I thought that this may be useful to a few people so I thought I'd share it.
I found that I was wasting a great deal of time every day and that my productivity was a lot less than it could be. So, what was I doing with my time and what could I do about it?
Well, I decided to stand back and look at how I spent my time every day. There was a distinct pattern. It went something like this:
Switch on computer.
Check a couple of websites.
Open my emails and go through them.
The problem was those emails. I had signed up to a few email lists and I'd read their newsletters.This quite often led to a product to consider and I'd then search for reviews. All of this took a lot of time every day. I also realised a couple of other things:
I never made any money from any of those newsletters.
So, I was carrying out "work" every day which I enjoyed but which took a lot of time and never earned me a dime. It was time for action!
I had to unsubscribe from ALL of those email newsletters. The first few were easy but then it got more difficult. There were a few email newsletter lists which I'd been on for a long time and I liked the emails and I liked the authors. The thing is though, I never made a penny from being on those lists.
Not one penny of income!
Once I got that thought in my head the rest was easy and I promptly unsubscribed from all the email newsletters. No exceptions.
This act, in itself, made my 2018 far more productive. I prefer to think of how many hours extra productivity I have achieved since I unsubscribed from everything rather than how much time I wasted before.
My advice? If you have not made any money from being on a list then get off it - fast.
The second thing I did was really, really simple but it has also boosted my output.
I learned to type.
I've saved hours answering emails and producing content now that I can type a little. I put half an hour to one side every day and I used a free program to learn to type. It took a few weeks but I think that it is possible to do it a lot faster if you concentrated on it properly.
Typing this post hasn't taken all that long, for instance.
Anyway, I truly hope that these ideas help some of you to be more productive.
Good luck with your business.