3 Steps To Increase Your Productivity With Accountability

by blogadmin 20. September 2017 01:24

Enlist others to make sure you get things done and watch your productivity soar says freelance writer Li Vasquez-Noone. Without a supervisor or boss looking over your shoulder, it's tempting to procrastinate. But with accountability, you'll keep going. She advises to follow these 3 steps to keep things going:

1.  Find an accountability partner (group or team). Set up regular times to meet or check in with each other. This keeps you honest and motivated. It also gives you a sounding board.

2.  Lay out and share your plans with an accountability partner, group or team. When writing down goals and sharing them, it is easy to identify areas which need adjustment or improvement.

3.  Be accountable to yourself. Find tools that help such as using an excel spreadsheet that has the goals for the project broken down into monthly, weekly, and daily segments and a success journal that keeps track of what you do right. 

Personal Application:

What do you do to hold yourself accountable? Do you have an accountability partner? What goals or projects are you currently working on that could be held better accountable with a partner or a team? 

  

8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing

by blogadmin 30. August 2017 01:35

When we feel overwhelmed and stressed, it's often best to start with what might be wasting our time. We should take a reflective moment to assess our actvities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships. To get started, Cynthia Bazen suggests 8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing (and you shouldn't either).

Productive, successful people DO NOT:

-get sucked into social media

-go through the day without a plan 

-do emotionally draining activities

-worry about things they can't control

-hang out with negative people

-dwell on past mistakes

-focus on what other people are doing

-put themselves last in priority 

Personal Application:

-Where in your life or from the above list can you unload what is weighing you down? What kind of activities, attitude, thoughts, and relationships will positively fuel your life? 


 

DON'T DO IT!

by blogadmin 23. August 2017 01:31

I overheard someone ask the question, "What do I need to say 'no' to so that I can say 'yes' to something I'd really like to do? We often forget that we have control over what we say 'yes' to. When reminded about this fact, it's refreshing to realize the possibility of rearranging our lives into a healthier pattern. 

Consider this excerpt from Edward Dayton's Tools For Time Management...

It's an American proverb:  "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today." The European approach is quite the opposite:  "Postpone everything you can. You may not have to do it tomorrow!" There are two basic ways to save time. One is to do the things we should do more effectively or efficiently and in proper priority. The second is not to do the things we shouldn't be doing at all. Make a list of all the things you are doing in your life right now. Examine your calendar. Check off each thing which you really shouldn't be doing. DON'T DO IT!

Personal Application:

What should you be saying 'no' to today, each day, and this week? 

 

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