Productivity. An over-talked about subject. It is everywhere no matter what industry you are in. How can we get more done? How can we create more time in our lives? It’s a constant struggle made even more important by the growth of technology. There are more distractions than ever before, so the conversation and industry of productivity has become larger than ever before.

But I wanted to give a different take on this. A non-clickbaity, personal, and honest conversation about productivity and the real struggles of those starting their career. For digital natives, productivity is a different ballgame, so how can we deal with the different pressures and environment to still get things done?

In this episode I talk a lot about my personal struggles with this topic, and some of the most important factors to consider for yourself. I hope you get as much out of it as I did talking about it. As always the show notes and quotes are found below, and if you enjoy the show I would appreciate if you would take the time to rate and subscribe the show using the links below.

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Notes and Quotes from TP4

Productivity is self-control.

Self-control

Anything, no matter how fun, can turn into work. But that isn’t a bad thing.

Presence

If you are never willing to be present, you are never going to be pleased with what you are doing.

It was really weird… because it was quiet.

Vicious Cycle

Go to work -> Unproductive -> Go home -> Regret unproductivity -> Guilt -> Repeat

There are always ebbs and flows. You will have good days and bad days.

If you can get to 50% productivity you are in great shape.

Habits

Hacks – I wish we didn’t need them… but we do.

Disregard the nature of who you are to get done what you want to get done.

Let me know your thoughts on productivity. How do you get it done? How do you keep yourself present and focused? Leave a comment below.

Tools mentioned in this episode

RescueTime

BlockSite

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January 14, 2016

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