Success with Payal: How to Focus and Triple Productivity at Work?

Welcome to ‘Success with Payal’ series at Womenlines!

Womenlines takes pleasure to introduce Payal Nanjiani, a US-based globally acclaimed inspirational speaker, leadership and success coach, as an Influencer for ‘Corporate Success Tips’ on Womenlines panel. Payal will be sharing exclusive content with Womenlines which can help women working in the corporate sector to develop leadership skills and success mindset. Payal will look forward to replying to queries from Womenlines readers too! Feel free to drop your questions in the comment section. This month read and listen from her about tips to get incredible focus and triple your productivity at work-

Podcast Link to – https://open.spotify.com/show/6hz85EhpePjWNpVPEslVon

Q2: I want to be focused with laser-like precision on critical tasks and make the best, most efficient use of my time. I want to get more done at my workplace. Instead, I get distracted by coworkers, lost in the inboxes, and too absorbed by the house responsibilities. How can I triple my productivity in the workplace?

 

I agree that success comes when we get more done each day with precision. Women have to juggle many tasks each day- from house chores to office meeting to children and socializing. I don’t know how we manage it all- but we do. However, one does not achieve success purely by managing everything. Productivity level needs to be at its peak to deliver better results in business and jobs. If you are looking to climb the corporate ladder or get more clients in your business, you must be extra productive each day. Which means simply put you must give your best each day. Nothing less than 100%. A technique I often share with my clients is called ‘ Traffic Control.’ It’s extremely simple and has been applied by a majority of my clients worldwide.

Have you ever thought why your productivity is not very high as you desire? Why do you fail to achieve the target in your work life? Most women want to achieve outwardly but inwardly there is a traffic jam of thoughts and traffic jam of to-do lists. We get entangled in thoughts of wanting to be perfect in everything, thoughts of guilt and regret, of worry, anxiety, hope, and passion. There is a traffic jam of to-do list which is never ending and it makes us a slave to the clock. Many women have said to me that if we have 10 things we want to finish in a day and we finish five, we get frustrated because we tell our self that we are not productive. And this way you criticize and demoralize yourself. You wake up with the same thought and feeling in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night. What does this do to your energy level? It brings it down and it affects your actions and results. Success as an entrepreneur or corporate leaders depends on the ability to get things done with limited resources. You must be able to create the opportunity to make more sales, to grow in your company, to increase your income and to be competitive. And any traffic jam will only weigh you down.

Most women are working hard, upgrading their skill sets, networking, enrolling in various courses. But if you are drained out because of your thoughts and to-do lists, there is no way you will give your best even if you have the best of resources and opportunities around you.

As a leader and entrepreneur, your most important work–mulling strategy, blue-skying for innovation, planning and imagining the future– require you to be productive and full of high energy. Try to be aware of the traffic jam in your life-both professional and personal. Slowly start to clear the traffic and you will see how you speed up in every project that you undertake.

For a full version of this technique tune in to my iSucceed podcast (link at the top) for women leaders.

Payal Nanjiani

 

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