Be More Productive By How You Think

Be More Productive By How You Think

Devising strategies, tactics or techniques to help you be more productive during the summer months is a challenge that faces most entrepreneurs! With all the temptations and/or distractions that accompany the summer months it can be very challenging to keep your focus on the business you’re building! On the other hand having the proper mindset along with a can do attitude can help you get more done despite all the distractions surrounding you! Remember how you think is a STRONG indication of the actions you may take!

Below are 7 different ways having the proper mindset will keep you productive during the summer months even with all the distractions the season brings!

Think Objectively

Leave all your emotional baggage and biases behind as you ‘venture’ into your day and learned to view things objectively! This type of clarity helps you keep your focus on what it is you’re actually seeing or experiencing so that you can assess situations for what they are and NOT what your personal prejudices or ‘filters’ perceive!

Think Routine

Develop and stick to some type of schedule or routine to help you keep your focus on what you need or intend to accomplish! Of course a large part of establishing any routine is taking the time to identify your objectives and than devising a plan that will enable you to reach these objectives! It has been said and I totally agree, that routines bring results! Remember, a disorganized genius is no match for the average person with a daily routine!

Think Positive

The power of positive thinking not only strengthens your motivation but it also lowers your stress and any negative ‘self talk’ that may be holding you back! Instead of avoiding challenges embrace them with a can do attitude that will surely help boost your confidence while increasing your pool of knowledge! Additionally having the proper mindset where your thoughts are positive and proactive will also help you work through difficult challenges and NOT be demoralized when encountering any setbacks! When you are upbeat challenges are no longer overwhelming but rather tend to be more of a test that you’re confident you can overcome, and with a smile on your face!

Think Comprehensively (Big Picture)

What is your ultimate goal? Determine what you want, what is your vision, than develop a plan that will take into consideration ALL you need to do to make it happen! Think of your vision in terms of it being your destination on a map and than plot the route, or make a plan, that will help get you there! Without a plan or map you’re bound to get lost, so having a vision along with a plan will serve to keep your focus ONLY on what you need to do and not all the little distractions that pop up along the way!

Think WHY (Motivation)

Occasionally we all have a need to remind ourselves WHY we do what we do? This will help ‘refresh’ and strengthen your motivation thereby compelling you to keep your focus on the ‘process’ involved in helping you reach your goals! When reflecting back on your reason(s) as to why your trying to achieve particular goals it is recommended to focus on the benefits your successful accomplishments bring you! In the end, if there is no benefits to be had or experienced from all your efforts than there’s little reason to put forth the effort! On the other hand, if you stand to benefit, than this is your WHY and therefore your motivation!

Think Early Bird Gets the Worm

When speaking about productivity it is always recommended to start your day early when you’re fully rested both physically and mentally! Being well rested, as you should be once you’ve awaken to start your day, will help you to keep your focus longer so that you can get more done! Also, the early morning hours are typically peaceful since the ‘events’ of the day have yet to unfold thereby giving you a more tranquil environment in which to work! For those of you who are night owls, perhaps it’s time to rethink and reschedule your waking hours so that you can rise from bed earlier to start your day!

Think Outside the Box

When challenges arise obvious solutions may not always be apparent but never despair! When you possess a can do attitude, finding solutions to problems that face you is typically not a big deal! The determination you have tends to make you more creative simply because quitting for you is not an option! Even though you may not identify obvious answers to challenges that face you, your creative intelligence can find other ‘non-typical’ options available to get the job done! Remember, your mind is as complex, if not more so, than a computer, so don’t to afraid to tap into that amazing brain of yours!

What entrepreneur does NOT want to be more productive than they typically are during the ‘lazy’ months of summers? With all the distractions of having more to do, people to see and not to mention vacations, it can be extremely difficult just to keep your focus on your business! Having the proper mindset along with a can do attitude however, as discussed above, helps you focus on what you need to do so your business continues to grow as you also enjoy the summer-time festivities!

How Effective Time Management Improves Your Life

How Effective Time Management Improves Your Life

Developing effective time management skills may sound boring however it is something that will allow you to be more productive in many aspects of your life! We’ve all heard the saying ‘there is only 24 hours to a day’ which loosely translated means there is only so much you can expect to accomplish UNLESS you learn to manage your time more efficiently! This is especially true for those who work by themselves and for themselves! Once you’ve learned how to increase your efficiency in terms of how you manage your time, both your personal and professional life will experience a powerful boost in productivity as well as inner peace!

Let’s discuss 5 tremendous benefits you can expect once you take better control of ‘how’ you use your time!

It Is Transferable

As you begin to increase your efficiency in terms of how you manage your time be it in your business or personal life, make no mistake, these skills DO transfer ‘smoothly’ to other aspects of your life! Whether you are a solo-preneur who works online or a mother of 3, learning how to maximize your productivity by the way you use time will be of GREAT benefit to you and/or your family!

Problems Get Fixed (Finally)

Instead of surviving ‘on the run’ due to an inefficient use of the time you have available, you can now more keenly focus on problems and/or issues as they arise! It only stands to reason that the more you learn to manage your time the more of it you WILL have available to take care of the unforeseen things that typically occur in all our lives! Now instead of putting off resolving problems, you can fix them and move on to bigger and better things! Wouldn’t it be nice to relieve yourself of the ‘preoccupied’ mind that comes with unresolved issues, so that you can focus more fully on the life around you?

Allows You to Plan

Being too busy ‘chasing your tail’ and ‘putting out fires’ is no longer a valid excuse for why you don’t plan your days, weeks, months or year! Learning to plan your day is actually a great building block to learning how to be more productive since you can prioritize what you need to do and how to do it, before hand! A go-getter with the proper attitude and armed with a plan is bound to be more successful than a disorganized genius!

Cuts the Stress

If you want to stress yourself, do it with focus and (good) intention by exercising more and stressing those physical ‘extremities’ that can use it to grow healthier and stronger, just saying! On the other hand, relieving yourself of the harm that comes with constant metal stress will do wonders for your health and state of mind! Now you can think more clearly which will help you to be more productive due to the fact you can focus better on matters at hand! Stress, in some cases can help boost your performance but too much stress can kill you!

Free Time or More of It

Learning to use your waking hours more wisely will help you be more productive, but it will also give you additional time to do with as you choose! Perhaps your business needs more attention in certain areas or just maybe you may enjoy using your additional ‘time’ for personal reasons but in either case, the choice is yours! Isn’t it great to have choices like that?

Effective time management skills are something that will allow you to get more out of your day thus allowing you to be more productive and live a fuller life! As discussed above once you make improvements on how you manage your time you’ll feel less stressed, which for your health is a very good thing! This skill, which anybody can acquire, is also something you can apply to many aspect of your life be they personal or professional, thus also allowing for more time to plan and solve problems! In the end once you’ve developed or learned how to increase your efficiency in terms of your time use, you can expect to be more productive while living a less stressful happier and fuller life!

Building a Long Term Income the Smart Way Online

Building a Long Term Income the Smart Way Online

Developing a long term income as an affiliate requires that you spend as much of your time as possible focusing on making sales! As important as promoting goods and services may be to your business success, you must also be sure you maintain a constant flow of potential customers to whom you can make product offers! Our discussion here is about 3 ‘significant’ steps you can take to maintain a very visible presence online that will allow you ‘easy access’ to a targeted pool of potential customers and doing so in a way that allows you to spend more time and be more productive making sales!

Since the development and distribution of content is considered the backbone of any business, let’s first discuss the ‘smartest’ way to create ‘timeless’ content that gives you lasting results!

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Now that you have all that great content on your websites or distributed through social media, the next important step is to learn how to capture the contact information from people who’ve visited your site! The following article offers 6 easy steps you can use to quickly build an email list!

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Having compiled a list of potential customers who have already visited your site, let’s now enter into a video discussion on how to effectively build relationships and make product offers to those on your list using email!

The ‘smartest’ way to develop a long term income online is to free up as much as your time as possible so you can concentrate on simply making sales! The discussion about focuses on how to develop content that stays relevant and thus continues to work for you well into the future! Content such as this is called ‘evergreen’ and it allows you to get longer lasting results from a one time effort! Also discussed above was ‘capturing’ contact information of visitors to your site so that you can market to them via email, which also was part of the above discussion! Once you’ve established a noticeable online presence with your long lasting content along with a system for capturing contact information from site visitors, all that’s left is to use, as instructed above, email to build relatinships and make product offers! This is a perfect example of achieving your business success in a faster and easier way by working smarter and not harder! Remember the only way you’re gonna earn an income is by making sales so anything you can do to free up your time to be more productive when promoting goods and services only makes good business sense!

10 Life Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Use

10 Life Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Use

If you are a small business owner who wants to be more productive there are certain ‘adjustments’ you can make to better leverage both your time and efforts! Many entrepreneurs who have taken to the internet as a means to manage and grow their business rely heavily upon their own efforts since they typically work alone! Having said that it would seem that the single most important thing internet entrepreneurs need to succeed in their quest for success and riches is to learn how to become more productive in how they use their time! Our discussion today focuses on 10 life hacks anyone can use to be more productive when managing a small business or simply trying to get the most out of their busy days!

The video below featuring Carly Cristman offers 10 simple ‘hacks’ ready for you to begin implementing as soon as now to help make your efforts more productive while minimizing your stress…

 

Most every small business owner who works online usually has to rely mostly upon their own efforts therefore it seems what they need to succeed is to learn ways in which they can be more productive! By first identifying your own weaknesses and accenting your strengths you’ve already saved yourself loss time and much frustration but there is still more you can do! The discussion in the above video focuses on simple hacks you can put into use immediately to help you get more done with every day without stress or wasting time! It is important to realize these tips or hacks will also benefit you in your everyday life as well, which is of course why they are called ‘life’ hacks! Our thanks go to Carly who in the above video did such a masterful job of revealing and explaining these simple hacks that can save you much time while making you more productive as well!

Be More Productive By Narrowing Your Focus

Be More Productive By Narrowing Your Focus

If you’re looking for ways to be more productive the answer will NOT be found in multi-tasking! Trying to complete more than one task at a time only slows you down while also compromising the quality of your results! Juggling multiple tasks makes it extremely difficult to stay focused and this makes it more challenging to avoid mistakes or to use your time efficiently! In order to increase how productively you use your time and to also boost the quality of your results you must narrow your focus to completing ONLY one task at a time which is known as single tasking!

To get a better understanding of why multi-tasking really does NOT save you time and why you need to turn your focus to only one thing at a time to increase your productivity check out the following short video!

 

For most people in order to be more productive you must first put aside your overly ambitious to-do list and narrow your focus to simply one thing at a time! Hopping from one task to the next actually slows down your progress, as explained above, making it very difficult to stay focused on what your doing which opens the door for you to make mistakes! By single tasking, you focus your efforts on just one thing, without interruption, thus allowing you to complete tasks quicker and with a lot less errors! Although multi-tasking may give you the impression you’re being really productive, the fact is you are just busier but not being as productive as if you kept your focus on just one task until it has been completed!