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Monday, November 7, 2016

12 Ways to Boost Your Success Productivity

Success isn't going to come easy.  It's takes massive amounts of action to realize your goals.  A huge challenge for most people is the feeling of not having enough time in the day to get to the success building activity.  Too many mundane tasks getting in the way.  Another challenge people have is feeling overwhelmed.  How many times have you said, "I'm overwhelmed right now."  Or, "All this work is making me feel overwhelmed."

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So some tough talk now.  Here's the thing, everyone is overwhelmed.  Even the super successful feel overwhelmed from time to time.  Successful people do more things in a given morning than the average person does in an entire day.  It's not by accident.  Rather, it is entirely by design.  In fact, every successful person starts and ends their day with a plan of action.

Right now I'm working on this blog post.  It's 6:30 a.m.  I have to be at work by 8:00 a.m.  This entry is the second thing I've done to build on my success.  I got up at 4:00 a.m. and worked on my latest non-fiction book, A Teacher Like Homie G: Real Talk on Life & Success for Students of Color, for about two hours.  This future best-seller (positive mindset here) isn't going to write or sell itself.  Today I'm going to share with you twelve ways to boost your success productivity.  Taking it up several notches is the only way you will ever reach your goals.

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Ways to Boost Your Success Productivity

1.  Sleep less.  But you need your 8 hours of sleep?  No you don't.  You can live on 6 hours until you get that latest project completed.  Besides, with kids and your spouse taking up a big chunk of your day, how else are you going to make progress.

2.  Delegate chores.  We have this stupid notion that we have to do everything around the house ourselves.  Laundry, the yard, the dishes, vacuuming, taking out the trash, shopping for groceries, and on and on.  Hire a neighborhood kid to do some of these things for you!  I know what all of the Frugality bloggers have told you.  Save, save, save.  DIY, DIY, DIY.  You know what I say...Bull feces!  You'll never be successful if you can't delegate things off your plate.  Show the help exactly what you want, and let them go to work for you.

3.  Get a mentor.  If you've started out in business or are trying to build credibility in a certain industry, you can't do it alone.  In fact, you'll kill your productivity trying to figure everything out for yourself.  Do this instead:  Get on the Internet and find someone who is already successful in the industry you wish to break into.  Write them a short email or letter requesting a few minutes of their time once a month so you can ask them specific questions.

4.  Schedule your work sessions and insist you have absolutely no interruptions.

5.  Use your smartphone and productivity apps.  If you have a long commute, and you're trying to write a book like me, you can use a dictation app.

6.  Stop watching TV.  I've stopped watching sports, and shows altogether.  I spend my days at work, exercising, reading or writing.  I've never been so productive.

7. Turn off your notifications.  If you keep being bombarded and distracted by push notifications from all of your social media, you'll never get anywhere.

8.  Write a plan for each of your goals.  Mastering goal setting involves not only writing great goals often, but also plans of action for each one.  You can't expect to meet your goals as quickly as possible without a concrete plan.

9.  Ignore the neat and organizing freak in you.  Don't be the type of person that needs to clean or organize the office before sitting down to work.

10.  Stay hydrated.  You're supposed to be drinking water all day.  Water helps your brain be at optimum so make sure you get plenty of it.

11.  Take breaks often.  You're not a robot.  Your mind needs to unplug after prolonged concentration.

12.  Learn to say "No."  You don't have to agree to take part in every thing people throw at you.  Just say, "This isn't about you, it's about me having the time to complete an important project that will benefit me and my family."

They say success is 90% perspiration, and 10% inspiration.  So if you're to be super successful one day, you must boost your productivity.  I hope what you read above can help you become an even more productive individual.  Until next time.

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