What makes a good daily routine for an entrepreneur? This is one of the questions I tried to answer in my recent collaboration Rebecca Livermore, The Daily Entrepreneur.
This is a big question, and an important one, for anyone trying to achieve success. In today’s post, fans of “The Daily Entrepreneur”, and those just wanting a few ideas on how to achieve more success in their lives, are in for a treat with another viewpoint on this topic, featuring the health and mindfulness rituals of success.
Adnan is a businessman, marketer, blogger and author with a lot of experience building and keeping his own entrepreneur daily routines. Enough from me, take it away Adnan….
The following is a sample from my book Declutter your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. If you’re struggling to keep up with stream of messages that flood your inbox, then I encourage you to check out this book and learn how to develop the habits that lead to “daily inbox zero.”
Getting a handle on your inbox starts before you check email. In order to end every day with a clear conscience, you’ll need to address the underlying psychology behind how you view email. In this section we’ll cover six limiting beliefs many people have about email.
They’re called “limiting beliefs” simply because they limit your ability to do great work. Rather than spending your time focused on important projects, it’s often easier to respond to that ding of a new message and immediately respond to it—kind of like a rat chasing down a piece of cheese.
If you want an empty inbox on a consistent basis, you first have to address these six limiting beliefs. Some of them might not apply to you, but take the time to look at each one and decide if you’re making these mistakes.
At the end of your work day, do you ever feel like you could’ve done more?
Maybe written more words. Completed more tasks. Or simply just did more work.
And does it leave you feeling a little… incomplete? Like you’ve wasted your day?
Well, it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can leave work feeling satisfied and fulfilled with what you’ve accomplished, and all it’ll take are a few “productivity hacks” to get you there.
Have you ever had a really important project you want or need to do and for some reason you just can’t find the discipline to dig in and get started? What about when you do start a project. Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project and can’t continue but you have no idea why?
It feels like something is blocking you but you don’t know what. A lot of times, we procrastinate important things due to mental models.
In my book “23 Anti-Procrastination Habits,” I talked about how the root cause of the “procrastination habit” comes from our self-limiting beliefs.
In today’s post we’ll go over these limiting beliefs, how they create mental obstacles that prevent you from taking action and six-step process for overcoming them.
One of the cornerstones of productivity is creating effective to-do lists.
We all begin projects with a lot of energy, but as interruptions and distractions pile up, you can quickly lose focus.
It’s easy to write a list. The hard part is to write one that helps you complete the important things.
The solution is to use multiple lists that each focus on a different aspect of your life.
And that’s the core concept of my latest Kindle book:
Read on to find out more details about this book.
Do you often find yourself unable to resist the allure of social media when working?
Is getting yourself psyched up for long stretches of work impossible to do?
Is staying on task when you’re working just not possible for you?
You’re not alone, both engaging and maintaining productivity is hard for most, especially with our worst distractions being just a mouse click away.
But it doesn’t have to be this way, because it only takes a little awareness and some quick action to make things better again.
Your bad habits kill productivity
Humans are creatures of habit, plain and simple. And it’s these habits that define how effective – and ineffective – we are at life.
The problems arise when we don’t realize that our bad habits are interfering with our effectiveness, and a major part of our effectiveness lies within our productivity.
You haven’t figured what your bad habits are
This makes sense when you think about it; if something’s a habit then usually it happens automatically and bypasses the thinking process (which can a gift or a curse, depending on the habit involved).
The solution is to find and eliminate those bad habits
The first step in fixing a problem is to find out the cause, and the second step is to fix it. Unfortunately, self-examination can be a little tough for a situation like this, so instead I gathered a list of 14 common bad habits for you to check out. Continue Reading…