Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:
- Being productive is really not about “getting things done” and MORE about doing what’s inside your desire zone.
- You’ve got your big “time savers” like productivity software, your smartphone, your hacks—but how is that all working out for you? These “resources” are actually cutting into your time!
- You can transform your entire routine by defining your Ideal Week [26:39] (I know because I did it!).
- There are four rituals you need to set yourself up for success. My guess is you are doing maybe one or two of these (at best) right now. So let’s UP your game.
What if you stopped telling yourself you needed to be more productive, and instead, focused on being free—to focus, be present, spontaneous, to do nothing. I know, kind of crazy, right? But that’s EXACTLY what my very special guest, Michael Hyatt, and I tackle today.
A quick bonus for listening:
I wanted you to see how the Ideal Week exercise (listen here to understand the concept of an Ideal Week) is working for me, including my morning and workday rituals. Click play below to watch how I am now planning out my week.
You’ll want to check out Michael’s new training:
So many times you are doing things in the name of “productivity” that are actually making you feel more overwhelmed and discouraged. I want you to start making real progress and feel in control. Michael will talk all about that and more in his free training, “The 7 Deadly Sins of Productivity: The Hidden Habits Undermining Your Performance (And How to Change Them).” Sign up here for free before it’s too late!
Check out these podcast highlights:
- You want to live your life in ONE out of four zones. [5:42]
- How to provide a “positive no.” [12:22]
- Tips to automate tasks (beyond just using technology). [15:44]
- How to really structure your morning routine. [16:22]
- The first step to optimizing delegation that so many miss. [22:22]
- Your different “stage times” and how to allocate time for each. [26:51]
- The power of “batching your meetings” to create more white space. [27:22]