Secrets to Creating and Having a Productive and Successful Day by Melvin Feller MA

Secrets to Creating and Having a Productive and Successful Day by Melvin Feller MA

Melvin Feller understands that everyone wants to have a great day, especially at work. According to him, everyone wants to go to work, get the job done and head for the horizon with a smile on your face. Melvin Feller describes how easy it is to have a good day at work if you prepare in advance and keep a good running list of how to get through with the happiest day.

Secrets to Creating and Having a Productive Day by Melvin Feller MA

Here are Melvin Feller’s ways to have a happier workday.

1. Eat breakfast — If you skip breakfast, you will not be at your best during the morning. You will more likely gorge yourself at lunch and have a sleepy afternoon. So eat something, anything (within reason) so you can ensure a smooth start.

2. Get plenty of sunshine — Sun in the morning signals the body and mind to wake up. So instead of reaching for a big cup of Joe, put on your shoes and go outside.

3. Get Aerobic Exercise — while you are getting your sunlight, use it as an excuse to get a good walk or jog in. Exercise lowers stress, gets your blood moving and wakes you up.

4. Avoid RSS, EMAIL or phone before 10 am. RSS, email and phone demand immediate attention. Whereas your goals and work for the day can easily be brushed to the side. If you can avoid the urgent and unimportant until 10 or 10:30, you have a fighting chance at getting all of the important tasks done.

5. Think positive thoughts not negative — Seems simple, but many people never do it. Instead of looking on the worst side, try to see the bright side. Ask yourself “what is the advantage of this situation?” “How am I benefiting from this? What am I learning?” These are all good questions that you can ask in all negative situations to turn them to the positive.

Secrets to Creating and Having a Productive and Successful Day by Melvin Feller MA

6. Take breaks — If you push on one task for too long you your work starts to suffer. It’s easy to become tired and frustrated. Therefore, every 30–45 minutes, take 5. Get up from your desk, stop what you are doing and get your mind off your work for a while. You will find you will return with more ideas and renewed energy.

7. Go for a mid-day walk — again, I am harping on the exercise. Getting a brisk walk in over lunch (even if for only 10 minutes) will get you to feeling better about your afternoon. Where most others are sitting around digesting, you can be energizing.

8. Avoid gossip — One drain on your day is gossip. It may seem fun and exciting to learn some juicy tidbit about your officemate or boss. However, good gossip is always negative talk. Negative talk starts the pendulum swinging toward negativity.

9. List your top 5–7 objectives for the day and break the list down to three — It is good to get in the habit of making lists, it’s bad to make long lists. If you have more than five items on your list, break it down to the top three things (you can always go back and edit in another task or two). However, with a list of 20 things, how can you not be overwhelmed? Three is a manageable, magical number. Break your list down to three. Anybody can do just three things right?

10. Be slow to react to other people’s “urgent” requests. When someone else asks you for help, to do a project or to meet some other urgent need, practice saying, “what’s your deadline on this? Or when do you need this done?” Then schedule that day. Most people when asked one of those questions realize it is not as urgent and will set a future date. That way, you can go back to working on one of your top three activities.

Finally, it is so easy to leave the office, only to get home and start working again. In addition, even if you are not engaged in this pattern, it is very easy for work and stresses from the day to linger in your mind well beyond 5 p.m.

To help reduce stress and provide closure on your day, Melvin Feller suggests developing a mental shut down of your day. Specifically, Melvin Feller recommends spending two to three minutes writing down what you have accomplished that day; feeling a sense of progress has been shown in research to be the most powerful motivator at work. Then spend two to three minutes planning the following day, which helps provide a sense of control, another great motivator, and mental closure.

If you have a spare minute left, express gratitude for someone, in the form of an email or a text message. Gratitude has been shown repeatedly to be an effective mood elevator.

Melvin Feller MA Business Consultant, Business Owner, Entrepreneur and MBA

Melvin Feller is known as “The Entrepreneur’s Mentor” because Melvin walks his talk. Melvin Feller has been there and done that and more importantly, Melvin Feller knows how to transfer the skill set for success. This is main reason that he has been the sought after coach to hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, Realtors, real estate investors and service professional internationally. Melvin Feller’s main talent is to show you how the step by step process to build and enjoy a successful 6-figure plus business while having a balanced life. Melvin Feller maintains offices in Texas and Oklahoma.

Melvin Feller MA is in Texas and in Oklahoma. Melvin Feller founded Melvin Feller Business Group in the 1970s to help individuals and organizations achieve their specific Victory. Victory as defined by the individual or organization are achieving strategic objectives, exceeding goals, getting results or desired outcomes. He has extensive experience assisting businesses achieve top and bottom line results. He has broad practical experience creating WINNERS in many organizations and industries. He has hands-on experience in executive leadership, operations, logistics, sales, program management, organizational development, training, and customer service. He has coached teams to achieve results in strategic planning, business development, organizational design, sales, and customer response and business process improvement. He has prepared and presented many workshops nationally and internationally.

President of Melvin Feller Business Group With over three decades of executive coaching, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience.