Entrepreneurship · Productivity

what are the best productivity techniques for entrepreneurs?

George White Technology Enthusiast & Entrepreneur

August 11th, 2016

As a entrepreneur i am following many techniques like prioritizing my goals, take out some time for my self etc. What are most useful techniques to get more productive?

Solomiya Zahray Business Matchmaker - you have the need I know the people

August 11th, 2016

I think ( still) the best productivity techniques you can use is self-organisation... Currently my fav. apps for that are  "flat tomato" (pomodoro technique), balanced(for your personal priorities), wunderlist(for task scheduling), simple habit (for daily 5-10 min meditation breaks).

Jason Frost Manager Sales & Marketing at TkXel

August 12th, 2016

There are many techniques to be productive but followings are the most useful and effective techniques:

1. You should prioritize your goals first
2. And ditch ideas about multitasking
3. You should avoid procrastinate
4. And remain consistent
5. Always welcome innovation and criticism
6. and you should take out time for yourself (it's a must)

Rachel Kaberon Market Insights and Business Transformation Strategist: FinTech, Collaboration, Process Automation

August 11th, 2016

No matter what the subject, thinking and writing are generally slow. Best to isolate a dedicated time for this activity. I find I can be much more productive if I've already talked and discussed the message with others first, no matter how prematurely developed The idea. 
I also found that keeping a log  that tracks project task progress/development, phone call/ meetings, email activity, and best of all learnings. The log I keep is manual, but could easily be automated, and linked to calendar, inbox and your 30-60-90 day planning record. 
Organizing learning along the way, with simple annotations , makes it easy for me to track evolutions in ideas, valuable resources and where to locate them. focuse

Thomas Eide Global Payments & Fintech Expert

August 11th, 2016

1) Get off these sites...I need to take my own advice too!
2) Find a mentor that will hold you accountable.
3) Focus on your "WHY".

The rest is instinctual.

Jon Sonnenschein Chief Operating Officer at Redbooth

August 11th, 2016

This is a really interesting discussion with some great perspectives. Full disclosure, I'm leading a team task management platform. Here are my personal suggestions.

1) Prioritize your work based on its impact and effort. Apply a strong filter to work -- Why are you doing it? What will its impact be? How confident are you in the impact?

2) Break things up. Applying a technique like Pomodoro helps ensure dedicated focus and time for you to refresh between work sessions.

3) Maintain a task list. If possible, I'd encourage you to consider one that keeps you AND your team accountable and transparent about progress. Asana, Trello and Redbooth all provide team solutions.

Hope this helps and best of luck with your venture!

Arshad Syed CTO & co-Founder at iEHR Online Inc.

August 11th, 2016

I keep a prioritized list of things I need to get done today. I take frequent breaks and meditate at least four times a day.

Michael McDonald Integrity Coach: I help conscious entrepreneurs with the gentle pursuit of awesome

August 11th, 2016

1. Hire a coach.

2. Nonlinear time management. E.g. see Time Warrior by Steve Chandler

3. Subscribe to Brian Johnson's Optimal Living: https://brianjohnson.me/

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

August 13th, 2016

George, you will read a lot of suggestions, however none of us know you or what motivates you. Without that we're just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. Please provide more information about what you've tried, what works and doesn't work for you so far, and what parts excite/bore you...that is if you want directed suggestions instead of wet noodles.

Lisa CPO® Certified Professional Organizer & Productivity Consultant

August 11th, 2016

As a productivity consultant and certified professional organizer, I generally advise starting with 3 things to increase productivity and building from there.

1. Do your most difficult work when you are at your best. This is different for everyone.
2. Use a list to record tasks and next steps. Your brain is for ideas.
3. Done is better than perfect.

Feel free to reach out if you'd like to discuss this further. lisa[at]thetimebutler.com .

Richard Reed

August 11th, 2016

All good answers, but most likely your needs will shift as your priorities change so you need a flexible framework. Organization and planning are unglamorous but critical components of success that must be attended to throughout each day. 

I have utilized various methodologies that are different takes on balancing intensive periods of focused work on a particular task with short rest periods, and their success really depends on the individual. I am currently a fan of the pomodoro technique, but that may not be right for you. Test a few different methodologies out and see what clicks.