Double Your Productivity: 7 Secrets

Double Your Productivity: 7 Secrets
Are you on the path to ultimate life success?

Why leave it to chance? 

Do you think it’s possible to double your productivity as early as this month? 

If you think this sounds impossible, just think about this: As you’re reading this, people who are no smarter or more hardworking than you are making millions of dollars a year, or even a month! 

This means that the only possibility is that they know a few secrets about productivity which are enabling them to do a lot more in a lot less time. 

Let’s look at seven secrets which you can start using today: 

1. Smart Outsourcing 


Most of the time-wasting activities in your life or your work are probably things that someone else could handle on your behalf. 

These are all things that you need to consider outsourcing to someone else. 

Even if you have to pay the person, consider the cost of the time that you would spend doing that task yourself. 

If something is taking you 5 hours to do, and that’s 5 hours you could spend making $200, you’d be better off paying someone $50 to do it so you could focus on tasks which bring in more income. 

2. Selective Ignorance 


How much of your time do you waste consuming information that you’ll never use? 

For example, surfing the web, reading and responding to emails, reading the news, etc. are all activities which can easily become time-wasting information addictions. 

That’s not to mention that much of the information you’re exposed to is trying to take MORE of your time (or your money) or be very negative. 

Cultivate the art of selective ignorance and see just how much more time and concentration you’ll save. 

3. Batch Processing


Set aside time blocks during which you can complete all of your tasks in batches. 

For instance, read and respond to emails between 2pm and 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and spend the last 20 minutes of the day organising for the next day. 

Instead of multitasking, focus on one job at a time until you complete it. 

This is effective - a recent university study revealed that people being interrupted by phone calls and email scored lower than people stoned… 

Avoid this mind drain by creating time blocks for completing tasks in batches and eliminating the distractions from your life. 

4. Prioritising Your Daily Activities 


Every time that you start out your day, it’s crucial that you have your plan for it written on paper first. 

Write your daily tasks in order of priority (use the above batching process) and according to your larger long-term goals. 

This will help you keep the first things first and avoid getting bogged down in what Steven Covey calls “the thick of thin things.” 

For best results, make your priority list at the end of each day, so you’ll be fully ready before the next day even begins. 

5. Develop a Sense of Urgency 


A strong internal sense of urgency compels one person to finish a task in less than half the time that it would take someone who had no sense of urgency. 

Most people, by nature, allow a task to swell in complexity and size according to the time that they have to complete it, or they put it off and scramble to finish everything at the last minute. 

A strong sense of personal urgency will compel you to start things as soon as possible and complete them long before your deadlines. 

6. Start the Day Off Right 


How you start off the day sets the pace for the rest of the day. If you start out checking emails, organising things on your desk and taking five trips to the bathroom, you lose more and more momentum with each task that isn’t directed towards completing your “meaty” task of the day. 

Better to hit the ground running with tasks that require a lot of energy and focus. 

This will also ensure that your later tasks are easier, less dreadful, and therefore less tempting to put off until the next day. 

7. Recreational Time 


Trying to go on and on taking no time off to rest your mind and your body is a certain way to stunt your ability to concentrate and to reduce your productivity. 

Take 15-20 minutes a day for meditation to clear your mind and make sure you set one day a week aside for recreational activities. 

TIP: Go through each of these seven steps, implementing one a day for the next week.

I highly recommend that you take this 60 second quiz and then check out your customised report that comes from it: ==> http://www.yoursite.com/go/lifesuccessquiz 

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