5 Best Practices for a Life of Peace and Productivity

We all want to be better at what we do for a living. Especially when the quality of our work DIRECTLY influences how much money we make. So for entrepreneurs, it really is not an option to be neglectful of working habits.

Some of the below may seem excessively orderly to you and you may be right about that, but don’t fret, these are IDEALS. What do I mean by that? Well, we should always be striving to learn and develop ourselves, and a big part of that is improving the efficiency and effectiveness (the definition of skill) of HOW we work, as well as WHAT work we’re doing.

People who get to the top of their game are skillful in mind-blowing ways, constantly tweaking their habits. So in this article we have some habits that (when adhered to fully) almost guarantee success in your work. However, you’re not going to get there overnight. So breathe a sigh of relief. Aaaah.

Being a skillful do-er could of course be seen as a chore for some of you who wish to rely on flow and grace to bring you what you need, when you need it. As you may have read elsewhere on this site by now, that’s a self delusion that isn’t going to get you anywhere, so please pack it in… For the rest of our sakes… The world is in a bit of a pickle at the moment and we can’t afford for you to be flapping around ineffectively.

I don’t intend your attempts to improve yourself in this way to be a chore, however. I understand how it can be easy to relate to this content in that way. So how about this – treat it like a game. The objective of this game is scientific (don’t run away just yet…). Your goal is to run a series of experiments (e.g. adding a new tool into your daily work). Then you must observe the results and feed them back into the next round where you can improve things.

I’m sure there are other ways you could make this process fun, but I’m not a pro with Gamification, so I’ll let you know when I have more ideas.

Just add one small adjustments at a time to the way you do things. Those adjustments will add up exponentially over time. Iterating improvements like this is the way to achieve a God-like productivity… This productive God of order and structure is here to support your creativity, intuition and entrepreneurial endeavours, NOT restrict it.

So let’s get to it!

5 Best Practices for a Life of Peace and Productivity

1. Have a place for everything

Getting into the habit of keeping things (physical or digital) in the same place, using the same system will make them easier to find, saving you time, energy and stress.

2. Stick to a morning practice

Having a solid morning routine, not only refreshes you, but allows your nervous system to relax as it can predict your activities. This saves energy for when its time to be creative.

3. Do the vital thing first

Do not take in any new information first thing in the morning (i.e. emails). Make use of that (hopefully) bustling morning energy, by doing the most important task of the day.

4. Create a nice environment

An environment that appeals to the senses, enables us to relax and work more effectively. Keeping the environment tidy, reduces distractions that chew up attention and energy subconsciously.

5. Clear your desk at the end of the day

Another vital tip. Your “desk” is not only the physical space, but your outstanding tasks. Get back to all of your emails (even if it’s to say you’ll respond tomorrow) and clean up. Create a clean slate for the next day of work.

Well there you have it. I hope these will be of service to you. This will be a series of posts where I go into greater detail about each point, so keep an eye out for those. You also have access to a free infographic to print off and stick to your wall, further down this post. AND OF COURSE… if you need some support you can always book a time to Meet Me, no fee, no obligation.

TTFN

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By | 2018-04-03T11:35:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Business, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

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