5 productivity killers that are hindering your success

If you want to be successful, you need to stay productive at all times. Unfortunately, productivity killers can keep you from getting ahead in life, and if you don’t know how to beat them, you might as well kiss your dreams of success goodbye forever. In this blog post, we’ll tell you about the top five productivity killers that are out there today and how to beat them once and for all so you can achieve all of your goals without worrying about being held back by these productivity killers in the future.

1) For those times when you can’t be productive

It’s easy to ignore an inbox full of unread emails or avoid getting started on a project when you don’t feel like working. But these days, we have far too many distractions and ways to procrastinate. If you want to get things done more efficiently, put a limit on how long you spend responding to social media and other distractions—and then stick with it. Also set alarms if necessary. Don’t check email first thing in the morning; instead, try spending 10 minutes meditating or doing yoga before tackling work tasks.

A few minutes spent stretching can help reduce stress and leave you feeling energised for your day ahead. And while multitasking might seem productive at first glance, research shows that trying to do two things at once is actually less efficient than doing one thing at a time (see: Inbox zero). The next time you find yourself wasting time, stop and ask yourself whether there’s something else you could be doing instead. For example, if Facebook is keeping you from writing a report, why not use that spare hour to write a rough draft?

2) Don’t get distracted by cooler things

You’re a startup founder, so you might feel pressure to check out new developments in other areas of tech—like artificial intelligence, virtual reality or wearable technology. However, it’s important to have discipline and avoid getting distracted by shiny objects; don’t let them sidetrack you from building an awesome product for customers. Stay focused on what really matters: building something people love to use. The cool thing about startup life is that you can build things that haven’t been done before. That’s your job as a founder! Don’t get distracted by thinking we need X because Y is hot right now. Instead, focus on making your product great and solving real problems for real users. If you do that, then all those cooler things will come later. And if they don’t? No big deal—you already built something great.

3) Don’t neglect taking care of yourself

Working harder doesn’t necessarily mean working better. When you work in high-pressure environments, you can become prone to many counterproductive habits, such as slacking off or procrastinating. Over time, these behaviours can wear on your mental and physical health and wreak havoc on your productivity. Take care of yourself by getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy meals and exercising regularly. If you feel like you need a break from your desk, schedule one—and stick to it. Your performance will thank you for it later.

You might have heard that you should avoid caffeine and other stimulants because they knock you out of flow. While there is some truth to that claim, it isn’t so simple. Caffeine and other stimulants give us energy but also take energy away from our ability to focus deeply when we want to focus deep.

4) Get rid of toxic people in your life

One of our biggest sources of stress and unhappiness is other people. It’s easy to get dragged down by toxic people—and it’s hard to rid yourself of them. It can be easy to blame their negativity on something about you, but often it’s simply a reflection of what they bring into your life. Take time to really think about whether someone in your life is making you feel better or worse.

If someone isn’t helping you grow as a person, cut ties with them so that you can focus on bettering yourself. You don’t need toxic people in your life. You deserve to surround yourself with positive, supportive people who will help you achieve all of your goals. If a negative person doesn’t fit into your vision for your future, let them go. You’ll be happier for it.

5) Delegate tasks

Take a look at your to-do list and identify tasks you don’t have to do. Start delegating these tasks to others in your network or hire an intern if you’re still small and can afford it. Delegating certain responsibilities will free up time for you, so you can focus on bigger things. When possible, delegate high-priority tasks to someone who is a subject matter expert in that area so they will get done faster than you would have been able to otherwise. Also, make sure you set deadlines for when each task should be completed by; that way there’s no question about when something needs to be finished. This helps you stay on top of things while also giving those around you some accountability.

Many people view delegation as a sign of weakness, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, experts often say that one of the most important skills a leader can possess is delegation—knowing what to give away and what to keep for yourself (and why). If every aspect of your business requires your attention, then how much growth can really occur?


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  1. If you know you have these problems and still want to launch a website, it is best to work on these issues as soon as possible.
  2. The sooner they are taken care of,the more successful your website will be.
  3. By writing about these things now, you may not even realise how much of an effect they have had on your life in order to cause some stress or distraction. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
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