“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
― Warren Buffett
Let’s get back to basic productivity tactics. We all suffer productivity lapses, and these tactics can get you back on track fast.
Set goals. What are you trying to accomplish? Figure out the big picture and break it down into managable priorities.
Plan your time. Stop multitasking. You not good at it, and it slows you down overall. Instead, start batching your tasks and knocking out one group at a time.
Eliminate distractions. The text messages, emails, and phone calls can wait. The interruptions from your team can wait. Find a way to cut out everything pulling you away from the task at hand.
Take breaks. It doesn’t always feel like progress, but taking breaks can speed you up in the long run. Even better: go for a walk and take in some fresh air. You’ll thank me later.
Reward yourself. Remember those distractions we eliminated earlier? Some of those are great rewards for finishing tasks. Train your brain to associate rewards with accomplishments.