Updated: Aug 3, 2020
Today I’m eager to send you a quick little ditty about productivity. Because I know NONE of us EVER have days when NOTHING gets done, when we feel that ANOTHER person’s agenda hijacked ours, or when we feel that we didn’t complete what was really MOST important to us. :)
I measure productivity as not just the amount you can output in a given time period, but the quality and personal meaningfulness of that output. This is about completing more of what matters.
. . . not just the amount you can output in a given time period, but the quality and personal meaningfulness of that output. This is about completing more of what matters.
“How do I do that? I barely even know what matters most to me! There’s so much to care about!”
Below are a few ways to:
Name and claim what matters most to YOU
Guard your time and agenda
Consistently complete what matters most on a daily basis
1. Name and claim what matters most to you. Having a Breakthrough Session with me will help clarify what your biggest motivators are, whether or not we end up working together. It’s a 1 hour phone call focused entirely on and you can’t mess it up. Schedule yours here. I am not only a coach but also a client of the work. Getting coached by a colleague on a weekly basis really helps me focus on what matters most.
2. Accomplish more. Take 5 minutes each morning to look over your schedule (Google Calendar, agenda book, sticky notes etc) and decide the 3 most important tasks for you to complete. (I do this during my journaling time.)
Stress is a sign that you really care.
RULE #1: Tackle the tasks that feel most stressful first because stress is a sign that you really care about that task. Plus this helps you get the difficult stuff done first!
RULE #2: People first. Prioritize tasks that increase trust and rapport with the people around you. (This eliminates that mental weight of self-assigned tasks.)
3. Guard your time and agenda. Family, friends and colleagues respect a heartfelt “no” more than a reluctant “yes”.
“No” means “yes” to something better.
“No” means “yes” to something better. When you are able to genuinely say “no” because a task is outside of your priorities, you are saying “yes” to being richly present when there are tasks, events or gatherings that align with your priorities.
Email, social media and television are pros at hijacking agendas. Set a timer for the amount of time you can afford on email, social media or television. (Timing any task increases appreciation and provides a great jump-start. I do this A LOT with writing tasks.)
Complete what matters most to you on a daily basis. Completing just one priority task is significantly better than feeling defeated at the end of the day because you just realized what really mattered to you. You’ve GOT THIS. :)
Want more? In a free breakthrough session, you’ll enjoy a 60 minute phone call focused entirely on helping you cultivate abundance, bring sexy back and show up for the people you love. Schedule your free breakthrough session here.