5 reasons why you should put „The productivity“ project to work

What’s in it for me?

Today’s workplaces operating in an increasingly competitive environment have made almost every one of us facing the ailments like work pressure, missing deadlines, errors, lack of concentration, distractions and so on.  If you have constantly been failed to overcome these challenges, showing exceptional performance and get a reward, the first thing you must have in your life is a productivity booster. The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey, is a fresh, personalized and interesting exploration of your work productivity problems, and most importantly, it gives you realistic solutions to be productive at work and maintain a good work-life balance. Chris has tackled the hard task of personally experimenting the techniques that can positively boost one’s productivity. Here I present the top 5 reasons behind why “The Productivity Project” by Chris Bailey is your best companion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason # 1 Gain a Perfect Blend of Time – Attention – Energy

You must be agreed to the fact that our productivity at workplace lies in three most important factors; time, attention and energy.

As both our workplace and nature of work have become more complex than ever before, we need more creativity, focus and physical and emotional energy. It is impossible for you to live in a distraction free environment; therefore, you need to work harder to manage your energy, focus and time. “The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey” facilitates this objective by letting you know how to optimize your behavior and routine like adequate sleep, regular breaks and exercise.

Reason # 2 Beat the Procrastination Triggers

Though most of us don’t know the exact definition of procrastination, yet we all have been a victim of it at our workplaces. Chris explains this factor by highlighting its 6 triggers that unintentionally make you procrastinate on the tasks., including boredom, difficulty, frustration, unclear, lacking in personal meaning and free of intrinsic rewards.

Chris has shown that knowing these triggers helps you as you can see exactly where you are procrastinating on a specific task. Based on this information, “The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey” helps you devise solutions to make that task easier and interesting to do.

Reason # 3 Get the Most of PEAK Times

You must be aware of the times in a day where your brain is most functional and energy at its peak. Usually, we keep challenging and highly analytical tasks for this period, called “Biological Prime Time” by Charis Bailey. He explains that Biological Prime Time differs from person to person and how you can determine your BPT. Knowing your BPT is important since once you figure it out, you can take the benefits of the steps mentioned by Chris to sync it with your challenging tasks.

Reason 4 # Keep Your Commitments

It happens quite a lot of times that you commit to do something in future but that future doesn’t come, eventually putting you into a guilt. Chris defines it in a very interesting as well as psychological way. He says that we think of our future selves exactly the same we think of strangers; don’t feel the pain, stress or weight of the burden strangers pass through. We treat our future selves the same way.

Chris mentions that he uses an app called AgingBooth that lets him create an older picture of him, by looking at which, he becomes less inclined to put extra commitment or burden onto his future self. He also sometimes writes letters to his future self via FutureMe. Know more interesting aps and techniques in The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey.

Reason 5 # Put Things on Waiting

Many of us fail to manage time by focusing the less important tasks and ignoring the important ones. The “Waiting for” list, as explained by Chris, is the best place to keep those less important things. Doing this, you become focused on more important and action-oriented tasks on time. Just a regular check on the list is required.

 

 

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The 7 Habits of highly effective people

It’s more relevant than ever: The 7 Habits of highly effective people

What’s in this for me?

You can easily agree that the world is changing at a fast pace, now more than ever before. It’s hard to adjust properly; even the most organized persons among us struggle with that. In a bustling environment like this, we should bring to mind “The 7 Habits of highly effective” people written by a pioneer in the field of self-improvement, Stephen R. Covey. Written about thirty years ago, it seems that is not relevant now. But, think again! Once the book was written, it suddenly became a best-seller in its field. I can tell you that the book is more relevant than ever. The author wrote it in the times when intensive social, technological, and economic changes have just begun. It looks like the author himself predicted thorough progress and drastic changes. That’s why the seven habits of highly effective people matter now more than ever.

The book provides us with some general and omnipresent principles of effectiveness that successful people mastered. Interested? Then read more!

The author suggests seven fields that we need to focus on if we want to improve our efficiency in all life aspects.

 

Be proactive

Being proactive means taking responsibility for your life. Everything in life happens for a reason. Once we accept that, we’ll be able to move forward. You are the one who makes decisions, make your own choices, choose a way to react to outer stimuli, and act. Each situation in your life requires you to make a choice. Sounds interesting? No more passiveness – that’s the approach that responsible people apply in their everyday life. They don’t think about the things that are out of control and focus on other aspects of their life.

Begin with the end in mind

We forget to use our ability of imagination because we feel safe in our molds and stick to the roles that are assigned to us. Intuition is an ultimate form of intelligence that you can master by practicing. So, why not practice it? Intuition is an abstract and incomprehensible concept, but it can give us some useful insights into our lives, the choices we make, and the actions we take that we aren’t aware of.

Put first things first

This is a key to a balanced life. How many times did you experience a burnout? I bet it’s familiar to all of us. Digital age imposes to us many duties and forces us to multitask. In these circumstances, it’s easy to burden yourself with multiple tasks. But, here is something you can do: focus on your highest priorities first. We often forget this to make a living. Focus on your goals, values, and life purpose. This concept is more relevant than ever.

Win-win

Forget about competition, start thinking with a focus on collaboration. Your success can be an inspiration for somebody else and vice versa. Human beings are social by their very nature so that we need to communicate. Isolation is harmful to us, although it is quite present. Isolation is a ubiquitous problem of our digital age.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Alienation is a common issue today. We want to be understood, but we’re not ready to listen. We contemplate the things from our perspective and can’t put ourselves in the other’s shoes. Listen with the intent to understand and not with the intent to reply.

Synergize

Synergy adds the value created by a group of people. The sum value of individual efforts is always smaller than the value created in a group. In our face-paced reality where we try to generate new ideas with brainstorming and teamwork, synergy is the key to success. Synergy generates new insights and ideas, and those ideas are often the best ones.

Sharpen the saw

Our busy schedule often makes us forget about ourselves. How many times did you neglect yourself because of overtime work and the fact you put the others first? You have to focus more on yourself. Your body needs some wholesome food, exercise, and a good sleep. You need socialization. Also, you need friends, family, and a quality time for yourself. You need to know your goals, values, and a life purpose.

 

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