5 simple steps to achieve what you want

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We all have our own ways to achieve our goals.

For some it’s having a morning routine and writing lists, for others it's starting their day with the run along the beach or in the park as soon as they are up followed by checking their emails during breakfast.

I’d like to share 5 of my tricks that always help me achieve what I aim for. I am curious if we have at least one of them in common.

Focus

I used to think that I was great at multitasking. After reading Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time (an amazing book by Jeff Sutherland), I now know that multitasking doesn’t bring us the results we hope for. In fact if we do 5 projects at the same time, we are only 5% productive on each of these projects.

Morning ritual

Some call it a routine, I prefer ritual. I start my day with a glass of warm water with lemon while I journal. Then I do my workout.

I exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be an hour long workout but it has to be something. It can be yoga or Pilates or some combination of exercises.  At the end I meditate for a few minutes. I used to have a very complicated morning ritual. I felt overwhelmed instead of being inspired so I simplified it.

Lists and due dates

I like writing lists. Somehow some of the things get done simply by writing it.

When I really want something to happen - I put a due date for the task and schedule it into my calendar. I also schedule time when I do the actual tasks. Especially if it’s a bigger goal and I have to do several steps (tasks) before I achieve this goal.

Trello

This is a free software that I use while working on all my projects and communicating with my team, leaving the Inbox to have a break.

All my lists are in Trello as well as my strategy, 90 day and sprint planning, reviews, communication with my clients and my team. It’s an awesome tool and I teach all my clients how to use it for their businesses.

Checking emails only twice a day

Still working on this one but it is a life saver. I often have my phone on silent (and it doesn’t vibrate when on silent) and face down, when I work so I don’t get distracted until I have a break to check my phone.

Now that I've shared what works for me Click Here and tell me a little about you.

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