Productivity (or lack thereof) can make or break your career. Sure, productivity is just one element of a successful career, but without it you’ll get nowhere. So it’s no wonder that those who found wildly successful businesses have a pretty good sense of how to be productive—and how to avoid the things that frustrate them or distract them from getting their important work done. From Steve Jobs to Shan-Lyn Ma, the biggest-hitting business leaders didn’t just start with a dream – they knew how to work to make it happen. Wouldn’t you like to learn their productivity secrets?
No matter what your job history, if you’ve ever worked with others, chances are you’ve worked with that one co-worker who just brings everyone down. You know the one… disorganized, unenthusiastic, and defensive. Just as one bad apple can spoil the bunch, one toxic employee can poison an office. Here’s an important bit of career advice… don’t be that employee.
Regardless of your job or industry, there aren’t always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you’re always behind. And that’s just not good for your productivity or your health. Whether you are working from home or you are in an office, maintaining your health, happiness and sanity are very much a top priority. In this fast-paced business world, you need to learn to work smarter and healthier. If you do, your life will be easier, happier… and probably longer.
We live in a world filled with distractions. Smartphones, email, text messages, the internet… it’s like we’re a dog trying to live in a squirrel sanctuary. But when these distractions overwhelm us, things begin to slip through the cracks – especially at work. So, how can we avoid these distractions and learn to be more efficient? Time management skills can help establish priorities, set aside non-essential tasks, and increase work efficiency. And Increasing work efficiency will ultimately help us reach our goals.
Whether you’re a team leader, an entrepreneur, or in some similar position of authority, delegation is going to be a major part of maximizing your productivity and keeping yourself sane during tight deadlines or large workloads. The problem is, many people don’t know how to delegate effectively, or aren’t willing to do it unless they absolutely have to. Delegating tasks is a skill that, like any skill, can be learned and improved on over time.
Years ago, most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. Statistics suggest that before we retire, we may have as many as 10 jobs. That’s a scary thought because making a career change can be a traumatic experience, especially when we get older. But the great thing about the job market today is that it’s never too late to make that change. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.