One of the most effective techniques to improve productivity is to use To Dothe lists on athe daily basis. The studies show, that people, who reached a lot in their lives, always use one or another form of lists. It can be an application, program, or simple piece of paper,paper; the importance is to fix the things that you are going to do. Start your day with going through the lists and make a daily plan of what should be done today.
For example, productivity guru Dan Kennedy advises to use the following lists on athe daily basis: Annual planning to keep track of your goals, “To do” daily list, List of phone calls to be done through the day. Famous entrepreneur Richard Branson confirms that he has always lived his life by making the following lists: lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. So set up your own set of lists and you’ll notice the positive effect very quickly.
Another way to increase productivity is to give zero tolerance to “the time vampires” – do not accept unscheduled phone calls, do not check emails permanently, rather check it twice a day. Limit your time spentd surfing through social media, substitute it by something which inspires, motivates you.
And do not confuse activity with productivity. Find a few things whichthings that matter the most, work with clarity and radical focus.
Learn to use “no” rather than saying “yes” all the time. “Yes” is easy to say – to another call or another chat, another dinner;, the master skill of success is to say “no” – it takes courage, focus and clear understanding of your priorities. And remember, once you get productive, you attract the right people who support you in your efforts.