Write things down
If I don’t
write down my ideas, tasks, obligations, etc, I never get any of them
taken care of. If I come across a new store to visit, a
restaurant to try, a job to look into, or a potential lead for a client
for my design business I immediately write it in my book.
I’ve doubled my productivity simply by carrying around a pocket-sized
composition book and writing down anything and everything that I need
to act on.
how often you check your email
leaving your email client open all day and watch how much more you get
accomplished. Check your email in the morning, at lunch, and
before you go home. Don’t check it every five
minutes. Don’t check it at home. Don’t check it on
on output not hours worked
should be judged based on their useable output rather than how many
days or hours they put in. Focus on quality rather than
quantity. Stop living by your clock and see more work get
done and your level of happiness increase dramatically.
the 80/20 rule in mind
probably heard before that 20% of our efforts produces 80% of our
results. Keep this in mind while you work and remember that
working more hours doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you will achieve
your workspace clean and organized
have to look like someone with OCD cleaned your desk but you should at
least be able to find things when you need them to get your job done.
a break every 20-30 minutes
are the best thing ever thought up. If you can’t get away for
a 20-30 minute nap then at least get up, stretch, have a drink of
water, and walk around (preferably outside).
your head against the way trying to do something that you don’t know
how to do or are not capable of doing. Don’t be afraid to
admit your limitations, embrace them, or to delegate the task to
plenty of sleep
is a machine and we all know that poorly maintained machines don’t hold
up for very long and they don’t perform at their peak. Learn
how much sleep you need to be at your best and aim to get that amount
each and every night.