Top Ten Ways to Improve Productivity


I recently read the book “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, which is about the small choices we make about the daily actions we take that, over time, either lead us closer to success, or farther away from it. They are simple small actions that are easy to do, but they are also easy not to do. Often results are not immediately visible, and the actions that make a difference seem insignificant. But they aren’t.

Daily Disciplines that can make a Difference:

Simple, right? We all know these things are important. It’s all about making the right choice in the moment, on a regular basis. And it will make a difference. To apply the Slight Edge to productivity, start with small daily disciplines.Top10WaystoImprove

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Top Ten Ways to Improve Productivity

  1. Choose a system to manage your calendar, tasks, and lists that works well for you.
  2. Set priorities.
  3. Use your system to Plan weekly, Plan daily, schedule, add and delete tasks.
  4. Eliminate clutter and unnecessary stuff.
  5. Break large tasks down.
  6. Remind yourself of tasks with timers, alarms, and/or a tickler system.
  7. Organize the information you need in files.
  8. Automate repeating tasks as much as possible.
  9. Maximize your use of available free time.
  10. Have a regular time to review progress.

See also To (always) Do Today and Repeating Tasks.

Learn more at The Keep It Super Simple Productivity Award, the Daily PlanIt Keep It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) System, and The Science of Productivity.

The slight edge as it applies to the six pillars of self-esteem at Experience Life.

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. Picture Quote #1

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