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  • 14WAYS TO BEAMAZINGLYPRODUCTIVELAUNCHYOURGENIUS.COM
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  • At the end of the day, do you feel GREATor you feel like a DAY has SLIPPEDby?
  • THE NEWPRODUCTIVITY=MOREAWESOME+ MOREINTERESTING+ MORE PLAY+ MORE HAPPINESS+PURPOSE
  • Imagine BEING excited,INSPIRED and engagedin doing and going ABOUT YOUR DAY!
  • MAKE WORK MORE ENGAGING!Here are a few ideas that you mightfind useful:
  • 1. Figure Out Your Why: Intentional Productivityand Understanding Who You Are and What Makesyou TickB% w"% w"#. I /!#+ )$ w"#.$ %&r prp3!,w"#.$ %&r 0#$!, w"#.$ %&r b!()!f? W"% -&!$%&r &r,#+4#.)&+ 5)$.? W"% -& %& ,!. &. &fb!- !v!r% /&r+)+, #+- w"% $"&(- #+%&+!0#r!?- S)/&+ S)+!*, A."&r &f S.#r. w)." W"%
  • Did you ever in the middle of many lattes and lists have anepiphany of slowing down and asking the question why?Why are you doing what you are doing?I call this Intentional Productivity.
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  • WHAT MAKES YOU TICK? WHAT MAKESYOU EXCITED? INSPIRED?
  • TASKS THAT MAKE YOU FEELINSPIRED=GREATPRODUCTIVITY AND GREAT FEELING
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  • Sinek explains that most organizations knowwhat they do and how they do it but veryfew can clearly explain why they do whatthey do. The why question is the purposequestion.WHY?
  • Sinek explains that The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said Ibelieve and he gave the I have a dream speech and not the Ihave a plan speech and connected with the similar beliefs ofmany others.
  • I have a dream and Ibelieve are whyquestions and I have aplan is a whatquestion.
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  • Action Tips:Make productivity intentional by understandingwhat makes you tick: your skills, strengths andpassion: why you do what you are doing.YOUR PASSIONS+SKILLS+YOUR WHY +HIGHERPURPOSE+GREAT VALUE TO OTHERS = INSPIREDPRODUCTIVITY
  • 2. Mini Power-ListsARE YOU OVERWHELMED BYBIG LISTS?
  • Take your tasks and make a small power list of 3 to 5 items thatyou need to get done today.Complete the items on the power list one after one and check them off.What are the projects and the tasks that need attention and prioritytoday?DO LESS, ENJOY MORE!
  • 3. Overcome Analysis-paralysis byRestricting Unlimited Choice andAllowing a Time Frame for ActionEv!+ )f %&r! &+ ."! r),". .r#0*,%&(( ,!. r+ &v!r )f %& 7$. $). ."!r!-W)(( R&,!r$
  • DO YOUHAVEANALYSISPARALYSIS?
  • RESEARCH done by Dr. Barry Schwartz explainsthat too much CHOICE =LESS HAPPINESS AND MOREPARALYSIS.
  • Opportunity cost or the cost of notchoosing one choice with an uniqueset of benefits over another cansignificantly reduce our happinesslevels.
  • Also, having too much choice skyrocketsour expectationsand producesless satisfaction with making the onechoice.
  • Action Tips:Be decisive!SOME CHOICE=GOODMORE CHOICE= NOT BETTER!Restrict your choices and set up a time frame foryou to analyze and make a firm decision.
  • 4. The Lean Startup ProductivityLessons: Stop Spinning Your Wheelsand Take a New ApproachIn his wonderful book, The Lean Startup, authorEric Ries describes the Lean Startup process =BUILD, MEASURE, LEARN.
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  • = A quick launch or BUILD+Measurement of results or MEASURE+Learning from the data or LEARNThe Lean Startup MethodA8!r .")$ pr&0!$$, R)!$ -!$0r)b!$ ."#. %& 0#+ !)."!rp!r$!v!r! &r p)v&.. If ). )$ w&r*)+, %& p!r$!v!r! #+-/&v! #"!#- #+- )f ). )$ +&., %& p)v&. #+- -&$&/!.")+, -)!r!+..
  • HOW CAN WEAPPLY LESSONSFROM THE LEANSTARTUP TO OURPRODUCTIVITY?
  • Launch QUICKLYTEST it out, MEASURE AND GATHER FEEDBACKBased on the feedback, you LEARNand thendecide to make changes or go all out with whatyou have.
  • Imagine the productivity boost you will receive if you were anADAPTIVE learner and took quick action and were unafraidof metrics and feedback.Taking advantage of feedback to pivot or persevere gives you atremendous productivity boost.
  • Action Tips:Take quick actions towards your initialprototype.Measure what you have accomplished by actualfeedback from peers or customers.Pivot and change or persevere and moveforward. ADAPTIVE LEARNING=MOREPRODUCTIVITY
  • 5. Bust Through the CommonAssumptions and Beliefs That Do NotServe YouIf %& w#+. $&/!.")+, +!w, %& "#v!.& $.&p -&)+, $&/!.")+, &(- P!.!rF. Dr0*!r
  • WE SEE LIFE THROUGHOUR FILTERS OFPERCEPTION ANDBELIEF!
  • OUR BELIEFS ANDPERCEPTIONS CAN TUNNELVISION OUR THINKING!
  • DO YOU HAVE PRE-CONCEIVED IDEASABOUT PRODUCTIVITY?TASK IS EASY ORDIFFICULT...
  • ENEMIES OF HAPPY PRODUCTIVITY= Fear,Doubt, Overwhelm, Procrastination and aLack of confidence.
  • TAKE charge of your thinkingprocess, your emotions, yourbeliefs, behavior and address alack of inspired action= You canbe highly productive!
  • LAUNCH UNINHIBITEDand UNLEASH THEPOWER OF ACTIONTO BECOME HAPPILYPRODUCTIVE!
  • Action TipsBecome aware of assumptions and beliefs that youhave prevented you to be happily productive.Take charge of your thinking, emotions, behavior andaction power.By developing more inner-vibrance and by addressingfear, doubt, overwhelm and self-confidence, you openthe field for happy and amazing productivity.
  • 6. The Art of Creative ProductivityY% 0,$ $&v&r #%/v& , pr%b/&1%$ !)& /&v&/ %$ w)"0) "! w,#0r&,!&-. A/b&r! E"$#!&"$
  • In an engaging and short TED talk, Derek Sivers says that theopposite of what we think might also be true somewhere else. Theexample he gives is that streets have names and city blocks do not inthe US while in Japan, streets do not have names but blocks do.
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  • 7. Manage Energy, And Not Just TimeMANAGING ENERGY IS VITAL FORHAPPY PRODUCTIVITY!
  • Happy Productivity=Manage your energybyworking out, eatingright, stayinghydrated and feelinggreat
  • Understand your naturalrhythm and cycle foroptimal productivity.
  • When DO you have high energyand when you are able to workyour best?What are some of the habits andprocesses that allow you to beproductive?
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  • What does your work space look like? Does itreflectwho you are or does it make you feellike something is amiss?
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  • In some of the most highly productive and Innovative companies, work spaces have been recognized to bevital for the continued creative and inspired productivity of the organization.The philosophy at Google is collaboration and innovation and their work spaces reflect thataspect of the company ideology. They make it very easy to talk and cross pollinate ideas.
  • In the highly innovative companyIDEO, workspaces are designedto collaborate, improvise, build,and iterate.
  • In IDEO, There are carts withmaterials and objects to quicklyprototype an idea, whiteboardsand stick-it notes everywhere toengage in innovative brainstorming.
  • Action Tips:What does your workspace look like? Does it reflect yourpersonality and allow you to be effortlessly productive?Take a few moments to reorganize your work space,declutter or add elements that inspire your productivity.Pay attention to various elements of your workspace suchas color, tools, music and clutter. Do the various elementsinspire you to be happily productive?
  • W"#. -&!$ %&r pr&-0.)v).% $.r0.r! (&&* ()*!?D& %& b!,)+ w&r*)+, #+- 0&+.)+! w&r*)+, f&r5.!+-!- p!r)&-$ &f .)/! w)."&. .#*)+, br!#*$#+- $/#(( )+.!rrp.)&+$?9. Increase Productivity by Schedulingand Taking short Breaks
  • The study indicates that taking short breaks orbrief diversions from a task increases focusand hence the productivity of a task.A recent study in the journal Cognition at the University of Illinois atUrbana Campaign by Lleras and Ariga attempts to answer the questionwhether breaks are essential or detrimental for keeping us focused on atask.
  • Action Tips:You increase focus and productivity by takingshort breaks or brief diversions.Work intensely for a certain period of time andthen take a very short break, move around anddivert your attention away from your workbefore getting back.
  • 10. Take a walking meeting: productivechange of surroundingsChanging surroundings=MORE productivity?
  • In Persuasion expert, Dr. B J Foggs tiny habits program, change of habitsis facilitated by tiny actions and a change of context or environment.Changing the context or surrounding is a great way to inspire creativeproductivity and infuse your work with much required fresh air.
  • I believe that changing the environment isa wonderful way to inspire andsupercharge your productivity.IDEO uses this principle continuously.Workspaces CHANGE and environments areremodeled to stimulate innovation.
  • In Business Innovator Nilofer Merchants TED talk, shesuggests that the next time you have a one-on-onemeeting, make it a walking meeting and allow the ideas toflow as you walk
  • WALKING MEETINGS= GREAT FORHEALTH + GREAT FOR PRODUCTIVITY
  • Ar! %& $& )+v!$.!- )+ ."! &.0&/! ."#. %& #r!+#b(! .& f&0$ &+ -&)+, &."!r pr&7!0.$ #+- .#$*$?A+0)!+. w)$-&/ .!#0"!$ $ ."#. w! $"&(- +&."!$).#.! .& .#*! #0.)&+, -& &r v!r% b!$. w&r* #+-."!+ r!()+q)$" &r #..#0"/!+. .& ."! w&r*.11. Detach yourself from the outcome, allowdifferent versions of the answer
  • SOW THE SEEDS AND TAKE OFYOUR FIELD AND THEN STOPOBSESSING ABOUT THE OUTCOME!
  • LESS WORRY= MORE GREATWORK= MORE PRODUCTIVITY
  • In tibetan custom, elaborate mandalas or multicolor designs are madepainstakingly for many days with colored sand. The final product isastonishing. However, after they have been completed, they aredestroyed to depict the impermanence of life and the detachmentthat we need to bring to life.
  • Action Tips:Worry less and do more.Become detached to the outcome of your work andspend the mental energy on another projectFocus your time and attention on what you can do,improve and improvise.Let go of obsessing over the outcome of a project.Instead focus on making your work more amazingfrom feedback.
  • If w! !+,#,! )+ &."!r -)$.r#0.)&+$ $& fr!q!+.(% ."#. w!#r! +#b(! .& f&0$ &+ 0r!#.)v! pr&-0.)v).%, ). /#% b!.)/! .& r!-0! ."! -)$.r#0.)&+$.12. Eliminate or minimize Excessivedistractions
  • Unitasking can be mindful,engaging, inspiring and highlysatisfying.You may have entered into that amazing stateof flow at some point in your life.
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