Effectiveness is key for true productivity

Last week, I mentioned that increasing efficiency is one of the main ways you can become more productive. The problem with efficiency is that many people focus too much on it and not nearly enough on effectiveness, the other critical piece of the puzzle. True productivity requires both, but effectiveness is much more important and valuable than efficiency. It's great to be efficient while you work and get a lot of stuff done, but in the end, it won't make any difference unless you choose … [Read more...]

These 2 Things Make You More Productive

To improve your productivity you need to increase your efficiency, increase your effectiveness or increase both at the same time. But to do that, you need to know the difference between the two, because it's pretty easy to get them mixed up. Efficiency represents the time and effort involved in doing something based on the approach that you decide to use. Increasing efficiency means finding a faster, easier or less wasteful way of accomplishing some result. For example, using a word … [Read more...]

5 Time Management Training Tips To Get Things Done

Many people experience a "lull" over the summer, where business naturally slow down a bit as clients, customers and staff take vacations or daydream about spending time outdoors. That's why summer is often a great time to work on important long-term projects for your business (work ON your business and not just IN it). Things like improving your marketing or website, setting up systems, building relationships, developing new products, etc. Here are 5 practical tips to help you get more … [Read more...]

Why It Pays To Be More Productive

Perhaps the TOP and most important productivity secret I've learned over the years is to value your time and make becoming more productive a priority. Why? Because it's the foundation for everything else. People that don’t value their time usually don’t care whether they are productive or not, and they typically don’t do anything about it. I’ve come to realize that many people don’t value their time very much, if at all. Perhaps they feel that no matter how much they waste their time … [Read more...]

Time Management Training To Get More Done

So you want to get more done during your day? You're not alone. Most people struggle to be as effective and efficient as we'd like to be. It's why we always hear people asking for more hours in a day. Around the world, "I need more time!" is probably uttered millions of times each day. Here are three time management training secrets to help you get more done. 1) Plan your week - When do you plan? Some people do it first thing in the morning; they make a list of the things they need to … [Read more...]