Productivity laws is about understanding yourself and your team. Learn how to watch your thoughts to overcome procrastination. Use visioning to achieve desired goals. Mastering oneself by focusing on what you need to do to get what you want
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on
you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work
on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
“5 second rule.
◎ Doing the things you don’t want to
do to get what you want
◎No emergency break.
1 : 400,000,000,000,000
◎Stage 1: Where am I going?
◎Stage 2: How can I get there?
◎Stage 3: What is stopping me?
◎Stage 4: How can I help my team?
Motivation is the force that initiates, guides and
maintains goal-oriented behaviors. It is what
causes us to take action, whether to grab a
snack to reduce hunger or enroll in college to
earn a degree. The forces that lie beneath
motivation can be biological, social, emotional
or cognitive in nature
What am I really trying to achieve? Why
do I need to achieve it?
Where am I going?
“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what
should not be done at all.” ~ Peter Drucker
◎Derive a mental image of your future
◎Having “vision” is the ability to perceive or project a vivid mental image of
your future, and crafting, breaking down and setting goals…..your personal
◎This exercise should be fun because it’s all
about dream actualization – concocting your
biggest, greatest dream for yourself
◉Take a look at your calendar and pick a
day. It could be today, then flip forward to
that same day a year from now and imagine
what your most optimal day looks like
Okay, now that its clear. What
is the plan?
“Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” ~
1. Look at each component of your dream day
and ask yourself – how can I make this an
2. What would need to happen?
3. What would I need to do?
4. What would I need to possibly change
about myself or my outlook to make this
“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”
◎Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating
◎Stop guessing and start backing up your decisions with data - did
you know that most people are more easily distracted from noon to 4PM
the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum.
Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” ~ Peter Drucker
◎Checking email--- watsapp, fb throughout the day
◎ Putting off your most important work until later in the day
◎Under-planning ---figuring it out as you go along wastes a huge
amount of time.
◎No vampires -- the negative souls who steal your enthusiasm
◎Over planning ---Just do it, those are enough suggestions as to
how…lets get it done.
◉They spend more time than required on a task.
◉They procrastinate and wait for the perfect moment. In business,
if it is the perfect moment, you are too late.
◉They miss the big picture while being too focused on small things.
◎Quit stalling, the perfect moment is NOW.
Can I really beat procrastination?
Or my lack of inertia?
Can I really start over ?
Change your tone
I don’t instead of I can’t. I will instead of I can
◎The students who told themselves “I can’t eat X”
chose to eat the chocolate candy bar 61% of the time.
Meanwhile, the students who told themselves “I don’t
eat X” chose to eat the chocolate candy bars only 36%
of the time. This simple change in terminology
significantly improved the odds that each person would
make a more healthy food choice.
◎Next time you need to avoid saying yes, say “I don’t”.
Fear of failing
More often than laziness, the root of
procrastination is the fear of not
doing a good job, says British
philosopher and author Alain de
Botton on his website, The Book of
Stop doing everything yourself
◎Nothing great in life is achieved alone. Especially in
business, success isn’t a solo act. This character trait is akin
to “surrounding yourself with better people.”
◎It takes teamwork to make the dream work.
◎Understand The Power Of “Leverage” Billionares do
what they do best and get others to do the rest .
Learn to Laugh at Yourself
◎Its really okay to fail, how quickly you pick yourself up
however is the life and death question that you need to watch.
◎ “If you can laugh at yourself, you can forgive
yourself,” says Rev. Susan Sparks. “And if you can forgive
yourself, you can forgive others.” You can’t go more than 2
minutes in a conversation with either Oprah without them
smiling and belting out a laugh (typically at their expense).
◎The key is not just having the stomach for failure, but
having the strength to face what feels like an endless
amount of resistance… and still move forward.
◉Never gives up
“We begin to work only when the fear of doing nothing at all exceeds
the fear of not doing it very well … And that can take time,” he writes
What do you stand to lose?
◎If you gave up today?
◎If you never tried again?
◎If you settled for average?
◎If you never pushed yourself again?
◎If you took time off?
◎If you wait for another 6 months?
Take No Days Off (Completely)
◎This is your baby and its growing up
poorly or greatly as you watch.
◎Whatever you choose it will come
back to you
Its your baby…..
What happens if you ignore your baby
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• How are you nurturing your
• How are you feeding it? When,
• Who are you surrounding it
• Ignoring the problem doesn't’t
take it away?
Whoa! Distractible people get more done when there is
someone else there, even if he isn’t coaching or assisting
them.” If you’re facing a task that is dull or difficult, such as
cleaning out your closets or pulling together your receipts
for tax time, get a friend to be your body double.
As a manager
Driving productivity is about removing
other people’s obstacles
success seekers, failure avoiders
Driving organizational productivity
◎People are more motivated
when they have choices.
◎You are only as good as
◎To stay productive day-in
and day-out you have to set
and keep boundaries
Remember - It’s not discipline
and habits that get you going.
Discipline is an illusion.
Motivation is the cornerstone of
Getting Things Done: The
Art of Stress-Free
Productivity, by David
◎The Desire Map, by
◎ The Power of
Less, by Leo Babuata
◎The Purpose Driven
Life: What on Earth Am
I Here For