Action Tips:Make productivity intentional by understandingwhat makes you tick: your skills, strengths andpassion: why you do what you are doing.YOUR PASSIONS+SKILLS+YOUR WHY +HIGHERPURPOSE+GREAT VALUE TO OTHERS = INSPIREDPRODUCTIVITY
2. Mini Power-ListsARE YOU OVERWHELMED BYBIG LISTS?
Take your tasks and make a small power list of 3 to 5 items thatyou need to get done today.Complete the items on the power list one after one and check them off.What are the projects and the tasks that need attention and prioritytoday?DO LESS, ENJOY MORE!
3. Overcome Analysis-paralysis byRestricting Unlimited Choice andAllowing a Time Frame for ActionEv!+ )f %&r! &+ ."! r),". .r#0*,%&(( ,!. r+ &v!r )f %& 7$. $). ."!r!-W)(( R&,!r$
RESEARCH done by Dr. Barry Schwartz explainsthat too much CHOICE =LESS HAPPINESS AND MOREPARALYSIS.
Opportunity cost or the cost of notchoosing one choice with an uniqueset of benefits over another cansignificantly reduce our happinesslevels.
Also, having too much choice skyrocketsour expectationsand producesless satisfaction with making the onechoice.
Action Tips:Be decisive!SOME CHOICE=GOODMORE CHOICE= NOT BETTER!Restrict your choices and set up a time frame foryou to analyze and make a firm decision.
4. The Lean Startup ProductivityLessons: Stop Spinning Your Wheelsand Take a New ApproachIn his wonderful book, The Lean Startup, authorEric Ries describes the Lean Startup process =BUILD, MEASURE, LEARN.
= A quick launch or BUILD+Measurement of results or MEASURE+Learning from the data or LEARNThe Lean Startup MethodA8!r .")$ pr&0!$$, R)!$ -!$0r)b!$ ."#. %& 0#+ !)."!rp!r$!v!r! &r p)v&.. If ). )$ w&r*)+, %& p!r$!v!r! #+-/&v! #"!#- #+- )f ). )$ +&., %& p)v&. #+- -&$&/!.")+, -)!r!+..
HOW CAN WEAPPLY LESSONSFROM THE LEANSTARTUP TO OURPRODUCTIVITY?
Launch QUICKLYTEST it out, MEASURE AND GATHER FEEDBACKBased on the feedback, you LEARNand thendecide to make changes or go all out with whatyou have.
Imagine the productivity boost you will receive if you were anADAPTIVE learner and took quick action and were unafraidof metrics and feedback.Taking advantage of feedback to pivot or persevere gives you atremendous productivity boost.
Action Tips:Take quick actions towards your initialprototype.Measure what you have accomplished by actualfeedback from peers or customers.Pivot and change or persevere and moveforward. ADAPTIVE LEARNING=MOREPRODUCTIVITY
5. Bust Through the CommonAssumptions and Beliefs That Do NotServe YouIf %& w#+. $&/!.")+, +!w, %& "#v!.& $.&p -&)+, $&/!.")+, &(- P!.!rF. Dr0*!r
WE SEE LIFE THROUGHOUR FILTERS OFPERCEPTION ANDBELIEF!
OUR BELIEFS ANDPERCEPTIONS CAN TUNNELVISION OUR THINKING!
DO YOU HAVE PRE-CONCEIVED IDEASABOUT PRODUCTIVITY?TASK IS EASY ORDIFFICULT...
ENEMIES OF HAPPY PRODUCTIVITY= Fear,Doubt, Overwhelm, Procrastination and aLack of confidence.
TAKE charge of your thinkingprocess, your emotions, yourbeliefs, behavior and address alack of inspired action= You canbe highly productive!
LAUNCH UNINHIBITEDand UNLEASH THEPOWER OF ACTIONTO BECOME HAPPILYPRODUCTIVE!
Action TipsBecome aware of assumptions and beliefs that youhave prevented you to be happily productive.Take charge of your thinking, emotions, behavior andaction power.By developing more inner-vibrance and by addressingfear, doubt, overwhelm and self-confidence, you openthe field for happy and amazing productivity.
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In an engaging and short TED talk, Derek Sivers says that theopposite of what we think might also be true somewhere else. Theexample he gives is that streets have names and city blocks do not inthe US while in Japan, streets do not have names but blocks do.