5 Steps to Create A Life Plan                                                                                                                       

We set goals every day, but do we have a Life Plan?                                                 

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Step 1. Take stock

  • Spend time figuring out what is working in your life and what needs to change. Write it down, assessing all aspects of your life.
  • Make a list, draw a map, write it out as a story, but get it all down.

Step 2. Understand what’s important to you

  • Any goals you set should be firmly grounded in your values.
  • Take the opportunity to evaluate what’s important to you, where your beliefs are strongest.
  • These should guide everything moving forward, or else you will continue to be unhappy.

Step 3. Create a vision for your future and break it down

  • What are your goals for each of the crucial areas of your life? Look into the future, several years down the road, and envision what your life will look like to make you happy. This is your benchmark and can help you design the actionable steps you will need to take to achieve those goals.
  • For each area of your life, write down your long-term goals and identify intermediate targets that can help you reach your final destination.
  • Identify all the steps that will be necessary for achieving your goals. Each of these should be manageable steps.

Step 4. Eliminate the obstacles to your success

  • Think about the reasons you have been unsuccessful, up until now, at achieving your goals. This is a time to eliminate people, commitments, and other aspects of your life that are not necessary and not in line with your values and goals.
  • Removing unnecessary parts of your life can help you reduce stress and make changes easier when you have less about which to worry. 

Step 5. Set up routines and support to help you achieve your dreams

  • Routines and support can help you deal with changes and assist with your momentum. These will help you follow through on aims instead of just saying you want something to happen.
  • Get help from others who can keep you on track.
  • Online support, friends, coworkers, and family members can keep you moving forward when you stumble and remind you why you started this work in the first place.
  • Rely on yourself for support and evaluate your plan regularly to see how you are feeling about it and the work you have put toward it.

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#1 Productivity Pitfall is Wishful Thinking

Avoid the #1 Productivity Pitfall.

Stop Wishing, Make It Happen and Be More Productive! 

Wishful thinking gets nothing accomplished and productivity stands still. Another year goes by, but yet the changes you wanted to occur, did not.

Whether it be that new year’s resolution to lose 25 pounds that you never quite achieved or earn more and be able to discover the financial security you yearn for, it can be quite de-motivating to not achieve your wishes year after year.

Luckily, with each new day comes the promise of a better day; the chance to actually do something that brings you closer to your objective, instead of just wishful thinking. Ready to follow these proven guidelines, and make tomorrow your most productive day yet? Let’s go!

Decide What You Want

From the inception, this is where many people get it wrong. It is near impossible to achieve multiple goals, pulling you in different directions all at the same time. Have ONE goal at a time.

Find Your Motivation

What is your motivation? Your WHY for the goal. Know this and you will be much more productive.

Write It Down- Set Goals 

Always write down your goals. Research always shows that goals written keep you on target and you are 85% more likely to complete the goal. write down your goals and place it in a location where you will look at it every day will keep it at the front of your mind.

Make Yourself Accountable

Do you ever notice the extra effort you put into getting your goals accomplished when you announce your goals to a group of people?

Set a Deadline for Your Goals.

A goal without a deadline is for the most part, useless. It’s the equivalent of wanting to make a house, but with no particular time frame in mind. Would you find it acceptable for it to take 35 years to complete a modest 3-bedroom home?

Nobody in their right mind would and is exactly why you must schedule your goals. It may be a bit difficult to estimate a completion time, but find what pace you are comfortable at, and go a bit over it. If your goal is doing a book, and you can comfortably write 500 words a day, aim for 750. This will leave you feeling driven, in that you are capable of much more than you thought.

Conclusion

Make tomorrow your most productive day ever! Start making small but significant changes today, and work consistently to achieving your goals.

A year from now, you will look back in awe of your accomplishments!

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Increase your Productivity, 7 more ways to be productive!

Always on the lookout for more ways to increase my productivity, to streamline my business and life. Here are 7 MORE ways to be Productive! Let me know in the comments, if these help.

  1. Try Coach.Me

An easy way to analyze your daily habits is to use the free Coach.me habit tracker app. No more keeping time sheets, or writing in notepads. No more journaling your habits.

It’s available for both Apple and Androids, so you can auto-track yourself anywhere.

Now that’s productive!

  1. Break Major Goals into Tiny Bites

It’s far easier to reach the other side of the country one step at a time, rather than focusing on how far away and unreachable it feels.

Celebrate each step, and celebrate key milestones along the way even more. And remember that even the most famous musician in the world had to learn to keep at it, and learn one lesson at a time.

  1. Twenty-Minute Naps Boost Productivity

Rather than reaching for another cup of coffee, schedule yourself room for a twenty-minute nap during the day.

The TV show “Mythbusters” tested this myth extensively, and proved that naps of twenty minutes (no more, no less) produced the most optimal results.

  1. Get Up an Hour Early

“If I only had an extra hour a day”, you may have said. So make one! Get up an hour early (even two or three hours early, if you can hack it) and see what you can accomplish when the world is quiet and everyone else in the house is still asleep.

(This is a tip enthusiastically espoused by many proactive millionaires.)

 

  1. Un-Train Your Brain

We have now hard-wired ourselves, quite literally, to multi-task—something that as of recent years has been venerated.

Psychologists have proved that multi-tasking dissipates energy and makes us feel duller and more confused later in the day. Furthermore, multi-tasking drops IQs by an average of 5 points, according to one source.

Focus on one task at a time, and shut off (and out) all other distractions.

  1. Shop Online as Much as Possible

While shopping may be relaxation for some people, it’s sheer drudgery and time wasting to others. If that sounds like you, remember that even your grocery shopping can be done online (and delivered to your door)!

Keep personal activities that really count and enrich your life—like going to your daughter’s hockey game or going for your morning run—but get rid of the tedious stuff. “Outsource” it!

  1. Keep Things Fun

It’s not rocket science to note that we humans tend to abandon activities or tools that are stressful, difficult or boring. No matter what new habits or tools you decide to use to increase productivity, make sure that you find them easy to adopt—and fun to use.

Productivity is really just another way to make sure your quality of life—as well as your business and your relationships with others—rocks. Being truly productive keeps you energized, inspired and heading straight towards your dreams.

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7 FAB IDEAS FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY To Rock Your Business!

 

Here are 7 fab ideas for increasing your productivity, saving time and making the most of your productivity strategy.

Rock your Business!

  1. Start with the Most Important Productivity Strategy

Before installing any productivity app, tool or resource, first determine which part of your business you need to strategize, prioritize and systematize. Look for the most:

  • Time-consuming part of your business
  • Energy-draining tasks of your business
  • Area of your business where you lose the most money
  • Area of your business that makes you feel as if you’ve wasted hours

Start with a productivity tool that takes care of the most urgent areas—be that scheduling, customer support, billing or all of the above—and fit your solution to meet that need with as few tools—or steps—as possible.

  1. Stop the Endless Cycle

Do you buy course after course, promising yourself you’re going to “master” an area of your business that is not second nature to you? Do you have courses and eBooks on your computer that you’ve never completed (or perhaps never even started?)

These are big clues to your ‘weak’ areas—the ones you should waste no more time on, but immediately outsource or automate.

  1. Learn to be Mindful and In the Moment

If you’ve made a commitment to be more aware of your business overview and vanquish self-sabotaging habits, then pay attention to that commitment. If you find yourself doing time-waster tasks on autopilot, or spending hours trying to tweak one headline, or letting time slip away on Facebook—stop. Take frequent reality checks during the day. Get up from your computer, and take a moment to appreciate the weather outside (bad or good); the comforts of your office; even the fact that you are alive and breathing.

Doing this can help you break bad habits—as long as you make this your new habit!

  1. Underestimate on Purpose

Perfectionists have a lot of bad habits. The worst one? Being a perfectionist! Stop! Keep your to-do list essentials simple: No more than three key tasks per day. Then time those three things; at least for a few weeks.

After you’ve concluded this experiment, start allotting a time frame to each task, based on the actual time-frames.

And if something takes too long? Automate or outsource!

  1. Sync Your To-do List with Your Scheduling Software or Calendar

Reserve some appointment slots for yourself, to accomplish tasks you have to do yourself and for self-care.

  1. Hire a Coach

Solopreneurs and small biz owners often just can’t see the forest for the trees.

Invest in coaching for yourself, zeroing in on problem areas, to increase your productivity in areas you didn’t even realize were problems.

  1. Create Templates and Checklists for Recurring Tasks

Checklists and templates provide a quick way to make sure you create consistency in your content and communications.

They also save time, and allow you to hand off completion to assistants.

Productivity is really just another way to make sure your quality of life—as well as your business—rocks. Being truly productive keeps you energized, inspired and heading straight towards your dreams.

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Your #1 Tip To Get It ALL Done.

Want more productivity?

If you want to get it ALL done, then this Tip holds the keys you need to succeed.

#1 Productivity Tip : Understand The Difference Between Urgent And Important.

The important thing for you to understand with this, is that most people focus on the urgent stuff, so they never get anything important done.

If you constantly stay in “urgent” mode you’ll be engaged in activity all the time and feel like you’re busy, but you’re actually just spinning your wheels, like the hamster in the cage.

This is so important for your success because most people stay permanently stuck in “urgent” mode through the whole day. If you stay stuck in “BUSY” and “URGENT” mode, you will constantly be stressed and never get anything done. And, you’ll be exhausted, anxious and depressed because you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful during the day. This will go on and on, you wake up again tomorrow to repeat the process.

To get the important stuff done, you need to:

  • Make a list of all the “stuff” you need to get done
  • Ask yourself a question about each item on the list: “If I don’t do this today, what happens?” If the answer is some short term pain, then it’s probably urgent.
  • Ask yourself another question about each item on the list: “If I don’t do this today, what happens 6 months from today? A year from today? 5 years from today?” If the answer is long term pain or failure, then it’s probably important.

So, do you have to choose between the two and only do one? No! Just make time in your day for BOTH urgent and important tasks. Schedule them and get them done!

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