7 Traits of the Highly Productive People!

http://www.inc.com/ilya-pozin/7-things-highly-productive-people-do.html

I can thankfully say, that of the I do at least 1 of these naturally, although with the issue of a shinny new Crackberry from work, I do still get email notifications that after 2 weeks I’ve learnt to ignore. I’ve always found email to be a distraction and the only people who reply and react to it straight away are too busy to really commit and deliver on the tasks (not always true but a general observation).

  1. Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks
  2. Stop multi-tasking
  3. Be militant about eliminating distractions
  4. Schedule your email
  5. Use the phone
  6. Work on your own agenda
  7. Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals

After reading this article, things I’m going to change:

a) Breakdown tasks into bite size deliverable tasks.

b) after each task take a break, breath of fresh air, then hammer on with the next task.

c) focus on goals, by explaining to people, I’ll deal with there distractions after this task. –> Well that will be the most difficult, lets face, if an issue arises you need to be able to address it straight away.

In regards to (c), my previous priorities were always guided by the number of users effected by the problem, the higher the number, the more important it would appear on my list.

I’m going to have to come back and review how well it all works, so news, so updates in a month or so. Let me know your thoughts, or if any other changes are worthy of trying.

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