My Secret to Productivity is Not Really a SecretBy
Ben Yoskovitz wants to know our secrets – our secrets to productivity. He is holding a group writing project called The Ultimate Guide to Productivity and Adam Kayce of Monk at Work invited me to join in.
My secret to productivity isn’t really a secret – you have to LOVE what you do.
That said, I am not always the most productive person. I frequently fall victim to my two arch enemies, procrastination and perfection. I have to really take great care in which projects I take on to avoid these two menaces. Over the years I have learned what types of projects get me fired up and which don’t. In the old days, I was not in a position to turn any work down and I often had to take on projects that I didn’t love. Try as I might, the results of those projects show my real feelings and over time I am learning the power of “no”.
As I get ready to face the next decade in my business, the power of “no” needs to get stronger so that the power of “love” can guide my business to more productive, successful, meaningful work. In the fall I will find myself with larger blocks of time that I will need to manage. Something tells me that if I don’t love my work, I will be wasting an awful lot of time.
Alister Cameron also participated in this project and his post goes even more into depth about the importance of loving your work – i.e. passion and purpose.
I found some of the other participant’s posts to be very timely, too, like Wendy at eMoms At Home’s need for leverage and ChrisG is right on the money when he describes getting into a flow state – I call that times when you just have to “run with it”.
Everyone is welcome to take this to their blog and share with us! However, I play by the rules, so I am personally tagging:
- Randa Clay of Randa Clay Design
- Lisa Sabin-Wilson of Just a Girl in the World
- Tara of Graphic Design Blog
- Yvonne Russell of Grow Your Writing Business
- Daniel of the Wrong Advices