You want to get more done. You need to be more productive in your job.
So, you put in extra hours. You double-down on your efforts to cross completed tasks off your list. Yet, with all this added effort, you don’t find yourself any further ahead in the big picture.
It turns out that true productivity isn’t about the amount of hours you work or the number of tasks you check off your list.
Today is Friday, is your inbox empty?
Can you claim the coveted title of “Inbox Zero?”
But, how about this… could you get your Inbox to Zero for just this work week?
What big goal have you always wanted to pursue?
You have been meaning to do it forever.
You tell yourself that you will do it next year… or when things settle down… or when you have more time.
Yet, none of that ever happens. And that goal or dream that you have always told yourself you would accomplish has been sitting on the shelf for ages.
What goal are you “late” in doing? Will you ever get to it?
I was recently in a meeting with about a dozen people.
The meeting’s end time arrived, and yet the meeting didn’t end.
In fact, it just kept going. The individual speaking kept droning on. People started getting uncomfortable in their seats and shuffling their belongings.
Have you ever been in a meeting that just wouldn’t end?
Where is your clutter?
I bet you can name a few areas quickly. The backseat of your car. Your desktop. The nightstand next to your bed.
We all have trouble spots, places where we accumulate stuff.
Today, I have a powerful tip to help keep those trouble areas clutter-free.
It always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.
I am talking about your phone.
It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.
Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.
I was recently coaching an individual who had a personal goal of starting an online business.
He was looking for me to provide an immediate solution to his aspirations. You could say, he wanted a magic bullet.
Frustration set in when I told him that there was not a quick path to success. Rather, reaching the goal would require traveling a long road of work and discipline.
Do you value your time?
You may say you do.
Yet, your actions and behavior convey a different message. You let others schedule, interrupt, and otherwise squander it at will.
If your time is such a precious resource, why do you let others take it freely?
Meetings are one of the biggest time wasters in most companies.
Yet, much of this pain is self-inflicted.
Poorly run meetings lead to wasted time, de-moralized employees, and loss of productivity.
Are meetings in your company run efficiently?
Have you ever wanted to say yes to a request, but couldn’t because of your current obligations?
You wanted to say yes. But, you were already overbooked.
Frustratingly, when you examine the items you are bogged down with, they are less important that the one you want to say yes to.
To prevent this situation, you have to say no before you can say yes.