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One simple thing to do in the morning to stay most productive

Something that never goes away - conquering that never-ending challenge of “getting everything done.”

This spring, I led entrepreneur workshops at various universities around the country and a question the students asked me EVERY time was:

Sarah, you manage so many different things! How do you keep up with it all?

There is no easy answer to this, but there is one thing I swear by:

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My top 3 : three things that are making me WAY more productive this year

A month into the new year, I wanted to share 3 things that made an impact on me in 2018 that I’m continuing to carry into 2019!

1.) NOT checking email first thing in the morning

This has been huge for me. Previously, I’d check my email while still in bed. I’d jolt into to-do mode before I even gave myself 3 minutes to wake up. Now, my phone lives across the room at night so I can’t reach for it first thing. After lots of trial and error, I’ve learned I need to give myself 1 ½ hours in the morning BEFORE I check my email to have the most productive day. This allows me to wake up and plan my day focusing on MY most important tasks instead of starting my day reacting to other people’s emails. After a year of NOT checking my email first thing, I’m less scattered, more focused and productive.

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