No matter what part of the world you inhabit, all people have the same 24 hour time period to work with. Success is only measured by what happens during those hours. No entrepreneur can be a designated time keeper, but there are a few strategies that will help maximize work habits and productivity in those hours and that is something.
10 strategies for efficiency and effectiveness:
We’ve all experienced Parkinson’s Law at some point or another in life. “If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do,” observed Cyril Northcote Parkinson. Some people even believe they work much more productively under stress, so they put it on themselves.
The law provides great leverage for efficiency: imposing shorter deadlines for a task, or scheduling an earlier meeting. Productive hustle is imperative. Rushed work will only ever be a recipe for reckless work because you’re not fully invested out of stress or panic.
The zone is something that athletes, writers, musicians and artists all know very well. It’s the place in which creativity will take you and leave you for a while, to drown in your passion. That focus…you can’t get it anywhere else. This creativity creates a flow.
Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi has research dedicated to the focus on specific flow states that optimize an individual’s performance by finding the balance between challenge and skill. It can very easily turn into a teeter totter effect, if the task is too difficult then we will become frustrated and five up. However if the task is too easy it will be considered mundane and be ignored.
Reach high, but don’t bend yourself until you break. Find the happy medium and let your flow state reside there. (more…)Continue reading More news