Are you wasting your time trying to be productive?

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-
"Write more."

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!