Building an audience is not the easiest thing to do.
First you have to deal with the technical side of building your online business.
You’re also responsible for creating massive amounts of content that will attract and convert people into subscribers and customers.
Whether you’re writing, recording audio or video, the process is time consuming and difficult at times.
Today I’d like to share with you a few ideas from some people you might’ve heard of before. These ideas will help you get more stuff done in less time.
It’s a known fact that we waste a lot of time, hopefully after reading this article you’ll be motivated to take more action. So let’s get going…
6 Smart Productivity Ideas
1. The perfect is the enemy of the good.
Voltaire was right on the money with this one. Trying to get everything perfect will stop you from accomplishing anything at all. When you’re writing an article, don’t write and edit at the same time. Leave the editing for later.
Get all of your ideas on the text editor so you can finish the post; focus on editing and polishing it up after you have the entire post written. Clean it up as much as you like, but remember that the point of the article is to get people to read it.
It will never be perfect, so don’t be afraid to press publish.
2. An empty desk is an efficient desk.
— Mr Warrenn
I keep my desk clean. Not because I’m a neat freak, but because it helps me write. It helps get my creative juices flowing. Too much clutter and mess on your desk might be causing you to get distracted and not finish the things you start.
Mr. Warrenn recommends keeping an empty desk if you want to be efficient and get more stuff done. If you think this is B.S, try it and let me know how it goes.
3. If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.
— Jack Ma
Don’t try to catch all the rabbits; you’ll drive yourself mad and you won’t catch any. The same goes with taking on tasks. If you want to be efficient and get more things done faster, you need to focus on one thing at a time.
I know there are a ton of “multi-taskers” out there that will disagree with me on this one, but studies show that multitasking does impair task performance. Even though you’ll “feel” better about “doing” more things at once, the quality of that work will suffer.
So, be efficient. Don’t multitask.
4. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
— Napoleon Hill
Life is not just a sequence of getting ready to get things done. Preparation is good, but don’t let it consume you. Getting ready is just another way of procrastinating. Mr. Hill was right in saying that the time will never be perfect, so just start.
5. The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
– Thomas A. Edison
Contrary to popular belief, we have an enormous wealth of ideas between our ears. They come and go throughout the day. They might come up while reading a book, or listening to the radio, or watching a video on YouTube.
The ideas won’t stop coming, but they’re not worth anything if they stay in your head. Ideas are valued the most when they are shared and made real. They are valued when they’re out of your head and transformed into action.
Mr. Edison wants you to take all of your great ideas and act on them.
6. Never confuse motion with action.
– Benjamin Franklin
We’re always busy. We’re busy with emails, comments, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, traffic stats, affiliate stats… and on and on and on. This stuff isn’t important. These are what Mr. Franklin calls motion. We’re moving, but we’re not moving forward.
If you want to build an audience then you need to work on the things that will help you do that. Create more compelling content. Build your email list. Collaborate with other bloggers. Produce and launch products.
If you seem busy, stop and ask yourself, is this an important task? If not, move on to something else.