clashing with your business obligations.
Think to yourself: Am I proud of my productivity? Could I freely show my calendar as an example of a productive Entrepreneur?
STOP Being Distracted: Unnecessary distractions obliterate productivity and it is the #1 problem Entrepreneurs face at times!
We finally started to treat distractions like the plague and that was a big part of the needle moving forward for us!
Plan your Work Intention each day. No excuses.
- Challenge yourself to not be distracted for 30 minute increments.
- Create and Power through mini-projects.
- Be stern with yourself and you’ll see magic happen.
NO Multitasking: Science now proves that multitasking is counter productive. Yes siree!
Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time.
When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.
This hits home for us because we had so much to learn at the beginning and we were multitasking all the time.
Here’s a TIP to get around it when you have to finish various projects:
Pretend you’re back in High School or College and schedule slots of time to work as if you were changing classes again.
You’ll even feel younger. LoL!
See Ya On The Side of Success!
Elaine & Helen
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