7 Step Daily Process for Improving Productivity – Coaching Question of the Week

Here is our Coaching Question of the Week: What are you doing to improve your personal productivity?

Every business leader, and especially every business owner, needs to be thinking about how they can improve their personal productivity and the productivity of their management and leadership team. What I want to give you today is what I call my 7 Step Daily Process for improving personal productivity. Here are the 7 steps: 1. Review  your Projects and Goals.  This is not going to take a lot of time, in fact, this whole process will only take about 15 minutes. One of my friends actually refers to this as the 15 Magic Minutes every day. So, start by reviewing your projects and goals. 2. Review your Daily and Weekly Calendar. When you look over your projects and goals and your calendar, you want to be thinking about what your priorities are what things you need to do. 3. Review your "Master" To-Do List If you think of things you need to do in #1 and #2, add them to this list. I keep this in Microsoft Outlook, you can keep it anywhere. Keep this Master To-Do list so it's not just in your head, it's written down. 4. Identify your "Must Do Today" Tasks I actually create a Must Do Today List. This is usually 3 or 4, maybe 5 things that I know, "Today, I must get these things done." 5. Estimate a Time Required for each Task Is this task going to take 10 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour? How much time does each task take? Then.. 6. Schedule it on Your Calendar Put in in your calendar just like an appointment, so you know, when that time comes in the day, that's what you're going to do. And at the end of the day, you'll be sure to have those things done. Finally... 7. Review Your Affirmations I did a blog post a while back that you can look at if you're not sure what affirmations are. Everyday, review those affirmations, rehearse them, and say them back to yourself. Practice this 7 Step Daily Process, and I promise you will improve your personal productivity. Thanks for watching.

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3 Responses to “7 Step Daily Process for Improving Productivity – Coaching Question of the Week”

  1. Glenn, as always your blogs are practical, insightful and wise.

  2. W Darr says:


    Great comments on improving personal productivity.