office-with-a-viewMaking every day productive is indeed an art. Most of us are not Picasso. If you’re feeling like you should be getting more done in your day, you are not alone.

How can you make more out of your work day? These ideas may help get you started with more success.

Focus. Pick your three big things for the day before you start to work. Those three big things are the items that you’d really feel great/accomplished/relieved if you got them completed. Do them first.

Practice. Just like it says on the shampoo bottle: rinse and repeat. Pick up the habit of focusing on your three big things first, and do it every day.

Let go. Email bankruptcy may seem tempting but too severe. Instead, delegate to colleagues or virtual professionals. Virtual assistants and online business managers can carry some of your load – be willing to let go of it.

Get going. Just do it. Take the first step. Try it. Fill your coffee cup, plug in some white noise, and focus.

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About the author:  At Your Service Cincinnati principal & founder Nora Rubinoff’s core services include online business management, event management, project management, customer relationship management, customized e-mail marketing campaigns, social media management, WordPress support, online reputation management, and productivity enhancement. Nora is enthusiastic about architecting solutions that enable clients to make more out of their business day. Nora is a recipient of the Karen S. House Award for Regional Collaboration as well as the Women of Excellence Award, several state and local government proclamations and holds the IVAA EthicsCheck™ certification. Nora serves on the American Lung Association Regional council, and is a past board member for IVAA and The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance. Nora is a hiker, biker, stair climber, walker, and an old VW fanatic. She is bi-lingual, speaking both Mac and PC. She resides in West Chester with her husband. Read more from this author