Let’s talk about productivity.  There are a lot of people that have great advice on how to be more productive.  Right now I want to give you my best tip, especially if you’re unhappy with your levels of productivity or you just want to get them to a higher level.

One of the biggest issue for most people when it comes to productivity is procrastination. Procrastination can be the killer of your dreams, it can rob you of your income, and it can steal your time.

You know how it is when we procrastinate, we find everything under the sun to do instead of working on the task that must be done. We find ourselves on Facebook chasing rabbit holes, reading up on the latest gossip or on YouTube watching cat videos.

Don’t get me wrong.  There’s a time and there’s a place for entertainment, down-time and for cooling off.

But when you need to deliver and you know that you’re not being as productive as you can be and it’s costing you money and it’s costing you clients or business or whatever you may be dealing with right now, then you know your levels of productivity need to increase.

Here’s a little trick you can try to increase your productivity.

  • Increase your commitments. Shorten your deadlines. 

If you’re accustomed to giving yourself a week to pull off a proposal to a new client, give yourself a day and start getting five proposals out in a week instead of one.

That short deadline will immediately kick you into action.  It will also force you to stop overthinking and over analyzing the task and just get it DONE!.

Try this for a week and let me know if it works for you.

Until Next Time!