4. Don’t jump on every trend
We see new trends popping up every day and as a parent it amazes me and as a business owner, I think we need to pause and ask ourselves does this trend serve my customers, it is in line with the business vision? Just because most people have an app doesn’t mean your business needs one! Stay focused and keep the noise down for your customers.
5. Busy people don’t see value in the Quadrant ll
Most people would state feel they are too busy for Quadrant ll task, but productive people make time.
They understand that life is about balance and understand the goals in this area are likely to have the most impact on your life. If you don’t create your vision, your goals, your task list ends up consuming you and you don’t achieve your goals. If you read the blog about money flow then you will know this quadrant is important.
6. Putting off task’s that you don’t want to do
There is an easy solution to this, either you delegate this to someone else or learn to do them first so that they don’t use too much of your head space. Eat that Frog by Brain Tracey is a great introduction to time management and being productive. That Frog Great Ways Procrastinating.
Author Brian Tracy calls this “eating your frog,” quoting Mark Twain. Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.
7. Stay Focused
Stay focused in a world where everything seems to be a click away and the noise and distraction can be overwhelming at times. Set your times when you will go on your phone, check social, emails, personal messages. If you stay present in all your tasks you will complete them more effectively.
Being productive means making the results a priority. Change your own language, instead of saying “I’ll work the next hour on doing something”, say “I am going to get these things done in the next hour”.
By applying this simple concept, you will see how things change for you.
Have fun being productive and remember that Quadrant ll is part of your life and not an add on.