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Tackle Your Most Challenging Small Business Ideas First

Do you like working in the morning, in the afternoon, or late into the night? Maybe you like doing it after your day job, right when you get back home. Whatever your preferred work schedule, here is another rule of thumb to keep in mind to maximise your productivity. The rule is to work on the most challenging small business ideas first.

Have a look at your to-do list. I’m sure it’s loaded with tasks you must finish. If you can recall the article on prioritising, an important thing is to identify the most important tasks to get done right away. You may identify two, three, or even more tasks that fit into this category.



Amongst the many important tasks, which one should you do first then?

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Figuring out the answer to that may be another chore. True, prioritisation may have eased up your planning phase; however, having multiple important tasks can catch you off guard again.

Finding out the one task you must work on first has thus become a chore. But it does not have to be if you know this extra trick.

Ask yourself which task is the most challenging.

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Which one will take the most time to complete? Which will require the most creative energy or brainpower? Also, what is that one task you would rather not do before the day ends, when you’re already feeling drained?

Those questions will lead you to that one specific task you have to accomplish first. Once you’ve zeroed in on it, focus on that task completely until it’s done.

This takes advantage of your brain’s peak performance level.

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Each day, when you are just getting started working on your online business startup, you are at your most creative and productive state. Your mind is sharpest at this point in time, and you are able to solve problems a lot more easily. Your mind is in the best condition to tackle difficult projects. Taking advantage of your heightened mental state, you can finish those challenging tasks with flying colours.



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How the Pomodoro Technique ‘Hacks’ your Brain to be More Productive

In our modern world, there are so many things that can distract you. Social media notifications, email, instant messages, sudden phone calls, you name it. Not to mention the more important things that you need to get done. The stuff that compete for your attention all at once can seriously steal away much productivity.

Thankfully, there is a nifty little brain hack that can help you out. It’s called the Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro technique forces you to deliberately focus on one task.

It’s always tempting to accomplish everything on your to-do list as fast as you can. Normally, you would resort to multitasking to get everything done. However, this would only distract your brain constantly, making you even less productive.



But the Pomodoro technique forces you to work on just one task for a given block of time. During that phase, it would be quite easy to push aside other tasks in favour of focusing on one.

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It also helps you to avoid burnout.

The technique also includes regular breaks in between time blocks, helping you to avoid stressing your body and mind out too much. Also, anticipating these breaks is a great motivation to help you finish your tasks faster.



The breaks also run on scheduled times so that you don’t overstep the bounds. We all know how tempting it is to extend a break for ‘just another minute’.

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The technique is as easy as five steps.

Just follow the infographic below, and you’ll be on your way to surprisingly scaled-up productivity levels!

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Every 25 minute time block is called a pomodoro. It’s also recommended that after four pomodoros, take a longer break of 15 minutes. That way, your mind will be well-rested for the next sprints of focused work.

 

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Why is it a Good Idea to Write Things Down?

Do you ever get those spontaneous ideas whenever you’re doing something else? Like while taking a walk, while eating breakfast, or even while queuing at the grocers? I’m sure everyone has had those moments. You get those great ideas popping into your head, but it only lasts for a moment. They then pop out of existence as fast as they popped in.

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Where to Go When You Need a Change in Environment

Working from home in the UK is a great way to live. You avoid the stress of the everyday commute, and you have control of your own time. In turn, this saves you so much money since you just have to stay at home, even for work. But even this has a disadvantage.

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Saturday Biz Tip: Get These 5 Distractions Off Your Workspace [Infographic]

These days, there are more distractions than ever. They kill our focus, and in turn, our productivity as well.

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One Surprisingly Good Way to Use the Two-Minute Rule

Remember the two-minute rule? In other words, “if there’s something you need to do that will take two minutes or less, do it right away”? It’s a real productivity boost that anyone can do right off the bat. But there’s something else the two minute rule can do for you. Read more

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Sunday Biz Tip: What are Some Things You Can Do in 2 Minutes? [Infographic]

Do you ever find your to-do list stacked with unfinished tasks? What if there was a way to prevent this from happening at all?

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Saturday Biz Tip: 3 Tips for Getting Things Done Faster and Better [Infographic]

Have you ever wanted to finish your daily tasks faster, without compromising the quality of your work? If you could, then your productivity would soar.

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Productivity Tip: The Pomodoro Technique [Video]

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to squeeze a lot more productivity out of you? Each and every day, it’s something that eager working people like you hope for. Well, of course there is a way.

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Do More Each Day with the Two-Minute Rule

When you see your to-do list, is it full of stuff to do? Does it always seem to have too much? Well, that’s a common problem to be honest. Those to-do lists tend to pile higher and higher as the days go by. Why though? Read more