What I’m Reading This Week

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Here are some of the blog posts that caught my eye this week, and that I think you might find useful. This time, I’m focusing on productivity, something I’m always working to improve.

The First 6 Steps You Can Take To Become Productive Instantly

Productivity is very important. Productivity means being able to achieve more than usual within the same amount of time. You’re able to squeeze the most out of life. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t very productive. The good news is it only takes a few practical steps to enhance our productivity.

Keep in mind that, while productivity improves gradually, there are ways to kick start it instantly.

“One of the biggest productivity killers is distractions.” Wow. They’ve obviously been with me when I’m trying to get work done. 🙂

Step 3 is one we don’t always think about with regard to productivity, but I think it makes a lot of sense. I’m a master at doing Step 5, but not so disciplined about doing Step 6. How about you?

10 Smarter and Less Stressful Ways to Get Your Daily Work Done

It is time to sit down in your workspace and to get started with your daily work.

But how can you get that work done in a way that is less stressful, less energy consuming and simply a bit smarter?

Henrik Edberg shares 10 tips that have helped him with that.

I find all these tips helpful. Number 3 is counterintuitive, but true. I particularly like #4. And I must constantly remember #6!

Routines Make You More Productive. You Probably Just Never Knew How.

When I was younger, I hated routines. I preferred the “freedom” of making it up as I went and that worked for me – for a while. Ironically, it’s been while I’ve been running my own business and have the most flexibility ever in my work life that I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of routines to keep me focused and reduce the constant decision of what to do right now.

The most successful people have structured routines – and for good reason. Structured routines make you more productive and effective. Instead of running around with a vague idea of what you want to accomplish, the right lifestyle routine can turn you into a productivity monster. This article helps explain why routines work for us.

5 Habits of the Most Productive Marketers

If you follow these productive habits, you’ll get a whole lot more done and you’ll be a lot happier with your work. These are habits and secrets very productive marketers keep close to their heart because they work.

Sure, you may get distracted and you might find yourself getting off task sometimes. But these habits are the foundation for becoming more productive and more successful overall.

You’ve always known there was something that sets very productive and successful marketers apart from those who aren’t. Now you can become part of the productive set you admire so much.

This article focuses specifically on being productive with your marketing. And yet, the habits sound pretty familiar… Hmm.

 
Which of the tips in these 4 articles resonates with you most?