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Ways To Achieve Greater Productivity

Ways To Achieve Greater Productivity

Write By: aimteam Published In: Gist Created Date: 2018-05-10 Hits: 1464

It’s actually not easy starting and running a business from home. Your living space stops being a place for retreat and rejuvenation, and becomes a work zone. You can become attached to your business 24/7. It can feel like you’ve lost control.

It changes how you relate to your loved ones you live with, how you inhabit your very way of being in your own home. It can feel like things are unbalanced.

We do this to ourselves. It’s because we have poor habits. Most of us have never learned how to work from home, away from an office, no one looking over your shoulders. A lot of us just aren’t good at it.

I’ve gotten better at it, but then again I don’t worry about it so much because I’m semi-retired. When I had to write a course, though, I thought, “Oh my God!” but I had to do it because there were 10,000 people waiting for me. I didn’t have a choice. You just have to learn to be productive.

Here are 2 ways I found to be extremely effective for me, see if they work for you as well:

1. Set aside a space for work that nobody else can come into. No kids, no dogs, no TV, no nothing. It’s just a little space for you to work. This will do wonders for you. It will create a trigger for you that will help you turn on and off “work-mode.”

2. Set aside two times for high-efficiency or high-productivity work, and time for play. Maybe it’s one half-hour a day. Out of eight or 10 hours, we’re only going to set aside half an hour a day for high productivity work and play each.

“What if I can do more?” Then do more, duh! But for at least 30 minutes a day, nobody can walk in. It’s a do-not-disturb sign. You tell your family and whoever else to not call between 9:30a.m., and 10:00am because that’s your high-productivity 30 minutes. If you can do an hour, then do an hour, but start with 30 minutes.

Don’t do all of those other crappo emails and other stuff. Do the things that are necessary for you to make money. That means add value to people. Answering email doesn’t add value to a lot of people. It wastes a lot of time. People say, “But I have to.” Yes, you do, but not during your productivity time. That’s not productive.

“But I have to answer business stuff.” No, you don’t. It doesn’t make you money. If you’re not selling something, marketing something or creating something, you’re not making money. Everything else is superfluous to making money.

Sell, market or create. Those are the only things that make you money. Only when you sell your creation do you actually make it. Everything else you do is crapperolla around making money. Spend 30 minutes or an hour, or more, per day just making money.

The other time you set aside is for play. You have 30 minutes a day. It’s 30 minutes more than you’ve got now if you’re like most people married to their business at home.

“What am I supposed to do for 30 minutes?” Whatever you want. Just make sure you’re not working, dealing with work or dealing with family. You’re just having Your time.

You could read. You could swim. Walk. Go outside and just breathe. You’re going to love it.

If you give yourself 30 minutes of productive work and 30 minutes of play or free time, your productivity for the rest of the day will go up anyway.

You will feel so good about your life and yourself just by taking half an hour for yourself every day for intense work and play. If you can’t do that, then what do you deserve?

Tell us what you think. For you business or aspiring business owners working from home, does any of this ring true for you? Even if you’re not a business owner but just for you Type A personality folks, how productive do you actually feel in spite of how much energy you put into your work? Do you allow yourself time for play every day? Whatever your situation, share your experiences with us.


1. Never wake up early. Keep stretching and turning in bed until you get too hungry to continue dozing. If there are no bedbugs, why hurry to get up?

2. Never plan how to spend your money. Whenever you get money, start spending it right away and when it's finished, you try to count and recall how you spent it.

3. Don't think of saving until you have real big money. How can you save when you earn so little? Those telling you to save are not sympathetic to your burning needs.

4. Don't engage in activities usually reserved for the "uneducated".

How can you, a graduate, engage in petty trade, network marketing or home based production? That's for people who never went to school!

5. Don't think of starting a business until an angel comes from heaven and gives you capital. How do they expect you to invest before you get millions? Even though more than half the businesses in your town were started with little capital, you as a smart person can only start with millions.

6. Complain about everything except your own attitude and laziness. Blame the system, the government and the banks that refused to lend you money. They are all bad and do not want you to get rich.

7. Spend more than you earn. To achieve this, buy consumer products on credit and keep borrowing from friends and employers.

8. Compete in dressing. Make sure you're wearing the latest clothes. Intimidate the congregation with your trendy fashions every Sunday.

Whenever your neighbour buys a new phone, you get one that is more expensive.

9. Get yourself a nice second hand car that costs more than three times your yearly salary.

10. Give your children everything they ask for since you're such a loving parent. They should not struggle for anything because you do not want them to suffer that way, they will grow up lazy and hence poor enough to ensure they can't help you at old age.