3 Things to Make Time for Every Day

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If you are looking for ways to motivate yourself, try adding these 3 things to your daily routine that KMG Consultants uses every day. They will help you to increase your productivity, motivation, and will ultimately lead to a healthier you—both physically and mentally.

Become an early riser and early sleeper.

As the saying goes, “early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Getting enough sleep is incredibly important for maintaining physical and mental health, and going to bed early helps ensure that you are getting enough rest.

Starting your day off earlier also has a large number of benefits. First, it will provide you with adequate time in the morning to prepare for work and the rest of your day. Don’t skip your breakfast, shower, morning coffee, or other essential things in your morning routine because you stayed up late! Additionally, waking up early will give you time to fully wake up and get your mind working at peak efficiency. At KMG Consultants, we believe an early riser always gets the worm!

Start every day with meditation or focused thought.

Does your mind tend to wander during the day? Meditation or other focusing exercises can help clear your mind of distractions and fill it instead with motivation and purpose. This is a great way to start your day, and it can also be an effective tool to use during the middle of your workday if you start to lose focus.

Make time for regular physical activity.

Exercising regularly is important to maintaining personal health. You don’t have to exercise every single day, but you should try to add exercise to your normal schedule to ensure that you are getting active enough. If your schedule is jam packed, consider simply adding in a brisk 15-30 minute walk during your lunch hour or break.

On top of the obvious physical benefits of physical activity and exercise, there are mental benefits as well. For starters, exercise releases endorphins in your body, which trigger positive emotions.

Getting your blood flowing can also be an excellent way to release physical and emotional stress—making you more prepared to take each day head on. Regularly scheduled exercise time provides an opportunity for solace and introspection while improving physical health at the same time.

What essential things do you make time for everyday?

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6 Steps to More Productive Meetings

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Everyone loves a great business meeting at KMG Consultants

KMG Consultants is a sales and business consulting firm located in Southfield, MI.

Whether you’re leading a board room presentation or meeting a network contact over lunch it is important that you maximize your time and leave everyone involved confident in the direction that the meeting took. At KMG Consultants, we strive to have interesting and informative business meetings regularly. Here are 6 simple steps you can employ before, during, and after each of your professional meetings that will help make them more productive:

  1. Ask Yourself If A Meeting Is Necessary: Most meetings are unnecessary and can be handled with email or through one on one conversation. Before you pull everyone involved from their work assignments step back and ask yourself if a meeting is essential to achieving the project goals.
  1. Dedicate Your Space: By having a dedicated space for meetings you can arrange the furniture to be more conducive to conversation and collaboration. If you don’t have access to a conference room then at the very least take a few moments before the meeting to organize your surroundings. 
  1. Embrace Technology: Gone are simple handouts, we live in the age of the web and dynamic multimedia. Whether it is projecting your computer screen on the wall or incorporating audio and video into your presentations, when you incorporate technology into your meetings you can quickly gain and hold the attention of the participants and express complex ideas in an accessible way.

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  1. Encourage Collaboration: By assigning tasks and benchmarks to your meetings people will remain engaged during the entire process. Remember to ask questions and to listen to everyone involved in the meeting in order to properly address any concerns that they may have. 
  1. Keep it Short: Schedule your meetings and stick to the schedule because every moment you are in the meeting is a moment you are not working. Additionally, remember to give plenty of notice to the participants so everyone has enough time to prepare and maximize their contributions.
  1. Pre-visualization & Post-assessment: During your preparation be sure to outline your goals for the meeting as well as the talking points you wish to cover. Not only will this help keep the meeting short but it will also ensure that the audience is engaged. After the meeting is over revisit your outline and assess whether or not you achieved the goals you set out to. Adjust your preparation routine for the next meeting to address the weaknesses you’ve identified. 

By implementing these tips into your daily routine you are sure to discover improvements not only in your time management skills but in the quality of the work you and your team produce as well.