Contributed by Vector Marketing
Being productive is something almost everyone wants to be and to improve on. To be honest, forming great habits and trying to remove poor habits is extremely difficult…but not impossible. It’s all about setting small, consistent, and measurable goals. Doing this will help slowly begin to integrate those new habits into your life. Below are some of the productivity tips the team over a Vector Marketing follow to help achieve their goals in business and in life.
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Plan Your Year
Map out a whole year in advance via a 12 month dry erase planning calendar. This will allow you to see a whole year from a birds eye view. It allows you see busy times as well as vacation and time off to relax. Seeing vacation makes it easier to get through the busy times and it’s worth the $30 investment.
Mike Dawid, Cutco Sales Professional
Focus on High Value Activities
To boost productivity, try time blocking so you can focus on just one thing and eliminate time wasters and distractions. Time wasters such as Facebook have to be reduced or eliminated. Oftentimes we fool ourselves into thinking that doing busy work is important or that by going on Facebook we are marketing, learning from others, and getting new customers. In reality, very little of that takes place. Top producers are focused on doing the high value activities that create the most income.
Justin Kim, Cutco Sales Professional
Plan Your Upcoming Week On Sundays
Sunday planning sessions will help you to “stage” your week and increase productivity. By planningon Sunday and finishing early Monday morning, you’ll be ready to attack the week instead of waiting for the week to happen.
Dave Powders, Division Manager
Begin With the End In Mind
One strategy to help boost productivity is to “begin with the end in mind.” Whenever you are planning a call, meeting, training, or a message it is helpful to envision the ending outcome for that interaction. How do you want the other people to feel, act, or perform afterwards? When you imagine how you’d like them to leave the interaction it helps to get to the key points quicker in your mind, and therefore in your message you’re more concise and you spend less time putting the message together.
Phil Bohlender, Division Coordinator
Figure Out What Really Motivates You
Discover the core reasons you actually work. The deeper you go to find what really drives you, the more motivated and determined you can become. For anyone reading this I’d recommend anything from Tony Robbins to help with this process. There’s also an incredible book called the Passion Test that would be beneficial. If you take the time to figure out who you are and what truly drives you, everyday is like Christmas.
Jeremy Reisig, Cutco Sales Professional
Focus On Your Health
Focusing on your health can help you to become more productive in the rest of your day. Make a goal to wake up at 5am each day to get in a good hour long workout before work starts. It’s also important to nourish your body properly. Notice how your mind and body feels sluggish after eating fast food, and how that will negatively effect your productivity. Even if you can’t workout everyday, proper eating will really help.
Pete Salazar, District Manager
Increase Your Level of Discipline, Rather Than Rely On Motivation
Increase your level of discipline rather than relying on motivation. Discipline beats motivation 100% of the time. When you plan out your day or week or year, look for ways to only have things you are excited to devote all of your energy to so that when it comes to execution all you have to do is be disciplined enough to do the things you already know you want to do.
George Ferko, District Manager
Surround Yourself With The Right People
Be sure to immerse yourself with peers who are in your line of work and are constantly learning and growing as people. They will give you the fuel and added motivation to keep going. This can help anybody by simply looking at those around you who can really help take you to the next level. And if you’re not satisfied, specifically reach out to those who are doing what you want and where you want to be.
Carlton Thompson, Cutco Sales Professional
What methods do you follow to form great habits?