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What’s up bruv welcome to this beautiful Tuesday issue of Productivity Advice Daily.
Things have been going well recently, great opportunities have been knocking on my doors and I’ve been really busy selecting which ones are gonna help bringing the best for Team Prolific here. A close buddy of mine sent me a text this morning about some news on the local dating scenes which kinda sparked some creativity on how we can serve the community.
Anyways, even though the ideas we have can possibly generate billions of value around the world, nothing is more important than the real hardcore penetrative execution. It’s the hard freaking work of implementation that counts.
So let’s move on and talk about the 7 work habits you must develop in order to dominate your day and make things count.
#1 Arrive 15 Minutes Earlier
Whether it’s arriving your office, going to an interview or meeting a client in a café, you don’t want to be just in time.
One, if you don’t value time (yours or others), you aren’t a professional.
Two, arriving at least 15 minutes earlier will give you enough time to cool down yourself, calm your emotions, get ready for necessary documents or presentation tools, handling with unexpected technical issues, and avoiding accidental delays along the way.
I still remember the days when I intentionally arrived the scene (public exams, job interviews or important meetups) at least 30 minutes before the designated time.
It’s such an overlooked success habits people nowadays, especially the younger generations, don’t pay attention to.
Don’t be that immature guy.
#2 Shamelessly Market Yourself
I don’t care what industry you are in, you will always want to position yourself as the “go-to expert” in your field.
Donald Trump makes his voice heard.
Richard Branson makes his fun marketing campaign visible.
Oprah makes her rags-to-riches story well known for inspiration.
To succeed in an age where everyone is trying to monetize your attention, you must make yourself known and perceived as the go-to guy. Speak up!
#3 Instill Urgency
You must instill a sense of urgency in your day-to-day routines. Humans are hardwired to procrastinate unless there’s an urgent need for completion. It’s hard to motivate yourself when you have zero pressure on your shoulders to get shit done.
To beat your laziness demons, you should keep setting small daily goals to hit, set an end time with a timer, focus as much as humanely possible and do the work as fast as humanely possible.
Race against yourself, compete with your old self and excel everyday with insane productivity.
#4 Be Social
Whether you like it or not, a weak network will lead to a low net worth.
No successful, wealthy, influential people ever acquire their achievements without support from other human beings. You just can’t do it all alone.
Plus, CNN once reported that 80-85% of jobs are based on referrals while only 15-20% of jobs are based on advertising platforms. Everyone prefers doing businesses with people they know, like and trust.
Invest in your relationships. Social capital is a resource that can be more valuable than money.
#5 Focus On Your Strengths
It’s much harder to improve your weakness to a good level than to improve your strengths to an extraordinary level.
We all have different passions, interests and curiosity towards certain topics and skills. Sharpen your strengths so that you can 10X your impact with your natural talents.
#6 Real Lunch Break
When it’s time for breaks, it’s crucial that you switch a new environment to enjoy your meals. Your productivity is going to plummet if you stay in the same place all day long.
That’s why I told you a few days ago that I found staying in my room all day long doing work, studying books and sometimes even eating HURT A TON of my productivity and psychological well-being.
Our human bodies are designed to move in the outdoors. Make sure you take breaks in different places, eat in different places and have fun in different places.
#7 Look For The Intrinsic Value Of Work You Hate Doing
Yes I did say you should focus on your strengths above, but doing work you love is not realistic all the time. If you want to be a mega success, there will be moments, periods if not years of grinding when you don’t enjoy the job responsibilities at all.
Success is doing whatever it takes to get it done, not doing whatever you feel like to and avoiding all the pain. To overcome such dilemma between success and fun, you need to find one emotional reason on why you should feel good about the task you’re working on.
Understand the hidden intrinsic value of what you do.
Look for long tern rewards you’re going to derive from enduring the pain.
Remember the lives you’re going to change today because you’ve participated in such a project.
Conor Mcgregor probably didn’t like the thousands of heavy hits and injuries he got. Martin Luther King probably didn’t want to be assassinated. Nelson Mandela probably didn’t enjoy being imprisoned for 27 years.
But when you activate your emotionally-charged “whys”, you’ll find greater meanings of what you do, you’ll be able to endure insurmountable pains, and you’ll achieve an extraordinary level of success in life.
Asia’s Honest Productivity Coach For Men
Founder of Prolific Man Academy