Top 10 Ways to Increase Productivity – Part 3

1. Auto pay your bills

This will save you time and eliminate late fees and increased interest rates.

2. Read David Allen’s best-selling book

Getting Things Done. This is one of the most important productivity books you will ever read.

3. Focus on result-oriented activities

Pareto’s law states that 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs. This means that 20% of our actions result in 80% of the results. We must find the 20% that is creating the 80% of our desired outcomes and focus solely on those
activities.

4. Take shorter showers

This one may sound silly but it’s actually something I struggle with. I spend up to 30 minutes in the shower. Think of the time I could save simply by speeding up a bit.

5. Tell other people about your goals

and you will instantly be held accountable.

6. Learn to say “No”

We can’t do everything and therefore we must learn when to say in order to save our sanity.

7. Go on an information diet

Most of the world lives on information overload. We must eliminate mindless Internet surfing. Stop reading three different newspapers a day and checking your RSS feeds multiple times a day. Otherwise, you’ll never get anything done. The key is to limit yourself only to information that you can immediately take action on.

8.Find a mentor

By modeling after those who have already achieved success, you will save yourself a lot of time and energy.

9. Get rid of time wasters.

This includes Instant Messenger, video games, Flickr, checking your stats 10 times a day, television, and extraneous Internet surfing.

10. Many employers now offer direct deposit

If yours does, then be sure and take advantage of it and save yourself from a number of trips to the bank.

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