MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Know exactly where you spend your money. Create a system for tracking profit and loss, and returns on investment.
Looking for a misplaced item consumes time and energy.
Have a designated place for everything so that you know exactly where to find things.
Create a plan or a system with step-by-step directions for as many duties as possible.
This frees up your mind, deters stress and promotes creativity.
Success is not about doing everything on your own. In order to be more productive, delegate tasks and empower those who work for you to do more.
Never give up when the going gets tough. Procrastination does not breed success. When you find it difficult, work harder.
Use triggers to increase your productivity and performance.
... then to be understood.
We need to learn to listen first and try to understand the other person's needs and concerns. When you are able to do that, you increase the credibility of your ideas.
Laura Earnest of Whole Life Productivity had this to say on the importance of prioritization as a productivity habit:
“Let me say that I distinguish between efficient and effective, but that both are needed for peak productivity. Efficient is doing things right and effective is doing the right things. So the most productive people work on the high value tasks, making sure that how they are doing those tasks is the best way.
Prevention is the best medicine. It is really difficult to pull out of negative spirals once we've fallen into them.
Not that pulling out of these problems is impossible. It isn't. But it can be a struggle. Life can be much better if we can creatively avoid these negative cycles in the first place.