3 Ways to Become More Productive

By Mark Zeni

Things are moving pretty fast these days. The Red Queen of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass nailed it: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

If you want to move faster and get more things done on your work, here are 3 tips that might help you:

1. Consider Get a Virtual Assistant

Learning to delegate stuff is one of the best things you can do as an entrepreneur or business man. A virtual assistant can handle most of your trivial and daily tasks, such as answering to emails, scheduling meetings, and even more shopisticated stuff such as doing keyword research and tracking. If you are not sure where to get one, simply post the job description on Elance.com and I am sure you’ll get dozens of qualified applications.

2. Do Online Meetings When Possible

When you are signing or negotiating a big contract, meeting face to face with the other party might be a good idea. For most other situations, however, doing an online meeting will be just as efficient as meeting face to face, but it will save everyone involved a lot of time and money. Online meeting services are pretty sophisticated these days, meaning that you should be able to setup your online meeting in a matter of minutes. If you want a recommendation, check out ClickMeeting.com, as their price is reasonable and you’ll get the complete set of features.

3. Use Your Commute Efficiently

Most people spend quite a lot of time on their cars or on public transportation. We are talking about hundreds of hours every year. What if instead of just listening to music or sleeping you used that time to do something useful? One of the best tricks I learned over the years is to listen to audio books. By doing that on my commutes I tripled the amount of books I read every year. Audible.com is by far the best place to get your audio books.

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17 Responses to “3 Ways to Become More Productive”

  • Rajesh kannan

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for your tips to become more productive. Getting a virtual assistant is something I missed will elance stand up the business standards if not suggest me some more tools thanks in advance.

  • MajaCincovic

    Love your mention of Virtual Assistant – so true! I talk to people about this all the time when helping them to improve their productivity. Great article!

  • Bharat

    Thanks for sharing your views to become more productive. They are effective and useful too.

  • Rayhanul Islam

    Became more productive, time saving is one process. Another process is ……..

    1. Cool working environment
    2. No pressure from hire authority
    3. Understanding with one another.

  • Hamza

    These are some real easy tips that aren’t hard to apply. Thanks for sharing! The way I make sure my day is productive is by listening to motivational videos every morning. It pumps me up for the whole day. And I really recommend everyone to try that.

  • Shori Super Store

    As an businessman, I also find it beneficial to listen to podcasts and audio books. Reading hurts my eyes while on the road, good thing we have lots to choose from audible.com 🙂

  • Anjali


    Hi Mark

    I am glad to read your tips for more productive . These 3 ways sounds good.

  • liam

    I’ve been trying to get more guest bloggers on my site to free up time to work on social media and marketing.

  • Realityemma

    Wow! Exactly what i have been searching for, thank you.

  • Free Recharge App

    You have cover some good points here Mark. As, it was very informative & will help me become more productive.

  • indrabastari

    Hi Mark, Great article!

    Thanks for sharing, its very helpful

  • Best Wine Cooler

    “Consider Get a Virtual Assistant” its really a effective concept. As it was more helpful to become productive.

  • Techtouch Manju

    Hello Mark,
    Many thanks for the ideas to be effective. Obtaining a va is actually some thing We skipped may elance operate the company requirements otherwise recommend me personally more resources many thanks ahead of time.

  • Khalid

    Do Online Meetings When Possible and Virtual Assistant both are valid and trending points here. I would like to appreciate your article. Great done. Keep it up.

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama’s Place

    I’ve been looking into getting a VA for some of the technical side help I need to grow my blog. Thanks for this post!

  • Edward

    This is great. Thanks. You nailed the online meeting part. I use Yondo.com – a lot more cost effective and jammed packed with so many different features including live video calls and webinar functionality….

  • Auto Accident Chester

    Thanks Mark Zeni, Your article is very informative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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