Hey guys, I've read this good thread here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...70074-self-improvement-become-better-you.html and we all know time is money, so I've decided to write more about some productivity tips here. I've been struggling with this problem for a long time and I'm working better every day since I've been using some productivity tips and TO lists. Time Management is the key to help you to reach your goals! Here some tips for you, if you have others you can post here below: 1) GET UP EARLY (5 or 6 AM) this is important, you need to work hard since it's morning. If you want go for a walk or do a workout, don't check your phone or social media and in the first hour of the morning visualize the plan of the day and what you need to do then start taking action immediately from the hardest task (Read Eat that frog from Brain Tracy and remember The Pareto Principle 80/20). To get up early every morning, reach your goals and stay motivated, you must have a "Why and Purpose everyday", ask yourself, What I need to do? When to do it? Where to do it? How much time would I need to complete the task? Then work on the most important/hard thing as soon as possible to get it done! 2) STAY HEALTHY and WORKOUT EVERYDAY: this is very important to do, if you are not in shape, you can't really work well. I prefer to workout in the evening, but in the morning is good as well. Eat good, don't buy fast food, eat more vegetables, fruits etc and workout every day, you'll be more productive= more money. 3) PLAN YOUR NEXT DAY IN THE EVENING (you need 10 min), write always 3MIT (most important tasks) to get done in the next day, you will start every new day from the First MIT (the hardest task to do since morning ==> urgency). Second Mit is less important ( but you need to get it done before it's evening), Third Mit is not really important and you can get it done in the evening. 4) You must read Getting things done by David Allen this is the best book so far for Time management. 5) Always KEEP A REAL NOTEBOOK with you (not virtual) where you can write Ideas on a paper (no virtual distractions), but if you prefer you can still use your smartphone (Google Calendar or Evernote). UseThe Pomodoro timer app ( I use Pomotodo.com) to help you to complete tasks, first decide which task you need to get it done and decide how much time you would need for it then take action! Use a "X" when you've completed a task or with the pomodoro timer (about 25min for each task) 6) If you work with internet, use APPs to block BS and time wasting websites like social media. 7) Always think TIME IS MONEY because it's true. Oneclever guy once told me this: think how much value can you provide to clients/people in one hour? How much is your value in one hour? If for example your value is 100$ per hour, wasting 10 minutes browsing crap on social media, you have just lost about 16$ of your time. You can do the same example when you buy an Item, you've paid the item trading your time making money to buy the item. Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money working harder but you can't get your time back. 8) BE MOTIVATED when working if not, do something else, then start working again! 9) SAY NO to negative people and crap, if you need to work hard, first get tasks done. So turn off your phone and social media (if you don't need it for work). Don't tell yourself "I don't have enough time", but ask: "What are my priorities in my job/life?" "What I need to get done as soon as possible?". Choose which are your priorities, don't complain and don't be lazy but start doing! 10) KEEP ANOTHER PERSONAL NOTEBOOK, write it (15 min) in the evening after you've planned the next day. You need to write all about yourself so about personal improvement,health, work, what you've done and what you've learned from mistakes and what to do next time in a better way. Once a week review your personal notebook and you can ask questions about you and how you are improving yourself to make a better version of you (every enterpreneur do this). 11) EVERY MORNING THINK ABOUT THIS (thanks Steve Jobs): -"If today were the last day of my life, would i wanna do what i am about to do today? And whenever the answer is no for too many days in arow, i know i need to change something" - Steve Jobs -"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else'slife. Don't be trapped by dogma â€” which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs 12) LISTEN MORE TO YOUR GUT like Richard Bradson says: http://foundrmag.com/richard-branson-interview-ideas-into-reality/?hvid=1oQqve 13) At a certain time (usually in the evening), reward yourself and relax after the hard work you've done in the day, you deserve it. 14) KEEP A CLEAN DESK: it will help you to be more productive and save time. 15) When you need to reach a new goal or write a long To do list, always write your goal in some small steps. Then move forward, doing first the hardest task and move then on the second small task then on the third task and so on.. 16) Always be in control of what you are doing, focus at 120% in the present to work smarter without any distraction and say NO to maintain your focus. SO HERE MUST HAVE APPS AND BOOKS: APPs: -Evernote -POMOTODO.com(I use it, works on all platforms, it's very cheap like 2$ per month, awesome) -Google Calendar or Google Keep -TODO IST or Wunderlist -TOGGL.COM or RescueTime.com (I've used them both, for your privacy aren't good,they log your data but they work, I only use Pomotodo and also a Todo list on a real paper). TOP Books for Time management and Mindset: Eat that Frog! - Brian Tracy (avoid procrastination) Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill (It's about mindset and how to reach goals) Getting things done- David Allen (Learn advanced time management and To lists) The 4-Hour Work Week- Tim Ferris (Mindset to build an online business, btw you need more than 80 hrs per week not 4 hrs to build a business) How To Win Friends And Influence People- Dale Carnegie (Good to learn some skills for networking = new contacts and new opportunities) How To Stop Worrying And Start Living- Dale Carnegie (Good for living stress free and manage your life) Remember: PREPARATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS For more tips on how to be productive Google is your best friend.