How do you get more focused and productive?
From Adam Ubanski’s Attract Clients Like Crazy
“Overwhelm and procrastination are parts of our lives. The problem is so huge there is entire industry focused on reducing stress and increasing productivity through training and tools.”
There are two major things that keep people spinning their wheels with no results.
1. Lack of clarity of goals and purposes. Most people can readily articulate what they don’t want, but few have stated what they desire in life and business.
2. Too much input with too little output. Continued learning is vital, but taking action in implementing what you learn is even more important!
Here are some things I found helpful in addressing this.
Get clear what you really want out of life and business. Write it down for yourself and review it regularly. Set specific goals – put it in writing and review it regularly. Great written action plans for every major project you undertake. Make daily list of actions you want to take. Don’t make things overly complicated. In fact, for the steps I’ve just described use a simple desk calendar and basic notepad – I found this low-tech approach to be the most effective.
Finally, ask for help, outsource, and delegate whenever possible.
In addition, I found that understanding the value of your time often helps in getting better at not wasting it.
1. Grasp the higher entrepreneurial thinking concepts and develop a good understanding of education/expertise-based marketing business. Then identify which area of your marketing isn’t working and focus your efforts on that area.
2. Understand the real value of your time and develop a more long-term strategic outlook on your life and business. Usually discovering how much each wasted minute is costing you provides a great motivation to stay focused and productive.
3. Study and develop good organizational skills that will help you manage your priorities (vs. trying to manage your time). I recommend two books I found very helpful Dan Kennedy’s No BS Time Management for Entrepreneurs is exactly what the title suggests. And David Allen’s Getting Things Done will help you get more organized and thus more productive.