Thank you for attending the Saturday workshop
It’s always impressive when people come together “after hours” to continue their own professional development and look at “how” they work, not just think about “what” they have to do. That’s what we did on Saturday, we looked at human behavior, social implications and the tools/gear/technologies that make for “MPDs” (More Productive Days).
Now that it’s Monday (or, whenever you’re reading this), what are you planning to implement? There are more ideas you can learn about and practice by clicking on the “Read and Watch” tab above, here on the website. If there is ANYthing else I can get to you, please just let me know.
The 3 -ologies of a productive day
Take the opportunity – before you change the way you work – to watch HOW you’re working. Notice how you go to safe “habits” of the three -ologies of a productive day…
Psychology, Sociology, Technology
When it comes to getting things done through the day, it’s very important to set yourself up to be “More” productive. According to a report I read, your environment (what I call Ecosystem) and tools can be responsible for up to 52% of your productivity during the day! (Here’s a link to the article.)
Now, as you head back to your office, and you’re looking to implement these ideas, I will recommend you take ONE idea and practice with it for a full 5 days. Why 5 days? Easy; it’s an easy commitment, and…within that time frame you’ll have a really good idea IF you need to continue doing that productivity idea. A great place to start: The Microsoft® Outlook® Dashboard…
And now, a BIG thank you to Qursheed and Nazi for coordinating our session together!
When it comes to being as PRODUCTIVE as possible, there IS a topic we were not able to address completely in our time together. There are three significant factors to a well-managed day. When it comes to improving your productivity, here’s a place to start: Really STUDY your “Time Management.”
A refresher: The Slide Deck
Please click the arrow-button on the bottom of the picture below to move through the slide deck from the presentation.
Do you really NEED to change?
One of the common themes in the Productivity Coaching discussions I’ve been a part of lately (for the past 12 years or so…) has been this realization that – in fact – there is too much to do. I think that it’s just about bad enough to where people are now realizing it’s time to do things differently. You see, until things are bad, there’s not need to change. What do I mean by “bad?”
– You’re not sleeping through the night
– You’re not eating healthy meals
– You’re not working on the Most Important Thingss
– You get to the end of the week, and wonder where your time went
– You get to the end of the weekend, and don’t feel rested enough to go to work on Monday
Now (and this is VERY important) you may NOT fit any of those descriptors – but, you know someone who does. A coworker? A spouse? A good, good friend? Why don’t you be a mentor to them? Buy them a copy of the book, Your Best Just Got Better, and embark on a 10-week conversation. Each week, read one chapter of the book, meet for lunch (or even a tea or latte) and chat about how they can work smarter, help themselves, stress less, and get more done.
If the above list DOES describe you, be sure to do the same; buy a book for a mentor, ask them to read it with you, meet and talk once a week.
Where do you begin?
Perhaps the most popular question I receive…
My answer is: Start where you are. Perhaps go and read chapter ONE of the book. (If your copy is at home, or you don’t have one, simply go here to see that ENTIRE chapter for free online!) I will encourage you to review the workbook AND your notes from our time together. Chances are high that you wrote some things down that are meaningful to YOU. Make sure that you act on those items that you look at and say, “That’s a good idea!”
Begin by calling this number to listen to a message I left for you:
(562) 319-4102 VIP CODE 129
What could I have done better?
You’ve got my email address, and I left you my mobile phone # as well. Please email or call anytime. If there is something you’d like to know more about, if there is something I could have done better, if there is something you’d like to know more about…let me know!
Now, go think about what you have to do, do something you’re thinking about, and then think about how that went. (That’s my hat-tip to Peter Drucker! Look him up on Wikipeda, quite the “thinker-and-doer.”)