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What is productivity, really?

Turn productivity into a habit

Better productivity requires some work on your side. It may take up to three months to form a new habit. Once it becomes a habit, it becomes easier to integrate into a routine.

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What is productivity, really?

What is productivity, really?

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Learning from others

  • Success leaves clues. That's why we can learn from the habits and methods of successful individuals. 
  • Failure does, too. So we can learn from past mistakes.   

Productivity tools to consider: 🗒

  • Create a schedule for your day and stick to it!
  • Chunk: Group like tasks together into blocks of time, then focus on those specifics. 
  • RPM: Short for Results-oriented/Purpose-driven/Massive Action Plan: a system to uncover what you want and then reap the rewards. 
  • Harness the power of habit and productivity will become second nature. 

Productivity defined

Being busy and always moving through tasks is not the same as being productive.

Productivity is getting the results you aim for with less time and effort. When you are productive, you won't be chasing deadlines or running behind schedule to get done. You'll probably be ahead of schedule.

Your aim with productivity

If you want to increase your productivity, think about what is driving you to do so. What is the purpose that's driving your actions? Is it to be a better version of yourself? Do you want to take better care of the people around you or the environment?

Your ultimate purpose will help steer you when you face challenges.

Look to others

To help you calculate productivity and increase it, find some models of what productivity means and doesn't mean to you personally.

If you desire to increase your productivity at work, model your work after a colleague known for their productivity. Ask them if they're using any tools and how they designed their structure.

Turn productivity into a habit

Better productivity requires some work on your side. It may take up to three months to form a new habit. Once it becomes a habit, it becomes easier to integrate into a routine.

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