7 Productivity Tips from Business Leaders to Improve Performance

by Anne Bachrach (USA)

Accountability in business means holding yourself responsible for your performances or actions relating to the results achieved in your business. Accountability in business is also directly tied to productivity and how you and your team get things done in the workplace.

As a business owner, you should learn how to perform your duties and carry out your business activities in even more productive ways.

The most important way to succeed in business is to find a way to manage your time and optimise your activities to be more productive in the long run.

Successful business leaders have something in common; the ability to perform at an optimised level. They can overcome all their struggles and productivity challenges by adopting different practices to help them perform even better.

Let’s explore seven productivity tips to help you improve your performance.

  1. Set Your Daily Goals

Every day, there should be a list of high payoff activities you have to do.  At the beginning of every day, you should ask yourself what you wish to achieve by the end of the day. What tasks need to be solved before the day runs out, what tasks are needed to function optimally the next day, and what tasks should be accomplished that help you make progress toward the achievement of your goals.

When you set your daily goals, you are drawing your attention towards a select list of items that need to be completed. Setting daily goals also challenges and keeps you motivated without overwhelming you. For example, a top performing person I know has a goal to make x number of contacts to prospective clients every single day.

  1. Solve Harder Tasks First

Tough tasks are known to take a toll on your energy and performance. When you start your day, entrepreneurs and businesspeople are more likely to suspend harder or less desirable tasks for later in the day.

When you do this, a feeling of dread is likely to overtake you. This feeling may lead to avoidance and easy fatigue when working on these tasks. When you set harder tasks later in the day, they are more likely to be pushed into the next day, and the next day, and may never get completed in a timely fashion.

Solve harder tasks first, when your energy levels are high, so that you can dedicate as much focus and determination to completion to the tasks as needed without tiring out.

Brian Tracy talks wrote a book called Eat That Frog. ‘Eat that frog!’ means to start your day with the biggest, most important, and most dreaded task. It’s also the task you are most likely to procrastinate on. Brian Tracy is also about disciplining yourself to eat that frog first thing in the morning every single day.

  1. Identify Your Most Productive Time

Humans have different productive times. Some refer to these times as when their energy levels are at an all-time high.

You can handle multiple tasks or one big project during your productive time, you deliver 100% to this task.

Source: iCN Issue 42  (Business Coaching); pages 17-20

About Anne Bachrach

Anne Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has over 25 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, No Excuses!, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/Landing/ and get 3 FREE gifts including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organized, and Achieving Your Goals Now. Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and high-content resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/