In a world full of distractions, you absolutely need a guide to keep you focus and productive at work. Here are 7 hacks to help you build an efficient work ethic.
- Love your job
The first thing I would mention is love for your job. If your job is something that comes naturally to you, then congratulations! You’ve got a big win already.
Otherwise, you would need to make your job your passion. Be passionate about your work.
What would keep you awake at night working hard other than love and passion? Love your job and make it a passion.
- Start work early
The earlier you rise, the better it will always be. Cultivate the habit of rising up early to start work, especially if you are an entrepreneur. Be accountable ‘to’ your mission and purpose.
When you wake up early and start work early, you have a higher chance of achieving more for the day. This certainly enhances your progress and increases your joy.
- Be Predictable and Consistent
When it comes to work, never give your customers or audience a reason to doubt you. Stay committed. Predictability and consistency are two ways to help you stay committed.
When you know there are people looking up to you, people who trust you and waiting on you to deliver a good job, you would want to keep to time, keep to your word and show up.
- Prepare for tomorrow tonight
Prepare all your engagement, activities and content to be carried out tomorrow tonight, before you sleep. Wake up again at night to review and if need be modify them.
Always prepare ahead. Prepare a day before, a week before, a month before, three months before, nine months before and even a year and two years before.
“Success is when opportunity meets preparation. Never be caught unprepared.
- Subscribe to the “Now” mentality
Whatever you can do right away, do not procrastinate to a minute later. Do it right up!
The reality is that there are very few things that should be done later. Almost everything can be done right away.
Make that sales call right now, send that email now, write that article today, make that investment right up, whatever you want to build, start building today, right NOW!
- Do more
This sounds like an old saying, but it’s the simple fact that distinguishes those who stand out from those covered in the crowd.
That little extra is what makes the ordinary extraordinary! Exceptional people understand this, so they read two more books, stay an extra hour at work, wake up two hours earlier, and just do a little more.
Do more. More than expected of you.
- Find a running mate
This is delicate but absolutely vital. Delicate because not having a running mate does not stop you from being productive.
But if you find someone who shares the same passion and vision as you, run with them!
Good running mate pushes each other to do more. More so, you need that powerful synergy of two chasing not two thousands but ten thousands!
- Give your job absolute focus.
No matter how busy you think you are. Check very well if what you are doing is truly relevant. Cut the fats! Cut the distractions.
Just because you are at the office does not mean you are working. Make every minute of work hour count by making sure you are doing the work and not distracted by irrelevances, whether online or offline.
Stay at work and do your job. Give your work absolute focus!
- Drop Perfection
There is never a perfect time or even a perfect job. Take the shot and take it right now. Stop waiting for perfection or trying to make everything perfect.
The only guarantee for perfection is working at your job consistently and with utmost commitment.
- Avoid burnout, eat right and give yourself a nice treat.
If you are already a workaholic, chances are that you can easily neglect taking care of yourself. But hey, you have got to take good care of you.
Taking care of yourself is a very vital aspect of a good work ethic. Avoid burnout, go on a cool evening walk. Do not eat junks! Eat healthy, stay healthy.
And remember to give yourself a nice treat when you have done a good job. Buy something nice for yourself, take yourself out on a date, go to the cinema. Have fun and be truly happy with you.
It is one thing to learn, it is another thing to implement. Like always, the result comes from implementation. We hope you are able to start NOW, and build a productive work ethic.
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