Productivity : How do you get stuff done?

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I used to work for a guy a number of years ago who inspired me (even though he was a bit of an idiot). He was the type of guy that turned up at the office two hours early and worked like a damn trojan throughout the day and was nearly always the last person to leave at night...

Every day was he attacked the next thing with vengeance. And when that thing was out, it was straight onto the next thing.

It's no coincidence that he built up a multi million pound online company from scratch - he worked bloody hard.

And it seems the one common denominator that successful people have is that they're crazily productive.

I have my own productivity hacks - my main "hack" is to get up at 5am and start early....I have no idea why it helps with my productivity - but there's something about having a full day's work done by 1pm.

So my question is, what are yours? Have you overcome obstacles in productivity and what do you do to get the best out of the hours you are able to work?
#productivity #stuff
  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    There's no secret, and you don't need to get up at 5am to achieve your aim.

    What's important is that you have a daily schedule and work to complete that schedule.

    It's far better to be productive in the sense that you've accomplished all the daily tasks you set yourself, rather than work all the hours god sent with no real direction . . . and inevitably miss something important that needed doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author paj_mccarthy
      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

      There's no secret, and you don't need to get up at 5am to achieve your aim.
      I've learned that I perform better and get more work done when I start early. Not sure the science behind it, but for me it works well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Morphius
        Originally Posted by paj_mccarthy View Post

        I've learned that I perform better and get more work done when I start early. Not sure the science behind it, but for me it works well.
        Some are morning people, some are night. Doesn't matter as long as you get your stuff done.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I have my daily, weekly and monthly routine outlined.
    And also add to my To-do-list any work or
    stuff that needs my attention as the daily, weekly, monthly routine unfolds challenges.

    This make it easy for me to follow them up,
    finish them up, access myself and never leave any task undone.

    If i'm not working, right there i get to know from the piles of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
    I get bored really fast and I use to give up so I try to remmember what is my goal.
    I actually write my goal on a paper and stick it on the top of the computer screen.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Originally Posted by CrisisCore08 View Post


      I get bored really fast and I use to give up so I try to remmember what is my goal.
      I actually write my goal on a paper and stick it on the top of the computer screen.
      Until you get bored and give up again I expect


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  • Profile picture of the author Djeims
    To-do list is the answer and some daily ,weekly, monthly goals
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  • Profile picture of the author Giggle
    In order to remain productive it is best to have to do lists/goals for the day, month and the year integrated with your personal life like talking the kids to the mall on Saturdays so that you have a balanced life. Ensure that you get sufficient sleep because sleep deprivation is one of the major factors that lead to low productivity.

    Health experts from around the globe and research have already shown that lack of sleep adversely affect people mentally and physically. Lack of sleep can make internet marketers very tired and confused, which also increases the chances of making bad decisions and taking unreasonable risks.
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    • Profile picture of the author muzzy4u2
      Originally Posted by Giggle View Post

      In order to remain productive it is best to have to do lists/goals for the day, month and the year integrated with your personal life like talking the kids to the mall on Saturdays so that you have a balanced life. Ensure that you get sufficient sleep because sleep deprivation is one of the major factors that lead to low productivity.

      Health experts from around the globe and research have already shown that lack of sleep adversely affect people mentally and physically. Lack of sleep can make internet marketers very tired and confused, which also increases the chances of making bad decisions and taking unreasonable risks.

      I Agree with Giggle,

      its really important to sleep well as lack of sleep not only affect our physical and mental health but most of the time it makes us inactive and tired soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author glowworm
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    I always start a working day with a list of tasks and dont stop until I've finished them, even if it means working into the early or late hours of the next morning. Then before I quit for the day/night/morning, I write out my list of things to do for the next day. There's nothing worse than unfinished work. It not only preys on your mind, it means there's more to do the next day.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    I basically increased my "work" day to 16 hours. I'm getting things done, always moving forward, always pressing on. Of course I make sure to get a healthy dose of recreation in as well
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    • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
      I am a one man army who singlehandedly produces more content and gets more done than any 5 of my entire competitor's companies (really). The key to my success in personal productivity was in thoroughly studying everything I could by Brian Tracy. "Eat that Frog" and "Focal Point" are good books to start with, also youtube.com his videos are great: Brian Tracy Speaker - YouTube

      12 hour days are "light" days for me. fulltime online since late 90s, working 16 hr days is the norm.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    It is certainly different for everyone... I have been using a countdown clock and ever since I started I seem to have been doing more. I am not saying I reached my peak, but, I am doing more since I found it. Maybe you can buy one off ebay?
    Here is the one I use online Countdown to New Year 2013 in Dallas

    P.S. I seem to work better at night for some reason.
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    • Profile picture of the author keyz88
      And I thought I was the only one that used a timer.

      I purchased a $2.99 (US) variable countdown timer at the local grocery store and set it for 15 minutes. I've tried phone apps and online sites for that, but using the $2.99 timer at the desk is WAY more “efficient”. One press to cancel the alarm and one press to start it. Period.

      Set the timer for “whatever increment” (mine is 15 minutes). I consider a mini-break of 15 to 30 seconds of standing up, stretching and reevaluation on the project/goal tends to pay off both physically and mentally. It also gives you a timely, real-time and consistent benchmarks to gauge your progress.

      THE REASON?
      Working at the computer, I tend to over focus and forget to take breaks. Kinda like being a gamer in the zone. Must be the dedicated musician in me. Early on I realized this was not a healthy choice and my body let me know it. Your mileage may vary so take note of your current productivity and see it you can improve upon it in the most conducive way for your IM lifestyle.

      In closing, I wouldn't utilize a timer simply in the Pavlovian sense... I only use it when I know I am needing to remain focused AT the computer for “extended periods of time”. For me, using a timer is only one tool in the overall productivity regimen that is IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author seosorcerer
    One of my most effective methods for getting things done was to turn off the audible alerts of my mobile devices. Now I don't get a "ding!" for every email (just text). So I can concentrate on the task at hand. I've found that with one or two uninterrupted hours I can really accomplish a lot!
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    • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
      One of the things I have done that has made me MUCH more productive is kind of ironic: I take more frequent breaks... seriously!

      Now, if it's something that requires a steady flow of concentrated work (i.e. writing an article, etc.), then I'll work until I'm finished... and then take a break... and then go back... and repeat.

      The frequent breaks throughout the day makes it all feel less stressful and less tiring. And as crazy as it may sound, I actually get MORE done. In fact, today I have put in about 6 hours of work starting at 6:30 this morning... and I just finished the last thing for the day at around 7pm. That's about 6 hours of working and 6 hours of chasing my kids around, playing games, running errands, catching up on favorite shows, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tayman
        Break down goals into daily tasks
        Avoid being busy for the sake of being busy
        Outsource as much as possible (leverage)
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        • Originally Posted by Tayman View Post

          Break down goals into daily tasks
          Avoid being busy for the sake of being busy
          Outsource as much as possible (leverage)
          You get more work done when you work smarter and outsourcing is a smart way to work. Why do everything yourself, even the jobs you hate, when you can give it to someone who can do it faster, better, and cheaper? Focus on the things that can help make you money and outsource everything else to a VA.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    For me I used to be a big procrastinator until I bought the book "Getting Things Done" by David Allen

    I follow those practices religiously.

    I also added in "The Pomodoro Technique" which I think is great.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

      For me I used to be a big procrastinator until I bought the book "Getting Things Done" by David Allen

      I follow those practices religiously.

      Yes, but why did you need to follow instructions from a book to understand how to "get things done?"

      Surely it's patently obvious . . . If you don't do - you won't get! If you never try you'll never know! If you don't step forward you're always in the same place!

      Did you need tuition on getting married?
      Did you need tuition on having children?
      Did you need tuition on supporting your family?

      Motivation comes from within, not without. You have to seriously want something badly enough that it forces you to do something about it.

      Car out of fuel?
      Children hungry?
      Rent overdue?

      Are you going to do something about it now, or wait about until a book comes about giving you step by step instructions?

      It's a mindset thing. If you can't find the motivation within to accomplish even the basic things in your life, then how can you ever hope to achieve greater things in that same life?

      I'm sorry, but my sympathy ends here. People overcome far greater hurdles than you will ever comprehend. Deformed children at birth, tragic accidents and deaths, and all manner of other events that could drive a person to suicide. But they don't. And they didn't need to source an advice book for solace. They just soldiered on regardless.

      The reason why?

      Courage, drive, faith, backbone, belief, and willpower. Many maybe lacking confidence, but most know that without these attributes life is meaningless.

      There's a saying/adage, which I think is inherently English: "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today". Live by it.

      You are your rock.
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      • Profile picture of the author glowworm
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        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        Yes, but why did you need to follow instructions from a book to understand how to "get things done?"

        Surely it's patently obvious . . . If you don't do - you won't get! If you never try you'll never know! If you don't step forward you're always in the same place!

        Did you need tuition on getting married?
        Did you need tuition on having children?
        Did you need tuition on supporting your family?

        Motivation comes from within, not without. You have to seriously want something badly enough that it forces you to do something about it.

        Car out of fuel?
        Children hungry?
        Rent overdue?

        Are you going to do something about it now, or wait about until a book comes about giving you step by step instructions?

        It's a mindset thing. If you can't find the motivation within to accomplish even the basic things in your life, then how can you ever hope to achieve greater things in that same life?

        I'm sorry, but my sympathy ends here. People overcome far greater hurdles than you will ever comprehend. Deformed children at birth, tragic accidents and deaths, and all manner of other events that could drive a person to suicide. But they don't. And they didn't need to source an advice book for solace. They just soldiered on regardless.

        The reason why?

        Courage, drive, faith, backbone, belief, and willpower. Many maybe lacking confidence, but most know that without these attributes life is meaningless.

        There's a saying/adage, which I think is inherently English: "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today". Live by it.

        You are your rock.

        Great post. Very moving and motivational.
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      • Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        Why did you need to follow instructions from a book to understand how to "get things done?"

        Surely it's patently obvious . . . If you don't do - you won't get! If you never try you'll never know! If you don't step forward you're always in the same place!

        Did you need tuition on getting married?
        Did you need tuition on having children?
        Did you need tuition on supporting your family?

        Motivation comes from within, not without.
        Best post ever!

        If motivation is your problem, then you're doomed and no advice or self-help book will help you... Motivation does come from within, or it does not come at all (in the long run).

        Regarding productivity, you don't need fancy software or systems. I personally write in a few post-it notes the key 5 to 10 things I need to go over through the week, stick them on my monitor, and rip them out as I cover them through the week. That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruGazette
    My number one productivity boost came when I shut off distractions. Email, IM, forums, social sites , telephones etc. that was years ago. These days I just dont bother turning wireless on till I'm at an online portion of a project. I also use a lot of the gtd strategies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
      A breakthrough for me was when I started focussing on effectiveness rather than efficiency..

      What do I mean?

      Instead of trying to complete all my tasks as quickly as possible (efficiency) I instead choose the few tasks that will produce the most results for the least effort (effectiveness).

      I start each day with 3 most important tasks and try to get them finished before focussing on anything else. I usually get more than these 3 things done but its still a good day if I get nothing else done other than those 3.
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  • Profile picture of the author 300SMG
    I'm a HUGE fan of to-do lists. I find I'm more productive at night but much of what my company does cannot wait until after regular working hours, therefore,I find myself up earlier to work out and get my day going for a few hours before I sit down to work the days tasks.

    Set goals both short term (daily) and long term (monthly)
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Berry
    Daily target, weekly target, and monthly target is important. Plan your schedule, how to achieve it, and start earlier as possible. Some people might get bored at the middle of it, but if you can achieve your target, there will be some unknown motivation to keep you going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    You have to make up your own mind whether or not you're disciplined enough to succeed.

    Are you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    Give yourself mini tasks to do that are part of a big task that you want to accomplish for the day. Sometimes seeing smaller tasks that you feel you can better achieve will help you to achieve the bigger task as well... and before you know it, you would've tackled more than you realized. Commitment is key though... can't keep checking Facebook or emails and what not when you're in a work flow... easy way to dent productivity if you're too busy replying to FB posts. lol, set a 5 minute break for that in between each hour of work. Treat your tasks as though you're working for someone at an 8-5 job... so many little things that can help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Heimdallr
      Some great ideas above.

      Identify what tasks each day are crucial to operating your business.
      Master them and then outsource them (So you know what to expect and how to train others to do it - this is where people get 'bored' or 'give up'; they don't realise this is the first step of just about any venture).
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Becks
    Make enough money to pay other talented people to do all the work for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author edpudol1973
    For me to be always productive, I always create my to do list. By doing this I can avoid many distractions like checking my email from time to time, checking FB, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google Plus every now and then and chatting with other people.

    For example I have a goal for a week... I will set a daily to do list to achieve my goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
    There's a button at the top right corner of your page that says "Log Out".

    That's how
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      You have to make up your own mind whether or not you're disciplined enough to succeed.
      Tell a procrastinator that.


      Originally Posted by Gary Becks View Post

      Make enough money to pay other talented people to do all the work for you..
      It's making enough money that most people seem to have the problem with.


      Originally Posted by edpudol1973 View Post

      . . I always create my to do list . . For example I have a goal for a week... I will set a daily to do list to achieve my goal.
      This.


      Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post

      There's a button at the top right corner of your page that says "Log Out".
      And this.
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    • Profile picture of the author wootimosee
      Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post

      There's a button at the top right corner of your page that says "Log Out".

      That's how
      definitely agree with this! haha.

      for me, i found that logging out of all accounts and closing the browser (unless you need it) was something that kept me proactive.

      if you're doing research, of course it's hard to avoid being unproductive, but i think if you're being distracted from research, it's not really something you really want to learn about.

      the person you described above must really love what he/she does because productivity does not occur when you hate doing what you do. either that or they are really passionate to hit a specific goal!
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Here are a couple of short articles that give bulleted lists to increase productivity that you might find useful or helpful:

    Increasing Productivity: Increasing Productivity

    Time Management Tips: Time Management Tips

    HTH
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    • Profile picture of the author kencalhn
      FOCUS on one thing til it gets done. I even have the word FOCUS in big letters and signs I made up for my office, in 3 places, to remind me.

      Otherwise you lose your time to all the little stuff, and fun things like forums lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    Nothing in this world may achieve easily. You need to work very hard if you really want to achieve anything in this world. I really love to work hard. I believe that if you really want to be a successful person in this world then you need to use each of every hour wisely in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenan
    the best things i have apply in my productivity are TO-DO-LIST & TIMELINE.
    if i failed to accomplish with my setted timeline, that's mean i failed to do my best effort on it. if you can keep these 2 elements accomplished, that mean you can focus doing your task perfectly!
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    • Profile picture of the author jessicalynn
      Originally Posted by paj_mccarthy View Post

      I've learned that I perform better and get more work done when I start early. Not sure the science behind it, but for me it works well.
      I'm also a lot more productive in the morning. So I try to schedule really important/difficult tasks for the hours I know I'm most on top of things, and then leave easier stuff for the late afternoon when I'm starting to run out of steam.

      I'm also a big fan of taking breaks and making to do lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broderick Boyd
    #1 - Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. (Make a list of things to get done in priority order every morning, and start the list fresh every morning).

    #2 - Work in 2 hour chunks and take a 30 minute break in between each chunk where you completely relax and literally step away from the work. A personal timer helps well with this.

    #3 - Get rid of all distractions and interruptions.

    #4 - Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water in between each break.

    #5 - Outsource, delegate, systemize and leverage yourself as much as you can.

    Hope that helps!

    -Brody
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Broderick Boyd View Post

      #1 - Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize. (Make a list of things to get done in priority order every morning, and start the list fresh every morning).

      #2 - Work in 2 hour chunks and take a 30 minute break in between each chunk where you completely relax and literally step away from the work. A personal timer helps well with this.

      #3 - Get rid of all distractions and interruptions.

      #4 - Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and drink plenty of water in between each break.

      #5 - Outsource, delegate, systemize and leverage yourself as much as you can.

      Hope that helps!

      -Brody
      Very good tips, but I like no 5 the best.

      Outsourcing is a form of leverage and can take your business to the next level...seriously.

      where can you outsource? well...funny you ask....simple right here on the forum. There are lots of people who can do what you cant, or who can do what you do better....then you have time to work on your business not in your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    Nice to so many tips! I keep track of my progress by playing a game.. and I use basecamp... BEST investment ever! Because I'm a mother and in the middle of potty trainingg I can't also work like I'd want to. So I keep things flowing by knowing what my goal word count is daily and making sure I met it as soon as possible before going to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Most of what I do is creative work. I write. So I am either researching, or writing. If I need new ideas - I'm out in the mountains with my dog. The fresh air, scenery and exercise makes the ideas flow. At home, I have to just mess around a little online, read email, mod my forum, etc until the first few cups of coffee soak in. Then I put on a white dress shirt and I'm ready to write.

    Got to have the dress shirt on. And have to have the coffee first. Those are the rituals that tell my head that it's time to get in frame for doing what I do - write. I've found that when many people have a problem with motivation it's just that they don't indulge in any rituals. Their mind is on "cold" whenever they start up that way and they just lose it right there.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashExpert
    I think the secret for doing much in a day is by doing the hardest tasks first. I also think starting early in the day also help.

    One must have a target for the day and also place a deadline on all tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I always work slowly. I focus on the quality of my work and not on being productive and doing many things at the same time. This is my style. Wish I could be more elastic.

    I agree that you have to work hard. I work many hours.

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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    WORK SMART - NOT HARD

    Can do a lot when you do you do you the work smart way
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Working out keeps me focused/motivated. It keeps my emotions stable throughout the day so I have clear goals and the energy to accomplish them everyday.

    Eating healthy keeps me focused. It keeps my emotions stable throughout the day (lol), and gives me energy to accomplish my goals everyday.

    Sound repetitive? Yeh well imo, disciplined habits rub off and create more disciplined habits. Thats how life works. If you have a lot of good habits, chances are the next habit you create, will be a good one too.

    Here's a bad example of that. Many years ago I use to love smoking pot (and yes I'd work out and eat right too). But I could not get ANYTHING done. I always felt so bad about myself, and what I was doing, that I felt like any good change would be pointless. I'd work out, eat right, but the minute I smoked pot the day was over.

    My life was fine for the most part but if I ever decided to become self employeed back then, it would have been a mess. The point is, just **1** bad habit is enough to distract a person and bring them down.

    So my real honest belief on this is, don't focus on discipline or motivation. Focus on ALL your other habits. The little ones too. Bad habits have this very weird way of creating MORE bad habits. Good habits will create MORE good habits.

    If you have more bad habits than good, chances are you'll lack direction, ambition and focus. I have actually taken this to quite the extreme too. Like when I decided pot wasn't doing anything for my life, I also decided to disconnect the cable.

    I didn't think I could make it for as long as I have, but its been 2 years now and I do not give a damn about having tv. At night, rather than turn the tube on, I open a book and read. Or I'll take a bath and read with classical music on (its effn gay I know).

    In the morning I always have a specific ritual I follow. And I actually stole this ritual from Eban Pagan. I squirt lemon into water, then down 1 liter of water. Drinking a lot of water always wakes me up for some reason in the morning. Then I go shave and let the bathroom get steamy. Eben actually has a steamer that he puts his face into. But I don't do that. Afterwards I immediately try to leave the house and go for a bike ride or run. Just to get the blood flowing. Then directly aftewards I eat a HEALTHY breakfast.

    Its the BEST WAY to get your day started. If you START your day making good decisions, you WILL finish the day making good decisions. Theres been days I've skipped shaving, didn't feel like running, skipped breakfast, and the rest of the day was a total waste. I'll just feel like "well I started my day off like shit.. so whats the big deal? Might as well end my day like shit too".

    Once again, its that 6 letter word, h-a-b-i-t-s.

    -Red
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    • Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      Working out and Eating healthy keeps me focused. It keeps my emotions stable throughout the day (lol), and gives me energy to accomplish my goals everyday.

      Sound repetitive? Yeh well imo, disciplined habits rub off and create more disciplined habits. Thats how life works. If you have a lot of good habits, chances are the next habit you create, will be a good one too.

      If you have more bad habits than good, chances are you'll lack direction, ambition and focus.
      It's funny how different people view the same matter in a completely different way... I don't work out, I smoke, I drink when I go out, I eat whatever I please whenever I please, and hang me if I've ever done more than 2 push ups in a row... it's never affected my focus, motivation or work in any way.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    It is interesting yes.

    Let me just say this though. I wasn't always like this. In highschool I ate like shit, never worked out, and didn't really care nor believe it effected me in anyway.

    Problem was, I had no frame of reference to base that on.
    In college, I started eating healthy and working out. All I know is I felt a thousand times better than I did when I was eating like crap in highscool and not working out.

    Also, I'm pretty sure we have thousands of case studies on nutrition and exercise and most of them talk about the postive effects they have on health. The key is to stick with it long term. Any change you make will make you feel worse at first. Or I know thats what happened to me.

    The longer I stuck with it, the better I felt. Then eventually it felt about 100xs better than my old lifestyle of eating shit and not working out.

    Maybe its all psychosomatic. But I severely doubt it. I did do 2 years of chemistry in college, along with a few biology and nutrition courses, so I know how bad foods effect your biology, which in turn effects your mood... and overall health. A person can always say "x doesn't effect me", but my research class told me to never assume things based on personal experience. I've seen many disturbing statistics on how fast foods and too much sugar causes high blood pressure, stress, anxiety and depression. I do NOT think drinking is bad at all unless you do it too much. But the wrong foods imo can wreak havoc on your health.

    When people say something doesn't effect them. I'm always cautious to buy into it. Bad food doesn't effect you, because you're not use to anything else. Untill you eat healthy for 1 year, feel lighter, more energetic, more positive, less anxiety, less oscillation in blood sugar, less ups and downs, etc etc. Or maybe I'm just real sensitive to food. I honestly don't know (its possible as my dad got diabetes young which is another reason I eat healthy). What I do know is I read a ton about nutrition, so maybe I've brainwashed myself into thinking healthy foods are actually good for you.

    Damn what an idiot I must be lol.

    -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author JabMonkey
    As far as projects go, I'm productive in a maddening fashion. I write nothing down. Constantly thinking, thinking....then whooosh! I get everything done all at once.

    As far as daily online duties, I just get things done as soon as possible so I can crawl back into my mental cave.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      I like using APPs for a basic to do list, and I think it's important that the APP connects to your other machines so that your productivity list is always in synch.

      My choice for this is Wunderlist, as I feel there is virtually no training involved and has worked without any issues since I started using it.

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      • Originally Posted by Marty S View Post

        I like using APPs for a basic to do list, and I think it's important that the APP connects to your other machines so that your productivity list is always in synch.

        My choice for this is Wunderlist, as I feel there is virtually no training involved and has worked without any issues since I started using it.
        Yes, Wunderlist is a good software for those who like to have their to-do lists and schedules organized.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeatherH
    From a Productivity Expert, using a timer is an excellent tool for focus, especially when your on the computer all day.

    I personally use an online timer works great for me.

    Schedule in your calendar; min/1/2 hr/or hour increments your daily tasks, projects, etc. including your down time.....an excellent way to GTD.

    Ask me any questions, would love to help out!
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  • Profile picture of the author ratna
    Mark Joyner's Simpleology program has helped me to focus on task at hand.

    It's still a continuing learning process though as I still tend to lose focus once in a while
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Get rid of distractions.
    Stop procrastinating.
    Make a to-do list and...
    use a productivity software.

    (although sometimes it's hard but at least it can help you boost productivity)
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