We’ve all known that person who always seems to be getting things done. Whether it’s a friend or a colleague, this person is always on track to hit their goals and always finishes work early. Somehow this person has the magical ability to get a full day’s worth of work done in just a few short hours. From an outside perspective, this person almost seems to be superhuman, but the reality of the fact is that we all share the same 24 hours in a day.
What’s the main difference between these overachieving people and the rest of us? Simply put, it all boils down to productivity. Lucky for you, here at Attract, we’ve rounded up some of the top business coaches in the game so they could share their best tips on how to increase productivity.
Cal Newport, Ph.D., lives in Washington, DC, where he is a writer and an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU and three books of unconventional advice for students. He runs the popular website Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success.
Cal’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Give yourself a strict period of time to spend working. This limits burnout, work creep, and keeps you focused and urgent on your work. The more you give yourself limits, the less time you have for wool gathering as you dither between a newsletter, your Facebook feed, and The New York Times. False urgency is hard to manufacture, but if you give yourself goals and deadlines, such as I have 90 minutes to finish this article or, I start winding down work at 6:15 pm every day, you can keep yourself on task easier.”
Laura Lohk (@lauralohk)
Laura Lohk helps female entrepreneurs to create quantum growth in their business from the inside out by rewiring and updating their subconscious software which has been blocking their success in life and in their business. She teaches and coaches her clients to build their business foundation, which is their self-esteem, confidence, mindset and rewiring their limiting beliefs so that they can show up and own their authentic selves and manifest their dream clients, business and life.
Laura’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Stop looking at what other entrepreneurs are doing around you. Stop consuming on social media and start creating instead. Work from the inside out. On your self-esteem, mindset and limiting beliefs. Look deep inside you and focus on your values, your wildest dreams and what your purpose is. Then go and create your service around that. People buy people. And your clients are dying to connect with the authentic you, your values, your story, your purpose not the person you think you should be. Once you own your authentic self, you’ll be surprised how things flow. Your work, your clients, your abundance. Stop living someone else’s dream and start creating yours.”
Todd Snyder (@progresscoachtodd)
Todd Snyder is a Peak Productivity Psychologist focusing on the inner game of goal acceleration for entrepreneurs. As a psychologist and productivity coach, Todd helps his clients discover the motivation, systems, and strategies to get more done in less time.
With personal experience in the trenches as an entrepreneur, deep knowledge of psychology as a licensed psychologist, and a knack for refining productivity hacks and high level business strategy, Todd has worked with the most successful digital marketers in the industry. This has allowed him to serve as a private thinking partner, strategist, and mindset coach to unlock peak performance for entrepreneurs around the globe.
Todd’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Productivity starts with getting clear about the results that matter. Then refining the laser of your attention as your most valuable and limited resource. Replace rushing with farsighted planning that pays dividends of time savings. Practice the art of becoming a farsighted entrepreneur. This allows you to replace scattered attention and overwhelm with disciplined execution on the fewest initiatives that truly matter.”
Patti Mara (@patti.mara)
Patti Mara works with brick and mortar businesses to position their business on the value they provide, rather than the products or services they sell. All businesses need to rethink and future-forward their business. Patti’s clientele includes independently owned pharmacies and brick and mortar stores with Shopify who are developing their online presence and hybrid model.
Patti’s book, UpSolutions – Turning Your Team into Heroes and Customers into Ravings Fans, delivers pivotal shifts in the mindsets of stakeholders – owners, team members and customers alike – from sales to solutions and transactions to relationship-based outcomes.
Patti’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Do what you love and delegate the rest as much as possible. Work with people who you enjoy working with, that challenge you, they value what you do for them and are willing to pay you for it.”
Dr. Peter Wishnie (@pwishnie)
Dr. Peter Wishnie helps podiatry owners scale their practice to seven figures and beyond without working harder and while decreasing stress. As a successful podiatrist himself, Dr. Wishnie provides key lessons from his extensive experience in the field to teach his students how to increase their income and profitability, while decreasing work time. Dr. Wishnie’s book, The Podiatry Practice Business Solution, delivers extensive insight with regard to the fundamentals of running a successful podiatry business.
Dr. Wishnie’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Focus on the one thing that will give you the biggest bang and only focus on that one thing.”
Laura Baum (@laurasbotanicals)
Laura Baum is the founder of Laura’s Botanicals. Under the umbrella of Laura’s Botanicals, Laura supports the development of sustainable product and service-based startups and is also actively working to build online social platforms with established health industry service-based businesses so that consumers know how to navigate both holistic health and conventional health for the overall best outcomes with the ease of online accessibility.
With a background in clinical herbalism, Laura knows first hand the pressures that there are on health professionals to show up big for their clients, so she has designed methods for health industry service-based businesses to work online with longer outcome-based packages, rather than single service sessions so that there is more sustainable contact with clients without minimizing their impact. Thinking locally, Laura has operated Richmond Herbalism Guild, a social media-based network, (centralized on the East Coast, USA but with participants based globally) of people who gather online to discuss the uses of plants for therapeutics with a focus on developing local and sustainable plant growing practices. Health professionals! Get off the single session hamster wheel and convert your audience into high impact transformative packages online
Laura’s advice for increasing productivity:
“Embrace flow and do things because you love them.”
Make sure to follow each of these amazing business coaches, as they continue to empower their clients to achieve incredible results in 2021. Each of their Instagrams have been directly linked here. Finally, we would like to thank Attract for taking the time to put this article together.