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10 Productive Ways to Accomplish More in Business

Ten helpful productivity techniques to execute your daily business plans and get things done.

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5. Evaluate the cost.

If a project starts takes longer than expected, I evaluate the cost of finishing it versus moving on to something else or getting it to a state that is “good enough” with the understanding I can come back, if there’s time.

6. Plan little activities.

Each day I try to stuff in little activities such as sending in checks or setting up appointments within small pockets of time between larger and higher priority projects.

7. Watch my people levels.

If I’m craving people time, I arrange a call or work in an environment where I’m around others. In contrast, if I feel tired of being around others, then I seek out solitude.

8. Capture the next step.

If I leave a voicemail, I make a note on my calendar to follow-up. When I leave a meeting, I make a note of when to complete the minutes. When I receive a content assignment, I make a note of the deadline and when to start it. Everything has a documented next step.

9. Create urgency.

I always think of a few more things that it would be nice to fit in a day or the week than I think I could actually get done. This way, I’m motivated to push myself and see how much I can do, instead of subconsciously delaying because I’m not sure what would be next.

10. Accountability and transparency.

I have four people in my life that help keep me motivated by holding me accountable. I commit to being transparent with them about what I’m actually getting done, especially in terms of business and professional development. They send me a lot of encouraging affirmation in return!

How do you get more done in business? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E®, a time management life coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to accomplish more with peace and confidence through an exclusive Schedule MakeoverTM process.

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