191: 4 Productivity Strategies to Ease your Mind


There is a perception that people who are productive are also retentive.  It’s safe to say that people who are less productive feel they missed out on some nebulous genetic lotto.  Their belief is that those who are productive are born that way or benefitted from strict upbringing.

The truth is productivity, like anything, is open to all.  Regardless of genetics everyone has the capability to be productive.  It is a learned skill that can be honed and fostered in anyone.

However, there is one thing that separates the productive from the less efficient and that is the ability to think outside the confines of the status quo.  For example, the workplace fosters a misperception that email it the cornerstone of communication and productivity.  The common thought is that you should be accessible to everyone on their schedule, succumbing to their perceived urgencies.  Email is anything less than productive.  It is an energy drain and anyone who wishes to embrace productivity limits it extensively.  But again, common thought is that email is the backbone to every organization.

Listen today as I discuss four strategies for increasing your productivity.  Along with that I will reveal one of my top online productivity tools.  All this on ZEN commuter. 

Quote of the Day

"Productivity is never an accident.  It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort" - Paul J Meyer

Topics discussed in this episode

  • The difference between busy and productive
  • How to achieve focus 
  • The benefit of lessening interruptions
  • Determining the best practice and sticking with it
  • How to be non conventional to achieve productivity
  • Review of Focus@will


Share Your Productivity Strategy In the Comments Section to Win 3 Months of Focus@Will

I want to start a discussion with ZEN commuters about their productivity strategies and also give one lucky submitter 3 MONTHS FREE of Focus@Will.  Simply share your strategy for productivity below in the comments section.  On Valentines Day I will choose one winner of a Focus@Will 3 MONTH subscription.

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