Working smart beats working hard and in some cases working more can actually have damaging effects on what’s accomplished. However, while it is possible – working less and accomplishing more isn’t always easy. It requires you to think creatively and find effective ways of doing things.
Some people are naturally highly efficient, they know how to get things done and increase productivity, they’re constantly checking things off their to-do lists, and are extremely busy. The question is, are they accomplishing what matters?
Highly effective people are also highly efficient but they take their efforts to the next level. They focus on accomplishing the tasks that will make the biggest impact on them, their families, and their businesses. Unlike merely efficient people, they get the right things done.
So, how do you accomplish a lot in little time and stay productive?
To accomplish a lot in little time is really based on your productivity levels. A lot of what you’ll read surrounding this issue is pretty basic – delegate, batch, keep a to-do list and while those are all great ideas, and you should consider doing them, you also need some ‘hacks’ that will allow you to slay your goals every single day.
It begins by finding out where you are wasting the most time. For example, if you find yourself avoiding the task by surfing the web on random sites you need to find a way to block that behavior and keep you on track and focused. You could try simple willpower, but we’ve all been there and that only lasts a day or two. If you really want to stay focused you need to block specific sites with a digital solution such as BlockSite. If you are not sure you want to block them all the time, but only when you need to focus, you can set a schedule as to when you can use them.