5 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Are You In Need Of Some Productivity Tips?

It can be very hard, day in and day out, to stay on task and to keep productivity up. I know myself I find myself easily getting off task or finding “other important things” to do and end up having to rush to get things done at the last minute. Most people find themselves in the same boat, especially entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs wear a lot of hats and have to be a jack of all trades in order to keep their business alive. This typically results in many things either not getting done or not being completed in an efficient way. When that happen things may need to be done over which in return makes you waste more time on simple tasks.

When you have millions of things to get done and only so much time it can be hard to remember that if you do things systematically you can get things done quicker and in a more productive way. Although all of us get things done differently there are several basic rues to productivity that we should all follow. Below is a graphic I created that has 5 productivity tips that you can put to action and start getting things done today (not tomorrow).

5 productivity tips for entrepreneurs

Each of these productivity tips can help increase productivity but when you try to practice and put each into action you will find that you will be getting things done quicker and in a more effective way. Maybe it will free up some extra time to get other items on your list you have been wanting to get done for awhile or maybe give you some extra off time to relax and enjoy life. Either way it is always a treat when there is free time and knowing that you have everything checked off on your list.

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Til’ Next Time,


Kyle Nelson

55 Responses to 5 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs

  1. Kyle! that’s a poster that should be on the wall of every entrepreneur’s office!
    “Bunker mode” – I like that, explains it perfectly!!
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  2. Love the infograph. I have to learn to make those. These are so true with busy schedules that rushing to get things done in a hurry sometimes does not cut it. Thanks for reminding us on how we can be more productive. Thanks for sharing. Anita
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  3. These are great tips Kyle, thanks for sharing. I have finally got myself into a routine and make sure I do one thing at a time. Also early mornings are my best time and then by lunchtime I know I have free time. Thanks for sharing this great infographic.
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  4. Great tips Kyle. I have printed this out and put it on the wall in my office as a reminder! Love the Bunker Mode!
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  5. Great infograph and great tips. I try to do number 2, not only prioritize your list but look at what you can delegate to someone else.
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  6. Joyce says:

    Great reminders, Kyle. #5 is the hardest for me, especially now, as I work toward a launch, but I am making up for it with #2.

  7. Barrie Evans says:

    I’ve heard of getting into your own space or something like that but not getting into a bunker! I used to have a shed that was purpose built for my music equipment so I could get out of everyone’s way and do what I wanted for a while. I need the same thing, but a bunker?? lol!
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  8. Great infographic and tips Kyle and I use each of them – though as a card-carrying Introvert the “Go to Bunker Mode” tip is as much a part of my health regime as anything to do with productivity. For me it’s all about priorities so I regularly and frequently ask myself “will this get me closer to or further away from my goal?” Thanks for the inspiration!
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  9. Kumar Gauraw says:

    Hi Kyle,

    Great infographic and the 5 tips, are awesome. Multitasking definitely cuts down the productivity and figuring out the prime time is the key to getting important things done.

    Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  10. Going into a bunker mode is really a great way to keep your solitude and get things done. My room is my bunker. I get a lot of things done there.
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  11. great infographic Kyle…and agree with another commenter, this needs to printed and put on my office wall!
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  12. Holly says:

    Hi Kyle,

    I find that I use Bunker time.. As a bit of a procrastinator… it gets to a point where that’s what gets me the most done!! I often use a times so that I can keep busy then take a break.. or if I’m totally into what I am doing, I rest the timer and check again when it goes if I need a break… Great info graphic!!
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  13. Aras Androck says:

    It’s easy for me to feel burnt out so I make sure to take a break after working then get back to work again. Helps my productivity.
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  14. David Ryan says:

    I tend to multi-task but often times, I end up not finishing the tasks on time.
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  15. I love the way you’ve put these tips into a graphic Kyle, agree with Agnes, they should be on every entrepreneur’s wall. Figuring out my “prime time” really changed things for me years ago – I realized that first thing in the morning I can do a whole days work. If I wait until the afternoon to do my most important tasks, it takes a LOT longer, and usually doesn’t get finished.
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  16. Hi Kyle,

    I tend to work best at night, late at night, from about 11 PM to 2 AM.
    At that time, all the distractions are gone.
    The big solution oriented “free” webinars are over.
    The sudden issue with my car and getting to the dealership is over.
    My counseling and coaching clients do not contact me late at night.
    And I am very clear about what I must complete Now.

    It is very helpful to know my style and what process I need to follow
    to enhance my own productivity.

    Thanks for sharing your productivity tips.


    Dr. Erica
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  17. Kyle,

    I love Going into Bunker Mode! It really feels like that when I’m zomming away knocking off everything on my list of the day.

    Multitasking never works! If we are not pin focused on what we are doing we are doing only half the job.

    Great tips!

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  18. Kyle, I love your tips and this infographic is fantastic! If I didn’t have my lists I would not get half of what I do manage to accomplish! Thanks!
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  19. Excellent tips, Kyle. I often fail with multitasking. Because I have a fulltime job, I sometimes try do tasks from work and at the same time start doing tasks for my business. Instead of completing, I usually find myself getting too distracted and end up not finishing any task at all. I have to pull myself together, focus on one task at a time.
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  20. A great list! My personal fav was taking a break …. I try to work in 50 minute segments with a 10 minute break to do some stretches, take the dog out for a quick sniff around or grab a snack – just something that takes me away from what I’m working on. I find that when I come back I’ll have a new perspective on the work – helps me cut down on the time it takes to resolve problems – and keeps projects from getting out of control time-wise.
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hi Marty,

      Thanks for your input. I would agree taking those breaks are a must when it comes to being productive! The new perspective happens often to myself as well. I is nice to freshen up and see things different.

  21. silviu says:

    Hello Mr Nelson,

    I am glad to meet another member of the wonderful B3 community. Productivity is one of the most important keys to succeed. I am always interested in tips like these.

    Bunker mode?

    LOL! What a metaphor! Yeah, I feel like in a bunker sometimes. My problem is not to get into the bunker but to get out of it as I am in the bunker most of the time. :)

    Make a list?

    Many people do this. However, not so many people know to give each item a ranking according to the importance of that item.

    The key question you need in order to able able to give a rank is: “Can this item help me advance one step further to my goals?” If yes, I give it a higher rank. If no, the rank will be low.

    Thank you for the tips. I will return for more.

    Have a wonderful day
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  22. Hi Kyle,
    awesome tips.

    I like your words ‘go into bunker mode’.

    Yes, lists are great.
    One thing I add to that for me is a column of items that can be ‘handed over to the Universe’.

    Thank you for sharing your knowlegde in such a clever way!
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hey Yorinda,

      Glad you enjoyed the tips. Bunker mode is what I try to do everytime i really want to bust out some work. It can be REALLY hard getting into it but once i do, nothing can get me out or in to the bunker! I agree there are many things in our life that can be handed over and let the universe take control.
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  23. Hey Kyle! I love your inforgraphic my friend! I do have this problem with multi tasking and always thought it as a good thing.. Well I am learning differently and have been trying to stay on task but as we know habits are hard to break HUH? Thanks for sharing Chery :))
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  24. Hi Kyle! I love this list! #4 and #5 have been especially important for me. Knowing when my most productive time is and then stepping away from the computer several times per day is critical to staying focused and efficient.
    Rebekah Radice recently posted…3 C’s of Effective Relationship MarketingMy Profile

    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hey Rebekah,

      Thanks for your continued feedback. Productivity is the key to success and knowing what you are good at and your weakness is imperative o you can work on those things. Taking a breather and stepping away is hard for me but i do my best to!

  25. Hi Kyle,

    Great article. Lists are the one thing that I have to have in hand instead of on the computer. A To do list on the computer for some reason just doesn’t work for me. I do a “brain dump” every now and then to clear my mind of ideas.

    I would say taking breaks is my biggest problem. I get to working on something and I enjoy it so much I don’t realize how long I’ve been sitting and working. Working to change that too.

    Have a great evening. Monna
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    • Kyle Nelson says:

      Hey Monna,

      Thanks for your feedback and kind words. Lists are what keeps me organized and making sure i get everything done. Taking breaks can be difficult, especially when you only have so much time to get things dnoe. But they are much needed so we can freshen up and keep going!

  26. Awesome infographic, Kyle! All great productivity tips. I especially love going into bunker mode. Really works for me :).

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  29. Mark says:

    What a really cool infographic Kyle!

    You mentioned that you made it, so which software program did you use? Because it’s so awesome!

    And all of your productivity tips are spot on BTW!Especially #’s 2-4! often times we start trying to multi task, thinking that we’re saving time!

    When in reality, just like you mentioned, it’s often times more counter productive!
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