High performers know they need to start their day strong, stay on track, and get the right things done. And, they lather, rinse, and repeat this every single day.
It’s Monday, so let's start the week off right. Here’s a method to help you increase your productivity. At the beginning of each day, before jumping into email (the bane of the existence of most, and what amounts to a very nice organization system for others agendas) high performers ask themselves two very simple questions:
- What are the top 3 projects I am working on?
- What are the top 3 things I need to do to move my focused projects forward?
Try doing this for a week: take a few minutes before starting your day, before looking at your email, before grabbing your phone and just sit for a moment and think about the above two questions. Grab a slice of paper and write it down. Keep it handy, and even perhaps in front of you throughout the day so that every time a distraction arises you can grab it, look at it, and get yourself back on track. At the end of each day, reflect upon how you did. Were you productive? How can you evaluate if you were more productive – ask did you accomplish what you set out to get done.
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