Everyone gets 24 hours in a day whether you flip burgers or are Warren Buffet. Our goal as a content marketing agency is to make the most out of those 24 hours.
I recently read a list of great productivity tips. Several of my favorites are listed below:
Tip #1: Remember the 80/20 Rule
80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. In order to know what that 20% is that is producing 80% of the results, it’s necessary to track efforts. This is something every good digital marketer knows: tracking, tracking, tracking. However, when applied to time management the result can be “more hours in the day.” You can check out some of these time-tracking apps and use them for a one-week experiment to eliminate some of the 80% of activities that aren’t producing optimal results, so you can build out that 20% that is responsible for your best results.
Tip #2: Treat Time as Your Money
Think about the last time someone made an error with your money. Perhaps charging you too much, perhaps your kids losing their lunch money, or heck, maybe you even paid for your latte at Starbucks and it was the wrong kind. Think about how careful we are with our money, even with the smallest amounts. However, when it comes to time, most people don’t give it the same respect. As they say, you can make more money but not more time, so let’s be wise with how we spend our precious time.
Tip #3: Focus on Importance Over Urgence
Not everything that is urgent, is important. Step back for 30 seconds and evaluate, “what is the impact of doing or not doing this action?” This simple exercise will help you quickly decipher what deserves your precious time. Of course, this is easier said than done. When you are feeling pressure from colleagues or outside parties to focus on what is urgent and not necessarily important, reframe the results of completing the important tasks in terms of benefits to the pressuring party. This can help turn down the heat so you can focus on what matters most.
To read 32 more habits of the most productive people, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230392
Let’s make today count!
May 22, 2015