We have all heard the saying “Work Smarter, Not Harder.”
Yeah. Easier said than done.
We all want to be more productive and more successful, but how do we do that without working a million ours a week and forfeiting a huge chunk (if not all) of our social life?
Maybe these tips will help:
Once you have all the information you need, make small decisions in less than 60 seconds
Check email in the afternoon so you protect the peak energy hours of your mornings for your best work.
Set clear, well-defined deadlines for your projects.
Stop waiting for perfect conditions to launch a great project.
Mess creates stress. Clean out the clutter in your office to get more done.
Say goodbye to the energy vampires in your life (the negative souls who steal your enthusiasm).
Win the battle of the bed- put mind over mattress.
Turn off the TV.
Knock your worst task out first thing, and clear it from your stack of work
Don’t do so many meetings.
Don’t say yes to every request.
Get into your absolute best physical condition – it creates explosive energy and focus
Drink more water.
Stop working overtime.
Use your commute time – listen to books on audio, podcasts and learning programs.
Get things right the first time.
If it’s not absolutely necessary, take it off of your to-do list.
Get lost – don’t be so available to everyone.
At the end of the day, laser in on one final task, finish it, then call it quits.
Review your progress each day and find ways to improve.