Below is a list of various tips from young entrepreneurs to help you become a more productive individual!
1) Set deadlines!
24 year old founder of Influencer Connect, Michael Pomposello suggests setting deadlines for every task!
“A task I estimate will take 15 minutes to complete will usually be done in 10 or 15 since I am focused on getting that done during the set time. Without setting a deadline I may wander and do other things causing this one task to take 30 or even 45 minutes.”
2) Always make time for yourself!
Selena Narayanasamy, the 29 year old founder of Orthris states that you need to take care of your health!
“You have to build in time to workout and manage your health. A typical day for me involves a set number of working hours, time to actually make or grab something healthy to eat, and I schedule in (yes, actually schedule in) my workout hours. Even though I’m working less, I have a higher output and I’m more responsive and helpful to my clients.”
3) Leave plenty of time to commute
Ted Lawlor, 20 year old founder of If Only They Knew, suggests that allowing for extra time for your commute to work is a great way to dodge the rush-hour traffic and therefore avoid the stresses/anxieties that come with it! Doing this will make you feel more at ease and ready for work when you arrive at your workplace.
4) Ask yourself the following question:
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”
Steve Jobs revealed in a speech to Stanford University in 2005 that this is a question he asks himself every morning. He suggests that if the answer to the above question is "no" then you will need to make changes in your life!
5) Help somebody else
A good way to reduce the naturally selfish, tunnel vision that we face on a day-to-day basis, it can help to stop and think about helping somebody else. A good way to do this is to give change to a homeless person or bring some chewing gum/sweets into work for your colleagues.
6) Set aside time for fun activities after work or on the weekend
34 year old Tim Halberg (founder of Tim Halberg Photography) suggests that not only is this a good way to breakaway from work but also to set yourself a deadline of when to finish work.
“Schedule activities outside of work, like a round of golf in the afternoon. I’ve found this forces me to get my work done in time to get out the door. It’s funny how much you can get done when presented with a hard deadline. I discovered this by taking a two week backpacking trip and realising my business was caught up before I left and that nothing died while I was gone. I decided I needed to recreate this as a normal piece of my weekly schedule.”
This article was adapted from Life Hack and can be found here: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/incredible-productivity-advice-given-21-successful-young-entrepreneurs.html