Good work habits are what help us overcome the inevitable “who cares?” inertia that can develop from being under the thumb of a Bad Boss.
Good work habits are the ways you help yourself achieve your job goals when your boss won’t-can’t-wouldn’t ever support them, much less nurture and guide you towards them.
Sonia Simone, co-founder and CMO of Copyblogger Media, suggests a simple productivity structure that makes it easy to develop good habits:
“There are really just two elements to any successful productivity system. One, figure out what you need to do next on any given project. Don’t put ‘Launch my e-book’ on your to-do list; put ‘Write outline’ or ‘Research my primary topic’ or ‘Talk with Blogger X about a guest post to promote.’…
“String those actions together and you come up with finished projects. . .
“Which leads us to the second key element: Two, block out chunks of uninterruptible time to focus on your most important project. Once you’ve identified the next action to take, you need to block out time on your calendar and make an unbreakable commitment to doing it. . . Consistency and focus are much more important than the raw number of hours you spend.”