How to Be Productive in Your Business

Screen shot 2013-09-03 at 5.08.54 PMDo you feel you never get to do the important things in your business? That you are waiting for the day (that never comes) when you will have some spare time to get those important things done? You aren’t alone, we hear this from many of our ADHD entrepreneur clients.

Because the day when you will get a chunk of free time is so elusive, this  productivity tip from Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog, is very powerful.

Mark Twain said, if you eat a frog for breakfast, the rest of the day will  be easy, as you have already done the worst thing!

The image of the frog makes it more powerful

Many productivity books suggest doing the task you least want to, first. However, having the image of a frog makes it much more powerful. ADHDers are very visual, so it’s a fun strategy to think what your ‘frog’ is each morning.

Sometimes, your frog task will be scary.

Sometimes, it will be something you have been procrastinating on.

But most of the time, it will be the task that is important to moving your business forward, but would usually get put to the bottom of your to-do list because smaller, less important tasks would distract you.

What about the days when you have 2 important things you need to do? Brian says, “Eat the ugliest one first!”

Doing your ‘frog’ task first thing has another benefit. After you have finished it you will feel so accomplished, you naturally want to complete another task, so it sets you up to be productive for the rest of the day.

Action for the week:

1) Each day, pick your ‘frog task’.

2) Make sure it’s the first task you do that day.

3) Enjoy how good you feel when it’s done.

4) Notice how you continue to be productive for the rest of the day.

5) Notice how you are finally getting to those important things in your business that there never seemed time to do in the past.

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