July 21, 2016

12 Productivity Tips from Famous Historical Figures

by Sujan Patel

Congrats on being an entrepreneur!

The good news is - you are your own boss and you set your own hours.

The bad news is - you are your own boss and you set your own hours!

One of the reasons you wanted to be an entrepreneur was the pursuit of freedom, but as you probably quickly learned, freedom doesn’t necessarily equate to free time. 

Your days are filled with trying to get everything done while wrestling with all the things that want to steal your attention away. As a founder, you know firsthand the struggle of managing time effectively and trying to be productive.

Having a solid productivity plan is paramount to success, but it’s hard to picture what that plan looks like amidst the chaos of your day-to-day activities.

As it so happens, there have been a number of famous figures who shared the same struggle, and developed habits and routines to help improve their productivity – from King Otto’s desire to shoot peasants each morning, to Anne Rice’s schedule of only writing at night.

With the exception of trying to execute your followers, it can be helpful to take some productivity cues from well-known historical figures, both past and present, and examine how they got the most out of each day.

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May 10, 2016

9 Tedious Business Tasks You Could Outsource to Make Scaling Your Business Possible

by Kaleigh Moore


Growth won’t happen without
some sacrifices.

One of those sacrifices that has to be made is surrendering your ability to do it all (that is, all aspects of your business) by yourself. Tim Ferriss summed it up well when he said, “Focus on being PRODUCTIVE, instead of simply BUSY.”

Productive founders know that in order to scale their businesses, they need to be able to get out of the daily details, and into big picture thinking. But in order to do that, they have to outsource.

From Virtual Assistants, to freelance support, to hiring an expert to handle specific tasks, outsourcing means less hours spent tearing out your hair over tedious tasks, and more time pushing your company forward into the future.

You can do that, too. To help get the ideas rolling, we spoke with nine different founders to see what tasks they’ve outsourced and how it helped their companies.

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May 5, 2016

How To Increase Productivity At Work: The 6 Step Process Every Business Owner Needs To Follow

by Ross Simmonds


The benefits of being productive are obvious:

  • You get more done during the workday.
  • You feel satisfied at the end of the workday.
  • And you have the ability to really enjoy your free time.

Sounds perfect, right?

It is.

Yet many of us still struggle with it.

We got lost in the comments on Reddit, we get caught up watching the latest videos on Facebook or we find ourselves watching Snapchats from people we don’t even know.

That’s why I’ve created this six-step process for increasing productivity.  In this post, I’m going to show you how to take control of your schedule, optimize your environment for productivity and perform at such a high level that your team will wonder what happened.

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