My Top 5 Success Productivity Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Decrease Busyness and Increase Profits!
Productivity really is just the combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts along with the discipline to follow through with consistent implementation. Most entrepreneurs that I work with say that their biggest challenge is that they are too darn busy and extremely frustrated because they don’t have the time to do the things they want to do. Some days they feel like they don’t even have time to breathe. They can see the pattern of their busyness and hate the fact that they are in the exact same place now that they were last year and even the year before. They are ready for things to change and are willing to do whatever it takes to break the pattern and start living the life of their dreams.
Unfortunately some of them feel like they can break out of their patterns on their own, which always leads to continued failure and deeper frustration. Let’s face it, we are entrepreneurs. We know how to trouble shoot, find solutions and fix problems. But when it comes to our own “stuff”, NONE of us can effectively fix ourselves regardless of how many seminars we attend or books we read. WE NEED HELP!
In this post, I highlight the top 5 of my 12 Success Productivity Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Decrease Busyness and Increase Profits so you can TAKE ACTION and implement today that will start you down the path of creating new success habits to last a lifetime.
My Top 5 Productivity Tips!
- Get Up at 5am ~ I am a night owl and have the hardest time clearing the cobwebs out of my brain when I wake up. I tend to be very productive when I stay up late, but those times are very inconsistent due to evening events and social activities. I find that when I created a habit of getting up early, my morning productivity improved and my overall productivity excelled and was more consistent.
- Write a “Not To Do List” ~ You may already be creating a “To Do List” every day, but many successful people track what they commit to stop doing. Steve Jobs said that what made Apple “Apple” was not so much what they chose to build but all the projects they chose to ignore.
- Outsource Everything That Does Not Make You Money ~ When you create your “To Do List” for the week, define which items are revenue generating and which are not. Do your best to work on money making tasks yourself and find qualified VA’s to work on mundane and non- revenue generating tasks.
- Stop Multi-Tasking ~ It may surprise you to hear that people who multitask are actually less productive than those who just concentrate on one thing at a time. A recent Harvard Business Review post says that multitasking leads to as much as a 40% drop in productivity, increased stress, and a 10% drop in IQ (Bergman, 2010).
- Accountability Trumps Them All ~ As an entrepreneur you may have customer deadlines that you need to meet, but you generally don’t have anyone to help you keep your business on track and keep you accountable to your business growth goals. The best thing you can do for yourself, as an entrepreneur, is to find the right coach to help you in this area. I look back at the years when I did not follow this tip and I see lots of busyness with minimal business growth. The times I worked with a coach were the times when great things happened. The moment I think I don’t need a coach anymore is the time I need to find a new coach who will push me and challenge me to get to that next level.
During my journey to build the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, DPWN Publishing and the DPWN Angel Foundation, I had to learn these and many other productivity skills. For the complete list, CLICK HERE to get my 12 Success Productivity Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Decrease Busyness and Increase Profits.
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