The Secret to Super Productivity (Tips from Successful Event Planners)
Are you looking to take your productivity and career to the next level? There’s no better way to do so, than studying the success habits of already-successful event planners, then implementing their psychology and behaviours into your own life and career.
Have a ritual
Successful event planners don’t start their days haphazardly. Everything’s meticulously planned and executed, just like their events. Immediately after reading this article, plan how you will start your days – then stick to your plan and you’re sure to see positive results soon.
Wake up early
The first step to a productive lifestyle is waking up early. Many top event planners wake up as early as 5am to get everything they need done, done. This means that by the time your alarm rings, they’ve probably already walked the dog, taken a shower, got the kids ready for school, had breakfast, and replied to outstanding emails – among a dozen other things.
This is out for 2 weeks, and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can get done by simply waking up 2 hours earlier (or more, if you have more things on your plate).
This is an essential part of every successful event planner’s week, with many making exercise a regular feature not only during the week – but every day. Don’t worry, we’re not asking you to run a mile every evening. We work on events too, and know how tiring this career can be.
But you’ll surely have time for a 10-minute exercise at a nearby gym, or even at home, right? Whether it’s stepping outside to shoot some hoops, taking a quick jog around the estate, or rolling out the yoga mat, keeping your body active with exercise is a great way to keep your physical and emotional states at their peak – so you can be more productive at work (and at play).
Journaling is a great habit to start, and one that many successful event planners have. Each day, spend a few minutes writing in your journal. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn (and teach yourself) when you take 5 minutes from your busy schedule, to simply think, reflect, and pen down your thoughts on paper.
If you prefer digital notebooks over physical ones, then keep a digital journey. That’s great too. The important thing, is to make this a daily practice. It only takes 5 minutes, so you definitely have time to give this a go!
The best event planners read a lot. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Lots of successful people, in every field, read. Reading lets you unwind, destresses the brain, and is an amazing source of knowledge.
Take your pick of fiction or non-fiction, whichever you find more invigorating. We recommend choosing interesting books that will help you improve your career skills, so your reading time is well invested.
Avoid Facebook (and other forms of social media)
Notice how the most successful people you may know, don’t seem to post about their breakfast, share cat videos (no matter how cute those kitties are), or comment on every social media post they see? Here’s a simple exercise. Go on a social media blackout for a week, and see the difference in your life.
You may be very surprised at the results. We’ve had friends tell us this adds hours to their days, and helps them leap out of bed in the morning, ready for the day. (When they would previously had lay in bed, checking Facebook – then get out of bed 30 minutes later, feeling just as tired as when they first woke up.
Give this a go, we’re confident that you’ll see a dramatic increase in the amount of time you have to spend on everything else (that’s actually important to you) and the energy you’ll have throughout the day!