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5 Secrets to Boosting Productivity

Updated: Feb 6

How many of you find it hard to stay productive throughout the week? As small business owners it is never a lack of things to do, yet you still find yourself blankly staring at wall. This irony of having so much to do, but struggling to actually do anything is extremely common.

Two climbers going over a rock.

If this sounds like you, keep reading to discover some of the easiest tricks to busting through that productivity wall and bumping up that efficiency.


1. Organize your space

A clean and tidy workspace.
A tidy workspace reduced stress and enhances productivity

This is the first step to being more productive. A poorly sorted work area not only leads to decreased productivity - meaning you're losing time sifting through the piles upon piles of stuff - but it also leads to high levels of stress.

Now, I'm not asking you to pick up every item off your desk and ask if it brings you joy or not, but I am saying that a tidy desk will lead to less fumbling around and more of doing what you love - your business.

My biggest tip in this area is to take time at the end of each day to clean up your mess:

  • Pens and pencils go in a cup or jar

  • Papers get filed into their respective folders

  • Mugs get emptied and washed (don't say "gross," I know you've done it)

The point is to leave your desk neat and ready to go in the morning. You'll feel less stressed in the morning, allowing you to zoom through those tasks.

2. Productivity tools

Another good tip that I use is having a cheat sheet of some sort. If I didn't get a project done and need to finish it the next day, I jot down all the little tasks I need to do in order to finish it, that way I can easily remind myself of what I was doing and what I need to finish.

There are a TON of productivity apps and tools out there, but I'm going to share my two favorites with you, today. These are the tools that I use EVERY SINGLE DAY to keep myself on track and to help me reach my goals.

  • The Momentum Dashboard - this is the coolest personal dashboard out there! It has a Google Chrome plug-in, too. Every time I go online, my dashboard pops up, showing me an inspirational image, a quote, my mantra for the day, and all the to do lists I've compiled. It's especially satisfying when I can check off one of my actions!