Four “Don’ts” That Will Improve Your Productivity

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There’s no better time than now to get a grip on your productivity. No seriously, January is National Organizing and Productivity Month. Literally there’s no better time than now. At my firm, Productivity Uncorked, we help advisors all day long to improve their productivity.

Here are four things you can stop doing to make a significant difference in your daily productivity.

Don’t try to be someone you’re not

Everyone loves to hear about “best practices” and find out what those other advisors are doing that’s making them so successful. I believe in that too, but there’s a caveat that impacts your productivity. Just because someone else is doing something doesn’t mean you should or could do it as well. There may be obstacles that make it feel like you’re pursuing an unworkable solution.

For example, I was speaking with a client recently about where and how he could go about meeting new people to add to his network. Most of the other advisors in his firm accomplish this by golfing or hosting large events. Golfing is not an option for him due to an injury and he was stymied as to what else he could do. I asked two questions: What does he enjoy doing where he could invite others? And what environment gives him the most comfort?

Be authentic to who you are and position yourself for greater success. If you’re comfortable and authentic, you will more likely participate in the activity more often, increasing your productivity.