Here is a punch list of some ReNew Productivity Hacks. Feel free to add what is working for you.
Time is your life and your greatest resource
Block time for wellness during tax season and to work ON your firm. Make the firm #1 Client
Start with No. If it’s not a Heck yes.. it’s no
Have at least one day a week with no meetings
Ask yourself.. if I don’t go to this meeting will it matter?
If it can be accomplished in a quick phone call, avoid the meeting
Check email at certain times of the day NOT all day long
Send your clients a list of who to contact at your firm for certain things eg copies of returns etc.
Remind yourself you can’t care more than the client
Define success for tax season. eg don’t just survive
Ask your team often.. what are we doing that is NOT making the firm #1 client
Set a goal for each morning
Set a goal for each afternoon
Plan each week on Friday or over the weekend before the next week
Delete social media from your phone
Dramatically reduce news consumption
Start your day with the tasks you aren’t excited about doing eg hard phone calls, a tax return you have been avoiding, tough team member conversation
Laugh everyday. Eg. little youtube clips.. in fact, better to start the day with a laugh than news
Put vacation time / you time on your calendar first for the new year. Make it immovable time and do not allow anyone to schedule over it
Reward yourself. Give yourself something to look forward to when you achieve a target or a milestone
Don’t sacrifice good enough for the case of perfect.