Identify the problem
Productivity is all about producing. The question is “what should you produce?” Start by a thorough situational assessment of real-life issues that consume people. What are the pain points that need actual, viable solutions?.
Identify the problem by reflecting on these questions:
- What problem affects me and many people around me the most?
- Do I have the skills and expertise to solve this problem?
- Am I passionate about solving this problem?
Have a plan of action
Identify how you can solve this problem. Will the right solution be a product or a service?
Create a plan of action by listing down the steps you need to take, milestones you need to achieve, and resources you need to have in order to concretize your solution. Once you have a plan, commit to it and execute.
Focus on the solution
The world is full of distractions and demands. This is the exact reason why you need a plan of action to keep you guided and help you prioritize.
Try committing to your number one goal for 100 days. This will get you to a traction of momentum, that will lead you to results one after another. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with tasks, prioritize.