"Can you help me find just 10 more minutes in my day?” I was meeting a friend for a glass of wine, and this was the first question out of her mouth. No hello, no perusing the wine list and easing into this conversation. This was urgent.
When I first meet with clients and ask why they want to be productive, I always hear the standard answers: they’re losing important information in email, they want to eliminate distractions, so tasks don’t take hours to complete and/or they want to spend less time in meetings.
Your ability to think, work, and create faster, smarter, and with a more innovative edge will differentiate you from your competition. Efficiency experts know that maintaining that competitive advantage requires time, patience, drive, and the consistent refinement of your productivity strategies and tools.
You’re standing in the shower with shampoo in your hair when you remember to call your sister Caitlin about organizing the anniversary brunch for your parents. Why now? Why can’t you think about calling Caitlin when you’re near a phone? By the time you towel off and get dressed, six other things have tumbled into your mind, erasing thoughts of Caitlin for the rest of the morning.
Your ability to think, work, and create faster, smarter, and with a more innovative edge will differentiate you from your competition. Maintaining that competitive advantage requires time, patience, drive, and the consistent refinement of your productivity strategies and tools.
So much of the conversation about tapping into our personal passions and what lights up our soul has to do with being very clear, open, honest, and authentic with ourselves about what we love to do, what we’re good at, what ignites that deepest fire in our belly, and what gets us up and moving quickly.
Procrastination is a dirty word in the corporate vernacular. Procrastination is a cardinal sin in most organizations and procrastinators are often looked down upon and at times vilified. The vilification stops today! Procrastination can be a high performance tool.