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5 Productivity Hacks Every CEO Should Know

By Amy Ouzoonian



As a CEO, who struggles with balancing the demands on my mom life with my work schedule, and navigating having bipolar disorder, I know how valuable it is to get into a good routine, or find a great hack, like habit-stacking. Balancing the needs of your business, team, and personal life requires not just dedication but smart strategies to enhance productivity and focus. Here are five productivity hacks that have been game-changers for me in navigating the challenges of leadership.


1. Embrace the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique has been a revelation in managing my time effectively. By breaking my work into focused 25-minute intervals, each followed by a short break, I've been able to maintain a high level of concentration and prevent burnout. This method not only boosts productivity but also helps in prioritizing tasks and managing distractions.


2. Leverage Clean Email for Inbox Management

As a CEO, my inbox can be overwhelming, but Clean Email has been a lifesaver. This tool organizes and cleans up your inbox, categorizing emails and allowing you to manage them in bulk. By reducing clutter and highlighting important messages, Clean Email has helped me stay on top of my communications without getting bogged down by the mountain of emails we get from marketing we never signed up for.


3. Set Clear Daily Goals

Starting each day with a clear set of goals has been instrumental in keeping me focused and productive. By identifying my top priorities each morning, I can ensure that my energy is directed towards tasks that align with my broader objectives. This practice also provides a sense of accomplishment as I check off completed tasks, keeping me motivated throughout the day.


4. Utilize Mind Mapping for Brainstorming

Mind mapping has transformed the way I brainstorm and organize my thoughts. By visually mapping out ideas and projects, I can see connections and develop strategies more effectively. This tool is particularly useful in planning complex projects and fostering creative problem-solving. If you prefer brainstorming in a group, join me for my X space Watering the Garden. We'll be talking about productivity hacks on this audio space.


5. Practice Mindful Meditation for Clarity

Incorporating mindful meditation into my daily routine has been a game-changer for my mental clarity and focus. Taking a few minutes each day to meditate helps me clear my mind, reduce stress, and approach challenges with a calm and centered mindset. This practice has not only improved my productivity but also my overall well-being.

By integrating these productivity hacks into your routine, you can enhance your efficiency, focus, and ultimately, your effectiveness as a CEO. Remember, the key is to find what works best for you and adapt these strategies to fit your unique needs and style.


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