At some point productivity peaks, then you just need to resolve to get more rest and leisure. In case you’re not there just yet I have a few ideas to share with you.
First up is a video I created with the help of my talented uncle at 1 Minute Reel. You’ll notice we took a different approach with this video adding in more variation. It’s not my usual straight talking-head style. Hope you get something from it.
Now if you make HABU your mantra, you may not get
more done, but you will get more important work done that moves your business forward. We can always find more work to do, right? That’s not the issue. It’s what ranks at the top of the list. That’s what you should be doing most of the time. The less important work will get done eventually or not at all. It’s not important. Get it?
Speaking of lists, Fast Company recently released an article where they talk about the 6 things the most productive people do daily. That title caught my attention. Turns out it’s a good piece. Here are the few I’m on board with now:
– Start the day with a morning routine. Have you been with me since the Miracle Morning days? I keep hearing this again and again. In fact, I just watched a video from Will Marre, who was a right-hand person to Stephen Covey at Franklin Templeton when they were huge, in which he says the same thing. If your morning routine is getting ready and rushing out the door with coffee, here’s encouragement to add a step or two to read something uplifting, write something you’re grateful for, meditate, exercise, journal, affirm yourself, and have a healthy breakfast. If you only changed this one part of your life in 2017, it could have a profound effect on each day.
– Productive people practice self-care. I joined the gym for the first time in years late last month. No more talking about it. I’ve got the rest, diet, and proper amounts of stress parts down, but the exercise part always remained on the horizon. Until now. I’ve been to the gym 3 times so far. Not a lot because as I was getting in to a new rhythm, I got the flu. First time in 16 years!
Funny how big roadblocks appear as you get closer to a goal. I recognize it and it’s fine. Once I’m healthy again I’m going back. What about you? Which part of self-care are you neglecting? You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking”. Maybe this is the year to get a desk that elevates or one of those Wurf boards. Or you start meditating with a tool like Headspace. No matter how healthy you are now, I’m willing to bet there’s something more you can do in 2017. Vow to do more. Self-care and productivity are linked.
Those are just 2 of the 6 things successful people do daily. You can read about these and the other 4 on Fast Company’s website.
Michael Neuendorff is a versatile business coach, trainer and speaker. He helps professionals and small business owners grow personally and professionally through a combination of new knowledge, more purposeful action, and a fresh mindset. Michael specializes in the areas of sales, online marketing, public speaking, and strategic planning. Michael holds an Advertising degree from Arizona State University.