If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled a time or two with staying focused and being productive. Below I’ll share a few tips about how to be more focused and productive in 2014.
How To Be More Focused and Productive in 2014
What Should I Focus On?
High Leverage Activities – activities that will help your business move forward!
So many times we get caught up in busy work and end up spending most of our day browsing the forums or checking email and social media sites several dozen times per day. You need a plan in order to be more focused and productive in 2014.
Some examples of high leverage activities are content creation, video creation, content syndication, emailing your list, etc.
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- Plan and Map Out Your Tasks: One of the ways I focus and work out my plan is by printing calendars, and I use a site called PDFCalendar.com to get a simply formatted calendar. I usually print five or six of these per month and have different areas I focus on: Daily Tasks, Content & Emails, Education, Coaching, etc.
When I started scheduling content creation, sending emails to my list, forum marketing, social media, responding to emails, etc. a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. My mind was freed up when I started mapping out my weeks and month. I highly recommend you try it.
- Accountability Using A Timer: I got Action Enforcer in 2013 which is a software program by Dennis Becker that has completely skyrocketed my productivity. See video (6:17) for demo. I am constantly aware of the time I have allotted for a specific task and no longer get lost in my day – Get More Done Daily!
Accountability is the key, and the reports of what I spend my time on don’t lie! I invested one time, and I will reap the benefits of being more productive for years to come. Best software purchase of 2013!
You don’t have to struggle with focus and productivity, not if you choose to put these tips into practice. I’d love to know what tips you have if you’d like to share below. Let’s make 2014 our most laser-focused, productive and successful year yet!