Handle email and communication to stay productive:
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Early hours are important because they tend to be free of most distractions and give you an opportunity to get focused.
An early start will allow you to squeeze in more time for reflection, breakfast, exercise, and getting a jump-start on communication.
Some of the ways you can be productive during your commute include:
The first few hours after waking is the time when your brain is at its sharpest and you’re more likely to stay on task. That’s why you need to focus during early hours on the highest-priority items of your to-do list.
During that time, tackle important tasks and projects while holding off on emails, calls, and texts until lunchtime.
5 words to live by for your next meeting: "Short, focused, and standing up."
To kick things off and keep things on track, always provide an agenda in advance of the meeting.
Teamwork is essential in meeting productivity goals.
Team effort is important for any company with multiple employees to thrive, and it can significantly impact business strategies and productivity. The most effective leaders directly engage their teams and spend a good chunk of their time supporting employees and encouraging them to succeed.
Maintaining some sense of work/life balance is crucial. Even the most successful Fortune 500 leaders and executives spend an average of an hour and 45 minutes each day on personal projects or tasks that are important to them, from gardening to gaming.
Take steps to make it easier to sleep well.
Getting up at 4:00 am is an exceptional routine to follow, as implemented by one of the founding fathers of the United States.
The early morning focus is unparalleled, and we can make or break the day by seizing the morning and intentionally focusing on what we want to accomplish for the day before it starts.
Trying to locate an email you want to respond to can be very time-consuming.
Mark the email you want to respond to later as "unread." It is easier to find between all your other messages.