Are you concerned about getting things done efficiently? How can you maintain the quality of your work while moving in a fast-paced environment? Are you keeping up with the demands of your job?
Staying productive and making more time for what we love is everyone’s concern. Because SPEED is somehow important to you as a professional, I turned the word into an acronym for simple productivity tips you may want to consider.
1. S- Short Term Versus Long Term
Categorize your activities according to importance and urgency. Think whether accomplishing the tasks at hand will serve you for short or long-term. Manage your energy for both. Also, consider performing projects that will give you more time in the future. Explore ways you can create passive income streams.
2. P- Plan
Schedule one day of your entire week to plan projects and review status of ongoing ones. This includes counting the costs needed to execute and sustain them. Planning saves you both time and money.
3. E- Execute
Situations don’t need to be perfect before you start your goals. You won’t get results unless you try to carry it out. Market validation is an ongoing process. Be ready to adjust your pace, strategy, and activities while you move.
4. E- Eliminate
Stephen Covey in his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People reminds us to balance productivity with our production capacity. Eliminate activities that are not contributing to your goals.
5. D- Delegate
If eliminating important activities would not be an option, delegate.
A simple activity that takes hours of your day is business writing. Research says that on the average, working professionals spend two to four hours daily writing correspondences. If you would like to simplify the process, how about attending a seminar or send a representative to learn on your behalf?