#7: Catalyze Momentum

Have your been procrastinating on a personal project? Take the time this week to move it forward. A small action can give you a boost of energy, which will help move the project along in the days and weeks ahead.  

 

To Do: Catalyze Momentum

Take one action to move a home or personal project forward: 

  • Do 
  • Delegate / Enlist Help 
  • Call / Email 
  • Schedule / Reschedule 
  • Research 
  • Brainstorm 
  • Prioritize 

P.S. Feeling ambitious? Try this on a project you've been putting off.

#6: Change Your Social Media Mindset

How do your social media feeds make you feel? Are they full of negativity, or are you following people that inspire and motivate you? Rethink your social media mindset and make these digital channels a source of positivity. 

To Do: 

Unfollow 10 people on social media who bring you down. 

Follow 10 people or brands that motivate, inspire or energize you. 

Your mindset matters! 

#5: Express Your Gratitude

Spread a little positivity this week by reaching out to friends, family members, coworkers, and anyone else in your network that you haven't been in touch with recently. Send them a note or meet for coffee to tell them why you value that relationship.

 

To Do: Spread Sunshine! 

Reach out to 5 people you haven't interacted with lately and express thanks or gratitude. No agenda -- just "thanks" and a brief, sincere message explaining why. 

Methods:

  • Phone call 
  • Face to face
  • Video message
  • Text
  • Email
  • Handwritten note
  • Facebook comment

#4: Protect Your Date Nights

Your week should be full of a myriad of activities outside of work, including time with your loved ones and dedicated time for yourself. Schedule this time in your calendar to ensure it doesn't get overlooked. 

To Do: Protect 3 "date nights" each week. 

  1. Significant other, BFF or someone important who knows you well
  2. Your pet (or someone else's)
  3. Yourself 

All 3 deserve your time and focus. 

#3: Get Moving During Meetings

A lot of us spend most of our working days sitting in front of a computer -- that's about 40 hours a week of just sitting with very little movement. Instead, use your meetings as an opportunity to get moving. 

Note #3: Standing and Walking Meetings

To Do: Stand or walk during at least 2 meetings instead of sitting. 

Seated call -- "walk and talk" 

Team Meeting -- standing or walking meeting

Virtual Huddle -- stand 

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, branding consultant and communication efficiency specialist who helps entrepreneurs and high-performance teams become ridiculously efficient.

Marissa has worked with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the planet. She’s dialed in to the frustrations these results-oriented, interrupt-driven individuals have with bureaucracy and suboptimal team performance. Her coaching helps entrepreneurs counteract growth-killing practices and unlock unparalleled performance from their support staff.

#2: What's Your 'One Thing?'

What's the one thing you have been putting off? Maybe it's a mundane task you are avoiding or some paperwork that is just too tedious. Whatever it is, make time to get it done this week! 

Note #2: Block Out Time For That One Thing

To Do: Block time this week to tackle one thing you've been putting off:

  • a phone call or email
  • a task or project
  • an errand

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, branding consultant and communication efficiency specialist who helps entrepreneurs and high-performance teams become ridiculously efficient.

Marissa has worked with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the planet. She’s dialed in to the frustrations these results-oriented, interrupt-driven individuals have with bureaucracy and suboptimal team performance. Her coaching helps entrepreneurs counteract growth-killing practices and unlock unparalleled performance from their support staff.

#1: Schedule a Meeting With Yourself

Welcome to 52 Notes

Each week of 2017, we'll be sending a note from Marissa Brassfield (Founder and CEO of Ridiculously Efficient, Inc.). Each note will feature a new productivity tip -- something you can implement into your life immediately and without hassle. 

With each note comes the notion that you can Do One Thing Well. Master that one, simple thing to get big results. You'll quickly notice these minor habit and routine changes will give you more control and allow for your productivity levels to soar! 

If you have any questions about these notes, simply hit 'reply' to these emails. We'd love to hear how these tips are working for you! 

Please don't hesitate to share these notes on social media using the hashtag #DoOneThingWell. Don't forget to tag us! 

Note #1: Schedule Meetings With Yourself 

To Do: Schedule a Meeting With Yourself

Block 60 minutes of protected tim this week in your calendar. 

Use it for: 

  • catching up on work
  • creativity and brainstorming
  • reading/meditating 
  • exercise 
  • a mani-pedi 
  • whatever recharges you

Busy this week? Schedule two 60-min meetings. 

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield is a productivity expert, branding consultant and communication efficiency specialist who helps entrepreneurs and high-performance teams become ridiculously efficient.

Marissa has worked with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs on the planet. She’s dialed in to the frustrations these results-oriented, interrupt-driven individuals have with bureaucracy and suboptimal team performance. Her coaching helps entrepreneurs counteract growth-killing practices and unlock unparalleled performance from their support staff.