background preloader

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day
Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Know how many days per week you’re actually productive? About 3: People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive). We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us wants to be a workaholic either. It’d be great to get tons done and have work/life balance. And who better to ask than Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek? (Tim’s blog is here and his podcast is here.) Below are six tips Tim offered, the science behind why they work, and insight from the most productive people around. 1) Manage Your Mood Most productivity systems act like we’re robots — they forget the enormous power of feelings. If you start the day calm it’s easy to get the right things done and focus. Here’s Tim: I try to have the first 80 to 90 minutes of my day vary as little as possible. Research shows email:

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2014/06/most-productive-people/

Related:  Productivity for the ADHD Mind

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. 10 Poor Productivity Habits Most People Don't Bother Correcting A habit is hard thing to break. And yet, when it comes to productivity, many of us think we should just keep focusing on the tasks at hand and work even harder. I've mentioned this before, but the secret to productivity is to work smarter. You have to change your habits, even the ones you have held onto for decades and cherish like a family member. Here are the bad ones. 1.

30-Second Productivity Strategies Half a minute is all it takes to make each day more productive. 1. Take 30 seconds to set the stage for awesome success. Here's how: Before you start doing something, answer the question, "What can I do to make this awesome?" That's basically what Mike Williams of the David Allen Company (the Getting Things Done folks) asked me. Here's The Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even conflict with each other. What we need is a system. What schedule do the pros use? 5 More Time Management Mistakes You May Be Making We’d all like to use our time better, which is why I enjoyed reading Lisa Evans’s recent post on The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making. She pointed out several woes that I know I am guilty of, from underestimating the amount of time tasks will take to not managing distractions. Does a little wasted time matter? A few minutes here and there probably don’t, but the truth is that a life is lived in hours, so time management is really life management.

Why Calendars are More Effective Than To Do Lists – The Mission If there’s one pattern I’ve come across in dozens of articles, books I’ve read, and the 100’s of people that I’ve interviewed, it’s that the most prolific, productive and successful ones don’t depend on to-do lists, they depend on a calendar. It’s a lesson I’ve learned over and over again in my own work. The likelihood of me getting anything done goes up significantly when I put something on the calendar. Our lives are dictated almost entirely by units of time:

How A Small Step Can Change Your Life? - Kaizen Training Do you want to improve your life but every change is paralyzing you? Do you lack the time to focus on self-development? Is there always something keeping you from achieving your goals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in kaizen training. 7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need to be doing. Perhaps you watch TV instead of cleaning your house.

This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work. 12 Unlikely Steps to Outrageous Productivity It's proven that a detailed to-do list will improve productivity for most people. A typical task list however, is usually missing some important activities. I call these little list the secret sauce to outrageous productivity. Let me know how they work for you! 1.

lifehack We all have those moments when our brain simply refuses to work, but more often than not the lack of productivity can be closely associated to a number of poor lifestyle choices, which can be changed with a bit of effort. These 7 habits are decreasing our productivity level without us even realizing it. Go through these points to find out if you have adopted some of them, and how to effectively remedy the situation. 1. 9 Habits You Need to Stop Now Rather than read all of these self-help books full of things you should start doing to be more productive, it’s often better to look at what you should stop doing that gets in the way of productivity. Looking at a problem backwards is called inversion and it’s often a better approach. With that in mind, Tim Ferriss, the author of The Four Hour Workweek, recently talked about this in a short podcast on productivity tricks. Here is Tim’s list of nine things you should stop doing right now.

6 Apps You Didn't Know Could Help Increase Your Productivity  This is part of the Increased Productivity series where we explore the strategies and tools that will help you accomplish more on your business. App usage has dramatically increased during the past three years, but it has also become much more difficult to determine which apps are actually worth your time. After all, with an estimated 1.6 million apps available for Apple products alone, it is easy to end up getting sucked in by time-wasters that do not actually provide any real value. Fortunately, it is still possible to find extremely helpful apps that can help you boost your productivity. You may also check out my post on Business Insider about 5 apps to help you manage your work on the road.

10 Things the Smartest Email Users Never Do We all make mistakes. However, when you've been using email for a couple of decades, you tend to have perfected your craft. (I still tell people I'm a Professional Email Processor.)

Related: