Productivity: The Top Tip to Become More Productive This Year
If you’re like many network marketers, one of your intentions for the year is to become more productive. After all, who doesn’t want to get more out of each day? Most of us have growing to-do lists that don’t seem to get any shorter no matter how many things we cross off. It only seems to keep getting longer and longer. However, there is a huge difference between being productive and being busy. Many of us confuse the two things and feel that if we are super busy then we must be super productive. In reality, the most productive people aren’t busy per se, but they are able to complete the most important things on their list each day. Why are they able to get everything done? It’s because they know the number one way to become more productive is to know their purpose.
What is “purpose” and what does it have to do with productivity?
So what is “purpose” and what does that have to do with improving your productivity? Your purpose is your reason for doing things. Sound familiar? It sounds a lot like your why. In fact, the two are synonymous. Those who know their purpose have a strong why. When you know your purpose you’re able to ignore the distractions of the day. Distractions can include those tasks that always make their way on your to-do list no matter what as well as one-off activities that seem to distract you from what you need to do. How often do we get distracted by technology, such as social media or news sites? Many of us probably spend hours scrolling headlines and reading the latest news in the world. Although it is important to be informed, it’s essential not to let it hijack our days.
Know your purpose
When you know your purpose you will be able to ignore these distractions or compartmentalize them into a smaller segment of your day. This is what the most productive people do, they set aside time each day to give in to those little distractions so that they don’t take over the rest of the day. That’s right, that’s their big secret. They don’t give in to the little distractions and fires that pop up every day. Instead, they focus on the tasks that they need to complete in order to become successful in their businesses. They’re not naturally gifted in the department of focus, many of them work hard each day to sharpen their focus and keep their eyes on the prize.
Although this takes daily practice, it is possible to get more done each day and become more productive. The key is to focus not so much on being busy, but instead to focus on the most important tasks that will help you succeed in business and even in life. So how do you find your purpose? We can help!
Find your purpose
So, how do you find your purpose? If you already know your Why, then you already know your purpose. When you find yourself becoming distracted or feel like you need to become more productive, then the key is to lean into your why and use it to help you craft your day.
If you don’t have a Why then now is the time to discover what it is. A short visualization exercise can help you discover your Why. Just take a few moments to close your eyes and picture your life in the future and picture all the things that you would like to achieve and accomplish. What do you see, hear, feel, and what is your state of mind? Take the time to write these things down as it will provide the basis for your why. Once you know your Why, then you can figure out what your purpose is. This will help you to become more productive each day.
Tap into your Why
Knowing your Why will help you fight those distractions that pop up each day. Instead of giving in to scrolling the internet or social media sites, you’ll be able to focus on the tasks that you need to do instead. Knowing your purpose will help you to review your to-do list each day to pinpoint the one, two, or three things that you need to do that day no matter what. Of course, if you want to succeed in network marketing, one of these important tasks should be your Power Hour, especially if you have set ambitious goals for the year ahead.
Your why will help you figure out what tests are important and what tasks can be left for another day. This will help you get more done each day and help you become a more productive Network marketer.
How to fulfill your purpose daily
Once you know your purpose, you’ll be able to get more done each day. You’ll be one of those people that you envy who seem to have it all together and seem to get everything done on their to-do list no matter what. It’s not a matter of completing everything on your to-do list, it’s about completing the most important things on your to-do list that you must complete each day. It’s about figuring out what is actually important and what can help you drive your business or improve your life. Everything else can wait or be delegated.
3 steps to get more done
First, you’ll tap into your purpose when you create your to-do list for the day. What tasks do you need to complete each day? What are the most important tasks that you need to complete that day, no matter what? Use your purpose to figure out what these tasks are. Some days, it will feel like every task is the most important task. However, in reality, not every task is of equal importance. Your purpose will help you decipher which tasks are the most important ones to complete that day so that you make the time to get them all done.
Second, your purpose will help you avoid those distractions that seem to pop up each day. This includes reviewing social media or scrolling the internet. However, it also includes those other tasks and chores that have to be done eventually but not before the most important tasks of the day. For example, laundry is important, however, it is not more important than doing your daily Power Hour. You’ll do the laundry eventually, but not before your Power Hour.
Finally, your purpose will keep you motivated. We all have those days when we just don’t feel like doing anything on our to-do list. However, your purpose will help you rally your motivation so that you at least get the most important things on the list done. Then, if you feel like it and you have motivation remaining, you can get to the remaining tasks on your list.
Teamzy can help you become more productive each day
Teamzy is more than a CRM; it is one of the most important productivity tools at your fingertips. In addition to helping you keep your network information organized, we have the tools you need to build the foundation for a strong network marketing business. From setting goals to finding your Why to letting you know who to contact each day, Teamzy has the resources to help you get more done and more out of each day. You’ll not only discover your Why, but you’ll also get tips and training programs to help you become a better network marketer as well. What are you waiting for? Click here to learn more.