Productivity matters - What's not getting done costs you.
July 1, 2013
You are golden.
Anything that compromises your ability to lead or deliver costs you.
Think about it. Your compensation is directly related to your ability to lead, deliver results, create experiences or implement a process. Really! This applies to the entrepreneur as well as employee. If your revenue is not where it should be, close the gap in what you are able to deliver.
Don't let the summer distractions keep you from gaining ground this year.
Block intentional time for work and play.
Be purposeful about saying NO.
Invest time now to build your future.
Consider the cost of what is NOT getting done now.
Commit to radical execution and real life simplicity.
Execution and implementation moves the machine of your business. You want more customers, to increase sales, cash flow, profit, connections and impact. And you want it yesterday. Vision & strategy has its place but at some point, the work has to get done. Even if it isn't done by you, it's driven by your vision, passion, and purpose.
Hints for summer productivity payoffs:
Block time for every activity. Even if you do so in "real-time" (as you go) set the clock. i.e. 15 minutes to review and reply to email, 10 minutes to review and update social media, 30 minutes to write a blog post or outline a chapter of your book, 20 minutes to make follow up calls, etc.
Increase meeting productivity. Ask for an agenda, create a shared objective, or state your desired outcomes. Then, watch the clock and give periodic check in's. i.e. I see we have 20 minutes left in this meeting and our goal was to cover XYZ.
Increase project productivity. Set a time block. Ask yourself the impact of the completed project or activity. Evaluate your action plan to complete. Can it be simplified? If not, then GO! Get'r done.
Follow up with your peeps. It's never too late and summer is a great time to reconnect. Host a small gathering. Get out of your office. To squeeze more connections in, schedule a video call in Skype of Google Hangouts. (It's the next best thing to being there.)What do you want more of?