Wasting time with productivity systems?
Yes. It's a thing.
Have you ever seen someone spend hours a week checking off lists, reading all the latest 'how to' articles on productivity or putting details in spreadsheets to measure their activities?
I've been there and done that myself. I learned it was a colossal waste of time.
Doing lots of 'productivity tactics' feels good.
The momentary relief of knowing you checked off all the to-dos for today feels great, I know.
But not if all that energy and focus is spent just to make ourselves feel good.
One of the first things I do with my coaching clients is ask them to write out 3 goals for the week.
Only 3 goals.
These three goals must be very specific and actionable.
Here's a bad way to define a goal-
Here's a smart goal-
"I'll write an article with a strong visual element and call-to-action that will drive sales of my product."
See the difference?
Focusing on 3 actionable, important goals each week and focusing on them is crucial for real success.
Sure, adding everything you do all week to a spreadsheet might feel good when you check them off, but those aren't goals; they're activities and activities don't take you from point A to point B.
Now, go write your 3 goals and say goodbye to getting sidetracked with extras. Enjoy the freedom and the focus!