Tips to stay productive and focused?

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Hi fellow warriors,

What are same of youe best Tips to staying productive and being focused when working online?
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    If you want grow your business online, you need work more with it. What way can grow your business online? You choose to do more and focus on working online or apply your result today..
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    • Profile picture of the author Priki
      Listening to music!

      I prefer to listen lounge, ambient or chill out music, because it really helps me to keep my focus and stay positive in the same time. If you work in office where are more people, then use headphones, it will really helps you!

      I will suggest you Cafe del Mar, Blank and Jones or Jean Michel Jarre!
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  • Profile picture of the author mindreaderwriter
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    Manjeet,

    Every person has his own best practices to stay focused and productive when working online. Let me share you mine. Allow me not to go into detail though.

    1. I set my monthly sales quota. If my monthly sales quota is $6,000.00, all my actions will be pointing towards that end-goal. All plans that I make are to support that end-goal. Steven Covey said, "Begin with an end in mind."

    2. Come up with your daily, weekly, and monthly to-do list - and be genuinely honest to follow them. I have a whiteboard beside me. I write down the things that I need to check, the people I need to contact with, etc. Every day, I update that board. I also have lots of sticky notes (built-in feature of Windows 7). Even if laptop shuts down unintentionally, my notes are still there. I use sticky notes instead of a notepad.

    3. Like what you do.
    This is a simple rule of thumb. You can't be focused on something that you don't want to do. So when you do something, make sure that you're not half-hearted.

    There's still a lot more than these 3 but this is what I can come up with as I am already hungry for my dinner. lol


    Originally Posted by Manjeet Banger View Post

    Hi fellow warriors,

    What are same of youe best Tips to staying productive and being focused when working online?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Something I learned from Eben Pagan is to take clean breaks. Meaning spending 1 -2 hours working and then have a break away from the comp.
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    • Profile picture of the author Falcon1823
      I use Simpleology (simpleology.com) Changed my world.
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        Originally Posted by Falcon1823 View Post

        I use Simpleology (simpleology.com) Changed my world.
        That's a pretty sweet idea. I do my best to use evernote, but all I keep doing is adding things to do and ideas, but I never go back to it :/
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    • Profile picture of the author JenniferGiacoppo
      Yes agreed......great advice. I do this often myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author JenniferGiacoppo
      This is an awesome post.

      What everyone is offering here is sound advice.

      This is a great plan to succes....I love these ideas, this is what I do myself for anything I want to

      achieve.

      I think the biggest thing here is

      ...........you need a plan and you need to stick to it! FULLSTOP or modify as you go along!
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Here are some useful articles that will help you stay focused and increase productivity.

    Time Management Tips - Time Management Tips

    Increase Productivity - Increasing Productivity

    HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author davidsu
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    7 Things Highly Productive People Do:

    1. Work backwards from goals to milestones to tasks
    2. Stop multi-tasking
    3. Be militant about eliminating distractions
    4. Schedule your email- Don't check your email constantly throughout the day
    5. Use the phone- Pick up the phone to contact people, it's faster than email
    6. Work on your own agenda.- Don’t let something else set your day
    7. Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals- Take a break after it
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello! You just need to put more time, effort and heart into it. Be more persistent in working and improving what you already have as long as you still can. Learn every trick you have to learn and to always work hard. I hope that helped you in a way or so. Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Here's an incredibly simple task and time management system I'm using and it works great:

    1. Write down all the things you want to get done for the day.

    2. Assign a specific time to each task.

    3. Select a task, start a timer, and focus on nothing but accomplishing that task.

    You might also want to measure what is the time you need to accomplish a task working at
    maximum performance and not allocate any more than that to a task. One of the biggest
    problems that wastes time is so called "Parkinson's law" which states that work expands to fill
    the time allocated for. By allocating only the minimum necessary time, you negate its effects.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    Last thing I do on Friday is map out my schedule for the next week. I switch the tasks around so that I am never doing one single thing for too long and I don't get bored.

    This way I have an exact amount of work I am expecting to finish each day, if you have a decent work ethic you will feel bad if you get behind and focus more.

    If all that fails... Adderall.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonChoi
    Originally Posted by Manjeet Banger View Post

    Hi fellow warriors,

    What are same of youe best Tips to staying productive and being focused when working online?
    Taking breaks as Davidsu and Jonathan 2.0 said is very important.

    I would also encourage you to release any stress that gets in the way of focusing. Apply the first half of this video. You'll likely notice it will be easier to focus:

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  • Profile picture of the author smonline
    A way to stay focused is to keep your goal in front of you when you are working on your computer.

    There are so many distractions and while surfing online you can easily get caught into a list of "related" activities which don't have aything to do with your main objective.

    Make a to do list and keep it in front of you while you are working. Sounds simple, but not many people do this.

    Also as Jason Choi said in the above post, take care of your stress level. This will help you stay focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author anathomas
    great tips...thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I just think of something that keeps me motivated to do my best in my work. It makes me work harder and focused about my goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author stanleychong
    I find the pomodoro technique works very well for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Freshmorning
    Be informed ,Be aware, Be sensitive to surroundings,Observe,listen to both non verbal and verbal signs-especially words between words,be social,appreciate and respect the good and the best around you.
    you can turn the pyramid upside down too in case you are not able to see the goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    One tip is always decide on what you will do the next day before you retire. This saves you much time the next day you just dive right in. And exercise routines help you to focus for longer.
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  • Profile picture of the author captaincarr
    TURN THE TV OFF!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Sometimes when working online, it can get mundane sitting there alone.

    You can listen too some music you enjoy in the backround but I would suggest working in bunches.

    What I mean by that is do maybe an 1 and a half hours on the computer, then take a 20-30 min break. This is so you can stay refreshed and alert. I find myself not as sharp if I am sitting on the computer for 5 hours strait for example.

    Go hard and take your breaks.

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeDilagio
    Before you go to bed, write down your 3 Most Important Tasks (MIT) for the next day.

    Do those 3 MIT's as soon as you wake up. Do nothing else until they are done.

    I got up at 4:00 a.m., did my 3 MIT's, and was finished by 6:30 a.m.

    Everything else I do today is gravy.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    It differs from one to one. What I do for staying focus and productive is;
    1) Making target for the
    2) Take rest when feeling bore.
    3) Visit some interesting site and pass few minutes there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Add a daily dosage of meditation to make you more focused and almost stress free with the above excellent advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author shelbypoole
    great tips,,, thanks
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  • love what u do and u will surely get ahead..
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Good post I have read so far today.
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolndesigns
    Consistency is key. As odd as it may sounds, I write down my goals every single morning when I wake up. Even though I know them all in my head, writing them down is a good way to keep my goals on track and maintain a fresh motivational mindset. This way I start the day with the intention of getting things done to get closer to achieving my goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author allanrsm
    Firstly shut down the social side of social media and other browsers of distraction! Write a list and don't deviate your focus until each item is complete.

    I prefer to create my workplace environment in a manner that will enhance efficiency:

    Clear work space
    Motivation recordings playing
    My goals/vision board/targets easily accessible and visual
    Concentrated focus with appropriate breaks!
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  • Health and fitness is very important to me, and I find I am most productive with my work on days where I am in optimal health, where I've had a good nights sleep, eaten healthy nutritious food, and had a 40-60 minute session at the gym.

    However as others have mentioned having an environment conducive of being productive, free from distractions, free from clutter definitely helps. Something I'll need to work on I guess is setting more realistic goals, and focus on the process itself rather than the end destination.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex The Lion
    Set small deadlines for each task throughout the day. A task will expand to the time you assign it, similar to how a gas expands to the volume of its container.

    If you set yourself micro-deadlines for each task, you will efficiently complete them one by one.

    Furthermore, complete tasks one by one. Multitasking is inefficient and you will end up with a bunch of half finished tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author allanrsm
    Have your key priorities outlined and specific for the next day ready before going to bed.

    This allows your focus to be set and specific the moment you wake up as you don't have to try and remember or spend time trying to organize your day. This also allows distractions to be overcome!

    Focus on each task till complete!
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  • Profile picture of the author cemazyck
    The day before:
    Make a realistic checklist of everything I can/ need to get done.

    Turn the T.V off (this has helped me stay productive and not get sucked into staring at the tube for hours).

    Think about the bragging rights I can then have to make me feel better about myself.

    To stay focused: Go to youtube, find concentration binaural's and listen to it in the background of what ever your doing. It works!
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  • Profile picture of the author tacassim
    Originally Posted by Manjeet Banger View Post

    Hi fellow warriors,

    What are same of youe best Tips to staying productive and being focused when working online?
    Try your best to excel yourself in whatever you do..try to be consistent...Instead of working hard, try to work smart..have a goal and do what you love..love what you do.. Make your job a passion.. and surround yourself with motivated people or A players..they can encourage you and most importantly stay away from those who try to pull you down to their level by saying discouraging words just to make you feel bad and stop moving into a positive direction..
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  • Profile picture of the author Priki
    Originally Posted by Manjeet Banger View Post

    Hi fellow warriors,

    What are same of youe best Tips to staying productive and being focused when working online?
    Well, depends where is your work... I will share my recipe and you will decide what to choose.

    I am also working online, but my job is not in the office with people. I am working from home, so I have more space to arrange my things. The first thing that you should do is to decrease the hours of sleeping and be sure to get up every day 10 or 10:30 am.

    Also, listening music like lounge, ambient or chillout can really help you to keep your focus. Don't forget to drink coffee or tea (Green tea because is full with caffeine). Caffeine is very important thing for you brain.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    What I tend to do is put on something motivational, whether it be music or someone speaking about their accomplishments, and I work at the same time that I play those audios.
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