Today I want to talk to you about productivity.
Because I know we all have those days where we wake up, crush it, tell it that we’re crushing it, and then crush it some more. (Hands up if you recognize that one!)
And then…. it crushes us.
You know those days when your to-do list is longer than the sleepy snake in The Jungle Book?
When you would probably be able to get more done if you just took a 20 minute nap?
And you wake up 2 hours later, more tired and freaking angry?
If those days come often, it’s time to take a mindset check.
First, take a look at your to-do list.
Second, write down how it makes you feel.
Third, go through your whole day, crossing stuff off as you get it done, and at the end of the day, look back over the to-do list and tell us the percentage of stuff you finished.
If it’s anything less that 85%, you’re not being as productive as you can be.
And you’re probably beating yourself up for it. (Why else would you get angry at yourself for taking a 2 hour nap when your body obviously wanted you to sleep?)
Here’s what you’re going to do for me today.
You’re going to spend a few minutes getting stupid specific on your goal.
You’re going to then figure out what you need to do to get there.
(Every little thing you can think of right now, but know that this list can change as you get clearer on your goal tomorrow and the next day and the next day. So it doesn’t have to be perfect, just freaking do it is the lesson here.)
And then cross off EVERYTHING on your original to-do list that’s not on this new one.
That’s called prioritizing.
Do what you have to to release the need to complete everything and anything, break down your tasks into small simple steps, and show up every day, no matter what.
That’s how greatness is born.
P.S. Not quite crushing your day yet? Let me give you a little boost!
I know you’ve invested a lot of time and money already into your business, and you don’t want to waste any more of your resources.
That tells me that you can’t afford not to Get Sh!t Done.