Feedback is a gift that contributes to our personal development. However, it is not always easy to handle it due to many reasons, such as to avoid rejection or criticism.
Below you will find a very simple and effective method to receive and handle feedback, while getting the most out of it for your own benefit and personal development:
This three step method will help you not only to improve the way you handle feedback, but you get the opportunity to learn more about yourself, while strengthening collaboration with the feedback provider.
Worrying already for tomorrow´s work to do?
Stop worrying and use the Ivy Lee Method!
How does it work?
1. Write in a piece of papper 6 things in order of importance that you need to do tomorrow .
2. Start the next day with the first task of your list and take the next tast once you finished the first one, and so on,
3. Repeat this rutin daily and you will see a lot of positive changes.
This method will help you to start your day in the most effective way because:
Remember, we create our future focusing on here and now.
Are you having a hard time finding solutions and brainstorming is not working?
Then you should try the reverse brainstorming technique!
Reverse brainstorming is based on our natural tendency to see problems easily rather than finding solutions.
How does it work? Just follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Start brainstorming all the ways you can make your plan go wrong
2. Write all these problems in a piece of paper
3. When you are ready, it´s time to start thinking of all the ways you could create the reversed effect.
This technique has two great advantages: it is easy to work with and increases effectively the amount of ideas that might lead to solutions faster
So next time brainstorming doesn´t work, go for the reveresed technique
Are you looking for more effectiveness & productivity?
Then Single-tasking is the best tool!
The 80/20 Rule, also called Pareto principle was named after the italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, which consist that 20 percent of the efforts produce 80 percent of the results.
Pareto found out that 80% of Italy was owned by 20% of the population and when he did similar studies to other countries, the principle applied as well.
The 80/20 rule can also be used to many areas of life. Here are some examples and how to work with this rule:
80% of the company´s profit comes from 20% of the customers
If I could find more customers as those that represents that specific 20% of customers, what do I need to do?
80% of my enjoyment is caused by 20% of the people I spend my time with
If I want more enjoyment as I have with this 20% of people how could I can spend more time with them?
Practicing the 80/20 rule is simple and very rewarding so finally, here are a couple of last questions to provide you a great start in this journey:
If you could choose one thing that gives you the most happiness what would that be?
If you could choose one task at work that gives you the most productivity what would that be?
According to several studies, multitasking causes people to take longer to perform simple tasks, increase anxiety and even have the same negative impact as losing a night's sleep.
On the other hand, research also found that to focus on a single task, called single-tasking, has a lot of benefits such as improve concentration, experience "flow", feel less stress, more creative, productive and happier.
Improve your focus, productivity and well-being with this simple tips on how to single-task:
1. Remove distractions and focus on a specific task
2. Allocate time (around 20 - 50 minutes)
3. Take a break
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