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Dream Wish: Enhance Your Productivity Exponentially

Dream Wish: Enhance Your Productivity Exponentially

Allow me to take ten minutes of your time. This ten minutes can enhance your productivity beyond anything you have ever dreamt of.

Life Is Unbalanced

Imagine standing in a queue. You get behind the line and you wait for your turn. You think you will get what you deserve when your turn comes. What else can you do? You just wait for the queue to move.

And Zoooooom!!!

Someone whizzes past you like a freak flash-wave and gets ahead of the game! You could barely see him going! And while everyone else is still standing in line, wondering what just happened, that guy has reached straight for the bounty, grabbed it, and is off for the next.

Some people are like that. They never had to wait in line and never cared for it much. They simply showed up and started winning.

Are they just lucky? Maybe not.

The Dream Wish Concept

Going for an exam? Getting dressed up for an interview? Going out to meet your dream date? Preparing to leave for the seminar which will shape your future?

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Here’s the miracle secret to enhance your productivity infinitely today!

Dream wish is one of those lesser-known secrets held under the sleeves of high achievers. It can shoot you straight up in the run for success. It is as simple as it sounds and just as amazing!

In my personal and professional life I have tried this out several times, and let me tell you, it works like a charm!

If you are in for something big today, try the Dream wish concept. Have complete faith in it and see how the magic unfolds.

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    What You Need To Do

    You will need about 10 minutes of quiet time.

    Step 1 – Relax

    Find yourself a quiet room. Sit in a comfortable chair and relax your body. Take a few deep breaths and with each breath relax more and more.

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    If you need some help with the relaxation, give yourself a countdown from ten to one, telling yourself “I am relaxing with each count.”

    Ten….relax….nine…relax…eight…relax… and so on until you reach one.

    Such a back-count will also take your mind off the immediate task at hand and help you let go of any tension you might have inside.

    Step 2 – The Dream

    Now, when you are in a completely relaxed, tranquil state, imagine watching yourself from a distance. Think about the task you are about to do and watch yourself doing it.

    See yourself being extremely peaceful while carrying out the task. And watch yourself achieve the best. You are very happy to have succeeded and you feel really good about it. Make this as vivid as possible. Feel the joy of the win!

    If you are up for an interview, watch yourself dynamic and bright in the interview room, shaking the hands of the interviewer with enthusiasm and a smile. Watch how he reciprocates. Watch his demeanour and see how pleased he is to see you. Make the visual as vivid as you possibly can.

    Feel the joy which you get when you walk out of that room, knowing that regardless of how many candidates there are that day, you got the job!

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    If you are going to meet your dream girl today, imagine her to be extremely friendly and cozy, imagine laughing loudly with her and having a great evening! Imagine the look of warmth in her eyes and imagine how she is interested in you the first time she lays eyes on you.

    Imagine and feel the emotions which you would really feel – be it love, happiness, or a sense of achievement. Let that emotion make you happy.

    Step 3 – Emerge

    When you feel good and relaxed to have won the game already, start coming back slowly to the rest of the world.

    Count again, this time from one to five, telling yourself that with each count you are a little more awake.

    One…two…three…waking up…four…almost awake…five. Fully alert and feeling great!

    Step 4 – Just go for it!

    You are now all set to win!

    Be the same happy person who emerged from the trance a while back and lead yourself up to the event — to the interview room or the podium, whatever the case may be — feeling great!

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    Feel like a winner! You may have a hundred people competing for that spot, but that does not matter. Only you have what is required.

    Watch what happens now. I think you are in for a miracle.

    Enhance Your Productivity And Experience Serendipity

    No, I will not tell you why this works. Sometimes, the magic works only if its secret does not unfold.

    Whenever you are chasing a big achievement, try the Dream wish concept. Have complete faith in it. Faith can enhance your productivity beyond what logic can dream of.

    Just believe in it — it will work!

    As the Master of an Ocean liner, mine is a high-performing job. We have to prove ourselves every day. The Dream wish concept has never failed me. It will take you ahead of your competition by leaps and bounds.

    Enhance your productivity

      Think about it: Do you still want to stand in the queue? Or whizz past?

      Sunrise photo, Bright Sun: Photos taken by Captain D.

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      14 Ideas on How to Measure Productivity to Make Progress

      14 Ideas on How to Measure Productivity to Make Progress

      Everyone has heard the term productivity, and people talk about it in terms of how high it is and how to improve it. But fewer know how to measure productivity, or even what exactly we are talking about when using the term “productivity.”

      In its simplest form, the productivity formula looks like this: Output ÷ Input = Productivity.

      For example, you have two salespeople each making 10 calls to customers per week. The first one averages 2 sales per week and the second one averages 3 sales per week. By plugging in the numbers we get the following productivity levels for each sales person.

      For salesperson one, the output is 2 sales and the input is 10 sales: 2 ÷ 10 = .2 or 20% productivity. For salesperson two, the output is 3 sales and the input is 10 sales: 3 ÷ 10 = .3 or 30% productivity.

      Knowing how to measure and interpret productivity is an invaluable asset for any manager or business owner in today’s world. As an example, in the above scenario, salesperson #1 is clearly not doing as well as salesperson #2.

      Knowing this information we can now better determine what course of action to take with salesperson #1.

      Some possible outcomes might be to require more in-house training for that salesperson, or to have them accompany the more productive salesperson to learn a better technique. It might be that salesperson #1 just isn’t suited for sales and would do a better job in a different position.

      How to Measure Productivity With Management Techniques

      Knowing how to measure productivity allows you to fine tune your business by minimizing costs and maximizing profits:

      1. Identify Long and Short-Term Goals

      Having a good understanding of what you (or your company’s) goals are is key to measuring productivity.

      For example, if your company’s goal is to maximize market share, you’ll want to measure your team’s productivity by their ability to acquire new customers, not necessarily on actual sales made.

      2. Break Down Goals Into Smaller Weekly Objectives

      Your long-term goal might be to get 1,000 new customers in a year. That’s going to be 20 new customers per week. If you have 5 people on your team, then each one needs to bring in 4 new customers per week.

      Now that you’ve broken it down, you can track each person’s productivity week-by-week just by plugging in the numbers:

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      Productivity = number of new customers ÷ number of sales calls made

      3. Create a System

      Have you ever noticed that whenever you walk into a McDonald’s, the French fry machine is always to your left? 

      This is because McDonald’s created a system. They have determined that the most efficient way to set up a kitchen is to always have the French fry machine on the left when you walk in.

      You can do the same thing and just adapt it to your business.

      Let’s say that you know that your most productive salespeople are making the most sales between the hours of 3 and 7 pm. If the other salespeople are working from 9 am to 4 pm, you can potentially increase productivity through something as simple as adjusting the workday.

      Knowing how to measure productivity allows you to set up, monitor, and fine tune systems to maximize output.

      4. Evaluate, Evaluate, Evaluate!

      We’ve already touched on using these productivity numbers to evaluate and monitor your employees, but don’t forget to evaluate yourself using these same measurements.

      If you have set up a system to track and measure employees’ performance, but you’re still not meeting goals, it may be time to look at your management style. After all, your management is a big part of the input side of our equation.

      Are you more of a carrot or a stick type of manager? Maybe you can try being more of the opposite type to see if that changes productivity. Are you managing your employees as a group? Perhaps taking a more one-on-one approach would be a better way to utilize each individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

      Just remember that you and your management style contribute directly to your employees’ productivity.

      5. Use a Ratings Scale

      Having clear and concise objectives for individual employees is a crucial part of any attempt to increase workplace productivity. Once you have set the goals or objectives, it’s important that your employees are given regular feedback regarding their progress.

      Using a ratings scale is a good way to provide a standardized visual representation of progress. Using a scale of 1-5 or 1-10 is a good way to give clear and concise feedback on an individual basis.

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      It’s also a good way to track long-term progress and growth in areas that need improvement.

      6. Hire “Mystery Shoppers”

      This is especially helpful in retail operations where customer service is critical. A mystery shopper can give feedback based on what a typical customer is likely to experience.

      You can hire your own shopper, or there are firms that will provide them for you. No matter which route you choose, it’s important that the mystery shoppers have a standardized checklist for their evaluation.

      You can request evaluations for your employees friendliness, how long it took to greet the shopper, employees’ knowledge of the products or services, and just about anything else that’s important to a retail operation.

      7. Offer Feedback Forms

      Using a feedback form is a great way to get direct input from existing customers. There are just a couple of things to keep in mind when using feedback forms.

      First, keep the form short, 2-3 questions max with a space for any additional comments. Asking people to fill out a long form with lots of questions will significantly reduce the amount of information you receive.

      Secondly, be aware that customers are much more likely to submit feedback forms when they are unhappy or have a complaint than when they are satisfied.

      You can offset this tendency by asking everyone to take the survey at the end of their interaction. This will increase compliance and give you a broader range of customer experiences, which will help as you’re learning how to measure productivity.

      8. Track Cost Effectiveness

      This is a great metric to have, especially if your employees have some discretion over their budgets. You can track how much each person spends and how they spend it against their productivity.

      Again, this one is easy to plug into the equation: Productivity = amount of money brought in ÷ amount of money spent.

      Having this information is very useful in forecasting expenses and estimating budgets.

      9. Use Self-Evaluations

      Asking your staff to do self evaluations can be a win-win for everyone. Studies have shown that when employees feel that they are involved and their input is taken seriously, morale improves. And as we all know, high employee morale translates into higher productivity.

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      Using self-evaluations is also a good way to make sure that the employees and employers goals are in alignment.

      10. Monitor Time Management

      This is the number one killer of productivity in the workplace. Time spent browsing the internet, playing games, checking email, and making personal calls all contribute to lower productivity[1].

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        The trick is to limit these activities without becoming overbearing and affecting morale. Studies have shown that most people will adhere to rules that they feel are fair and applied to everyone equally.

        While ideally, we may think that none of these activities should be done on company time, employees will almost certainly have a different opinion. From a productivity standpoint, it is best to have policies and rules that are seen as fair to both sides as you’re learning how to measure productivity.

        11. Analyze New Customer Acquisition

        We’ve all heard the phrase that “It’s more expensive to get a new customer than it is to keep an existing one.” And while that is very true, in order for your business to keep growing, you will need to continually add new customers.

        Knowing how to measure productivity via new customer acquisition will make sure that your marketing dollars are being spent in the most efficient way possible. This is another metric that’s easy to plug into the formula: Productivity = number of new customers ÷ amount of money spent to acquire those customers.

        For example, if you run any kind of advertising campaign, you can compare results and base your future spending accordingly.

        Let’s say that your total advertising budget is $3,000. You put $2,000 into television ads, $700 into radio ads, and $300 into print ads. When you track the results, you find that your television ad produced 50 new customers, your radio ad produced 15 new customers, and your print ad produced 9 new customers.

        Let’s plug those numbers into our equation. Television produced 50 new customers at a cost of $2,000 (50 ÷ 2000 = .025, or a productivity rate of 2.5%). The radio ads produced 15 new customers and cost $700 (15 ÷ 700 = .022, or a 2.2% productivity rate). Print ads brought in 9 new customers and cost $300 (9 ÷ 300 = .03, or a 3% return on productivity).

        From this analysis, it is clear that you would be getting the biggest bang for your advertising dollar using print ads.

        12. Utilize Peer Feedback

        This is especially useful when people who work in teams or groups. While self-assessments can be very useful, the average person is notoriously bad at assessing their own abilities.

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        Just ask a room full of people how many consider themselves to be an above average driver and you’ll see 70% of the hands go up[2]! Now we clearly know that in reality about 25% of drivers are below average, 25% are above average, and 50% are average.

        Are all these people lying? No, they just don’t have an accurate assessment of their own abilities.

        It’s the same in the workplace. Using peer feedback will often provide a more accurate assessment of a person’s ability than a self-assessment would.

        13. Encourage Innovation and Don’t Penalize Failure

        When it comes to productivity, encouraging employee input and adopting their ideas can be a great way to boost productivity. Just make sure that any changes you adopt translate into higher productivity.

        Let’s say that someone comes to you requesting an entertainment budget so that they can take potential customers golfing or out to dinner. By utilizing simple productivity metrics, you can easily produce a cost benefit analysis and either expand the program to the rest of the sales team, or terminate it completely.

        Either way, you have gained valuable knowledge and boosted morale by including employees in the decision-making process.

        14. Use an External Evaluator

        Using an external evaluator is the pinnacle of objective evaluations. Firms that provide professional evaluations use highly trained personnel that even specialize in specific industries.

        They will design a complete analysis of your business’ productivity level. In their final report, they will offer suggestions and recommendations on how to improve productivity.

        While the benefits of a professional evaluation are many, their costs make them prohibitive for most businesses.

        Final Thoughts

        These are just a few of the things you can do when learning how to measure productivity. Some may work for your particular situation, and some may not.

        The most important thing to remember when deciding how to track productivity is to choose a method consistent with your goals. Once you’ve decided on that, it’s just a matter of continuously monitoring your progress, making minor adjustments, and analyzing the results of those adjustments.

        The business world is changing fast, and having the right tools to track and monitor your productivity can give you the edge over your competition.

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