Why Be Productive And Does It Really Matter?

Why Be Productive Anyway?

Why would you want to be a productive person anyway?

What Is Your Motivation?

What Is Your Motivation?

The sad truth is that there are fewer and fewer people
who are really motivated, want to be productive, and are settling for
whatever life hands them. If you are reading this
article, then you are probably not one who is content
to sit around and stare at a computer or television screen
and your four walls every day.

Motivational speakers, the marketing gurus, career counselors,
and even many employers all seem to want to ask “What is your
goal in life?”, or “What do you see yourself doing 1 year
from now? 5 years from now? 10 years from now?”

While these are valid questions, and employers ask
for a very different reason (they do not really care about
you personally) you can be asked all day about what you want
to do and be, but if you aren’t going to put forth
any effort to get where you want “To Be”, then these
questions are meaningless to both him, and especially – YOU.

What goes into your being a productive person?

Being a productive person is more than just doing
things in an aimless way. If you are a productive
individual, then you find yourself doing things in
a more organized fashion, and with some sense
of purpose.

Millions of people get up each morning and go
to work. They put in their eight (8) or so hours
and then go home and watch the latest reality
show. All the while they are hating their job,
their bank account, and the life that they
are forced to endure.

There are also those individuals who have
decided what they want to do with themselves,
and have found a way to get “In The Door”
so to speak.

These people are doing what they want to do,
enjoying what they have accomplished, and
even though they may not be making a ton
of money, they are happy.

Are you happy with your life?

If you have unfortunately answered “No”, then
keep these three (3) things in mind:

#1) Look at and listen to your life
If you haven’t yet asked yourself what your
“Dream” job is, or what you would really like
to be doing, then NOW is the time to do it.
Don’t wait until tomorrow, don’t put it off
until you have time (you will never have the time),
but go and get a piece of paper and pen and
write down what you would most like to be doing.

I worked with a young man who worked at a
fast food restaurant for minimum wage.
He is married with 4 small children.
He hates his job, he argues with his wife
about money, and they can barely make
ends meet.

He said that he reads a lot, but his major and
most pleasurable past time is playing video games.
After only one session, he is now working a second
job – in a video game store. He has mentioned
becoming a software engineer so that he can
develop his own games.

#2) Focus on what is important to you
It is one thing to simply say “I would really like to…”
It is another thing to say “I am going to do, and
this is how I am going to do it!”. A more positive
statement will help you to increase your productivity.

One statement is very broad and could end up
going anywhere or nowhere. The second statement
is targeted, and has purpose. Which one do you
think is more likely to produce results?

#3) Don’t ever say “I Can’t Do This”
No matter what you do, when you do it, where
you happen to be, you will at some point find
yourself in a situation that you just “Can’t Stand”.
It is simply unbearable, unimaginable, hateful,
disgusting, and on and on.

Everything has its downside at some time or
another. How boring life would be without a
few challenges thrown into the mix. Without
the challenges, you will never know just what
kind of person you are, and just how much
personal fortitude and courage that you have
inside of you.

What I am going to tell you now may be the most
important statement that you have ever read…

Even when you think that you can’t – you can.
You can handle a great deal more than you ever have
thought that you could. You are a lot tougher than
even you are able to realize.

Now is the time to take action for your life. If you want to
learn more, then you must check out my free information which
simply called – “SUCCESS”.

Doing my best, so that you can do yours


3 Tips To Out Perform Yourself

Here are 3 tips that you can use to out perform yourself in the things that you have been doing. One of the main things that you can do is to organize. When you organize, you are also simplifying your “Stuff”, such as paperwork, tools, kitchen utensils, etc.

Whatever you have that seems to look like clutter, should be organized. Don’t forget to get out that trash can when you organize. It is almost a certainty that when you go through things that you will find plenty to toss into that trash container.

So far I have been referring to those things that are in your home, office, or other workplace offline. What about all of those thousands of files on your computer? And. . . how about those hundreds of bookmarks that you have punched into your computer’s memory banks that you will never in a million years remember why you have them bookmarked in the first place?

These are just a few examples of the many things in your life that can get completely out of control if you let things go too far, for too long.

We all seem to have varying levels of organization. Some people are organize fanatics. I have written about a cousin who has his screwdrivers organized in his toolbox by direction. Flathead screwdrivers facing one way, and the phillips head screwdrivers facing the other. Everything is also “Ultra-Clean”, but that is another subject.

For you getting organized may just be very natural. You may be one of the few who finds organizing things easy and necessary. Or, you may be one of the many who are not so organized, or not organized at all. If you are like most people, you likely fall someplace in-between. No matter where you are at in the scheme of organizing (unless you are like my cousin and his screwdrivers), you can improve your organizational skills. Daunting a task as it may seem, anyone can improve this skill, even you, if you take things one step at a time.


Tip #1: Pick a day and time to organize

You need to pick a starting point, especially if you do not organize very often, if ever.


Tip #2: Keep Things Small at first

If you are going to organize something at home, choose only a small space, or amount. De-clutter just a bedroom, or bathroom, or just a desk at first. You don’t need to do everything at once.

To organize your computer you can actually use the “View” option and decide if you want things organized by files, date, or whatever other options that your computer gives you. In most cases this only separates the files into their respective categories. Using the date option, if you are not already organized, could cause even more confusion as it would mix up all kinds of different types of files.

When you name your files, don’t try to abbreviate what your file is about. Make sure that you can look at the name and know where it goes. If you can’t tell what the file is about by it’s name, then you will always need to open up the file to find out what it is about, and where it should go to be more organized. You will also want to take your computer files and organize in sections, or even by folders (if you use them).


Tip #3: Schedule when necessary

out perform

It does no good to clean things up one day, get things messed up the next, and then just let things get more and more disorganized. Unless you stay on top of keeping yourself ordered (at least a little), you will find yourself spending countless minutes or hours searching for things that should only take you seconds to find if only you had things put into some kind of ordered space.

Not everyone is willing to take the time to clean his/her box wrenches every time that they use them, or to hang them in order of size on a pegboard in such graphic perfection that you want to take pictures. Yes, my cousin again.

The real key to staying more organized is to dedicate a logical place for certain things, and after you use the item, put it back in it’s place. You may find yourself in a hurry, lazy, unmotivated, or just not thinking to place things back in proper order. If you find yourself living with this behavior, then you really need to schedule a weekly “Organizing Hour”.


Now all you need to do is to stick to your schedule!

how to stay motivated

Getting Started and Staying Motivated To Improve Productivity

Getting started and to stay motivated can be tough, but losing motivation can really be a productivity “Killer”.

Everyone finds themselves in the situation where they
either just don’t feel like doing things, or they are unable
to put their thoughts together which makes getting started
a bit difficult.

When getting started is a struggle, staying motivated to
continue moving forward can also be a struggle that can
be a real problem for your productivity.

how to stay motivated

Here are a couple of things that you can do to maintain
your thoughts, stay motivated, and keep your productivity.

First,be sure that you are organized.
Get together the things that you know you will need
before getting started for the day.  This will be one less
thing to worry about when you begin.

Everyone has SOME method of organizing,

it is just that some methods outperform others.
Whatever your method is, you can update it.

Find ways to consolidate some of the things
that you do to make them more efficient.

Things that you haven’t used for 10 years can
probably be discarded – unless they hold some emotional,
or financial, value.

The problem that you may have is that you consider
everything to have value.

Second, If you find yourself with a mental block,
take out a pad of paper and a pencil (not the computer
keyboard), and just start writing down ideas related to
your project.  At some point something WILL “Click” for you.

Third, If you just don’t seem to be motivated, then break up
your work into short 15-30 minute chunks of time.  Then take
a 10 minute break. You will likely find that at some point you
will be able to work better, and longer once you actually get started.

Doing my best,
so that you can do yours.