Dragons’ Den Star Kelly Hoppen’s Top Seven Productivity TipsDecember 12, 2017
Iget up at 6am and have hot water and lemon, followed by a double espresso. I watch the news, do all my international emails, then I go to the gym for an hour. Once I’ve showered I look at the responses from some of the emails, fire off another 30 or 40, get dressed and go to the studio.
Everyday is different, but the start of my day is always the same because it works for me. It gets my mind into a certain way of thinking. Everyone has to find their own thing – some people don’t like getting up in the morning so the idea of working out early is the worst for them. In my team, everybody eats healthily and they’re into training, swimming, running or whatever – and I love that.
As a boss you employ people who have the same values and are on the same wavelength. I’ve also created spaces in the workplace where people stop and have lunch together. I’m very lucky that everyone in my company all see each other outside of work.
Positivity is absolutely key. I always say good morning to everybody, and once or twice a week I sit down with people in the company, with the aim of generating positivity, excitement and passion.
Early on in my career, a life coach explained to me that your business will grow if everybody in it has the responsibility of running their own projects. Everyone on my team is empowered to be their own boss.
Here are my productivity tips: