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Who is This Book For?
This book is geared towards office workers (both at home or in a cubicle). While some tips are perhaps geared more towards those who work in a normal day job, all the advice can be applied to home-based businesses too.
Even if you don’t work in those mentioned environments, you can still pick up some interesting tips to improve your everyday performance.
If there is one word that describes today’s work environment, it’s “busy.” Consider the image of people running from one meeting to another, unable to focus on their assignments because they are distracted, working overtime to meet their deadlines, and being buried by a constant avalanche of e-mail messages.
Unfortunately, in a situation like this, being productive and creative is not even remotely possible. If all you can do is to barely make it through your work day by putting out fires, what happens to your actual work assignments? You guessed it; you don’t have time for them.
I hope that with this small book, you can get those productive moments back into your work day. Sure, you will still be doing the busy work, but let the productive and focused work be the number #1 priority from now on.
The Basic Blocks of Productivity
Before you read the actual productivity tips, there is something important worth understanding about personal productivity. And the best way to explain it is by using a metaphor.
Personal productivity is like a building. Now, I’m not an expert on building houses and such but I know this: in order for the building to stand tall and last through various weather conditions, it has to have a solid foundation. Otherwise, the building will collapse.
The foundation has to be solid too, when a person’s personal productivity is concerned. If the foundation is missing or one part of it fails, personal productivity becomes just a distant dream.
To have a solid foundation for personal productivity, the following blocks must be in place:
- Proper mindset
- Physical activity
- Optimum nutrition
- Enough sleep
18 Productivity Tips That Actually Make a Difference
- Have a powerful start to your day
- Understand your optimal working rhythm
- Keep distractions at bay
- Never start your day unplanned
- Drink water
- Identify the most important tasks and do them first
- Ask these questions regarding your next meeting
- Batch similar tasks together
- Process your e-mail effectively
- Delegate the right way
- Take breaks
- Take care of the frogs right away
- Create checklists
- Take a snapshot of your work before vacation
- Focus on one thing at a time
- Control the busywork
- Know your tools (and your keyboard too!)
- Know how you spend your time on your computer
How to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Brian Tracy
The most successful and wealthiest people all practice the habits I am about to share with you on a daily basis. Adding these daily success habits to your own routine will contribute greatly to your achievement.