As we all know, productivity is very important online. Most of us dream about having a flexible job, being able to work from anywhere in the world. Though, when we actually get an online teaching position or start that online business, we become slaves to technology because when you work online, your work day can extend to 24 hours.
How are you going to balance work/play time? Today we have a very important guest, JoAnn Corley. JoAnn is known as a “champion of human potential in the area of business enterprise”. She is also an author of several books on productivity and we are honored to have her share her wisdom in this 6 minute video.
About JoAnn Corley:
People have said about JoAnn that she is an emerging voice to be heard in the business marketplace...a catalyst for innovative thinking…passionate for bringing theory into reality in the laboratory of real life!
Named to The Next Generation of MastersTM by NoNicheTM magazine, she brings fresh thinking that matches the realistic management needs of the 21st century workplace. She is known as a champion of human potential in the arena of business enterprise. Check out her site:
Here is a summary of the video for your convenience.
In order to be productive online, you need to work SMART.
What is working smart? Working smart is an ability to be informed about what it takes to get what you really want.
I am going to share 4 tips that will radically change what you do when you put it into practice
Tip #1 Work within fixed limits
Mark on your calendar what your primary working hours are, and stick to them. These are your fixed boundaries. So how can you get exactly what you want to be done within these fixed boundaries? Look at an entire week at a glance, and square out the fixed boundary for that week.
Tip # 2 Set priorities
Of this fixed time frame, what are the things that you absolutely have to accomplish?
You will have to be able to say “no”, and strategize your time wisely.
Tip #3 Make an appointment with your task
Take an element from your “To-Do” list, and plug it into your fixed boundary, estimating how long it will take you to complete it. By doing this, you are “making an appointment” with your task.
Tip # 4 Estimate how long it will take you to do certain functions
You will notice that you don’t really have much time left. If you want to be working smart, you need to be aware of time. Go from being list-oriented to being calendar and time/schedule-oriented. Work from a schedule, not from a list!
Bonus tip: Once you create this map, keep it in front of you, and document the actual time it takes you to get things done.
Constantly ask yourself, “What do I want to do differently?”
WHAT TO DO NOW: Answer one question below:
- Share your productivity strategies in the comments below!
- Implement these 4 strategies for 1 week. Then share your results in the comments below
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