Around the world, many people spend countless hours at work every week, but does that really mean they’re working? The key to being successful in your career is not working more, but working smarter.
In the modern world, people are working longer hours than they ever have before. Having enough time outside of work for family, friends and hobbies can be extremely difficult. According to a 2015 CNN survey, Americans that work full-time average working about 47 hours per week. When you compare this to work habits around the world, Americans work some of the longest hours.
As the modern workplace environment continues to change, people are starting to realize that working over 40 hours a week may not be the most effective way to get ahead. After realizing this, I decided to put it to the test and completely change the way I work. I began doing research on how to work more effectively and how to really manage my time better. I began implementing systems into my daily working life and the difference has been massive!
I began implementing the following systems into my daily life and I have seen a massive improvement in not only the amount of work I get done but the quality of work I can achieve in the time I set out. Not only that, but I reduced the total amount of working hours per week while achieving more. With the help of Blogtrepreneur, I created a nice infographic that lays out exactly the systems I put in place, and how you can implement them as well.
How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done
To summarize: here are a few tips we recommend you start implementing today:
Disconnect in order to reconnect.
Create an 80/20 rule.
Keep your eyes on the prize.
Work out your body and brain.
Prepare for each day.
Use short bursts of energy.
Reflect on your work.