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Expert Productivity, Motivation & Mindset Tips

Productivity and motivation tips from.. THE EXPERTS Follow these tips, collected from productivity, wellbeing and business experts, and you could transform your work and your business. If you want to become more productive at work and In your life, there are many things you may not have considered. There are two main barriers to your success; Your Your ability to work Mindset + Efficiently * Efficiency Current workplace productivity growth is at a 250-year low; advances in technology are also leading to increased procrastination. EXPERT "Do something every day..when you're trying to make a life change, it has to become a habit. you have to do it daily." Lea Bullen Leading Edge Advocate www.leadingedgeadvocate.com This can be for simple things such as filing your paperwork, or getting yourself to: 0ogle inbox ZERO where your email inbox is empty every day. Alternatively for Inbox Zero, you could consider opting for a more straightforward strategy: Leo Babauta zen habits Zen Habits www.zenhabits.net "I'm not able to personally respond to emails, and I don't take guest posts, advertising, or requests to promote anything." EXPERT It might seem blunt, but it works; it is exceptional for keeping emails received to a minimum. Another method is to reach five "Zeroes" each day: EXPERT Inbox 0 Processing your e-mails and making the inbox empty. Task list 0 Working through all of the day's tasks, or making good progress on them. Tab 0 Processing all open tabs to zero. Input 0 Inputting all your notes so that every idea, thought or task is handled and scheduled properly. Work desk 0 Cleaning your desk after you have stopped working. Mike Vardy GPRODUCTIVITYA Productivityist www.productivityist.com The least productive time of the day is between 4-6pm, followed by 2-4pm. Get meetings and critical tasks out of the way early in the day, saving creative thinking for later on. 12pm 17am pm 10am 2pm 9am 3pm 29% 8am 37% 11% 4pm 8% 7am 5% 5pm 6am 6pm 50% 5% (after ópm) 0% 50% "When is your most productive time of day?" EXPERT "Check your email in the afternoon, so you protect your peak energy hours of the morning for your best work." Robin Sharma ROAIN SHARMA RobinSharma.com www.robinsharma.com EXPERT "Chunk your time. Things you do many times per day, do once per day (email, social media, etc.). Things you do multiple times per week, do one per THE day (meetings, writing, etc.)." Tina Daniels Workawesome WorkAwesome www.workawesome.com Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week, with Thursday and Friday being least productive. Get your big tasks out of the way early! EXPERT THE "An undervalued approach to avoiding distractions is to elevate your energy level...When we feel sub-optimal and have trouble staying focused, that's when we get easily distracted." Thanh Pham Asian Efficiency www.asianefficiency.com ASIANIFFICIENCY In summer months: drops by 20% drops 19% projects take 1s3% longer productivity. Atendance Workers are 45% more EXPERT "Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it's not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly." gtd David Allen Getting Things Done www.gettingthingsdone.com THE EXPERT "Start phone calls with "I only have a couple of minutes" or "the reason for my call is." and thank the person you called for providing the information you needed." Colette Robicheau Organize Anything www.organizeanything.com Leaving early on Fridays means a dip in productivity for 80% of workplaces, and 23% of workers see stress levels increase from Monday to Thursday as a result. PERT "Always be ready. When time opens up, we suddenly have time in our day that we didn't before. 'Found' time can be used for additional tasks, or for doing the things you've been putting off." Jason Womack MOMENTUM GetMomentum www.getmomentum.com Stop trying to be perfect: EXPERT "Perfection is subjective.trying to be perfect in THE everything you do is futile." Jay White Dumb Little Man www.dumblittleman.com O Mindset Happy workers are 12% more productive Money isn't the motivator; satisfaction can grow by up to 37% in companies that invest in employee support and satisfaction. THE EXPERT "There are countless opportunities waiting for you. Write down the things you want, and go find them." Jenn Hudak This is for the Dreamers www.thisisforthedreamers.com THE EXPERT "You can succeed in the future only by facing today's challenges head-on, reframing them as opportunities, and taking advantage of them." STACK Laura Stack The Productivity Pro www.theproductivitypro.com Try to feel like you're making a difference: Many workers felt their work led to 'meaningless' or 'wrong' outcomes. THE EXPERT "Begin taking responsibility for where you are in life and take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Even if you're a victim of extenuating circumstances; the responsibility is still on you to succeed in the face of adversity." Zakk LeCates DAILY DOSE MOTIV ATION The Daily Dose of Motivation Podcast Interest drives learning: make yourself passionate about your work. 80% of people are 'dissatisfied' with their jobs. THE EXPERT "Redefine your goals. Change them. Adjust them a little bit. Improve on them. And make them even bigger, badder and more meaningful." AUST BE REAL Theo Ellis Just Be Real www.justbereal.co.uk EXPERT "Start facing your problems head on. - It isn't your problems that define you, but how you react to them and recover from them. " Marc Chernoff Marc and Angel Hack Life www.marcandangel.com You can prime your brain; making yourself aware of your productivity can help you to learn and maintain a higher rate. THE EXPERT "We can't just sweep resentments under the rug. If we are to be free of the resentments we hold we have to commit to changing those parts of us that we don't like and move on." Mike Martin Change the Things You Can www.changethethingsyoucan.wordpress.com EXPERT "When you slip up, don't beat yourself up. Just notice it and move on. Recommit to a new and improved default." Neen James neenjames Neenjames www.neenjames.com Continually develop your skills; workers often feel they're made for something better, more meaningful or more exciting. The only way to get there is by furthering yourself. THE EXPERT "Every single one of us is capable of greatness." Ivy Shelden The World Is Yours www.thoworldisyoursblog.org THE WORLD IS YSURS Sources (other than those directly quoted) www.jsonline.com www.roberthalf.com/accountemps www.shrm.org www.lifehack.org ww.inc.com www.businessinsider.com www.wsj.com www2.warwick.ac.uk www.forbes.com WD Storage Archive Socuro | Document Brought to you by: www.wdstorage.co.uk distracted

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