So that is the first thing to clear up. Being busy has little to with productivity and many people confuse the two. If you want to increase productivity in your home business,that does not necessarily mean that you will be busier. See what I mean?
You may think there are not enough hours in the day or you are working super hard but not getting anywhere. That is because you need to make a shift to increase productivity during the time you are working on your home business. Being busy and not productive does not equal results.
4 Tips to Increase Productivity in MLM
Another point to understand is that as a business owner, you get paid for results. So if you are super busy and not getting any, it’s time for you to look at exactly what you are doing with your time and start spending more time on the income producing activities. Those activities include finding prospects, inviting, sharing and following up.
Remember, as an entrepreneur, wasting time means no money.
OK, here are your tips.
- Checking email and social media networks. Are you checking your email every 10 minutes or reading everything in your Facebook newsfeed? That is busy work and very easy to do. But it’s not going to get you results. Set aside a time to check and answer all your email and do the same for Facebook and other social networks. If you think about it, much of the time spent on Facebook is not leading to increased productivity in your home business.
- Set Goals and Deadlines. Have you ever had something simple to do, yet it takes you hours to complete? I know I have! Instead, set daily and weekly goals for yourself with a deadline. That will help you increase productivity. For example, set a goal to talk to 2 new people a day about your business and then do it before the end of your day. This means you’ll be making phone calls and talking to people.
- Take a break. That’s right. To increase productivity, taking a break can help clear your mind. Very often, staying focused for hours on end can lead to non-productivity. Take a walk, meet a friend for coffee, do something fun!
- Make a to-do list. Each week, create a list of what you need to accomplish in the following week. Break it down in to daily tasks. You have a better chance of getting things done if you know exactly what you have to do. Have you ever sat down and thought, “hmmm, what should I be doing?” You should have a weekly and daily plan that includes productive activities.
At the end of every day, ask yourself this: “If my team did what I did today, would everyone make money?” If the answer is no, get real with yourself about how you are spending your time.