Use triggers to increase your productivity and performance.
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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.
Know exactly where you spend your money. Create a system for tracking profit and loss, and returns on investment.
Learn to do things at the right time. Know what can wait and what needs to be addressed immediately.
Never give up when the going gets tough. Procrastination does not breed success. When you find it difficult, work harder.
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.
Looking for a misplaced item consumes time and energy.
Have a designated place for everything so that you know exactly where to find things.
Reactive people believe the world is happening to them. They focus on things that are in their circle of concern, but not in their circle of influence.
Proactive people recognize that they are able to choose how they will respond to a given situation. They focus on the things they can do something about.
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.