Great advice is that which stands the test of time. Here are five productivity tips that make serious sense.
As reported on WalletPop, the five ideas are as follows:
- OBLITERATE the Internet
- DEDICATE a space
- DELEGATE your tasks
- MOTIVATE yourself
- MASTICATE the frog
These tips are really five different ways of looking at the ultimate productivity killer: distractions. The Internet is the greatest way to interrupt yourself. Working in a crowded space full of junk or other interesting work is another way to prevent yourself from being successful. Stopping to run errands, likewise, is something that you should probably pay someone else to do.
The last pair of tips are a little more profound. Author Marc Actio quotes a business expert on the topic of self-motivation:
Certified coach Marsha Egan suggests placing a $ sign next to every activity on your To Do list that will impact your business’s bottom line. “This is a quick way to make sure you are working on the tasks that will enhance your business,” she says.
What about that last quote regarding mastication?
It’s an old country saying: “If the hardest thing you have to do today is eat a frog, then eat the frog FIRST!” Prioritization is key to productivity. These five tips are holding up well!