Wednesday, July 8, 2020

3 way to be more productive

1.  Create a routine. 

No matter what you are working on, create a routine. Block times for specific activities and stick with the plan. Turn your calendar into a bunch of blocks and put activities into those blocks. Whatever is not planned, you don't do. Customers appreciate and count on salespeople who are consistent with their schedule.

2.  Stop Multitasking. 

You may think you’re being more productive, but studies have shown multitasking slows you down. Your brain can’t do two things at once. When you think you’re multitasking, your brain is darting from one task to another in rapid succession. As a result, you lose 40% productivity because the brain is constantly shifting gears and trying to focus. Not only does multitasking kill your efficiency and performance, it’s harmful. Prioritize your sales activities and focus on one thing at a time.

3.  The 2-Minute Rule

If it takes less than 2 minutes to do, just do it.  We’re all subject to something called completion bias, meaning we like the feeling of checking things off a list. So if we make our whole day about lists, it’s easy to check off a bunch of easy stuff, feel a sense of accomplishment and then look back on a whole day wasted on busy work. Many small, simple tasks don’t deserve the energy to enter them into the system or put them on a list. These tiny tasks get magnified once we start treating them like projects. If something comes up in the day and it just takes a couple of minutes, don’t schedule it: just do it.

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