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Productivity Laws

  1. Productivity laws 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. ~Jim Rohn
  2. “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
  3. 4 stages ◎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?
  4. 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
  5. 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 1
  6. “ A lot of us can see, but how many of us have vision?
  7. Exercise 1 ◎Derive a mental image of your future ◉Professionally ◉Personally ◉Romantically ◉Achievements ◉Legacy ◎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 vision
  8. Exercise 2 ◎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
  9. Okay, now that its clear. What is the plan? “Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 2
  10. Exercise 3 1. Look at each component of your dream day and ask yourself – how can I make this an actuality? 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 dream real?
  11. White “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” ~Francine Jay ◎Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating ◎calendar, ◎lists, ◎reminders ◎GTDs ◎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 Start doing
  12. ◎Multitasking ◎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. ◎Perfectionism ◉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. Stop doing
  13. Can I really beat procrastination? Or my lack of inertia? Can I really start over ? 3
  14. The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything. — Warren Buffet.
  15. 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”.
  16. 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 Life.
  17. 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 .
  18. 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. ◎Forgive yourself. ◎ “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).
  19. Be Gritty ◎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. ◉Tenacious, ◉Resilience ◉Never gives up ◉Relentless
  20. “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
  21. 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?
  22. 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
  23. Its your baby….. What happens if you ignore your baby Diagram featured by • How are you nurturing your baby? • How are you feeding it? When, how often? • Who are you surrounding it with? • Ignoring the problem doesn't’t take it away?
  24. Accountability 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.
  25. As a manager Driving productivity is about removing other people’s obstacles success seekers, failure avoiders 4
  26. Driving organizational productivity ◎People are more motivated when they have choices. ◎You are only as good as your tools ◎To stay productive day-in and day-out you have to set and keep boundaries ◎Shared Vision ◎Supported team
  27. Remember - It’s not discipline and habits that get you going. Discipline is an illusion. Motivation is the cornerstone of all productivity.
  28. Resources ◎Tools: GTD Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret ◎Articles ductivity cles/productivity/15- productivity-hacks-for- procrastinators-2.html 676/15-small-things-you- can-every-day-become- highly-successful m/od/psychologytopics/tp/t heories-of-motivation.htm Books ◎The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte ◎ The Power of Less, by Leo Babuata ◎The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For
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