A recent post at A Life of Productivity offered 100 productivity hacks for time, energy and attention.
We have been speaking to our Wholesaler Masterminds® coaching clients about a few worth implementing, especially when they are feeling like they are overwhelmed.
And who doesn’t feel that from time to time?
Some of Our Favorites
Perfect is the enemy of done: There are simply some things that need not be done to absolute perfection. If you are compulsively obsessed about every task that you undertake you will burn valuable time – time that you have so little of. Make conscious decisions about what requires perfection and what does not.
Get Unroll.me: We’re more that a little overjoyed that this site came along. It allows you to take a ton of email messages and get them condensed into one daily email digest. Huge time saver! Get it here.
Live the 2 Minute Rule: From David Allen at Getting Things Done comes the idea that when a task takes you less than two minutes to do you should tackle it right away – versus adding it to your already long to-do list. [also listen to Longer Hours Doesn’t Equal Greater Success with Jason Womack]
Try Pomodoro time: Simple yet effective way to improve your work habits – in 25 minute increments. Review the Pomodoro Technique here. [also listen to Understanding The Wholesaler Brain with Scott Halford]
Define your three daily outcomes: Yes, your to-do list is a mile long, but in order for today to be a success, what three things do you need to accomplish? What three outcomes make this day a success?
Keep your goals S.M.A.R.T.: Set better goals by making them specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound. We explain more about that here.
Shut off all the alerts!: Many of us have shiney object syndrome. Every time something new flashes we are on it, at the expense of focussed attention. Though it may be painful just to think about, we strongly suggest turning off as many alerts as you can tolerate. Not sure how? Here’s a list.
Be an Active Listener: How much time is wasted because we weren’t listening fully? How many misunderstandings have occurred because we didn’t give our complete attention to the person we were listening to? Suspect listening skills not only cost us time, they can cost us real money. [also read One Remedy To “What Makes A Bad Wholesaler”]
If you’d like to see the complete list of 100 ideas at A Life of Productivity, visit them here.