I’m not sure about you, but as an entrepreneur, I’m always looking for new ways to up my productivity. There are hundreds of productivity tips out there (everything from drink more water to get up at 5 am – no thank you) but I’ve rounded up the 7 tips that completely drastically changed my business for the better. These are the ones that made a HUGE change on my business productivity when I employed them. Check them out below and let me know what you think!

7 Productivity Tips that Completely Changed My Business for the Better!

  1. Do Your Own Work First
    One of the biggest mistakes people make is to attend to the work of others first. When I started spending the first hour of my day on the tasks that were most important to me, I felt a total shift in my productivity. I got so much more done and felt more accomplished by the end of the day. Stop checking the email and attending to other people’s problems first and start doing your own! This is one of the best productivity tips I can give you.
    Stop checking the email and attending to other people's problems first and start doing your own! Click To Tweet
  2. Make and Use a Content Calendar
    If you blog, use social media, or create content – you NEED a content calendar. Whether your brain organizes things by category or subject, this will eliminate that wasted time of “Uh… what do I post?” I decide on a monthly theme, then the weekly posts, and base my social media and newsletter around those. There are tons of tutorials around to help you decide which formats and functions are best for you.
  3. Turn Off the Phone
    Your phone wastes your time and that’s a fact. Scrolling through Instagram and trying to stay at zero unread emails draws your focus away from what you’re doing. Take an hour and turn off your text and email notifications (leave calls on loud if you’re that paranoid). At the end of the hour, check what’s absolutely necessary and keep chugging along for another block of time.
    Your phone wastes your time and that's a fact. Click To Tweet
  4. Find Your Groove
    In college, I was a library studier through and through. I could be distracted as heck in my dorm, but the second I got to the library – it was game time. Find your work groove and stick to it. In college, it was a cup of coffee, opera, and the quiet 3rd floor of Gorgas Library by the windows. Now, my work groove consists of an early wake up with a cup of tea and some morning inspiration. Some people love coffee shops; some people love silence. What’s your groove? How can you help yourself find it? (Tip: Think about all your senses! Certain perfumes help me focus just like certain drinks do!)
  5. Close the Door
    If you work in an office, sometimes you just gotta close the door to visitors. Your work comes first – and that means someone else with a task doesn’t get to derail your project. If someone comes to ask a favor, ask them to wait an hour and make the meeting on your terms. If you work at home, it can be as simple as a “do not disturb” sign! Don’t say, “yeah, I have a minute” if you don’t!
    Your work comes first - and that means someone else with a task doesn't get to derail your project. Click To Tweet
  6. Get Rid of the Clutter
    This may seem more like a life tip than a business tip but bear with me here. Did you know that clutter isn’t just the stuff on your floor? It’s what’s holding you back from where you want to be. It’s not just stuff; it’s physical procrastination. When I made the commitment to keep my work space clean and tidy, I found it easier to focus and my productivity skyrocketed. Seriously – try it!
  7. Work When You Don’t Feel Like It
    This was one of those things that entrepreneurs deal with especially hard. When you work in an office, you have to be there. When you work for yourself, you don’t have that pressure! Learning how to work when the motivation is gone is one of the biggest productivity tips ever. Start your day with positive affirmations, go through your goals, and have an accountability partner. Set yourself up to do less work when you’re less motivated by putting systems in place!
    Start your day with positive affirmations & go through goals when motivation isn't high! Click To Tweet

What’s the best of your productivity tips?

Till next time,

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