Do you feel like you're constantly busy but rarely getting things accomplished?
Don't Be Busy, Be Productive.
Here Are The 3 Ways To Massive Productivity:
1. USING ONLINE TOOLS
Technology, or as I like to call it ‘Online Tools’ has honestly been a lifesaver for me!
Although manual tasks done by real people can be a part of your business, I'm all for using online tools when it makes sense.
Having online tools has helped me STAY ORGANIZED, SAVE TIME, and SCALE MY BUSINESS.
Here are a few tools that I use in my own business systems that have helped take my business to the next level:
Google Drive is an easy way to save all your files in one place. You can get access to photos, videos, files, and more. It's my favorite price, too...FREE!
Active Campaign is an effective (and affordable) way to offer e-mail marketing, marketing automation, and build customer relationships. It does all of the same things that the "big" CRM systems do (Infusionsoft, Ontraport, etc.), but at a much lower cost.
Leadpages help you with lead generation and collect email subscribers. It’s a great tool to help you grow your business. It's very easy to use and popular among the "online marketing" crowd. I personally use Thrive Leads in my business because it is better integrated with my entire online operations, but that's just a personal preference. Leadpages is great to start with!
I’m all about systems (which I’m sure you already know!) Trello has been the key to my organization throughout the years.
Without systems in place, you have to work twice as hard to make twice the revenue. Let’s be real, you don’t have the time for that (because who does?)
Using online tools, or systems, will save you time and automate your business.
2. LIMIT THE TIME YOU SPEND ON TASKS
Tracking the amount of time you spend on certain tasks could put into perspective activities you can cut out of your day.
Sometimes we spend too much time on the wrong things and not enough time on the right things.
I like to follow the "DO, DITCH, DELEGATE" rule.
What you don’t do is equally as valuable as what you spend your time doing.
Another tip: if the task only takes you a few minutes to complete get it out of the way, instead of saving it for later.
3. SET GOALS
When it comes to your business, the first thing you should think about is what goals you wish to accomplish in the future- whether it be over the next month, year, or even five years.
Having a vision, setting short-term (and long-term) goals, and staying focused will help you stay on track to build a successful business.
Actions follow thoughts. If your thoughts are productive, inspirational, and focused then you’re on the right track to accomplishing your goals.
Short-term goals will encourage you to stay on track to meet target deadlines.
Being able to check off little goals on the way to accomplishing larger ones will help maintain productivity.
I like to take my annual goal and divide it into quarters and then months to track it.