25 Productivity Hacks to help you crush every single day.

After more than two decades in the business world, most of it as a small business owner, I have learned the hard way, through trial and error what works, and what doesn’t work to keep myself focused and the most productive.

I built a million-dollar+ company that never lost its growth momentum during the economic recession.

Now, I want to share these productivity tips with you.

That’s why I’ve put together 25 Productivity Hacks to help you crush every single day.

I hope you’ll steal these ideas.

Make them work for you.

Incorporate into your workflow.

If some don’t work, don’t do them.

But I hope they help you crush it every day!

10 quotes by Tom Rath that will inspire you to find your strength

Tom Rath is probably best known for his best-selling books, including StrengthsFinderHow Full is Your Bucket?, and Strengths Based Leadership, but he’s also a researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.

Many of Rath’s writings are based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment program, which seeks to identify people’s strengths, so they can utilize them to work, lead and live engaging careers and lives.

His writings have greatly influenced how I run my business, and how I work with my clients.

I’ve begun providing the StrengthsFinder assessment to my clients so that we can build a strategic growth programs based on their strengths.

Here are 10 great quotes from Tom that get to the heart of his philosophy and teachings: Continue reading “10 quotes by Tom Rath that will inspire you to find your strength”

Multitasking is killing your productivity. Here’s how to stop it.

For so many business people, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done. In the past, those people would hire others to help with the workload. For a long time now, however, the trend has been to do more with fewer people.

The only way that will work, of course, is for workers to do more than one thing at a time. And that is how multitasking came to be so popular. A great many people began attributing their success in business to their talent for multi-tasking.

Acceptance of that idea, however, is not universal. In fact, according to small business publication Inc., “Multitasking is Killing Your Brain”. The article’s premise is that your brain wasn’t designed to multitask. Therefore, doing so will increase your stress, lower your efficiency and the quality of your work. Continue reading “Multitasking is killing your productivity. Here’s how to stop it.”

4 proven ways to boost your productivity from your home office

After working from a home office for most of the past fifteen years, it would be extremely hard for me to go back to a traditional office environment. But it wasn’t always that way. For the uninitiated, a home office can be full of distractions. It can also make it hard to turn it on/off and set boundaries between your work and personal life.

I’ve learned through trial and error how to maximize the productivity of my home office. Here are four tried-and-true lessons I’ve learned: Continue reading “4 proven ways to boost your productivity from your home office”