I’ve been there, working on a business, only to wonder if you’re being able to make your business successful or even profitable. Believe me, it’s tiring. You find yourself spending an entire day on your business and wonder if you ever gotten anything done. Here’s 7 productivity hacks that gets me going to supercharge my business. Cheers to you if these 7 productivity hacks can supercharge your business.
Starting a business is an insurmountable task. Having the motivation is a surefire way to make sure you’re getting things done for your business. Your motivation can come from the fact that you have to provide for your family and children. However, not everyone has family or children. Whenever I am feeling depressed and down in the down in the dumps, I listen to YouTube Motivational Videos. There’s two YouTube motivational channels that I recommend. AbsoluteMovitation
Mateusm Z These videos usually have triumphant music in the end that are sure to get you incredibly motivated and really take on any challenge that you feel that is too large for you to handle. I recommend that you to watch these two videos to get you ready to take on anything. Take Action by Absolute Motivation Desire from Mateusm Z
As an entrepreneur, you have to stay fit and well in order to make sure that you can run your business. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, being physically active on a regular basis, exercise improves your chances of living longer and living healthier. Plus, exercise gives you energy to stay awake and alert. There are 3 different tips that are helpful to get me to exercise.
- The Seven-Minute App
The seven-minute app is one of the best workout apps that you can use to stay in shape. Each workout within seven minutes is thirty seconds. Beware though, these will be the most intense thirty seconds that you ever had the pleasure to endure. You can download the app on iPhone App Store or on Android Google Play.
- Have A Goal and A System
This happens to everyone. We all have intentions when it comes to exercising through our workout. However, we find that when we’re working out, we don’t have a clue on what the next workout is. By you go to a gym, you have a system in mind so you don’t find yourself paralyzed on what the next step is.
- Go To The Gym Before 6:30pm, or after 9:00pm
Some people get off from work when they head straight to the gym. By then, the entire gym would be entirely full. I dare you to enter into any gym by 6:30am – 9:00pm and try to complete a workout without having all the equipment that you want already occupied.
The more you learn, the more you earn. This is why I recommend learning to use Udemy and Lynda to help continue advancing my skills. You’ll be surprised by using coupons, how many courses that you find will be more affordable for you to use. Also, with Udemy, you can network with instructors and your classmates.
Setting goals is a huge productivity hack for you and your business. If you just focus on setting goals and nothing else from this list, you’ll be making some form of progress towards your goals. Also, setting goals creates a benchmark that either objectively shows you if you’re making progress or not. If you’re reaching your goals, there’s something that you need to refocus around. There are helpful tools that you can use in order to help you complete your goals. Evernote Evernote is a great tool that you can use to take notes. You can use your own voice to record notes for yourself. Evernote also allows you to use on all platforms, from your humble desktop computer to your mobile smartphone. Trello I also recommend using Trello to help you set goals for yourself. You can even use Trello to share goals with others. All in all, it makes for a great project management tool. Don’t Be Afraid To Fail One thing is that when you’re making goals is don’t be afraid to fail. A lot of people tend to set goals because of this. Sometimes, by failing some missions that you have set for yourself, you end up being more productive (and more proactive) in the future.
5. Audio Version
Do you remember when I said that you should always be learning? I also recommend getting the audio version of lessons whenever we can. We as humans are busier than we were before. It makes sense to use audiobooks from Audible to advance your knowledge and maybe some audiobooks like the Four-Hour Week to get you motivated. You can also use podcasts to help you learn as you’re working out or even driving.
What exactly is batching? I can tell you what it isn’t: focusing on too many ideas at once. Batching is basically focusing on one topic at a time in order to get things done. Henry Ford had an assembly line where one factory worker would focus on one thing at a time. This way, the factory worker would become beautifully efficient when it came to assembling cars together. You can practice “batching” for your business by assigning certain tasks to a specific time and only focusing on that one task. One time-tracking tool that you can use is Toggl.
As entrepreneurs, we tend to focus on doing so many things at once. We fail to take into account that there’s only 24 hours in a day. This is why I recommend outsourcing some of the tasks that you have to do to freelancers on Fiverr, Freelancer, and PeoplePerHour. You can hire people at low and cheap cost. Being able to outsource is teaching me how to work with teams. Plus, by outsourcing, it saves you a lot of time. These are my productive hacks. Have these productive hacks supercharge your life and your business, tell me in the comments below.