How To Increase Your Productivity

Last Update: September 12, 2016

Oh no, another blog post about increasing our productivity!!

I just read these productivity tips from Tony Robbins and hope that they are able to help you become more productive here at WA or at life in general.

CREATE A BASIC PLAN EACH DAY

The organizational choices you make each morning set the tone for the rest of the day. Will you start your day by reacting to others, or will you set your own goals for what you need to accomplish?

Every morning, set a goal for yourself independently — not as a reaction to requests from others. Allow accomplishing the thing you set out to do to be your priority. Focus back in on your goal throughout the day to ensure you have the momentum to keep pursuing it until you can check it off your list.

PRIORITIZE TASKS BASED ON BOTH URGENCY AND SETTING

Each week seems to have a number of tasks to complete. Some have to do with your career, others are related to your relationships with others or your home life. As you begin to plan out your week, “chunk” your tasks based on which parts of your life they touch: Work tasks, family tasks and so on. Once everything is organized decide which tasks are the most important within each category based on urgency and immediate setting.

This should result in you having a master plan with sub-categories, and a sense of what needs to get done first in each life sphere. Achieve the most important tasks first, and make sure you aren’t neglecting any one life sphere.

SET DEADLINES AND SCHEDULE TIME

Now that you’ve prioritized your tasks in all areas of your life, set deadlines for each task. Schedule out the time to complete your tasks within your deadline. Leave extra time in your schedule each day for those unexpected problems that crop up, and stick to your deadlines.

CONDUCT A HABIT AUDIT

Periodically, you should audit your day-to-day patterns, both at home and work. Is each habit that you have useful to you? Identify those habits and patterns that do not support your overall strategy and goals so you can change or eliminate them.

LET IT GO

Each of us fails to achieve our goals occasionally, and as we look back on our past performance it is easy to see things we should have done differently. Make use of this kind of insight as you set new goals, but don’t dwell on your failures. Focus instead on what you’re going to do next.

Along these lines, 90% of your strategic thought should be focused on problem-solving, not problem identification. Anyone can point out where things are going wrong. It takes more thought and fortitude to correct problems, and sometimes it takes multiple attempts, so don’t waste excess time on the problem itself rather than the solution.

SHOW YOURSELF THE “MONEY”

Make assessing your progress and enjoying the fruits of your labor part of your routine. Check in with yourself to confirm that you are in fact accomplishing your goals and tasks. When you do succeed, allow yourself to enjoy that feeling of achievement. In this way, you train your mind to focus on goals, attain them and derive pleasure from a job well done. This also reminds you that you are highly competent and capable of setting, accomplishing and even beating goals.

ALLOW YOURSELF TO SIT, THINK AND PLAN

It can be difficult to slow down when you are stressed about getting more done, but careful planning and insight can save you hours or even days of wasted effort. For each goal on your list, ask yourself these questions:

Is this goal important?
What part(s) of my life does this goal impact?
How does this goal support my overall strategies?
Do I have a plan for achieving this goal? How can I improve it?

Once you have your answers, adapt these goals and plans for maximum utility.

- Rick

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AlexEvans Premium
A nice blueprint Rick thank you.
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RickElm Premium
Thanks Evan :)
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chuka Premium
Thank you Rick. May I add: Always keep the main thing the main thing.
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RickElm Premium
Nice addition to the list indeed Chuka :)
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T1967 Premium
TAGGED FOR LATER XOXO CHEERS RICK XOO
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RickElm Premium
Thanks Tania :)
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T1967 Premium
:-))
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MKearns Premium
Also get recharged by the positive comments and feedback you get.
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RickElm Premium
I love getting positive comments and feedback from the WA members in my network...makes the time spent here worthwhile :)
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Great post Rick, Love the the Planning
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RickElm Premium
Thanks for stopping by Anthony :)
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