Grab The Shovel
As the northeast continues to dig out from the latest snow storm, Promotional Consultant Today shovels out these tips for increasing productivity.
Improve Your Productivity With What I Learned Shoveling Snow
If you know anything about shoveling snow you understand that when snow turns into sleet and icy rain, this is trouble. The snow on the ground gets incredibly heavy. If you leave it on the ground, it will freeze solid and there’s no way a snow blower is going to be of any help. Shoveling the driveway suddenly becomes the No. 1 priority.
Shoveling sleet or frozen snow takes a lot of energy and momentum, not unlike business. Here are five strategies to use in your business every day to tackle those difficult projects.
1. Assess the situation. Do you really have to do this? Do you know exactly what you have to do? When I looked out my window, I saw about four inches of snow and the top inch was freezing up. The first thing I did was check the weather report. Is there any chance it will be above freezing for the next several days? Answer, no. Okay, I have to do this. How much do I have to do? All of it.
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“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
2. Is there another way to accomplish the task? My husband is out of town, my sons have been hired to shovel a neighbor’s driveway and despite a two-hour delayed school opening my daughter is still finishing up some undone homework (that’s another story). Yep, it’s still up to me.
3. Set yourself up for success with the tools you need for the job. Put on warm clothes along with boots and gloves, and get out the shovel.
4. Get going. Get outside and start to shovel.
5. Break up the task. We have a pretty big driveway so I knew I was in for a big job but yet it seemed that with every shovel full I picked up, the length of driveway grew. Maybe you’re supposed to start at the top or bottom or go all the way across or something but that wasn’t working for me. Instead I cut the driveway up into random parcels and just addressed each area individually.
Tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shovels out five more ways to be productive.
Source: Carrie Greene helps entrepreneurs who are overwhelmed in their businesses to feel in control and get things done. She can help create systems and structures that enable you to prioritize, focus and follow through on the right activities for yourself and your business.
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