How to Be More Effective and Productive Everyday

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Would you say that you’re happy with your level of focus and productivity? 

While I appreciate we’re in the thick of a global pandemic, the reality is that no one knows how long this will last. But, it’s safe to say that this is not the Apocalypse and we will eventually carry on with life, perhaps as we knew it or perhaps differently. In any case, it’ll go on. Thus, this post is written in the spirit of looking forward toward that resumption.

Picture the pulmonologist right now. She’s in the middle of the chaos, flooded with information about a deadly disease damaging the lungs. And, making matters worse, the daily new findings she’d spent hours pouring over get scrapped for other ones the next day. She’s back to step one. Surely she’s overwhelmed not only by the speed of information coming at her but also by the emotional drain caused by witnessing the suffering of others. Not a good place to be. Right?

Then there are some of us who are fortunate enough to ride this thing out from the comfort of our homes. I get that we’re worried about the unknown, missing our routines, and eagerly awaiting some semblance of normalcy. But, this is also our big chance to develop ourselves, to use this time productively.

How you measure productivity is entirely up to you. But, what my challenge for you as your High Performance Coach is for you to be the person who found the opportunity in this tragedy. Skill up, rest, reset, and be ready to hit the ground running when the world is back to business.

Practice the following High Performance Habits to keep yourself motivated:

  • Self care should be prioritized. Get the right amount of sleep, eat well, exercise, and meditate.
  • Choose positivity. Be aware of what’s going on in the world but limit how much time you spend on your intake of that. Instead, listen more to inspirational messages — podcasts, books, leaders.
  • Want more for yourself, your family, and community and take actions toward making that happen. Ambition plus Action are scientifically backed triggers for increased motivation. 

For a one-two punch, couple the above with this High Performance framework that I guide my Coaching clients through. Complete the sentences to get into a more productive mindset. Then, act on it.

Excellence Minded:

  • If I could become more excellent at certain skills or areas in my life, and it would help me advance more quickly, those skills or focal points would be….
  • The things that really work for me in staying productive are…
  • The things that prevent me from being productive that I need to better deal with include…

Remember, we’re adaptive and resilient beings. It’s in our nature to recalibrate and look for ways to successfully move forward. Six months from now, where will you be?

P.s, To make the most of the information provided in this post, click here to download your FREE PDF on High Performance Productivity Formula and Planner.

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