The 3 Most Common Productivity Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

 

 

Whether you have a corporate job, own a business, or do the incredibly difficult work of taking care of your children, we all face the question of productivity on a daily basis.   

 

We’re all tasked with questioning and improving the effectiveness of our efforts towards whatever we do, and most of us find that we too often fall short of the standard of effectiveness we set for ourselves.

 

Here are three of the reasons why, along with advice for better managing your time and efforts.

The Enemy of Productivity (And How To Overcome It To Get More Done)

 

There’s no denying that productive people know how to get things done—”getting things done” is pretty much the definition of productivity.

 

But it’s not the entire definition. At a certain point, if you want to become a productivity powerhouse, it stops being about how much you can get done. None of the world’s most productive people—the CEOs, the gamechangers, the productivity giants—are doing everything themselves. If you want to be truly productive, at some point, you need to learn how to delegate.

Getting Back on Track After Your Productivity Crashes

Guest post by Hillary Pitts, Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Apps at FullContact

 

We’ve all been there – when the clock strikes 3pm and the afternoon slump settles in on a workday. If I’m going to be honest, I’m at one of those times as I sit here writing this. Productivity crashes are never fun, and they can be hard to bounce back from. Getting back on track doesn’t have to be difficult or require some crazy brain hack.

If You Can See It, You Can Achieve It: Why Visualization Is The Key To Hitting Your Goals

 

Michael Phelps.

 

Oprah Winfrey.

 

Jim Carrey.

 

What do all these people have in common? Obviously, they’re all wildly successful and have achieved goals that seem completely out of reach for most people. But that’s not what we’re talking about. The thing they have in common is how they were able to reach those goals—and that’s by visualization.

5 Proven Tips to Boost Productivity when Working at Home

 

 

One survey of more than 3,100 businesspeople revealed that over 51% of them considered working from home to be a dream scenario. The freedom and flexibility it provides can make you a much happier, stress-free worker. But working from home also comes with a unique set of distractions that can make it harder for you to maintain consistent productivity. The temptation to do house chores, snack on junk food, or watch TV are challenges you wouldn’t normally face in a traditional office setting. However, there are several simple ways you can stay focused and motivated – here are 5 tips that can help you maximize your productivity when working at home:

6 Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Self-Employed

Guest post by Evercontact

 

The appeal of self-employment isn’t a mystery.

 

Many of us are drawn by the idea of being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and enjoying a relative freedom from the confines of the 9 to 5. Indeed, non-traditional work environments such as self-employment are on the rise and projected to further take over our workforce.

Top 10 Integrations for Office 365

 

To keep your company growing at the dramatic pace you plan for, it is essential to have your business software applications integrated around a single process, database and network. However, many organizations may not realize that the exact same solutions they have been using before the API was born can also be connected with integrations. For instance, Office 365 already includes a healthy set of features, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its functionality can’t be further expanded.