Three Tips Guaranteed To Boost Your Productivity Instantly

By: Darcy Juarez on: April 16th, 2013 9 Comments

As a small business owner, one of the biggest challenges you have is getting everything done.

In fact, one of the things we often hear from new members is “how do we find time to read everything and implement all this stuff.”

A frustrating puzzle for many because they know if they read and implement our proven strategies, they will be more successful.

So what’s the solution?

What really holds business owners back are “time vampires,” procrastination, and productivity drain holes.

It is possible to boost your productivity to levels you didn’t think possible…so that you can get more done in less time.

Today, in order to help you start tackling these I’ve put together three tips on how to advance your business and avoid feeling like your day has slipped away without accomplishing much.

1)     Make productivity your top ambition. If you are going to achieve extreme productivity, it has to be top of mind awareness at all times and ensure your behavior is congruent.  To demonstrate, I’m going to use the idea of saving money. If your number one goal is to save money, you watch every penny you spent like a hawk. The same goes with productivity. It should be on your mind all the time—asking yourself if what you are doing is productive or non-productive and accounting for everything you do.  A minute wasted “here” and a minute wasted “there” can quickly expand and sink an entire day.

2)     Identify and plug your productivity drain holes. Temptations, habits, and lack of knowledge suck productivity from you. Identifying which drain holes you are victim to is the first step to becoming more productive.  For example, you might be super-efficient with your time, but using the wrong strategies. Once you are aware of what is causing the problem, you’ll find there are methodical ways to solve this. This can be one of the most eye-opening and profitable activities you can do for your business.  And most likely won’t take you long to identify as you’ll see yourself when you quickly read through the list.  (Refer to pages 7-11 of Extreme Productivity Blueprint for a list of the common productivity drain holes and how to plug each one.)

3)     Automate whenever you can. Automating allows you to literally be “two places at one time.” Case in point, last year the entire GKIC staff was heading to an event. We knew we would be busy and not have time to round up new members and sell things. Of course we have many automated series in place to attract new members, such as our Most Incredible Free Gift Ever series (This is a great example for you to study and follow in your own business, if you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to go take a look at it here now.) However, in addition to attracting new members, we want to be able to sell things. So we created an automatic sequence that was able to triple our membership to one of our newsletter products while we were off at an event.


As you may already know the biggest strength I bring to any business I work with is my ability to automate. I strongly believe this is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, and your business to increase your productivity and profitability.

Make productivity your top priority. When you become laser-focused on productivity and make it your top priority, you’ll soon find more ways to replace manual labor with automatic systems. You’ll eliminate your time vampires and you’ll produce more, make more and experience a lot less stress and struggle.

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    Darcy Juarez has created marketing systems in the direct response and information marketing world that have gained national attention. As the Director of Marketing for GKIC , Darcy has taught thousands of business owners her step-by-step strategies for creating their own success and obtaining more time and more profits. For more money-making marketing tips, tactics and strategies, go to

    9 Responses

    1. Great tips and I will check out the extreme productivity blueprint…when I get a chance :)

    2. Mary Boyd says:

      Thanks for the information. I was just struggle with increaing productivity and time. The article has given me hope.

    3. Darcy, your article was excellent, any business owner can relate to the daunting task of getting it all done. Thank you so much for the reminder and tips. Well worth my time. Thanks again. Scott Francis owner/founder of SUCCESS WEAPONS.

    4. Warren Horak says:

      Thanks Darcy,

      So true – we need to stick the basics to get through the clutter that assaults us each day



    5. Jeff Dettmer says:

      Great Article! I have found that no matter how productive and successful I get there is always more that I should do. As entrepreneurs we all suffer from this disease (as well as others like procrastination and lack of focus as Darcy mentioned). Thanks for the kick in the butt! That’s what moves us to the next level.

    6. Andrew Mazer says:

      I will add this: when you focus on spending time very judiciously and carefully planned, not only do you get tons more stuff done, but you feel happier and more energetic. There is actually less stress and the rewards are exponential because you feel better AND are more profitable.

    7. Hi Darcy….

      This is an excellent article.

      It’s so easy to think you’ve “put in a day’s work” when in reality little has been accomplished. Mindless busy work, checking email, etc.

      Great reminder.


    8. Darcy,

      You echoed what we heard from Dan at the last Info Summit in Nashville. Implementation is where all feedback and results truly come from. Lee will certainly help charge up the attendees to take more action and reap deserving rewards. Thanks for the reminder!

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