In this second episode I discuss strategies that will help you stave off overwhelm and be immensely more productive. But these are not just productivity tips...Download Podcast
How to effortlessly increase your productivity.
In this second episode I discuss strategies that will help you stave off overwhelm and be immensely more productive. They are not just "productivity tips", although such tips are useful.
The strategies I share here, from the seemingly strange (hugging a book, putting an apple on the floor), to the more classic, will give you laser focus and will make sure you smell the roses along the way, too.
In this second episode, I encourage you to pay attention to the little things that keep you going and give you a boost of positivity and energy.
The art of putting things out of your mind
Because there will always be something left undone and nagging at us, we need frameworks to make sure these things are accounted for, not forgotten. And we need to find effective ways of putting them out of our minds, in order to focus on priority tasks.
That's the real aim of time management tips: how to keep your mind free of clutter and distractions, so that you can power through your to-do list.
How do you know what you should do next?
But what if you're not sure what the next step is? I also talk about how important it is to give yourself space to think - you don't have to have all the answers right now, but you need to make the time to stop and think about where you're headed, what you want to achieve, and what is one thing you can do to step forward.
Just one thing that you know you can do : this erases the fear, by breaking down a big project into manageable parts.
The power of soft deadlines
You will also learn how to leverage the immense power of soft deadlines and calendar events like monthly meetings. Whenever I give this tip in seminars, the change in physiology in the audience is a joy to witness: people get that glimmer in their eye, they stand taller, and suddenly their dreams seem closer!
Five-year, ten-year goals, new year's resolutions: these are all very well and you should think about them. But focus on what you can do between now and exactly one month from now.
Choose your own adventure
Productivity tips are not about running faster in the hamster wheel - they are about reaching the goals that really inspire you. One tip that I talk about in the podcast is this: one month from now, one year from now, what do you want to answer when people ask "So, what have you been up to?" Craft your answer and be as specific as you can.
Because somebody at some point is certainly going to ask you "So, what have you been up to?"
And you certainly don't want your answer to be "Oh, well, not much, I guess..."
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