PRODUCTIVITY

August 24

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Growing a business or getting good at your craft, it all takes time. 

RANDY HEREMAN

I'm sitting here with a headache. What to do next? So much goes through my head and my to do lists are getting bigger and bigger. This is why three weeks ago I started my journey to become more productive.

Big things happen because we push our own limits and slowly get things done. You don't build the Eiffel tower in a day. Great things don't happen overnight, it all takes time.

Reading 'The One Thing' definitely helped me position myself on the right track. The idea is simple; what is the one thing that will help you the most? Some call it the 80/20 principle. It's proven that in almost anything it only takes 20% of the effort to get 80% of the results. Combining these two ideas and you got yourself a powerful workflow.

I try to organize myself by getting my mind focused. Write down on paper the most important things in your life. Select the best three and from those three select the one that gets's you closest to your desired goals. Then go do that!

Once you got your ONE project, it's time to look at everything that needs to be done in order to achieve that. For example, I want to launch this blog.

What does that mean? What are the steps I need to do in order to launch the blog?

  1. Define the goal of the blog. Who do I write this blog for? What's my purpose? Why do I do this?
  2. Design the lay-out. How will I organize it?
  3. Create content. This might seem like the wrong order but it's so much easier to create a home page before actually designing it. Having a blog filled up with 10-20 posts will help you see how it's working. It also helps to keep visitors coming to your blog when there is some content of value for them already.
  4. Design the blog. Create the look and feel of the blog. It's important that the look and feel of your blog are in-line with your overall branding. This helps people recognize you and the brand you are building.
  5. Add an email opt-in (or other ways to connect with your readers) so people can opt-in and get notified every 'x' amount of days when you release new content.
  6. Create a posting schedule.
  7. Start promoting your blog.

Now I've created smaller steps I could schedule everything and slowly start checking off tasks until complete.

Getting Things Done - Launching a Blog or Building a site?

I'm sitting here with a headache. What to do next? So much goes through my head and my to do lists are getting bigger and bigger. This is why three weeks ago I started my journey to become more productive.

Big things happen because we push our own limits and slowly get things done. You don't build the Eiffel tower in a day. Great things don't happen overnight, it all takes time.

Reading 'The One Thing' definitely helped me position myself on the right track. The idea is simple; what is the one thing that will help you the most? Some call it the 80/20 principle. It's proven that in almost anything it only takes 20% of the effort to get 80% of the results. Combining these two ideas and you got yourself a powerful workflow.

I try to organize myself by getting my mind focused. Write down on paper the most important things in your life. Select the best three and from those three select the one that gets's you closest to your desired goals. Then go do that!

Once you got your ONE project, it's time to look at everything that needs to be done in order to achieve that. For example, I want to launch this blog.

What does that mean? What are the steps I need to do in order to launch the blog?

1. Define the goal of the blog. Who do I write this blog for? What's my purpose? Why do I do this?

2. Design the lay-out. How will I organize it?

3. Create content. This might seem like the wrong order but it's so much easier to create a home page before actually designing it. Having a blog filled up with 10-20 posts will help you see how it's working. It also helps to keep visitors coming to your blog when there is some content of value for them already.

4. Design the blog. Create the look and feel of the blog. It's important that the look and feel of your blog are in-line with your overall branding. This helps people recognize you and the brand you are building.

5. Add an email opt-in (or other ways to connect with your readers) so people can opt-in and get notified every 'x' amount of days when you release new content.

6. Create a posting schedule.

7. Start promoting your blog.

Now I've created smaller steps I could schedule everything and slowly start checking off tasks until complete.

Consistency is key. In my previous post, I wrote about building habits. It takes 66 days to create a habit. 66 days of discipline and then it becomes second nature. The more consistent you can push out quality content, the more consistent your business will grow.

These are my tips for starting a blog but the real value is the method I'm presenting to you. Do this with everything in your life and notice how you are getting tasks done, task after task, feeling satisfied and happy.

Organizing myself and turning big projects into smaller projects and those smaller projects into smaller tasks allows me to get things done. I reduce stress, I don't feel overwhelmed and I learn to be more realistic about what can actually but done in a day.

Finishing task after task makes me feel grateful for the work I'm doing on a day-to-day basis and if you are not actively organizing yourself yet and are not feeling as productive as you know you could be, give this a try.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped me.

Finishing task after task makes me feel grateful for the work I'm doing on a day-to-day basis.

I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.

These are my tips for starting a blog but the real value is the method I'm presenting to you. Do this with everything in your life and notice how you are getting tasks done, task after task, feeling satisfied and happy.

Organizing myself and turning big projects into smaller projects and those smaller projects into smaller tasks allows me to get things done. I reduce stress, I don't feel overwhelmed and I learn to be more realistic about what can actually but done in a day.

Finishing task after task makes me feel grateful for the work I'm doing on a day-to-day basis and if you are not actively organizing yourself yet and are not feeling as productive as you know you could be, give this a try.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped me. 

Finishing task after task makes me feel grateful for the work I'm doing on a day-to-day basis. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.