Oh father time… how I’ve missed you so. You exist everywhere, and yet you’re still so far away from me. How can this be?
Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? I know I do! If you’re a full time working man or woman like me then there’s just never enough time in the day to accomplish everything.
As I’m writing this, I am still a full time employee who pays 40 hours each and every week to the man.
Nevertheless, I’m also generating an online income which I plan to multiply several folds by this time next year. Am I being overconfident?… Maybe, but I tend to think the better word for my situation is determined.
So how do I find the time to do this while still maintaining a full time job?
Here are 4 quick yet Powerful tips that I use to improve my productivity:
1) Work on building speed.
When I am at work and I am walking down the halls, I don’t linger, I walk fast and I walk with purpose. I tell myself that every task is urgent and I MUST get it done as fast as possible.
If I am slow at work, what makes me think I will be any faster when I am home and unsupervised? This is why I know I need to train my speed in everything that I do so that eventually it will become automatic.
2) Know when to stop multitasking.
“What?! How can that help?“ If I want to get things done faster, I stop trying to multitask. This is especially true with work that is complex in nature.
I know that simultaneously writing an email while listening to my voicemails and finishing up a report is not going to save time. The quality of my work will suffer and I will end up doubling the amount of time by having to go back and correct my mistakes.
Instead of multitasking, I practice using laser focus. I focus on one task at a time, get it done right, and get it done quickly. When I am through with that task, I move on to the next.
3) Write things down.
As I am working to complete step 2, my brain constantly attempts to sabotage my efforts of achieving laser focus. I counter these moments of weakness by writing my thoughts down and saving them for later. By writing down those thoughts I am able to convince my brain that I am in control and I no longer have to worry about forgetting my ideas later on.
Writing it down allows me to continue to chisel out and perfect my laser focus.
4) Listen to podcasts.
Whenever I’m working on a task that doesn’t require serious brain energy I put on a podcast. Podcasts are a great way to get ideas and find inspiration. Some podcasts that I highly recommend are the Smart Passive Income, Empire Flippers, and Entrepreneur on Fire podcasts.
I do this during my lunch breaks, in the car, on the bus, etc. Through podcasts I am able to stay inspired, learn new ideas, and improve myself!
All of these are very simple tips that things that I practice each and every day. They help me to run my business while remaining focused and motivated!
Do you agree with my productivity tips?
What techniques are you using to keep your business on track?
I’m really curious, so please leave a response below.