How would you like to start your day off with a burst of productivity? If you can buckle down and get stuff done first thing in the morning, no matter what happens the rest of the day you will have made progress in your business.
Having highly productive mornings 5 days a week is easier than you may think. Just implement these 3 hacks and get it done.
Make A To-Do List
It’s much easier to get to work when you know what you should be doing. Write out a to-do list for yourself. Focus on the important stuff you need to get done each given day.
Break down bigger projects into smaller bite-sized chunks that you can easily tackle even in the wee hours of the day.
I prefer to make my list at the end of my work day. I’m still right in the middle of doing business and have a good idea of what needs to be done next. Another option is to write your list first thing in the morning while you’re sipping your coffee. By the time the caffeine kicks in you’ll be ready to get to work.
No Phone, Email or Social Media for the First Few Hours Of Your Day
Hack #2 is just as important as your list. You won’t get much done if you’re distracted. Yes, emails need to be checked, phone calls need to be returned and you should interact on social media, but this is not the time for it.
Keep your first few hours free of distractions. You don’t want to spend your valuable time putting out fires, dealing with customer service issues or worse, watching cute cat videos. There’s a time for that (at least the first two). First let’s focus on things that will grow our business like new product creation and marketing.
Work On Your Top 3 Tasks
Take another look at that to-do list you made out. Pick 3 things that you have to get done today, no matter what. These should be the tasks that help your business growth the most. Pick your biggest money makers and put an asterisk or exclamation mark next to them.
Work on these tasks first and make sure you get them done before lunch. That way no matter what happens with the rest of your day you will have made some important progress.
Stick to these 3 simple hacks and watch them transform your mornings. You’ll get more done and make progress more quickly. And don’t be surprised if that productivity carries into the rest of your day. You set the tone for your entire workday in the morning by getting into the habit of following these simple rules.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.