3 Tips To Becoming More Productive in 2013

It’s the start of a New Year and one of my goals is to become more productive. Not only for the sake of my clients project efficiency but for my growing business as well. It takes a lot of energy and time to start a business and keep it maintained as a solopreneur, yet business requires massive results from efficient productivity to be successful.

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I believe through efficient productivity management my results will increase in 2013. So, I asked myself “How am I going to become more productive this year?” I’ve been reading many other posts about productivity- from how to get more out of your day to actually getting stuff done. And here’s what I decided the key pieces to becoming more productive were going to be for me…

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#1…Stop hesitating. Take action with my ideas because thinking about them over and over again distracts too much time from my ability to get things done. If I have an idea, I am going to write it down, brain storm some major points, and plan a time to work on implementing it into my business. Once the idea is in progress, I will be able to mold it into a more valuable piece with any feedback from colleagues and collaborators, and additional information I stumble upon during its progress.

#2…Create simple milestones and build on them. When creating new projects, it can get overwhelming because you can have that stuck factor set in. This stuck factor can take up time just like hesitating with ideas as explored above. It’s easy to want to plan out projects in one setting but sometimes it simply isn’t possible. I plan to write down my ideas in the moment and come back to my task manager and add milestones as I think of them.

#3…Get Motivated and Inspired. Sometimes when I get stuck on one project then try to move on to something else, I still feel stuck. This can be a time sucker for sure as well. So to ensure that I don’t waste anytime with clients and my Virtual Assistant business, I will do something to benefit my personal, home, or family life. Perhaps take a break to switch out the laundry, read a book to the kids, or even go for a run (but that would require me to invest is a treadmill though, since it’s a chilly winter in the Midwest). I believe that doing this more often- even if I am not a rut- will benefit nicely anyway.

I’ve let you in on what my productivity tactics will be…How are you going to boost your productivity in 2013?  Do any of these tips appear in your plan of action?

I’d love to see your key strategies in the comments below!

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