3 productivity tools. For free.
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1 big idea worth considering.
One of the first places I dig into with my coaching clients is how they structure their days.
It seems mundane, but in my personal experience and in my experience leading teams and coaching clients, this is one of the areas where we can apply the most leverage.
And what is coaching if not looking for points of leverage.
There is no perfect productivity system that can be applied to anyone and everyone. Productivity is personal. We have to find what works for us.
It’s akin to working out. There’s a lot of ways to get fit, but if you hate running (or lifting weights or riding a bike), then running probably shouldn’t be the solution. It’s gotta work for us, or else we find ourselves having to use an inordinate amount of willpower to get to the finish line.
The problem is that most people don’t pay much attention to what works for them. They just let their calendars fill up with other people’s priorities, or assume they’ll know what to work on when the time comes around.
I call bullshit.
Without structure and guardrails in place, entropy takes root with the end result being mildly-managed chaos.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Here’s 3 of my favorite productivity tools, with an additional cherry on top that we’ll call a 4th tool.