It takes weeks for a new activity to become an ingrained habit.
However, when trying to adopt something that’s particularly challenging, you may find it tough to continue it for a few consecutive days, let alone weeks.
Luckily, there are technological interventions that can keep you on track and make motivation much easier to maintain. Continue Reading…
The following is a sample from my book Level Up Your Day: How to Maximize the 6 Essential Areas of Your Daily Routine. If you want to improve your productivity, the following strategies can help you do just that and get more out of your working hours. Be sure to check out the book to learn how to be more intentional with how you spend your time.
The work environment (regardless of whether you are at work or home) is filled with “noise” that can distract you from focusing on important tasks.
That’s why it’s important to take a proactive approach and arrange your workspace in a way that helps you clear your mind enough to do your best work.
Here are nine strategies for getting started:
The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.
Habits require specificity.
You can’t say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.
Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task. Continue Reading…
I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier.
In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a focusing question. It goes like this:
“What’s the ONE thing I can do that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
You can apply this question to various parts of your life, like your spiritual well-being or your physical health. But in this case, let’s apply the question to one of the most important parts of our daily lives: work.
There are many ways to apply this question to your workday, but if there is one particular part of work that people are struggling with more and more, it’s handling their email effectively.
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.