Eight Habits Of Highly Productive Event Professionals
Being a productive event planner, however, does not just happen. Anyone who desires productivity must take conscious efforts to work at it. Here are some habits you have to cultivate to become really productive in your event planning career.
Love Your Job
Loving and enjoying what you do is the very first step to increasing productivity. So dear event planner, do you really enjoy the job and its associated rigors and challenges or did you pick up the job because someone told you it’s a lucrative business. If you truly do not love what you are doing right now, I strongly advise you find your passion because that’s the ultimate way to being productive.
Plan Each Day The Night Before
Spending few minutes each night before you go to bed to plan the next day, helps you focus on what is really needed. By creating a to-do-list and prioritizing tasks in their order of importance, you will most likely be able to finish all your most important tasks for the day. You also do not run the risk of forgetting those things you need to do.
Live By Deadlines
It is common knowledge that people who have respect for and live by deadlines are highly successful in their endeavors since imposing strict deadlines has been shown by a recent study as a killer of procrastination. Learn to set deadlines for yourself and stick to them. That way, you are able to stay focused, meet set goals and consequently turn out to be more productive.
For optimum productivity, it is advisable to focus on one task at a time. Research has shown that multitasking does not in any way make anyone productive, but rather results in loss of time. So break down tasks into chunks and perform them one at a time. That’s what successful event planners do.
Keep Your Emails In Check
It is advisable to dedicate a particular time of the day to checking your emails. Resist vehemently the temptation to check emails early in the morning or continuously throughout the day because if you don’t, you will never be organized neither will you be able to keep to your to-do list.
No matter the height you think you have attained in your endeavor, there are definitely people who have gone farther ahead of you. So by modeling after such people and being mentored by them, you will save yourself a lot of time and energy.
Get Enough Sleep And Exercise
A typical event planner’s life style witnesses lots of late nights, early mornings, as well as a life completely devoid of physical exercises. However, science has told us that the longer you stay awake, the less productive you get. The same science also told us that regular exercises boosts productivity and morale in the work place. Therefore, dear event planner, strive always to get plenty of sleep and enough exercise so that your working hours can be as productive as possible.
Learn To Say ‘No’
Productive event professionals understand that they cannot do everything neither must they take up every event that comes their way, therefore are not afraid to say “no”. So in other to save your sanity, learn to politely object to activities that are unimportant or unrelated to your objectives.
I am very positive that these few shared tips will help boost your productivity if well appropriated. I will also appreciate a feedback from you to know how well you have improved.
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