In this article I am going to describe how you might be able to organise your work load so that you are the most productive. Being busy is not necessarily being productive and so you need to organise what you are going to do based on what is most important to you to achieve your goals.
There are many things that need doing in your workday but if you had a look at your list of things to do you would know that some things on that list are more important than others.
In order to really understand which tasks are more important you need to know what your goals are. If you don’t have any goals you won’t know which tasks are the ones that are going to bring you closer to your goal.
In reality you might have lots of goals and each of those goals combined will bring you closer to your ultimate goal. Therefore when you look at your workload you need to decide which of those goals are the most important at that particular time.
Have a look at the various areas in your business to see which ones are lagging behind or which areas are not bringing you the best results. Those would be the items that you really need to work on to bring you closer to that particular goal. Remember that you will never achieve your ultimate goal unless all of your other goals have been achieved. If there is one thing that is holding you back then that becomes your most important task.
Your most important task must be the thing that you do first. At the start of your workday you have the most mental energy and therefore you need to use that effectively and use it on your most important task.
When you organise your work load so that you always do the most important things first you automatically become more productive because the most important thing that you need to work on will be the one thing that will give you the most results. Therefore by default you become more productive.
Don’t get caught up in the notion that doing lots of different tasks is being productive. You might be able to achieve 10 different things on a particular day but if none of those things are actually bringing you closer to your goal and therefore closer to the results that you want to see, then that day has not been productive.