Getting Started and Staying Motivated To Improve Productivity

Getting started and to stay motivated can be tough, but losing motivation can really be a productivity “Killer”.

Everyone finds themselves in the situation where they
either just don’t feel like doing things, or they are unable
to put their thoughts together which makes getting started
a bit difficult.

When getting started is a struggle, staying motivated to
continue moving forward can also be a struggle that can
be a real problem for your productivity.

how to stay motivated

Here are a couple of things that you can do to maintain
your thoughts, stay motivated, and keep your productivity.

First,be sure that you are organized.
Get together the things that you know you will need
before getting started for the day.  This will be one less
thing to worry about when you begin.

Everyone has SOME method of organizing,

it is just that some methods outperform others.
Whatever your method is, you can update it.

Find ways to consolidate some of the things
that you do to make them more efficient.

Things that you haven’t used for 10 years can
probably be discarded – unless they hold some emotional,
or financial, value.

The problem that you may have is that you consider
everything to have value.

Second, If you find yourself with a mental block,
take out a pad of paper and a pencil (not the computer
keyboard), and just start writing down ideas related to
your project.  At some point something WILL “Click” for you.

Third, If you just don’t seem to be motivated, then break up
your work into short 15-30 minute chunks of time.  Then take
a 10 minute break. You will likely find that at some point you
will be able to work better, and longer once you actually get started.

Doing my best,
so that you can do yours.

Bob

Self-esteem Can Push You Toward Success

How Self-esteem can push you towards success.

It can be, and often is, very difficult for you and others to “Let Go”
of these negative, branded emotions, feelings, attitudes, or whatever
psychological conflict that may manifest itself in terms of emotional
habits and your behavioral responses to them.  Self-esteem suffers
under these conditions and success becomes even more difficult to achieve.

Success usually comes to you when, in spite of your inner conflicts,
you can pull together your thoughts and ideas into an organized plan
that overrides your “Branded” fears and emotions which results in
much greater self-esteem. This NEW plan then takes over and you
can now simply follow it through to its finish.

Without the belief that you can accomplish a task that might seem
“superhuman” at times, most people will never even try to make their
dreams a reality. If you are successful, it is likely that you will rate
high on the self-efficacy scales.

Everyone has doubts about their abilities,

but only a few individuals are
able to break through that barrier by finding the right combination to
unlock that mental locker containing all of those negative reminders,
and can clean that locker out. Those who are successful are able to
replace much of the negative information with positive attributes that
will continue to help them succeed for the rest of their lives.

Have you ever wondered why only the top 1% in most any field become
highly successful, while others who still work very hard find varying levels
of success? Much of this is due to how they think about themselves, their
self-esteem, and their abilities. Once you have determined that you can fail,
you have set yourself up TO fail.  

What’s the answer? Train your mind to wash out the garbage, and be self-aware
of how you REALLY are,  what  you can do, and your real self-worth, so that you
can mold your emotions and your outlook into the success that you were meant
to have all along.  

self-esteem

     Dump Your Trash!

 

 

 

 

Doing my best, so that
you can do yours.

Bob

Time Shifting

Shifting your time to maximize your day.

Have you ever thought about how you can organize your time so
that you can maximize your day?

There is nothing worse than running out of money before
your month is over.  Right up there is running out of
time before you have finished the end of your day.

Maybe it’s time to take your day back by tossing in
just a tiny bit of organizing.  The best time to do this is
either the evening before, or the first thing in the morning.

There is nothing magic or complicated about doing this.
Time does not stand still, so don’t waste it trying to
over-think what I am about to tell you.  This is simple,
and should save you a few minutes a day.  Those
minutes add up to hours, to days, etc.

Whenever you do this, you will need to write this
down on paper, not just type letters into your computer.
How may things on your computer do you forget about,
and/or ignore?  The same goes for your smart phone.
The “Smarties” are great for some things, but organizing
takes putting things into your head so that you remember
what you need to do.

Here we go. . .

1. Organize your most important things to do for the day.

2. Try to order them in the order that each will be done.

3. Decide which tasks will take you where. In other words,
Are all of your tasks done in front of a computer?
Which projects take you out of your home or office?

Okay, so far nothing really new. Here is where the “Time Shifting”
comes into play.

There are other minor things that you know that you will be doing.
Maybe it’s picking up stamps from the post office,
or getting gas in your car.

If any of your tasks involve going out, then take that opportunity to do
those outside tasks (i.e. getting gas, stamps).


CAUTION:

When working online do not try to do these time saving
short cuts as working online does not allow for letting
you save time in this way. Unless your are ULTRA-organized,
this “Time Shifting” method will only serve to distract
you, and waste your time if you work online.


Doing my best, to help you do yours,

Bob

time is money, so make the most of your time

         
Everyone has heard the phrase “Time is Money”.  
Wasting time is also

wasting part of your precious life.
 If you are young this means little to you, but

if you are getting older,
then you are certainly aware of how quickly time passes.


          Even if you are a younger person
who is working hard to get ahead.

cash in with these internet strategies

          We have all received emails telling us of new cash in internet strategies, and so have found
ourselves clicking on links that take us to websites that tell us that we can make a “Gazillion”
dollars in only a few hours IF we would only buy this person’s, or company’s, latest and
greatest product.

goals

Are you achieving your goals?

Are you setting goals for yourself or your organization?

Way back in the 1960’s two psychologists studied the effect of goal setting.
Locke and Latham found that goal setting can increase performance
in 90% of those who set goals.

tools

          Every time that I turn around I am coming across another unique innovation that someone has
put out there on the market.  What is really neat is that many of these are free, or of very low cost to use.

Boost Your sales

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It’s your money, are you just going to leave it on the table?

          Anyone who is selling anything wants to make more sales, and more money.

What’s a blog?

Also called blog platforms, or content management systems, are software systems that allow the user to classify and organize the information on his or her web site.  The end result is to create and design a web page.

A couple of the most common CMS are Drupal, Joombla, and WordPress.

The decision on which type to use is determined by ease of use, security, and a few other points that are becoming less and less of an issue.