How many times have you left the office and wondered “What the heck did I accomplish today”?? If this has happened to you, then you are not alone. Trying to get more done while using fewer resources is a fact of life these days. My Coaching Tip of the Week focuses on how to be productive.
When you are working in your office, try to minimize interruptions.
Experts say that it takes twenty minutes to return to productivity after being interrupted. What does this mean? Have boundaries with your staff and clients. Don’t allow yourself to be interrupted at any time. Take messages. Return emails and phone messages at the end of the day. Do NOT check your email all day long. Email is the biggest time waster in any day. Email prevents you from focusing on outbound calls, follow up, client meetings, and prospecting.
It takes twenty one days to build a habit. Keep up with your promise to use time wisely and you will train yourself in no time. Be aware of the tasks that are wasting your time and delegate the things you don’t like doing to your assistant (or hire an assistant) so that you can focus on what’s important. Work smarter, not harder.
Minimize interruptions and be productive!
How about you? What’s the best way you’ve found to be productive?
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