Perhaps you have bought a product through the internet which turned out to be poor or average quality and you had to spend extra time and money returning it. It’s almost certain that if this happened to you, you wouldn’t buy this product again or recommend it to someone else.
If we mention what is “average” the list is long. For example services, companies, projects, relationships, and all the things that are not done with excellence. If people have the ability to achieve a high level of excellence, why do many fail?
Look around and ask yourself: What you have, what you do, what you are until today, is the product of your thoughts? The answer to this question is probably different for each of us. According to British writer James Allen, pioneer of the self-help movement, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. I think this statement is not far from reality.
However, in my experience, having a positive mindset or as we usually say, good thinking, has a great influence on everything we do and achieve. How are you using your positive thinking?
People who have the ability to defend their own rights in a calm, positive way, without being aggressive, at the right time, are assertive people. These types of people can say no without regrets, without upsetting others, or without disappointing themselves.
I invite you to look at the importance of knowing how to say no, how to do it assertively, and how this skill has a direct relationship with your ability to be productive.
We don’t need to look far to see that most of the people around us are busy and overwhelmed by a lack of energy. Between work and personal demands, nowadays long hours of work are invested causing a big amount of physical, emotional and/or mental fatigue, among others.
Let’s examine why avoiding the epidemic of being busy, managing our energy, and increasing our productivity is so important in our day-to-day lives.
New beginnings are always an opportunity or a challenge; yet, if we do not intend to make any changes throughout this time, everything will remain the same. Unfortunately, when we talk about changes we find a great ally or stumbling block: habits.
I invite you to examine how habits can help you or stop you when it comes to new beginnings and how you can achieve starting a new habit.
At the end of the year, people usually take a moment to think about what they have done or what has happened throughout the year. Others may not think about the past year but would rather think about the New Year that is ahead of them.
Regardless of the focal point, the end of the year always marks a time for reflection and renewal. Let’s look at why highly productive people use this time to renew their energy and why it is so important to them.
The formula to rationalize what you postpone contains one part of self-deception or disappointment, two parts of escapism, a dose of guilt, and a dose of immobilization. When was the last time you postponed something you had to do?
I invite you to observe the main reasons that lead to the practice of postponing, as well as some of the solutions that can be applied.
Even if is not your purpose, at some point in your life you have applied micromanagement. There are tasks that in one way or another require your full attention in every step and in every little detail. Unfortunately, no matter what your professional role is, if micromanaging expands more than necessary it will reduce productivity, decrease the possibilities of growth, and ultimately limit the success of any project.
Let’s look at the why of micromanaging and how we can avoid staying in it longer than necessary.
When we have a long list of things to do, it is easy to get confused between what is urgent and what is important. Sometimes, all these activities seem like they have to be done at the same time, but we cannot find a way to do them all.
Let’s talk about why it is so important to understand the relationship between what is urgent vs what is important and how we can make decisions based on this understanding.
If at some point in your life you thought that increasing your productivity would give you better results, you are not alone. Many understand that to achieve a goal and manage resources properly, it is necessary to be productive.
Let’s talk about the benefits of being productive and how you can guarantee the results you want.