Last updated on March 9th, 2021. Posted in Additional Business Ingredients.
Here's three killer productivity tricks for ya to squeeze more efficiency out of the same number of hours. Here they are in no particular order:
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#1: Cut carbs and sugar from your diet.
Yes, I know. It sounds ridiculous that diet tips get included in productivity hacks...but seriously, cutting sugar and cutting way, way down on carbs, will skyrocket your energy levels.
For myself, by making the simple change of cutting carbs and sugar from my diet, my energy and mood have stabilized throughout the day. No crazy mood swings or hunger pangs. Give it a try for yourself for a week and see for yourself!
#2: Don't check email right away in the morning.
This used to be a bad habit of mine. But think of it this way: Your inbox is a to-do list that everyone in the world can add items to. Do you want to wake up to that every morning? Instead, first thing in the morning, go after your biggest, most pressing issue for the day.
The way that I do this is, the night before, I make my to-do list for the next day. That way, as soon as I'm up, I can get moving on the next big tasks I've gotta tackle. Try it for a few days...you'll love it!
#3: This next one's huge: Cut losers, gossipers, bad influences, bullies, narcissists, time wasters, haters, and trolls out of your life.
Seriously! If you haven't done this yet, you have no idea how much of your mental capacity, energy, and time are taken up by these sorts of emotional leaches. Think of it like a garden: Yank out the weeds and junk so the good stuff can flourish.
I And that's exactly what you're doing -- you're getting rid of the bad stuff to make more room for the good stuff. Trust me, it's like a whole new life!
In fact, in the experiment of life, try going a week without being in contact with these sorts of people. The results, I promise you, will be astonishing.
In fact, let's delve a bit deeper into this one because it can be a touchy subject for a lot of people. For myself, I have a few rules I use around this topic.
First, don't feed the online trolls. It's astonishing to me that people would argue on the internet. Like, really? No one in the history of the internet has ever said, "You know, you're right. You've changed my mind!" So why waste the time and effort on such a zero-gain activity?
Second, don't let losers ruin your day. This is definitely hard to apply, but try your best. Do these people who are criticizing you know you personally? Do they know about your goals, objectives, and values? No? Then what they say or think is, frankly, irrelevant.
Third, no narcissists allowed. No exceptions. I've had many run-ins with what I've learned are narcissists and sociopaths or people who suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
And there are a few ways to test to see if someone is indeed a sociopath or narcissist. First, ask them what movie really impacted them emotionally and why. Second, watch how they treat people who can do nothing for them...like a waiter at a restaurant or a stranger on the street.
If they're firing off red flags, they're very dangerous people. To these kinds of people, you're something to be used. You aren't a person, you're a thing. They emotionally manipulate others, and when you can no longer do anything for them, they toss you out with the garbage.
What does this have to do with productivity? Everything. Free up your time, free up your mind, free up your energy for much more worthwhile things...like your online business!
Here's a bonus productivity tip since we're on a roll here: Stop and take the time to figure out what works for you. Experiment. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Do you like to work by yourself or in a group? What are some of your other preferences?
Now I know...none of these are earth-shattering. They aren't new. You've likely heard them before, but guess what? We don't need new, earth-shattering ideas to make big changes in our lives and in our businesses.
What we need to do is APPLY ideas to our lives and businesses...that's the secret!