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Wouldn’t it be great if enthusiasm and passion could protect us from failure? Eventually, it happens to every entrepreneur—a setback. Maybe a new product line didn’t sell, or perhaps an emergency drained your cash reserves. Before you can step up after a setback you must accept that missteps, mistakes and messiness are part of the entrepreneur experience. This is especially important for many women entrepreneurs who tend to let perfectionist or people pleasing tendencies lead them to unrealistic standards and harsh self-judgments.

Being productive should feel good. If you tend to procrastinate and worry about the things you feel you should be doing, it’s a sign that you may associate productivity with pain.

Luckily, you can change your mindset about productivity and implement habits that make productivity enjoyable.

Try these tips to maximizing your productivity:

1. Every morning tackle the top three things you are putting off

When women succeed, the global economy grows. The crucial role of women in achieving prosperity and the need for gender equality was acknowledged by the world’s 20 leading economies (G20) ) in 2015, with the launch of an engagement group W20. Established in 1999, the G20 meets annually to discuss key financial issues affecting the global economy.

Decision-making is the fourth composite scale that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions.

These competencies make up the decision-making area of the model:

  • Problem Solving
  • Reality Testing
  • Impulse Control

How do you solve problems when your emotions are running rampant? Well you can’t turn off your emotions like a light switch, but it is important to manage them before and during the solving problem process - that way you are able to use the information your emotions are providing you to help, not hurt the decision-making process.