Monday, September 15, 2008

How to Stay Motivated and Travel Productivity

I am tired today. In California for the second time in two weeks. I am actually thinking the cost of travel is a lot more than the travel cost (which is not getting cheaper). There is a real productivity loss.

Note to self - figure out how to travel less (and still be highly effective at getting things done). And of course if I travel make sure to use my own travel productivity tips.

One challenge we have in getting things done is staying motivated. Tammy Embrich wrote an article on Staying motivated. Some of her tips:

Change Your Atmosphere:

Now this one may sound silly to some...but this has worked for me. If you have a particular room for an office, move the furniture around if feasible...If it is a very small room, then you won't have many options as to moving things around. But you can change colors or themes for your office. What colors or themes make you feel most creative? What colors or themes make you feel happy? What colors or themes make you feel most productive? It's something to think about. Purchase a new day/month/year planner. Perhaps a new calendar or a new writing notebook.

Exercise...Take A Break:

Exercise is great for both the mind and body! It's also a great way to clear the mind when you feel overworked or stressed out. When you find yourself not in motivation mode and are lacking in that much needed gusto...take a brisk walk to clear the mind. You may be surprised at what happens. Most of the time when I take a break from my time online, whether it be a walk, lunch break, or just watching some TV...I come back refreshed, and even sometimes, with some new ideas.


If you're a music lover, have some soft music playing while you are working. This isn't for everyone though. Some people prefer not to have music playing and want it quiet. It's all in what you like or prefer. And for some people, music can give that much needed extra push in getting started with the work day. Try it sometime. You might be pleasantly surprised.

The idea here is to do everything you can to remain focused, motivated, and even challenged for being the best you can be at moving forward with your business. Do some research and look up more motivation articles and tips. Motivation is the key to success.

Read the whole article here.

Quote for the day:

All men dream but not equally. Those that dream by night in the dusty
recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the
dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they make act their dream with
open eyes, to make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence AKA Lawrence of Arabia


At 1:11 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

Hi Jim,

The cost of travel/fuel these days is sometimes enough to un-motivate you. It's unreal.

Just wanted to mention that I really enjoy your blog and especially liked your article:
How to Write an Article in 20 Minutes--

Also, thank you so much for posting part of one of my articles. :)
That was very kind of you.


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