3 Simple Ideas to Improve Your Personal Productivity

By March 18, 2013 Business 20 Comments

Do you ever find that you get to the end of a day and you look back on it and wonder what on earth did I achieve today? Has this ever happened to you at the end of a week?

I was talking with a good friend of mine over the weekend. She was telling me that she had to have a chat with one of her team members and let him know that his role was being terminated.

I asked her why, and she said that he works extremely hard – he just doesn’t seem to get anything done.  She even told me that on some occasions he is working past midnight.

She went on to explain that he doesn’t even know this is happening. He thinks he is being productive, and there is a lot of delusion going on. He has a case of majoring in the minor – and I think a lot of people get caught up in this. That is – they are extremely busy doing the wrong things.

It reminds me when the producers of Shrek were interviewed. They were explaining that they made a decision to NOT animate the background of their movies. This decision saved them millions of dollars. When asked why, they simply explained, our audience doesn’t even notice the background so why animate it?”. I think this is a very important idea. How many people work on things that your audience or others don’t care about or even notice?

 

So in today’s video, we provide some personal productivity tips.

NOTE: We have some awesome free online time management training about planning your best year ever, so click here now to get access 

Here are 3 fast ideas to improve your personal productivity:

1. Increase your energy you increase your productivity

What can you do to increase your energy?

When a gold fish is sick – we treat the water and not the fish. Have a look at changing your environment. It will make SUCH s difference when it comes to improving your energy

2. Implement a morning ritual

Change the way you invest your morning, change your entire day.

We call this doing morning fliptuals.

It’s investing 30 minutes getting yourself ready for the day.

3. Implement a personal productivity system

You can get more information and training about this here:

Fway Mastermind

Did you know that one hour planning your week, will double your productivity during the week?

Did you know that a 10 minute plan a day, with double your effectiveness during the day?

We would love to hear some of your thoughts and ideas below on how you focus on improving your personal productivity.

About Andrew Roberts

Andrew is well known as one of Australia’s leading business mentors, is a Strategic Business specialist, and has been known to work his own magic with a host of companies featured in various Top 100 BRW lists. Andrew has gone from running one of the largest business coaching companies in Australia to focusing on specialists and leaders of various industries.

  • Babi

    Time: since yr time is irreplaceable, what is your time worth?? Your time is your most valuable precious resource. Let us all treasure each second & leave our mark
    Thank you

  • Hi Andrew

    GREAT post! Some very simple but very effective actions to take in your daily practice.

    I too have a morning practice including a good breakfast, exercise and meditation. I also have a morning practice before starting my work day but this is one I would like to improve and this little video has given me the little reminder to start implementing this DAILY when arriving at my desk.

    To add to this I have a DMO (Daily Method of Operation) which includes 6 steps to follow on a DAILY basis. My intention is to mark these off as I go through my day and do a final check at the end of the day to ensure all 6 steps have been completed.

    Thanks again.

    Have a great day!

    Cheers,
    Paul

    • Brilliant – thanks for sharing this Paul. narew

    • Thanks for this Paul. great advice. Andrew

  • Love your work Andrew 🙂

  • Satish Thakur

    Wonderful tips on time management! I do really appreciate the input.

  • I so appreciate your simplicity. I have noticed lately that my work environment is not a productive one. For people who work from home….don’t work in the dinning room no matter how big the table is or the living room, keep it in the office. If you don’t have a home office create a space dedicated to it and don’t wonder from it. Otherwise you just get scattered and side tracked.
    Thanks again Andrew. I appreciate the reminders and the guidelines, the challenge is implementing them. Making them HABITS. LOL Have a magical day everyone. Be in peace.

    JoAnne

    • Great tip JoAnne – thanks for sharing this. Andrew

  • Srikanth P J

    Wow ! I always seem to be receiving your tips at the right time. My productivity is not so good these days as there is a lack of inspiration from the management due to a very short term thinking on either developing or not moving ahead a new market. So, I think these tips really are helpful to get over whatever is happening around me and yet focus on my goals and what I would need to achieve in life.

    Thanks Andy and I really appreciate your videos and this one on time management and productivity is really good. They are fresh!, innovative, to the point and truly inspires me.

    • Your welcome Srikanth

  • Tima Gitau

    The most informative, most valuable, most productive time I’ve spent on line, is time I’ve spent on your site. Thank you so much for all the invaluable free advice. ???

    • Your welcome Tima – Im pleased you enjoy these tips.

  • thomas daniels

    How productive are you?

  • James Walker

    Gday Robbo,
    I am moving, making. I have just smashed out 1.5 Days planning, recorded my 2014 vision and dowloaded the millionaire mind from Audible for this afternoon.

    To contribute; part of the ritual in the morning I believe is as soon as you wake up launch out of bed it is dangerous to lingre; it is an indicator of your drive and commitment to the day, and if you lul it can sabotage the day. I believe I am clearest when my eyes open and my feet hit the ground automatically.

    Robbo thanks and look out I’m coming with speed!!

    Gratitude,

    James

    • This is brilliant James. Your tip is also SO true. Great to see you firing mate – and looking forward to our next chat. Robbo

  • Will Pointing

    got a lot out of that! Definitely agree with changing environments, I often will brain storm ideas in a coffee shop. My primetime is late morning for getting things done!

  • L Mitchell

    Love this information, extremely helpful!

  • Yuri Malacara
  • Multitasking as i know is dangerous and it is becoming inevitable with the surge of new devices that are technically more capable now a days. Your views on how and when to avoid multitasking should help a lot of people.

  • Manuel Charro

    Prioritize

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