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How can you become more productive?

How do you stay productive?

Are you staying productive during this tough time while at home?  How are you staying on top of your game with this “new normal?”  In the #CJJblog this week, I wanted to give you some tips on how you can stay productive and keep your efficiency levels high, despite facing these unprecedented challenges.  Do you have any productivity tips or tricks you have implemented recently?  Make sure to reach out on social media or email and let me know directly.  Enjoy!

  • Energy management. What time of day are you most productive?  Are you a morning person?  Make sure to know your body clock and adapt the SEEDS acronym (created by David Horsager) to your daily life: Sleep, Exercise, Eat right, Drink (water), and Source of strength.
  • Knowing what you want. Have direction with your goals and mission in life.  What specifically do you want or need from work or your family and what systems do you have in place to obtain this?  Here is a simple system you could use: 1) Personal, 2) Delegate, 3) Automate, and 4) Eliminate.
  • Write it down. Writing down your MIPs (Most Important Priorities) is a great way you can stay productive.  This keeps you focused as seeing it in writing holds value.  I like to write out my MIPs once or twice a day.
  • Plan out your day. Do this in 30/60/90 minute blocks, much like a professional calendar.  Do you plan out each day?
  • Any time you are forced to overcome fear and be decisive, a simple countdown from five in your head (or out loud) can become liquid courage.  “Five, four, three, two, one… It’s go time!”
  • Two-for-one. Do you have to mow the lawn later?  Why not listen to a podcast while you work?  There are many two-for-one’s around the house or in the office you can use to maximize your productivity.
  • Do you know who the experts are in your field?  Study them and invest in their material.  Maybe even reach out to them or their team for guidance.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how many people are willing to help others follow in their footsteps.
  • Dedicated space. Do you ever work on your laptop in bed or in front of a TV?  Not long before you get distracted by another episode of your favorite TV show on Netflix, right?  Have dedicated work areas in your home that have limited distractions.  Don’t eat where you work and try not to work where you eat.
  • Plan your time. Be purposeful with your time-slots.  If you have an hour blocked off for exercise, make sure you are doing just that.  Once we get lackadaisical with our schedule, our productivity goes out the window.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson recently purchased a virtual presentation program and will be releasing some virtual presentations over the next few months.  Make sure to follow his social media accounts for the most up to date content.

Life Tip #34:  6P formula: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

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