As a freelancer, business owner, consultant, sometimes the productivity and motivation isn't there when we need it.

Today I’m going to share with you 4 tips to increase productivity and motivation.

I was asked this on Instagram and got such an awesome response from it, I thought that I’d share this here with you as well.

By the way, if we aren’t connected on Instagram, let’s do that - I’m rezzz20 and when you follow me, drop me a DM and say “hi”

We all battle it from time to time. Sometimes we just don’t feel up to it today. That the motivation just isn’t there and we’ve gotta try and push through.

Sometimes the motivation is there, but wonder if we are working on the right thing at the right time.

The worse case scenario is that the lack of motivation leads to the lack of productivity.

Well thanks to Gabs for the question over there on the gram, I want to share with you 4 tips to increase your productivity and motivation.

  • Know the 3 things you need to do each day, the day before
  • Love what you do
  • Celebrate the small wins
  • Reward your hard work

Let’s talk productivity first

Know the 3 things you need to do each day, the day before.

Before you cut out for the day, make a quick list. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just write down the 3 things that you need to accomplish tomorrow.

Having this front and center will drive you and keep you on course no matter what tries to derail you tomorrow.

Often you’ll look at this list quickly as soon as you sit down in the morning and bang out 1 or 2 of these things before you do anything else because your mind is fresh and focused on what’s important.

The second tip for you bridges the gap between productivity and motivation and that is love what you do.

Plain and simple, if you don’t love what you do, or at the bare minimum like it, you won’t be productive or motivated to do the work.

Stay motivated

In episode 104, I shared with you this idea of gamification and how our brains are hard wired to be motivated when there’s a game to be played or a streak to be kept alive as a motivational tactic.

Instead, today I want to tell you to celebrate the small wins.

This is celebrating small wins with your clients, colleagues, partner, or anyone else that you are working with.

If you get a RT from an influencer and get a bunch of traffic from it, celebrate that in some small way.

To go along with this is to reward your hard work.

This is more of an internal thing either with yourself or your team.

Something like treating yourself to a nice steak dinner with your spouse, or if you are into Lego, getting yourself that new Voltron set.

Maybe that’s something I’ll do when this podcast hits 25,000 downloads.

It’s critical as entrepreneurs and business owners, no matter what you do, to take a break, clear your head and allow yourself some breathing room.

That breathing room will inevitably turn into more productive days ahead.

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