The 4th Pillar of Personal Development for Change Agents: Productivity

Uncategorized Jul 21, 2021
 

  The more strongly you feel called to serve something larger than yourself, the more strongly you’ll feel out of alignment when you feel unproductive. Getting the right things done is key to living a life of joy and impact. This is why Productivity is Pillar #4 among the 7 Pillars of Personal Development for Change Agents. 

 

Each of these pillars of personal development builds on the others 

Purpose (Pillar #1), Priority (Pillar #2) and plenty of energy from your personal Powerplant (Pillar #3) are all prerequisites for your Productivity, but  they are not a guarantee.  We live in a world that is full of more  distractions than ever. Many of us haven't done enough to build a system that helps us focus powerfully on what's important now and crank out productive output whenever and wherever we need to. This video and the accompanying worksheet will help you on the HOW of getting more of the right things done.  It will guide you through the process of creating a personalized system for dropping into a highly productive flow state on demand. 

Productivity Principles

  1. If you’re just getting started, begin your day with a meeting with your future self to help dial in your purpose, your priority and your powerplant—your productivity is built on these pillars!
  2. For most of us, productive freedom thrives with structure: make your peace with a daily routine
  3. Schedule your work blocks for your neurological “peak time”
  4. Big rocks first: start your day by working your highest priority outputs, before consuming inputs (email, social media, news)
  5. Use focused productive sprints (e.g. the pomodoro method) to short circuit distractions
  6. Take deep and total breaks in between your productive sprints
  7. Track your progress and celebrate your wins!

Download the worksheet for a step by step process for getting into a productive flow state on demand. 

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