tPP95 Creative productivity in 2017

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

January 2, 2017

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Being Productive

Thinking forward to everything that I want to accomplish in 2017 has me considering what sort of changes I need to make to my productive plan. In the past, when I didn’t achieve my goals I got to thinking of myself as lazy, but as the new year starts I have a different perspective on productivity. I find that we spend time on the things that matter and that we need to give ourselves a break when that doesn’t work out the way that we planned.

As I consider my own creativity, I am going to try to focus on the following areas to make 2017 one of the best years.

  1. Reliability. I only want to focus and work with things and people that are reliable. I am done waiting on bad things to improve. I instead want to focus on what works.
  2. Repeatability. I want to make sure that I have a clear and easy way to repeat the things that I do over and over again.
  3. Consistency. There is huge value in working day in and day out on something. Having a consistency to my process will make them easier to repeat and understand their long-term impact.
  4. Forget the past. Things in the past are there for a reason. I am not going to hold on to things just because I did it that way before. If it doesn’t move me forward, it is gone.
  5. Avoid multi-tasking. You can get a lot more done when you sit down, focus and don’t try to do three things at once.
  6. Write it down

I hope that you can find something in this week’s podcast that can help you get more productive in 2017 and if not that you at least take the time to think about what really makes you productive and focus your energy there this year.

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