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Productivity ... Success Needs a Process!

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Good habits can enhance productivity. Here’s some strategies and productivity tips to help you stay organized and efficient.


  1. Use the 2 Minute Rule - If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, do it immediately. This rule helps prevent small tasks from piling up and becoming overwhelming.

  2. Remove Temptation - At all costs, unless you are in marketing, avoid social media and use website blockers to restrict access to distracting websites.

  3. Take Shortcuts - Learn keyboard shortcuts and save 8 days a year. Check out Key board shortcuts cheat sheets for Mac and PC.

  4. Practice Single-Tasking - Instead of trying to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, focus on one task at a time. Research shows single tasking can lead to better concentration and productivity.

  5. Productive Workspace - Ensure your physical workspaces is organized and conducive to productivity. Minimize clutter, have essential resources within reach to create an inspiring and creative environment.

  6. Organized Digital Workspace - Organize your computer files and folders in a logical manner so they can be easily found. Utilize cloud storage solutions for backup and easy access across devices.

  7. Batch Tasks: Group similar tasks together and work on them consecutively. Batching tasks reduces context-switching and improves efficiency.

  8. Practice Mindset Techniques - Cultivate a mindful and positive mindset during your peak periods. Prior to starting work, engage in mindfulness exercises, deep breathing or visualization to center your focus.


  1. Prioritize your time - Identify and prioritize your most important tasks the night before, specifically your top 3. Create a to-do list or use productivity tools to manage tasks. I love TeuxDeux!

  2. Set a Routine - Structure your time by setting specific blocks of time for different tasks, such as checking emails, focused work and breaks. This technique can help you stay focused and prevent multitasking.

  3. Identify Peak Periods - Pay attention to peak periods when you feel most alert, energized, and focused. Schedule your most important and demanding tasks during peak periods for optimal productivity.

  4. Eliminate Distractions - Create a distraction-free environment. Silence your phone, close unnecessary tabs or applications on your computer, and let others you need uninterrupted time. Now … fully immerse yourself in your work.

  5. Leverage Technology - Explore productivity tools and apps that can help streamline your tasks. Use project management tools for task tracking, automation tools for repetitive tasks or digital note-taking apps for efficient information management.

  6. Take Breaks - Breaks are essential for maintaining productivity. Take breaks to rest and recharge. Try the Pomodoro Technique, where you work for a set period 25 minutes work to 5 min rest.

  7. Delegate - Identify tasks that can be delegated or outsourced. Focus on your core strengths while leveraging the skills of others to handle tasks not in your area of expertise or are time-consuming.

  8. Use the Salami Technique- Break down larger projects into smaller, manageable steps to make progress.

Stay updated on the latest productivity techniques and strategies. Attend webinars, read books, or take courses to enhance your knowledge and skills in organizing and productivity. Experiment with these tips and tailor them to your specific needs. Stick with it as you develop new habits and systems that work best for you.

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