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Productivity Revisited

We all know that productivity is absolutely key. Without it, we just sit around watching YouTube videos and contemplating great philosophical debates (maybe?). All jokes aside, there is always room for increased productivity levels. And sometimes it can be difficult to inspire such levels. The idea is to engage your team and yourself to get the most out of the time available. Jason Womack wrote three great tips on improving productivity for Entrepreneur.com that we felt necessary to share.
  1. “Pace yourself.” The best advice to give regarding productivity is remembering to pace yourself. There’s nothing worse than over-exerting yourself in the morning then peaking and falling in the afternoon. Think it through, reflect thoroughly, manage your expectations and time, and then act. Think about your goals and how you want to achieve them as you plan your moves. It will help you on your path to productivity without compromising who you are as a person. The reflection process is helpful because it allows you to really hash out the details you need to figure out. The idea is to not burn yourself out early on. Manage your expectations by breaking up your goals into smaller projects. It will help you finish things in a promptly manner. Small victories along the way will boost your confidence and allow for better work. Work step by step by step to get what you want.
  2. “Partner up.” Here’s the vital key. COLLABORATION. That’s the way to stay on task and innovate to new heights. People inspire other people. Think about certain people in your professional and personal life that you believe to have influenced you. List the things they do that inspire you: their positive habits and such. Maybe even reach out to them and see what they have to say regarding productivity. Nurture relationships with these types of people and build each other up. It’s all about engagement and collaboration. You’ll see your own productivity soar.
  3. “Project your future.” We mentioned your short-term goals in the first tip. Let’s look into long term ones now. Thinking and planning your long term goals can really help you work productivity to achieve them. It’s best to know what you want at the end of the road if you hope to get there in a timely manner. You should constantly focus on learning and growing. This will certainly help with expanding yourself and improving your productivity.
There is only so much time in one day, in one week, in one month, and so on. Time is the most precious commodity we have (forgive the cliché). We have to work in accordance with our ideals and goals in order to stay productive. Make the most of the time you spend at work every day. Literally anyone can sit idly on their favorite app and get by, but the best ones, the most influential ones, work hard to achieve their goals. Productivity sets the doers, the successful innovators, apart from the rest.