How You Can Double Your Productivity - Page 2
The second thing is that I always try to keep my mind open to new ideas and suggestions. We are always trying new ideas out, some of which don’t work and some work well and some very well indeed. It is difficult to keep an open mind, because you can get yourself into a rut mentally and physically, but it is so important to open your mind to new ideas.
Thirdly, learn from whatever means you have available. Go on courses, I find just the opportunity of getting out of the office and mixing with other business people is a real benefit. Read books and online articles, follow business thinkers on twitter (I love twitter) just think about how you can apply fresh ideas to whatever you are doing.
I love my job, I love going into work on Monday morning I think about my business all the time, give yourself thinking time – my most creative thinking comes when I am half asleep in the bath!, but keep thinking and keep improving. We have grown by 60% last year and 60% the year before, we have increased our productivity by over 200% in the same period and it is all down to applying lessons from the past and implementing new ideas for the future