Top Productivity Quotes

Everyday we strive to be more productive than the last but actually finding the motivation to achieve your daily goals "Top Productivity Quotes"

Top Productivity Quotes

Everyday we strive to be more productive than the last but actually finding the motivation to achieve your daily goals can be a struggle in itself. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need a bit of a push here are 10 productivity quotes to get you through your day.

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“Perform the dreaded task now and the unpleasant activity is soon over. Delay action will nag at you infinitely.” – Anonymous

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“What you do TODAY can improve all your tomorrows.” – Anonymous

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“Know your limitations & then defy them.” – Anonymous

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“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

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“Think of many things; do one.” – Portuguese proverb

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

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“Productivity is NEVER an accident it’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning & focused effort.” – Paul Meyer

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“If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” – Donald Trump

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“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity” – Tom Peters

5 Ways To Stay Productive When Looking For A Job

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If you’re taking a break from your career, unemployed or have been made redundant, it can be exciting, daunting and possibly a scary time if you don’t know what your next step is. You might want to crawl into bed and not get out everyday till 11am, watch Ellen, eat ice cream and do absolutely nothing. And sure you can do that on day one, but it’s definitely not a pattern that you should get in.

Keeping up your productivity is important for your brain functionality and emotional wellbeing. Plus you might learn a new skill, get more in-tune with yourself and make new connections.

Here are 5 ways to remain productive when you’re looking for work:

Lean new skills
Now that you’ve got the spare time, some experience under your belt, it’s time to juice up your resume with some new skills. It could be in your current area, or maybe something a bit different, either way it’s important to always keep the mind challenged. Plus any extra courses will look great on the resume.

So what can you learn? Many colleges and Universities offer short courses if you know you are taking off a longer amount of time. However if you’re money conscious and not wanting to sign up to a longer course, look at courses offered by General Assembly or online with Skillshare. These companies offer anything from coding to typography and digital marketing.

Just give them a go, you might discover a new passion you never knew you had.

Stay in contact and network
It’s important to stay in touch with past work collegues and mentors who can not only help you with possible career opportunities, but also help guide you to meet others and keep you in the loop with industry news.

Remember, it’s not what you know, but who you know.

Keep the money rolling in
Just because you’re not employed doesn’t mean you can’t keep earning money and support your lifestyle. Whether it’s walking someones dogs, cleaning a house or using your professional skills on Airtasker there are hundreds of tasks uploaded daily. Some Airtaskers even earn up to $1,000 a week.

Look after yourself
While indulging in TV box sets of your favourite show and eating out for every meal can be fun, it’s not exactly the best for your health. Giving a bit of extra focus on getting fit and healthy can be great for the body and mind, might even give you a new perspective.

Make sure you set goals and challenge yourself to cook a new dish that you normally don’t have time to attempt, or try a new activity a week such as stand-up paddle boarding or boxing with a friend.

Pursue a passion
Do you have a hobby or a passion that you already dedicate a lot of your spare time to such as photography or cooking? Maybe it’s time to invest more time into it, who knows it could turn into your next career…

What’s most important is to keep your chin up, make sure you have the best resume and apply for as many jobs as you can and you’ll be back in the workforce better than ever soon.

5 Things Productive People Do

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Were you distracted by that photo? It’s ok my feelings weren’t hurt. In fact, I knew you would be because people love distractions. That’s why you check your phone, Facebook and email multiple times during the day.

According to business insider we are only productive about 3 days a week with close to 40% of your typical working week considered to be unproductive.

Outsource to create time
Time is precious and you should be spending it with the people that matter to you most whether it’s a loved one, mates or your pet dog. Getting someone to do the little things such as clean the house or cook you some homemade meals can save you valuable time. Thousands of Airtaskers are doing just that – check out how they’re helping people save time here.

RELATED READ: How To Use Online Outsourcing

Manage your mood
Productive people start the day in the right headspace allowing them to focus on the goal at hand. If you’re late to work or didn’t’ get enough sleep, you’ll be playing catch-up all day. It’s important to have a routine and keep up the mood all day by taking breaks, eating regularly and sleep – that is the most important.

Cut down your to-do list
Every morning or the night before, write your to-do list for the day ahead and then cross off half the items. You could be left with one thing getting finished but that’s better than having three things started but not completed. Spreading yourself too thin won’t help you focus on the biggest picture.

Clean their desks
Cleanliness is important, not just because it looks nice but you also come into a work environment that is not cluttered and provides you with a space for more creative thinking. Plus your co-workers would probably appreciate it too!

Block your workload
Also called sprint work, blocking your working time into 30-60 minute blocks will allow you to power through tasks and also take those necessary breaks to wake up the body and take a moment to step back.

Got any other useful productivity tips? Let us know in the comments below.

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Time Management Tips

Ask a co-worker or friend to name three things they could improve on and I bet that time management is "Time Management Tips"

Ask a co-worker or friend to name three things they could improve on and I bet that time management is one of them. It is something I strive to improve everyday but sometimes it’s a struggle to figure out how to do it in the most efficient way. Sure there are books, courses, slideshares and planners galore; I find that they can consume more of our time which defeats the purpose to begin with, right?

Before we get started on the time management tips the most important lesson you’ll learn today is that no matter what you will be interrupted. Unfortunately as you climb up the corporate ladder or decide to branch out and become an entrepreneur, these distractions will only increase. You might not be able to get rid of them completely but you can decide how to manage them in a productive way.

Here are a few tricks I use to get me through the day more efficiently:

1. Put a note book by your bed and write down your thoughts so you clear them from your mind and get adequate sleep. Nothing makes you less productive then not getting enough sleep.

2. Schedule appointments and block out time for important activities and conversations.

3. Schedule ‘interruption time’ – whether it’s emails, Facebook or reading your favourite blogs. Take time to chill out and take a break so you can focus harder on the activities that matter.

4. When you get into the office, before you turn on your computer revise your day, make a list of 3 things to tick-off and nail them.

5. Got big deadlines? Lock yourself away in a meeting room and put an out-of-office on your emails, or better yet turn them off.

6. Before every meeting take a minute or two to establish what are the two questions you want answered from the meeting and leave with the questions answered and an action list.

7. Stop multitasking – focus on one thing and get it done.

8. Set realistic personal deadlines before the real ones are due. This will challenge yourself and increase your productivity. It also has the added bonus of some buffer time for corrections and even some preliminary feedback from a trusted colleague.

9. Turn key tasks into habits – if it’s something that’s regular it can become part of your natural routine and not a daunting task but something you can knock over fast.

10. Step back and appreciate. Remember to celebrate the wins and take time to enjoy your efforts.

Got any other tips? Share with us below and I’ll add them to the list!