Being more productive is the key to success for every leader, entrepreneur and small business owner who wants more time to grow their business and still have time with the people who matter most. The benefits of being more productive are endless if you can develop effective productivity skills and learn to start being more productive on your most crucial activities.
The purpose of being more productive is to enable you to get more and better work done in less time. As a productivity coach I help entrepreneurs clarify their goals, simplify their to-do list and achieve their goals quicker by being more productive on their highest value activities.
This clarity and direction helps entrepreneurs move from feeling stuck, trapped and frustrated with their productivity to being more excited, motivated and more productive on the work they love to do.
What difference would it make if you had a plan to achieve a productive working day, every day, no matter what the day holds?
In this article I’m going to share the importance of being more productive, the benefits of being more productive and give you 10 productivity tips to help you be more productive by managing your time and focus effectively.
What is productivity?
Productivity for entrepreneurs means getting clear up front on the activities you do that create the greatest productivity and lead to the biggest results. Being more productive means taking control of your time and energy and directing that focused time towards those activities, people and projects that create the biggest impact. Being productive means leveraging your time, and the time of others, to be more effective and productive on the activities you love to do and are best at.
The objective of productivity is to achieve the biggest result possible in the least amount of time. Being productive helps you create boundaries around your time so you can focus on your most productive activities.
Being more productive on a small number of crucially important activities can help you work smarter, not harder and achieve your goals quicker and with less effort. Improving your productivity in business and life allows you to focus more time on the things and people that are most important to you. Read more about the importance of time management.
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What are the benefits of being more productive?
The benefits of being more productive are simple. Good productivity allows you to accomplish bigger results in a shorter period of time. This focus leads to a simpler, satisfying and more productive dat.
When you know what to do to create the greatest productive output it lowers your stress and and increases your energy and motivation.
If you can learn to manage your time effectively, it becomes simpler to achieve bigger results and bigger goals in the easiest and most productive way possible.
The benefits of being more productive mean you can be more effective with the time you have, allowing you to focus your time on a smaller number of activities that produce the biggest results.
The simple advantage of being more productive is that you can eliminate more activities, determine what’s truly important and spend more time doing what you love to do. Read more about how to develop time management skills.
Benefits of being more productive for entrepreneurs
Increasing your productivity can benefit you in a number of ways. Here are 10 benefits of being more productive for entrepreneurs.
1. Less stress
Being more productive on the work you love to do, and that delivers the biggest results, can directly reduce your stress levels. When you are in control of your time things become easier and there is less stress. There are less tight deadlines, Less busyness and less complexity.
When we have no control over our time we feel stuck, trapped, get tired easily and feel overwhelmed.
Being more productive on a few crucially important activities increases energy and focus and allows you to achieve bigger results in less time. Learn more about how to overcome stress at work.
2. Greater time freedom
There are a number of benefits of being more productive on activities that deliver bigger results. It will help you free up more of your time to do more of the things that matter most to you. This could be spending more time on the activities you love to do at work, more time away from work to spend with family and friends or more time to pursue a new hobby.
More time freedom boosts energy and focus and helps you become more productive, creative and energised at work.
3. Greater focus
The most effective use of time is when we can focus on the projects, opportunities and people that matter. Rather than trying to do everything and constantly play catch up, effective time management will help you focus your time on only a small number of productive activities.
This laser focus only comes from being clear on your goals and then identifying the small number of crucial activities to invest your time in. Read more about how to improve focus.
4. Eliminates procrastination
When you have a clear destination to reach and clear direction for your day, you eliminate procrastination. If you aren’t clear on your most productive activities, you can waste huge amounts of time procrastinating, rather than taking action.
When you have clarity on your goals and clarity on your most productive activities you can prioritise your time effectively each day. This focus make it easier to stop procrastinating.
5. Greater productivity
When you can identify your most productive activities and spend more time doing them you will experience greater productivity and results. You will have more time and will experience greater energy and focus.
By simplifying your to-do list to only your most productive activities and eliminating everything else you can stop having your time filled up with unproductive activities.
To be more productive, identify the small number of productive activities you love to do, are great at and that produce the biggest results. Then spend more time doing only those activities. Read more about how to prioritise better.
6. Less distraction
When you can manage your time effectively and spend more time on your most productive activities, you are less prone to distractions. Instead of being pulled in a variety of directions you can schedule better, set better boundaries around your time and harness your energy.
Being more productive is about getting clear on your goals so you know exactly what to do and where to focus your time. When you are excited and motivated about your most productive activities, you are less prone to distraction. Read more about removing distraction in the habits of highly productive people.
7. Increased energy
When you focus on working less to produce bigger results you have more energy, excitement and motivation. By protecting your time, and being more productive on your highest value activities, you feel excited, motivated and energised.
When you feel trapped, stuck and time poor you have less energy. You feel there is not enough time and too much to do. Being more productive on a few important activities simplifies your time and gives you more energy.
By working less, and achieving bigger results, you get a feeling of time abundance rather than time scarcity.
8. Greater focus on results
Being more productive requires a mindset shift. Instead of thinking about time spent, productive people are focused on achieving a result in the simplest, fastest and cheapest way possible.
Results fuel motivation, excitement and growth. When you are focused on results, you don’t want to fill your day with long to-do lists, complexity and unproductive tasks.
To become more productive you need to simplify your activities and focus. You can’t grow, and achieve bigger results, if you are mired in long-to do lists. Start being more productive by simplifying your to-do list to only three crucially important activities each day.
When you achieve them you feel energised, motivated and productive. Celebrate your success and set three more important activities for tomorrow.
9. Greater clarity
Increased productivity is about making things much simpler and easier, and less complex and complicated. When you’re in control of your time and know where to focus your time, you just know what to do. Rather than feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with your long to-do list, you feel clear and confident about where to invest your time and energy to produce the outcomes you want. Learn how to improve your time management skills.
10. More intentionality
The higher your intentionality, the more productive you will be. Being intentional means having a powerful sense of clarity and purpose. It means knowing up front the importance of what you’re doing and being crystal clear about what your ideal outcome looks like.
Intentionality is a crucial mindset for any productive person. When you are intentional you’re focused on results. This clarity helps you achieve the result you want quickly and easily because you know what needs to happen to produce the result you want.
There is no distraction and overwhelm when you are intentional. When you are intentional with your time and energy you are more committed, more focused and more productive. Read more on how to be intentional.
There are many benefits of being more productive. Increased productivity is about starting small and then building up. Every bit of progress towards making progress each day and achieving the results you want counts.
The bigger results you achieve, and the more progress you make, life gets easier, more productive and more enjoyable.
Now I’d love to hear from you.
What does your perfect productive day look like?
Which strategy from today’s article will you use first?
Let me know in the comments.
Productivity coaching program
I run a 90-day productivity coaching program for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to feel more in control of their time, be more productive and achieve their goals quicker. During your time coaching program, you’ll transform yourself from feeling trapped, stuck and frustrated to having more time freedom to achieve bigger results in your business and have more time to spend with the people that matter at home.
You’ll learn clarify your goals, plan the ideal week, identify your biggest strengths, be more productive and stay on track each day to achieve your goals. If you want to be more productive and achieve bigger results work with a results coach. Find out more by booking a 30-minute clarity call with me.