22 Tips For Improving Your Productivity

1. Put First Thing First.

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” -Stephen Covey

2. Get Organized.

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is gained.”- Benjamin Franklin

3. Plan Ahead.

“Planning brings the future into the presence so you can do something about it now.”- Alan Lakein

4. Set Boundaries.

“Keep the weekend work-free. No email, No calls, spend time with family. Don’t let work be the #1 priority in life.”- Bridger Harrison

5. Learn To Say “No”.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically – to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside.” -Stephen Covey

6. Delegate.

“You can do anything but not everything.” -Kathy Freston

7. Maintain Work-Life Balance.

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”

– Gary Keller, founder of Keller Williams Realty International

8. Take Breaks.

“Research shows that we need to take a break and decompress so we can be at our best at work—and at home.” -Tina Hallis

9. Avoid Perfectionism.

“Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you’ll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.”

~ Steve Pavlina

10. Avoid Negative People.

“Bad companions ruin good character.” -1 Corinthians 15:33

11. Get Enough Sleep.

“Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.”

-Tom Roth

12. Eliminate Interruptions.

Stop letting other people hijack your day.  - Frank Sonnenberg

13. Manage Your Time Efficiently.

“If you want to be more productive, you need to become master of your own minutes.” -Crystal Paine

14. Do One Thing at a Time.

Contrary to the multi-tasker’s creed, you’ll actually get more tasks done by doing them individually. As well, you’ll do it quicker and with fewer mistakes and less rework. -Craig Jarrow

15. Plan Your Work.

“You must plan your work and then work your plan.” -Dave Ramsey

16. Make positive thinking a habit.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. -Proverbs 23:7

17. Listen to understand.

“Do not listen with the intent to reply. But listen with the intent to understand.”

-Stephen R. Covey

18. Do what you Love.

“If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy.” -Osho

19. Eat healthy foods.

“Eat healthy food to fuel your body, not to feed your emotions”~ Unknown

20. Laugh.

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” -Andrew Carnegie

21. Exercise.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

22. Be flexible.

"Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it.".
-Brian Tracy