Multitasking is the enemy of productivity. While it might seem to some that you are getting more done this way, you really aren’t. By the end of the day, you will likely have a project you’ve started but didn’t get to finish because you were starting or working on a hundred other things. How exactly does multitasking affect you? Read on to find out.
Do you consider yourself a perfectionist? Could it be holding you back? Sometimes you’re most imperfect work can let your highest level of potential shine through. Many people strive to maintain a high level of perfectionism — perhaps thinking that it is akin to efficiency or effectivity. Here are five dangers brought about by perfectionism.
You won’t get things done by simply making a list. According to a lot of effective front runners a to do list is the way to get your days more productive, organized and focused, but might there be a correct way and an incorrect way to make a to-do list? In short, yes. By thoroughly listing all the things that need to be completed will not help you to actually achieve them. Therefore, if you hope to make your life more productive, organized and focused, use these three indispensable ways to create an improved list of things to do.
Learn the Power of No so that you don’t become overbooked, over-committed and looking down the barrel of stress and burnout. Here’s why Yes! Means Less.
Using a personal management system turns you into a productive task master. Once your systems, processes & tools are in place, you can cruise through tasks.
I’d say I’m a very productive person, especially when I take on several tasks that I am passionate about. Sometimes I take on more than I can handle because I really love what I do and it questions my limitations and about productivity. So to get more productive, here are some of my reflections on productivity, time management and how to stay focused and organized.
It’s pretty common for people to procrastinate, whether it’s a small task or a large one, there always seems to be some reason that it’s just not “the right time.” Creative excuses arise when the task at hand is important or difficult. Even if the excuse isn’t a valid one, we can quickly start to … Continue reading 4 Tips for Addressing Your Procrastination
In your virtual assistant practice, you are always going to have to find a way to schedule all of your tasks and those of your clients, into your 8-hour workday. There are certain times of day where you are more productive than others, known as your prime productivity time and be protective of that time.
Scope creep needs to be managed from the very start of a project occurs when someone decides they want to change something or take things in another direction. Daunting to prevent, but doing so will keep your costs, processes, and deadlines where they belong. Here are four tips to reduce or eliminate scope creep, whether for a seasoned project manager or a virtual assistant tackling a client project.