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  • Writer's picturePanna Bhandari

How to increase productivity as entrepreneurs?

Updated: Mar 31, 2020



After having worked with super successful entrepreneurs for more than half a decade, I have learnt small ways to improve my productivity and get more things done. As a business owner you are juggling with multiple tasks, here are few things to make life easier for you:


1. Write your Long Term Goals

  • This is really really the most basic step for working towards your goals.


2. Write your Daily To Do List

  • It’s easy to lose track of time if you do not have a planned day

  • Your meetings calendar should be synced with your to do list

  • Your to-do list should be accessible across multiple devices like your phone, laptop, iPad. Use apps like Any.do or Evernote to execute this.


3. Delegation & Supervision

  • Any task that can be done by someone other than you, must NEVER be done by you, even if you are absolutely free or can do it quicker

  • All tasks that need to be repeated, need to be delegated. For complicated tasks, it’s a good idea to write down processes step by step for your team to follow

  • The most common excuse I used to get from my employees for not completing their work was: “mein bhul gaya.” So I fixed this by creating a shared work chart for my office. All my employees begin their day by screening all pending tasks from the work chart and prioritise according to importance and urgency. This is the first thing we teach them as part of their training with us.


4. Note Keeping

  • Use an App like Evernote to track all your personal and business ideas/progress

  • Keep your mind free to think creatively, instead of cluttering it with a to do list

  • I use Evernote to track goals, meetings, tasks, client notes, business development ideas, etc.


5. Password Manager

  • Get one app and a master userID/password to sort all your digital accounts. Think of a password manager like a book of all your passwords. Someone recommend LastPass to me and life has become really simple ever since.


6. Give your body the respect that it deserves

  • Exercise - daily exercise acts like a super booster to the brain

  • Nutrition - junk food causes laziness

  • Quantity - eat to survive, not survive to eat :)

  • Timings - try and eat your last meal around 7 pm


7. Sleep system

  • Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep

  • Sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Giving yourself a routine ensures you're operating at your 100%.


8. Cognitive Training

  • Use apps like Peak or Elevate for brain training everyday. They offer simple games to to improve your everyday math, english, reading and speaking skills. You can track and analyse your performance over time. This helps me every time I have a brain freeze.


9. Loving what you do

  • If I did not absolutely love my work, I don’t think I would be able to motivate myself to get up and do all these things in a day. My love for my work makes a really busy day seem like a breeze for me.


These are the things that make me super productive everyday. They are absolutely simple, but having the disciple to do them each day, every day has lead to a huge transformation in me. Hope you will also find them useful.


If you have any tips to improve productivity, please share them with me in the comments below.




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