4 Tips to Help Your Productivity


Here are a few more tips to help you with productivity. These have worked for me - they might not work for everyone, but I suggest that you adapt them to your own situations as you see fit.

1. Adopt a plan that extends for decades.

This is the Big Picture, around which all the rest of your production schemes will materialise. I developed a Forty Year Plan (I’m heading into Year 5 right now) and included everything that I could possibly think of, including moving house, rearranging finances, settling in, dealing with other logistics - and book production targets for each year. Looking back, I can see that I have more or less kept to these plans so far, though some have ‘mutated’ a little on the way, while some things happened slightly earlier or later than predicted.

Developing a very long-term plan like this can be a liberating experience. And here’s the thing: if you don’t put your vision of the future out there, someone else will put theirs in your way.

2. Work out a rough guide to the production for each year.