This article oriiginally appeared on American Express OPEN Forum and is reprinted here with permission. Bruna Martinuzzi is the founder of Clarion Enterprises Ltd., and the author of two books: Presenting with Credibility: Practical Tools and Techniques for Effective Presentations and The Leader as a Mensch: Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow
My productivity has been improved ever since I followed your tips about productivity. I've been using a productivity app called Connecteam to manage my productivity and I have been quite productive both at my work and at my work.
All the busy ones out there looking to have some time saving tips which works wonders for freeing up your schedule, firstly make time for what you think is important. Get stuffs on right
time, spread the task, mix up small little tasks group to do them at once, learn to say NO. Prep your next day the night before, if possible, plan your weekly menu. Lastly, limit your workday to focus on the window you have for the family.
In a practical sense if we see then being busy is a term mostly used by people, but literally the term is not practical if taken care specifically by strong dedication. We say that we are busy only because we are not concerned about the proper time management and we run out of time. The case comes only with the improper management of the time. I believe that at every stage of life hard work never shows the result in a short period of time than what a smart work shows. And the one term which relates to the smart work to move up is the proper time management. When ever the time management is done up in a manual approach the chances of clumsiness and hassles comes into action whether a tool that could manage the time in a strategic manner gives importance. I have worked for an organization where in the time management is being done up with the usage of the hours tracker from Replicon ( goo.gl/tPVBPU ). The hassle free tool works compatibly with the android and iOS devices to streamline the process and manage the approach to better end result. i would like this tool as well to be considered.[Hide Full Comment]
I find this advice particularly good, I have 5 links open at the top of my browser right now that will help me be more focuses, more productive and help other people more. Thank you!
What is the aim or purpose of your life? Articles such as these that promote "success" and "productivity" seldom ask that question in earnest. Oh, sure, they tell you to have a "single purpose focus," but the don't encourage you to evaluate it in terms of its real value--only that you can be better at it than anyone else and build ego in the world. Yet, the question of your aim must first be clearly asked and answered and evaluated before advice such as that given in this article can be considered. On your deathbed, how important will this purpose have been? Will it have been important enough to treat other people like objects of your intention so that you have no deep, lasting relationships? This article gives distinctly Western advice about how to beat the world into ones own idea of perfection and how to leave ones stain on the planet, bigger than anyone else's. It is disrespectful to fellow humans. Clearly, if one has customers that one seeks to force into one's own "single purpose focus," they can go elsewhere; the focuser would probably never notice because he/she is so clearly focused. No one else's objectives are more important than one's own. People are moved in and out of one's life for their usefulness. Who are these peons to whom one delegates? And the idea of getting up earlier--perhaps it is productive in the short term, but unless you are still getting eight hours of good sleep a night you are gaining productivity at the expense of your own good health. I wonder the quality of the relationships of these "productive" people; I wonder how much joy they have ever inspired in others; I wonder how much of the beauty of life they have ever experienced. Have they ever experienced the joy of a deep breath of rain soaked air? I cannot imagine the Dalai Lama or Thich Nhat Hahn giving such advice as this, and yet they have both improved the lives of others immeasurably.[Hide Full Comment]
I don't find this advice particularly good. As I've woken up, I've discovered that it is far more important to be present to each moment and to take the time to engage in and enjoy the simplest activities in life, like going grocery shopping with my family. This practice has brought happiness to both myself and those around me. As a result, I've found that I am naturally more effective as a human being. In the past, I was constantly driven to achieve, be more productive and efficient, all needs that are born from ego and the delusion that we are separate.