74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis.
That’s a huge number considering the fact that most people are on a job they don’t really love.
Productivity has to do with creating value. It is the balance of input and output. Personal productivity will then mean what you do to create or receive value.
On this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast, we discuss how to increase your personal productivity as part of the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’
SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCUSS:
THE POWER OF THE LIST:
2 kinds of list: to-do list; and the to-be list. We almost always have a lot of things we want to do. Keeping those things in your head won’t help your personal productivity productivity. The best way I’ve handled this is to write things down. Notes on your mobile device should be enough for this. Blackberry, Android, iPhone etc.
Time has various levels of quality. First, you have to make the best of each kind of time. And second, you have to try to make your time higher quality. I use a printed Calendar block to schedule my time.
As unavoidable as interruptions may be, you can control them. Set clear boundaries and communicate it clearly to your colleagues, friends and associates. If your email is a load on your neck, turn off internet connection when you have to. Doing things like this doesn’t mean you’re avoiding interruptions, it does mean you’re controlling them and not allow them control you.
THE PRODUCTIVE SLEEP:
The effectiveness of a 10 minutes nap. The thing is that postponed rest never comes until you’re forced to by, maybe, a break down.
“The real productivity problem people have is procrastination,” someone says. What is procrastination? It simply is the counsel that plays in your head telling you ‘it can always be done later.’ Click here to read on how to beat the counsel of until.
TAKE THE ENERGY TEST:
74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis. Take this energy test to figure out where you need to focus your energy
THE MYTH OF PERFECTIONISM:
The myth of Perfectionism is the mother of frustration. It you need to do it all, get started first, make adjustments as you go on.
MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE
The Energy Test – Take it here for free
THANK YOU OF THE WEEK
Coach Sam Obafemi of Barnabas House
Segun Akiode whose birthday was the day we recorded this episode
Sam Semako of CareerWise Consults
Oludami of LucrativePen
Mayowa Ajisafe of AuthorsCrib
OlaPurpose James Asu
John Obidi of ObidiSocial
Ebuja Jon de Pol of AskEbuka
Ade Olowojoba of Opportunities for Youth
Treasure Kalu InsipiringTeekay
Oyinye God’s Own Diva
Onyekachi Umendu (Non-Conformist)
LET’S HEAR FROM YOU
Which of these tips is your takeaway, something you will go and apply right away to your life to move it forward?