As a Virtual Assistant it is my job to keep my clients productive in their business, whether I’m knocking off the tasks on their to-do lists or holding “them” accountable for a certain task at hand. Recently, it’s been the latter of the two.
This month I stumbled across two very cool ideas as it pertains to productivity – and I think they are important because they are so easily overlooked. Both are worth noting and then incorporating into your routine – they are great habits to form.
So without further ado,
Here are 2 Great ways to get stuff done:
1. Don’t wait for the right mood: Our ‘moods’ are some of the biggest detractors to productivity. How many times have you heard yourself say “ugh, i don’t feel like doing this right now’. Let me be frank, your mood or how you feel are totally irrelevant to the task at hand. Whether you’re happy, sad, mad, depressed etc…stuff still needs to happen, things need to get done. And the fact of the matter is, if the task at hand we’re awesome, you’d probably have no problem doing it – but because it’s not awesome you’re less inclined – but here’s the kicker, the task is not going to get better by waiting for another mood. If you are concerned with your mood – what is more practical to do is think of the great mood you’ll be in once you’ve accomplished something. That sense of satisfaction is a great mood enhancer – and it’s something you can have control over. It’s a no brainer. Get it done now. How does that quote go? ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’
2. Dont’ wait for the right time: There is no time like the present. It’s as simple as that. Waiting for the right time is the purest form of procrastination, and the surest productivity killer. The best way to mass efficiency, is obviously to plan as detailed a schedule as you can – but don’t become a slave to that schedule. Often when you’re hesitating on doing something it’s the last to get attention in that schedule and is often bumped. It is so liberating to get the mundane or the challenging stuff out of the way. So you can really enjoy the rest of the week.
Try focusing on these 2 tactics this week and as always I’d love your thoughts, feedback and comments! If you’re still having trouble being productive a Virtual Assistant may be the answer. Give me a call and we can talk about what is on your task list or how I can help you remain accountable. I am here to help!