Productivity is the main difference between an efficient business and a wasteful business. This is true whether you’re a solopreneur, or you run a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
A productive team helps businesses do more with less, and that culture of productivity starts with the leaders setting an example.
Here are four quick productivity hacks to get you started.
Planning ahead should start with marketing research and a business plan. This could save you a lot of headache down the road, especially if you’re part of a business partnership, and if you need outside funding.
The second way to plan ahead is to use an actual planner. You can download one to your smartphone with automatic notifications, or just pick one up at the Dollar store.
This helps to keep you organized, and makes it easier for you to plan both business and social engagements.
If you hire a top-notch team, then you can spend less time managing, and more time focusing on the core responsibilities that keeps your business going.
Don’t skimp on quality thinking it will save you money. It may cost you time, and time is money. Hire the right people from the start to save you the headache later.
Over the years, experts have pointed out that segmented sleep may be more healthy and natural.
I’ve been doing it since college without consequence. I get 4-6 hours of long sleep, and then try to grab a 2-3 hour nap once I’ve gotten the bulk of my work out of the way – a total of 7 hours being ideal.
It’s not for everyone, but if you can work on segmented sleep, and even prefer it, then it’s definitely worth considering.
Track & Analyze
“Feeling” productive is not enough. Professionals need to have clear goals, and a way to objectively measure achievement. This starts with setting SMART goals. SMART goals are:
This can save you a lot of money down the road, by providing you with the necessary information to make proactive decisions.
With these four tips, you’ll be well on your way to making the absolute best of the time you have to work on your brand.
About the Author
Alexis Chateau is the Founder and Managing Director at Alexis Chateau PR. She is an activist, writer, and explorer. Follow her stories of trial and triumph at www.alexischateau.com.
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these are really helpful. and so true, hiring well can make a world of difference!
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It definitely did for us. We worked with clients who had to micromanage their teams and it was always a disaster.