There's no such thing as a recipe for success, but that said there are some things you can do to boost your productivity and in turn help you to thrive. Triumph awaits..
1. WAKE UP EARLY
How many times have you heard yourself say 'I wish there were more hours in the day!' - too many to count, if you ask us. Sounds simple, but by getting up just an hour earlier you give yourself time to have a hearty breakfast and prepare for the day ahead. The early bird catches the worm, after all.
2. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER
Let's be honest, there's nothing more annoying than that guy who's always exclaiming "but I'm just so BUSY!". We get it Drew, really we do. There's no need to miss that drink you've rearranged six times if you just make the most of your working day. Anyway, word on the street is that 'smarter' is the new 'harder' - just ask Tim Ferriss.
3. NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK
Networking can be an introvert's worst nightmare - talk to people I don't know? ALL NIGHT? Count me out. (Un)luckily for you, networking is a great way to get your name out there and meet likeminded folk who may just have exactly what you're looking for. Now, we're not suggesting you spend every evening at networking events (even the most extroverted of extroverts wouldn't want to do that!), but next time someone asks you for a coffee, maybe consider saying yes - you never know where it might lead.
When you've got 3,535 things to do, it can be hard to do anything other than stress about your ever-growing list of tasks. Breaking your tasks down into achievable, manageable goals helps you to stay focused and gives you a reminder of what it's all about, if ever you need reminding on a particularly stressful day.
5. SELF CARE
Speaking of stressful days, they can be increasingly frequent when you've got mountains of work on your mind. The most important thing that successful people do is take care of themselves - you can't get much done when burning the candle at both ends. So whether you're a gym bunny or bookworm, set time aside in your day to indulge in a little self care. You deserve it, after all.
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