The 4 Essential Habits That Let You Finish Work by 4pm

Posted on: April 15th, 2015

Welcome to guest writer, Charles Bordet.

Over the years, I have tried tons of different methods, systems, tools and habits to improve my productivity.

My goal was to be the most efficient possible, to finish my work earlier and enjoy my free time by going out with my friends or making progress on my other personal side projects.

I realize that I was more motivated to finish work than I was to actually work. However, that motivation was, in fact, what pushed me to develop the powerful habits that have allowed me to increase the quality of my work while decreasing the amount of time I spend on it.

Today, I want to show you the four most essential habits that helped me and can help you as well.

 First Habit: Work on your most important project first thing in the morning
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Six ways to be more productive as a freelancer

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

Welcome to guest writer, Shannon Norman.

If you’re productive, it means you have the ability to get a lot of work done in less time. But how is this possible when you have so many things to do? These six tips will help you be more productive as a freelancer.

1. Be sure of the “what” and “when”
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5 Tools and Tactics to Supercharge Your Digital Productivity

Posted on: September 12th, 2011

Fast broadband, mobile technologies and social media have completely changed the way freelancers work and communicate. We can (technically) work from any where with a laptop and wifi; we can collaborate with people on the other side of the world; we can use the web to create new income streams for ourselves.

But these digital technologies can result in a daily digital deluge leaving less time to get things done and less time to focus on our core work.

Here are five tools and tactics to help you harness the power of the web to stay focused, get more done, and work effectively.

1. Gmail Priority Inbox

One of my favourite finds last year was the new feature from Gmail, Priority Inbox which has helped my transformation into an email ninja.

Four tips for a more productive day

Posted on: October 28th, 2010

I’m often faced with a ‘to do’ list that I’m confident I’m going to achieve by the time 6pm comes around but, then, I discover I’ve only ticked off two items by the end of the day.

Here are four tips to help ensure our days become more productive:

1. Work out HOW you work at your best

I know I work much better if I haven’t been out late the night before. Sounds obvious, but the sheer fact of feeling tired can have a real effect on how effective you are at work.

I also work much better if I’ve been exercising first thing. Because I work from home, I don’t actually have to go out of my flat to start work, but I don’t like to go from bathroom to kitchen to desk without first either going swimming or going to the gym. I no longer have a 50-minute commute, so I spend that time exercising. It really helps get my brain into gear.