3: These Productivity Secrets make everything 10X better

February, 25 2020
Ryan Wimalasena
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Ryan Wimalasena
Strategy, Career

I think you will agree with me when I say, it’s really hard to continuously be productive without a system in place. Or is it? Well, it turns out you can dramatically increase your productivity by implementing three productivity secrets into your life.

In this three-part series. I’m going to show you my Top 3 Productivity Secrets and hopefully they'll help you the same way they help me.


The idea is to create a to-do list every morning when you start your day and write down 5 things that you want to accomplish. At the end of the day, look over the list again and throw it away.

By doing this, you allow yourself to focus on the important things and it should help you get things done extremely effectively. Your list can’t be vague, you need to be able to complete the tasks without overthinking about it.

Cognitively speaking, you have the most mental brainpower at the start of the day, as you continuously make decisions your brainpower starts to diminish like a battery. This is why prioritization should become something you actively do everyday, allowing you to start with the important things first.



If you do this everyday, you will be more productive than the majority, I guarantee it. As human beings, we need to aim at something in order to get closer to it. It doesn’t matter if we don’t reach the goal, all that matters is that the goal is specific, attainable and measurable. 

By writing it down and not using technology, you are forced to cut out the distractions and deal with the core of what you want to accomplish. Pen and Paper may be old school, but it's a very quick way of being productive. It’s also visible at all times so your subconscious is constantly processing what tasks it needs to get done, even when it’s not actively working on it, especially if you place it on your desk. 

This tip remains a simple one, but an extremely effective one. 



Actionable Step: Complete a to-do list on a post-it note or a piece of paper and keep it on your desk and throw it away at the end of the day, even if you haven’t crossed all the jobs off. Tomorrow is another day. Let us know how you get on in the comments!

Why not check out part one and part two of our 3 part series!

To conclude, I hope all of these productivity tips can aid in improving your life in some way shape or form, remember to give them all a go and let us know how it goes. Sometimes we need to mix things up to keep everything moving forward. 



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