This is a hub page on productivity improvement, how to build your productivity and remain at your top performance when running your online business. It’s one of the new resource pages I’m rolling out to help normal people with their online endeavors.

Productivity improvement was kind of my thing for the past couple of years. Well, maybe not my thing in terms of being ultra-productive, but definitely in terms of searching for my most productive self. I’m actually quite pleased with the type of knowledge and experience I’ve built so far, which has even led me to become a regular contributor at Lifehack.org.

I would still probably make a poor guru, though, as there are a lot of things I haven’t figured out yet. But the things I did figure out, I want to share with you today.

This hub is a little different from the other ones I published so far. It’s a lot more graphic and (I hope) easier to grasp as well.

Feel free to start your journey to productivity improvement by selecting the section that interests you the most or by simply scrolling down.

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Your workplace

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Okay, let me start by sending you over to my no. 1 productivity hack of all time – getting a standing desk. I know that the idea of standing while working is not the most intuitive thing at first. But as it turns out, it can make you much more efficient at what you do. Simply because you don’t want to be the idiot remaining in the standing position for 8+ hours (pardon my language). Here’s a detailed guide how to build your standing desk for around $130.

Learning the basics of productivity

For me there’s just one way of mastering the art of staying productive throughout your workday and getting a crapload of things done. And that is to spend some time learning a work and time management methodology called Getting Things Done. Here’s my new helper page about this whole thing. Apart from the main book, this page will give you all the info you need to get started.

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Plus, here are some additional resources. What’s your weapon of choice? Modern productivity tools and apps, or paper?

How to remain sane in the 21st century

There are two quite serious plagues that trouble online entrepreneurs in the 21st century when it comes to productivity improvement: information overload and lack of relaxation. Here’s how to tackle them both:

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How to get maximum done

Three specific pieces of advice I have for you in the “getting maximum done” department.

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Systems. Systems. Systems. As in: use systems to standardize some of the common tasks in your everyday work and to be able to plan new projects and tasks effectively. Here’s how to do it: Don’t Be Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off! Use Some Systems in Your Business
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If standing desks are my no. 1 productivity hack, mind maps have to be my no. 2 productivity hack. Literally, if it wasn’t for mind mapping I wouldn’t be able to get anything done in my workday. I would just sit around and stare into a blank screen. Without further delay, I give you the secret of mind mapping: How to Make a Mind Map – Discover a Little Known Way of Keeping Your Mind Clear
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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had the impression that there are way too few hours in a day? Me too. But then I discovered the concept of No Extra Time (NET): How to Create up to 5 Extra Hours Each Day

Common misconceptions

The topic of productivity improvement has many traps waiting for people and actually causing them to be not effective at all. For instance, multitasking is likely to be found on many resumes under the section labeled “advantages,” where in fact it’s one of the most common productivity killers…

Here’s an in-depth look into that one and some more common productivity misconceptions:

Handling rough days

As much as we’d like our day to day work to be seamless and straightforward, some days are just going to be tougher than the others. Here’s what to do when you don’t feel productive at all:

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Not Feeling Productive Today?

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What’s next

Well, nothing really. Just get to work and try to enjoy the process along the way. This is all the advice I have for you…

I encourage you to take a look at the other resource pages on this site to get some insights on how to start marketing your newly launched online business site. In the meantime, feel free to contact me via email or Twitter in case you have any questions.