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5 Quick Tricks to Make You More Productive in 2017

By January 3, 2017July 24th, 2017Wish Group, Entrepreneurial

5 Quick Tricks to Make You More Productive in 2017

The first day back from any holiday can be the hardest.

We all have days when we don’t want to get out of bed, and the first day back to work after the Christmas Holidays can be tough to jump into!
If you’re lucky, your New Year’s resolutions have you revved up and ready to tackle 2017. If you’re not feeling as energized as you were hoping, I’ve got some simple hacks for you to trick your mind into being more productive.

1) Accomplish One Quick Task

Making your bed is the first and easiest task to complete; this one is a no-brainer. Once you start your day, complete one quick task that is on your to-do list. Ideally this will not involve emails, and it will be something that you can complete in about an hour. Accomplishing one quick task sets you up for success and gets you feeling more motivated to continue working.

2) Disconnect from Distractions

We all have necessary things that actually distract us from being productive. For some people this is emails, or the noise of their cell phone, or people chatting in the office. Discover the things around you that are causing distractions and find ways to disconnect from them. If your emails are a distraction, turn off the desktop notifications and set up certain times throughout the day that you will check/respond to emails. If your phone is distracting you, put it on do not disturb mode or silent and even consider putting it in your desk drawer. If people chatting in the office is distracting for you, use noise cancelling headphones or earplugs, or move to a quiet space in your office.

3) Reward Your Wins

No matter how small the win might be, you need to reward yourself so that your hard work always pays off. Did you accomplish that one quick task? Take yourself out for a coffee! Rewarding yourself will keep you positive and motivated. The days and years of business are filled with large and small tasks; all of which need to be accomplished little by little. You can keep yourself motivated throughout larger tasks by breaking them down and rewarding yourself as you accomplish smaller steps.

4) Get Moving

Making time to get moving each morning will help energize your body and your mind. This can be as simple as a 5 minute routine before you get dressed, a walk outside during your lunch break, or a tough workout. Making time to get moving helps to clear your head, which will leave you feeling fresh and motivated.

5) Watch Bootstrap

One of the best ways to set yourself up for success in 2017 will be to join me in the new Bootstrap series. This is where I will be sharing my secrets to replicating success, the business practices that have helped me scale multiple businesses, and much more.


There are many more ways to set yourself up for a productive day. Share some of your favourite tricks in a comment below, and let’s kick off the New Year with productive minds ready to take massive action.


One Comment

  • Scott Wren says:

    Thanks for these valuable tips Frank.

    For me, the beginning of any year is a time of apprehension, concerned that I will be successful in carrying my momentum into the new year, wondering about pending decisions, achieving goals & what the year will hold. I utilize all of the tactics which you suggest, in one form or another & find that a positive mental attitude (positive self talk) & continuing my routine, the routine which has brought me to this point in my career, is key to me overcoming any doubts which creep into my head over the holidays.

    When I am successful in overcoming the tricks which my mind can play, I begin to view the new year as a fantastic opportunity & I am able to get on with the business at hand & fulfilling my objectives.

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