I’ve always been fascinated by productive people, and how they manage to use the same 24 hours we all have to accomplish what most won’t even dream of doing in a lifetime. What I’ve come to understand is that these people are not more special than any of us. They have simply learnt to leverage processes, habits and tools that make them more productive than the expected average. Surprisingly, some of these tools may be simple products that we can all use to increase our productivity.
Having the right tools around us and at our disposal can make the difference between optimal productivity and average results. Here are 7 simple, must-have products that will help you be more productive:
An efficient calendar
One of my essential must-have products to keep productive is a calendar, especially one that I can keep my eyes on. I keep one in my home office, as well as in other rooms of the house to keep track of my commitments.
Product Pick: Words to Live By Wall Calendar
A White Dry Erase Board
There’s nothing like seeing your plans and goals written in bold letters in front of you at all times. This is why I love white dry erase boards, where I keep my weekly, monthly and quarterly goals detailed. They are also especially useful for impromptu meetings.
Product Pick: VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board
Post-It notes are what I call my “backup brain”. I always have a set on hand to jot down a quick thought, organize my ideas or simply write down information on the fly. I even use Post-It notes to organize the different chapters and sections of my books and articles!
Product Pick: Post-It Recycled Super Sticky Notes
As a creative and professional, I know ideas can come up at any time. Having a notebook I can fit in my bag on-the-go also allows me to have a place to jot down ideas, information or just quick notes anywhere.
Product Pick: Sloane Stationery Geek Chic Notebook
An Efficient Shredder
A cluttered desk or environment translates into a cluttered mind. This is why having an efficient shredder on hand to get rid of redundant or unneeded paperwork is key. For professionals or business people dealing with confidential information, having a shredder on hand can help avoid any liability issues by eliminating unnecessary private information.
Product Pick: Boxis Paper Shredder
Makeshift Life inbox
We all need a makeshift life inbox where we store paperwork we may not have had time to address yet. I always have a document holder on my desk for all the odds and ends I sort out at the end of the week.
Product Pick: Kate Spade New York Document Holder
Optimal productivity is best activated in a state of happiness. This is why it’s important to remind yourself of the people and things you love, and surround yourself with them. I love having pictures of my family and loved ones on my desk as I work, as they remind me of my purpose and what really matters to me.
Product Pick: Micca Digital Photo Frame
Personal Hygiene products
Being productive also means presenting your best self at all times. This is why it’s important to have access to personal hygiene products that allow you to feel and look good while working. These include basics such as hand sanitizers, nail files, hand lotions, or even dental floss.
Product Pick: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer
A favorite bag
Being productive is also having what you need on hand. This includes having a sturdy, elegant bag to store everything you need to work productively. I love a chic yet efficient bag I can take from desk to dinner.
Product Pick: Tory Burch Tote Bag
Motivation and inspiration are the foundations of productivity. I love being surrounded by inspirational quotes I can look up to at all times, especially on days I’m feeling low and un-motivated.
Product Pick: Make It Happen Art Print Poster
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To Your Success,
The Corporate Sister.