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Do you want to be Highly Productive? – PART 1

Do you want to become Highly Productive?

Sometimes things may seem urgent, and really are not. Follow these simple rules which successful entrepreneurs adhere to… Part 1 in the series.

1. Focus on most important tasks first

Put your tasks in order of date/time they need to be done. The order should be pretty obvious.

2. Break down bigger projects

How long do you have to complete? Is it days or months? Break the task down into equal parts.
For example: you have 30 days to read a book & write a report. The book is 500 pages, the report is 500 words. 500/30 = 16.7 . So read 25 minimum pages a day. Read more when you feel like it. Take a day off if needed. That should give you a few extra days to review and write your report.

3. Use the Eisenhower Matrix to identify priorities

See examples of what are Urgent vs Non-Urgent, Important vs Non-Important and figure out where the tasks as hand lie. This will help determine in what sequence things need to be done.

More Info on The Eisenhower Matrix…

4. Use the 80/20 rule

Also known as the Pareto Principle, this rule suggests that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results. This being the case, you should change the way you set goals forever.
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5. Break tasks into smaller pieces

Figure out a reasonable deadline for your big goal. Then make a list of all the things it will take you to get there. Now break them down into smaller goals over time with deadlines for each goal. Follow your plan and you’ll be there in no time!

6. Take breaks

When you’re exhausted & hungry, you’re bound to burnout. Give yourself the fuel and sleep you need to recharge your biological batteries. Try this for 30 days and see your productivity and happiness soar!

Stay tuned for more items on this list explained.
Until then, be well, and be productive! –Beth Catizone

The Eisenhower Matrix, also referred to as Urgent-Important Matrix, helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.