Distractions are everywhere.
Entertainment (television, video games, etc.)
Life (traffic, construction, dogs barking...the list goes on).
Distractions also come in many different flavors.
But a distraction you might not have thought about is the topic of this article: you or your mindset.
Yes, you could be getting in your own way of getting things done. Of being productive.
Here are FIVE ways your mindset is hampering your productivity and...
Tara Hunt, CEO of Truly, has over 20 years experience in market research and strategy on both the client and agency side. She wrote one of the first books on how the social web is changing business, was named one of 2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine and one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in Fast Company. She has built an engaged and enthusiastic business audience online of over 345,000 followers, including a significant number of thought leaders....
If you want to be a more productive version of yourself, it's important that you intentionally set yourself up to be so.
Here are FIVE BIG ideas for doing that.
No. 1 SLEEP
How much sleep are you getting every night?
Experts recommend 7-9 hours. Yes, in a row!
If you want your mind to be completely blown, I highly recommend Arianna Huffington's book, The Sleep Revolution.
I know you might think you can get by on less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep but the experts are saying that's...
Love it or hate it.
But there's no doubt that it is a fact of life.
It's estimated that 80% of the US population will use email by 2022.
Despite the growth of text messaging, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and many other options - including in app messaging like LinkedIn and Instagram (to name two), email is still very popular and used every day but millions of people around the world.
However, email can be a blessing and a curse.
It can help you achieve your goals or be a time suck for...
Having a productive, successful day doesn't happen by accident. It's done on purpose. With full intention. In this video, I discuss the five things you need to consider:
- Sleep - are you getting enough?
- Morning routine - what does yours look like?
- What are you consuming (food, drink, and information)?
- How's your attitude?
- Do you have a plan?
Has this ever happened to you?
You’re sitting at your desk, working away. Perhaps you are “in the zone”. You are getting so much accomplished you are rockin’ it!
Suddenly there is a knock on your door (or door frame or window).
You look up, make eye contact with them and say “hey!” (Oops! You just encouraged the start of a dialogue! Drats!)
“Hey, uh, got 5 minutes?”, they ask.
You sigh the moment the words leave their mouth knowing that you have...
Vance Morris is a Walt Disney World Resort Management Alumni, having spent 10 years as a leader in the Resorts. Not only does he own a bricks-n-mortar business, but he also runs the only Disney Service & Direct Response Marketing business on the planet. Here he coaches companies to create Disney Style Service Systems and then monetize them through direct response marketing.
On this episode with Vance Morris:
- Why you need to create a grand opening feeling every day
- The power of...
You have the best of intentions.
After all, who wouldn’t want to be more productive?
You read books, blogs, social media posts and attend webinars, conferences and live streams about how to be more productive.
And yet, you are still struggling to get things done.
Perhaps you are making things complicated.
You’re taking simple concepts to getting things done and...
Donna Hanson works with organizations and their teams who want to increase productivity, performance and profits and get them OFF technology and back to the things that matter. Donna is one of only 5 people outside the US accredited to deliver an email productivity program to Microsoft’s own staff. She is the author of 2 books, RECLAIM Your Inbox & Control + Alt + Delete – Reboot Your Productivity.
On this episode with Donna Hanson:
- How productivity used to be measured
Wait. That's probably the wrong question to ask. Let me try again.
What distractions are you dealing with?
Those are the top three distractions I've been helping people deal with a lot these days.
In this article, I'm going to give you some tips on how to beat back these distractions so you can get back to the business of doing what you need to.
Tip #1: turn off notifications. You don't need to be alerted every time someone posts...
What emotions do you feel when you hear that word?
Or when you’re invited to one?
Or maybe you experience physical issues like pain in your neck, head or elsewhere?
You’re not alone.
We’ve all been to meetings that we felt were a waste of time. And that’s because the meeting planner didn’t know what they were doing. Maybe they weren’t trained correctly.
Here are 10 ideas to consider if you want to make your meetings...
It's time to go back to the basics of productivity. Yes, it's time to go back to school. Time to clarify a few things about productivity. Truths, if you will. Productivity is a big buzz word today. But let's make sure we're reading from the same page in the same book.
• How productive are you? Today. Right this moment. Rate yourself on a scale of zero to 10. But don't rate yourself a ten or a zero because no one is productive all the day and no one procrastinates all the time...