Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Productive Entrepreneur-Day 2 No More Goals





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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Productive Entrepreneur Day 1


Hustle - Photos | FacebookEvery entrepreneur wants to be productive. It feels good to look at something tangible and say, “I created this. I made this. I did this.”



To get things done. To check things off a list. To make a serious dent in your checklist.
Productivity looks different to different people, but the feeling is universal. 

For one person, creating an incredible presentation or meeting the needs of a specific client can make them feel amazing. For another, it may mean developing a new product or coming up with a new design.

For you, it may be completely different, but you know the good feeling you get by putting in a productive day.

Productivity encourages a true sense of purpose. It offers a deep feeling of accomplishment that’s important to a happy and fulfilled life. Being productive also gives you the freedom to spend more time with the ones you love and less time worrying about the things that are left unfinished.
If you’re looking for that sense of purpose and happiness that can come from being productive, this series can help you focus on the things that will get you there.

Productivity isn’t always easy. There are so many things that can cause your productivity to falter and even come to a complete stop.

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly battling a thousand distractions that can block creativity and derail a productive morning, afternoon, or evening. These distractions may stem from your personal life, or they may be work- related.
All day long, you’re receiving:

● Notifications
● Texts
● Slack messages
● Emails
● Social media pings
● Calls
● And a whole lot more!
  • Just as you start getting to important matters, your phone dings. It’s a new message that you feel like you should probably check. You look at your phone and, the next thing you know, 45 minutes have passed. You’ve been sucked into the black hole of social media.
And even if you’re able to set aside distractions, you may still feel like you’re not really accomplishing anything.
You’re busy… but you’re not productive.

You’re getting things done…
…but you’re not getting the right things done.

You answer a lot of emails, reply to a lot of texts, and message a lot of people on Slack…
…but still come away each day feeling like you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to.

Have you ever felt like you were working really hard, but getting nowhere? You go to bed exhausted, wake up exhausted, but you don’t feel like you have anything to show for it. You know there has to be a better way, but you just don’t know where to start.

In this series, you’ll discover the 4 pillars of productivity.

These four pillars will help you achieve the sense of accomplishment that you’re really striving for. Instead of going to bed feeling defeated, with piles of work still sitting on the table, you can go to bed knowing that you’ve done enough for the day.

You’ve put in the work, and you can be fulfilled in what you’ve completed.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Productive Entrepreneur and Overcoming Distractions



Here are the most common distractions that can keep you from being productive. Along with each distraction is a suggested set of solutions to help you overcome the distractions and be more productive.


Distraction: Social Media

Solutions:

Use an app like “Rescue Time” to physically limit how much you can be on social media.
Delete social media apps from your phone.
Turn off all social media notifications.
Set a social media schedule and only allow yourself to use social media during the allotted times.

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Distraction: Email


Solutions:


Avoid responding to email first thing in the morning.
Only open your inbox at specified times of the day.
Turn off all email notifications on your phone and computer.
Create an auto-response that tells others you’re only able to respond to email on particular days of the week and then stick to that schedule.


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Distraction: Slack, Skype, Messenger

Solutions:

Turn off all notifications on your phone.
Close apps and only respond to messages at pre-specified times.
Snooze notifications on desktop versions of the chat app.




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Distraction: Text Messages

Solutions:

Put your phone in a drawer and only take it out at specified times.
Disable text notifications on your phone.
Disable text notifications on your smartwatch and laptop.
Only respond to text messages during specific times of the day.


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Distraction: Phone Calls

Solutions:

Put your phone in a drawer and only take it out at specified times.
Respond to voicemails at the end of the day after you’ve done your most productive work.
Put your phone on silent mode during your focused periods.
Disable notifications on your smartwatch and computer.



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Distraction: People Interrupting You

Solutions:

Close your office door.
Put on headphones.

When someone asks for a minute of your time, ask if you can catch them at a later, specified time.

Use these all to your advantage