If you’re not using these simple productivity-enhancing secrets, you could be missing out on a salary that’s twice the size the one you’re on now.
Imagine having double the money each week and it’d all be thanks to 5 simple changes to your daily routine.
These secrets double your productivity, while making you feel like you’re doing less work.
Every one of your tasks and jobs could use an extra push to produce the best possible results, but you must take these simple secrets into consideration…
It’s human nature to become distracted while you’re working on a task. It doesn’t matter if it’s a work task or a personal task, the distractions will always find you.
But using these 5 secrets will completely change your mindset, and push you to doubling your salary, so you can live a stress-free life.
Before you jump in, you must be willing to admit that improvements could be made in all the results your tasks produce.
With that in mind, here’s the 5 secrets to produce your most productive habits:
Set concrete goals.
You need to split your goal-setting techniques into two different categories: long-term and short-term.
Your long-term goals will clarify exactly where you want to be in 5 or 10 years, and you must remind yourself of these goals before every task you complete.
Your short-term goals will cover the tasks you need to complete each hour, day, or week. You should concentrate only on the task that you’re currently taking on before thinking about anything else.
Distractions are the number 1 productivity-killer for any task or goal.
During any task, you must block out all distracting noises.
It seems obvious, but using noise cancelling headphones while you work can increase your productivity, and in turn improve the results that matter, proving to your boss that you deserve a big raise.
You may even want to go as far as listening to certain types of audio—although any sort of vocal tracks or spoken words will distract you.
Ambience is the best form of audio for completing your tasks in full. Brain.fm is a great tool for this kind of distraction-elimination, as it has a specified “focus” channel to ensure that you’re not distracted by foreign sounds.
Visual distractions are just as costly to your work as audible distractions.
If you’re working on a computer and you need to have multiple tabs open for research, it’s easy for your eyes to wander and for you to waste valuable time with all the cluttered tabs that are open.
OneTab is a great tool that can be implemented into your web browser with a few simple instructions (provided on their page).
This productivity tool takes all your open tabs and combines them into a list of the pages you need that you can click at any time.
This makes your research much more efficient, and works wonders to produce much better results.
It also helps your computer work faster, as it compresses computer memory usage into a much smaller number.
The more efficient you are, the more value you bring to your job.
The hardest part of any task is being able to efficiently arrange your thoughts. If your ides aren’t organized, the task could end up being pushed back hours, days, or even weeks.
The best way to combat this is by writing out any thoughts or ideas you may have in approaching your task, no matter how small or obvious they may be.
Being able to see your thoughts written out on a page will help in keeping a uniform vision as you approach your task.
If you want to take this one step further, and ensure that your notes are with you wherever you go, there are some great tools available—such as Evernote—that allow you to take notes on any of your devices (laptop, mobile phone, etc.) and share them with all your other devices.
Another major culprit for distraction is emails. More specifically, the timing that they come in.
If you receive emails that you need to take care of, but end up forgetting about them if you leave them too long, then this tool is vital for your productivity.
Simply by rescheduling your emails you’ll be able to receive them at more convenient times, and you’ll be reminded that you have to take care of them.
Most email services will have a “reschedule” option. If you’re using Gmail, Boomerang (by Google) is a great tool for accomplishing this.
You can set up the exact time and day when the email will appear in your account again as an unread message.
Using these 5 simple secrets together will improve your productivity to the best it’s ever been.
The habits you’ll passively create will see that your results are infinitely better, and you’ll start to see that your boss will appreciate these simple improvements, making you eligible for that big raise that doubles your salary.