Top 3 Critical Success Factors for Successful Productive Habits

What are habits? In its most basic form, it is based on the Law of Hypnotic Rhythm.  It essentially states that when a thought or physical movement repeated over a period of time it forms into a habit or an organised rhythm which makes it permanent. Therefore routines that you perform on a regular basis over time will become a habit. It is automatic, very little effort required from your us and it is just a natural part of us. One of the simplest example of a habit is what you do first thing in the morning. Without much thought you will go about your day doing pretty much the same thing at pretty much the same time and in a particular order of how you would do them.

Habits are beneficial because:

  • You don’t have to think about it, worry about it or work at it.
  • It establishes stability and defines your comfort zone.
  • It is a safe structure that protects and keeps your safe and secure.
  • It saves you time and increases your competencies or skills as you perform the same function repeatedly.

What are productivity habits? In a nutshell, routines that help you to save time, get more done in less time and focused sessions for you to do your best work.

What are the critical success factors for successful productivity habits?

Key elements of all productivity habits are:  Mindset, Discipline and Sustainability.

Let’s break down the 3 critical success factors for successful productivity habits:

  1. Mindset.
  2. Routines.
  3. Discipline.

Mindset.

Yes, everything starts with your mindset.  To create or change a habit, you will need to have a mindset that is open to creating or changing a habit.  You must not only want to create a new habit but must also believe that you are able to.

I have said several times, I will say it again, the direction of our life is determined by our strongest thoughts.  Your mindset determines the direction of your life and the success of the path that you take.  No one who is successful has a mindset of failure.  Successful people have a learner or growth mindset.  If you want to create or change a habit but have a mindset that is opposed to doing it, then it is a certain that you will not be successful in creating or changing your habit.

Questions to change your mindset:

  • Why am I doing what I am doing?
  • What triggers me to keep the motivation and excitement to keep to a habit or routine?
  • What can I do to make this easier or simpler?  Am I complicating this task?
  • What can I do to have some fun or to make this task enjoyable?

Simple questions that will give you the answers to establish the right mindset.  Once you have the right mindset, then we can move to the next step which is to establish routines.

Routines.

Routines are what will help you create habits.  A habit is made up of 3 components, a trigger, an action and a response.  Routines help you to set up all 3 components.  For example, I had wanted to learn to brush my teeth with my non-dominant hand because I read this book that suggested that if you do that at the start of the day, it will help the mind to learn better or something to that effect.  Anyway, the trigger to brush my teeth with my non-dominant hand starts with how I position where the toothbrush was placed.  It is usually on the right side of the basin and I thought that if I placed it on the left side, that might help trigger a different action because now I would have to pick up the toothbrush with my left hand and with that different action, to create a new response which was to brush my teeth with my left hand since the toothbrush was already on my left hand.  Brilliant, isn’t it?  I am sure you are dying to know if I have successfully learned how to brush my teeth with my left hand and the answer is yes, albeit not as fast or as graceful as with my right hand but I know that over time it will be efficient enough. 

Routines are fundamental and starting point of creating any habits.  Routines are designed for you to do a certain task repeatedly, in the same order until you have mastered it.  You have mastered it when it becomes a habit.

You would have heard or read about routines whether morning or evening of successful people.  Some people have strange wake up times like 2am and a very regimented schedule where they follow while others are more reasonable like 6am start to a day.  No matter what the wake up time and what they do during that routine, the element is still the same.  There is a trigger, action and response and the cycle repeats.

The key is to establish a routine that you are able to maintain and repeat over a period of at least 63 days.  That’s right 21 days is not enough to create habit which basically answers the question as to why you have not developed a habit after just 21 days.

Questions to get you started on creating a routine:

  • what is your work style?
  • what is your current routine or habit that is working, what is not working, what needs to change?
  • When are you most productive?
  • What are some examples or enhances that you would need to learn?
  • When does your work feel like a flow and not one where you have to dragged yourself to do it?

These set of questions will help you know how you can start creating a routine that reflects you, the way you work, the best time for you to do the work or task at hand and for you to find the best ways to be the most productivity.

Discipline.

Discipline is the critical superpower that will enable to do it.  In order to execute on the routine, you will require not just the routines but the discipline to start and carry it through until completion. Discipline is what will enable to you do that. Without discipline, it is fairly safe to say that your best intentions will not receive its desired outcome.

I know that in today’s world, discipline is not a very popular word as it implies that effort, pain and discomfort is somehow involved.  For the most part, it is true.  For you to create or change any habit, will be uncomfortable, sometimes inconvenient and painful but if you believe that the benefits of the new habit that you want to create outweighs the downside, then you will need discipline to help you get over the line.

Discipline in itself can be argued as a habit because like a habit, it takes time to grow and with practice it does grow stronger. 

Let’s summarise:

Productivity Habits requires the right mindset which is based on 3 simple questions:  1. Why am I doing this?  2.  What can I do to make this easier or simpler?  3.  What can I do to make this take enjoyable or to have some fun doing it?

The second part is the routine that will create the habit.  Think about what the triggers, actions and rewards that I would need to put in place in order to consistently execute the routine.

The final element is the acknowledgement for discipline, the magic source that will allow the routines to be sustainable especially when the going gets tough.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I hope that you have learned at least one thing that you are able to apply into your everyday life.   As always, please subscribe, follow and share this blog with your friends.  Take care and step into the everyday with purpose. 

Productivity is Meaningless without Impact

Productivity is getting as much as possible done within the confines of limited resources, name time.  Impact on the other hand is about the work that produces results that are exponential or invaluable or precious that without your involvement would not bring the same significance.

The real goal is to be productive in the things that are impactful.

For example, compare a person working in the office that has a calendar full of tasks, meetings to attend and projects to complete vs. a stay-at-home mother, who would you perceive as more productive and impactful?  The person working in the office might be more productive based on the number of tasks and activities that are completed but the stay-at-home mother with just as many tasks to perform would be more impactful in the life of the child.

Impact is measured very differently from productivity measurements.  Impact is usually intangible in its outcome which is therefore impossible to track or measured in the traditional sense.  It is not a checklist to be ticked.  It is usually where we struggle to define and therefore have difficulty in attaching a value to. 

Productivity measurements are easier to measure and therefore it is what we gravitate towards because the outcome is immediate, short-term and usually tangible.  For example, productivity measures would look like, how many items can a manufacturing plant produce in a minute, an hour, a day and so on. This will then be translated to how many units can a single worker produce in a minute, an hour, a day and so on.  While this form of measuring productivity is accepted and used especially in a manufacturing environment, would it still be applicable in a knowledge-based environment?

The trap that we all fall into is to measure our productivity like the manufacturing or production environment.  How many pages can you type?  How many projects or campaigns are you able to execute?  What are the sales or revenues that is generated?  How many scans or reports can you produce in a day?  How many tasks can you complete in a day?

The challenge is to differentiate what is productive from what is of impact and to achieve real success is to be productive in the impactful priorities.

How can we be productive in the impactful?

First, we need to know what impact is or what is impactful for you.  You will need to define your impact score.  It could be the most important project or work that you have.  It could be in investing time in your relationships e.g., with your children.  It could be investing in an area that is critical for your long-term success. 

Second, once you have defined your impact, then you will need to prioritise what goes into contributing to that impactful area.  Prioritising is a great skill to have and master.  Most people find it difficult to prioritise.  The simplest way I have discovered is to implement the 10-10-10 model by Suzy Welch.  This model essentially asks 3 simple questions:

  1. what is the consequence or outcome if I did this or not in the next 10 minutes?
  2. what is the consequence or outcome if I did this or not in the next 10 months?
  3. what is the consequence or outcome if I did this or not in the next 10 years?

In another words, what is the impact of an action in the short, medium and long term. 

Depending on how you answer the questions, you will know what NOT to do as well as what to persevere in doing because the impact can be felt over a longer period of time.

How would you apply it?

Take an example, if you do not breathe in the next 10 minutes, what is the consequence?  Well, honestly you wouldn’t last 10 minutes, so the answer is you would have to prioritise breathing as a very critical function to perform. 

Another example, what would happen if you do not eat in the next 10 minutes?  Next 10 months?  Next 10 years? Well, nothing if it’s just for the 10 minutes.  It is not critical to your survival.  However, if you do not eat for the next 10 months, that might be a problem.  So in the immediate or short term, the impact is not significant but if prolonged it would be impactful.

In the workplace or when you are making decisions, you would apply the same concept.  If you did not make this decision in the next 10 minutes, what would happen?  In the next 10 months and in the next 10 years?

You will realise that when you take a long-term view or the 10-year view, the majority of our decisions are not significant or impactful.  However, there are only between 8 to 10 decisions that you will ever make in your life that is impactful from a long-term perspective such as, what will you study in college or university?  Who will you marry?  How you will parent, teach and guide your child?  What do you believe in?  What do you invest your life in?

This technique can also be used to help to put things into perspective.  Not everything is urgent, not everything is do or die and certainly not everything is of great importance.  It will help you to not over-catastrophize everything.

Let me summarise:

  1. Be productive in the impactful.
  2. Impact is defined by you.
  3. Techniques such as 10-10-10 can help you to prioritise and uncover what is impactful for you.

Impact is a result of consistent, intentional and discipline approach to a long-term outcome.  To last the long-term journey, you will need to prioritise and to be determined to stay the course by being productive in the everyday in the things that leads to the impact that you want.

Remember, it’s not the number of things that you are able to get through the day, but rather, it is getting the most impactful things completed in the most productive manner.

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Energy and Not Just Time Management for Productivity

What is the difference between time and energy management?

Time management focuses on how you utilise time.  Time is a finite resource and therefore one of the most precious resources that we have.  Due to its finite nature, it can either be used well or wasted, just as easily, because as the saying goes, time waits for no man.  Once it gone, its gone.  As I have grown older, this is becoming more evident every day.  One of the least exciting things about getting old is that time is not on your side.  In fact, neither is gravity 😊 

You manage time by scheduling it during the course of the day.  You allocate time to get work done.  You can allocate it for meetings, discussions, writing proposals, analysing data and the list goes on.  You allocate time for not just work but also all the other things that you want to get done during the course of the day.  It could be to exercise, catch up with friends, time with your family and the list of activities can seem endless.  No matter how long the list, time is of course the same for all of us.  No more and no less.

What is energy management?

Energy management focuses on when is the best time during the day that you are at your best energy level to perform specific types of work.  Energy unlike time is a variable and potentially infinite resource.  It is variable because you are able to deplete or drain it but you are also able to recharge it or power it up again.  This in turn gives you a potentially infinite resource to manage and utilise.  Energy management involves knowing what your energy level is through the day.  Just like the circadian rhythm, our energy flow during the day will vary between productive and rest periods.  Knowing what and when your energy peaks and ebbs is crucial in deciding what type of work is more productively and efficiently fits.

Your productivity level is dependent not just on the time but more so on your energy level as it is your energy level that will determine the outcome or output.  Time is just a function that you block out to get work done.  To get the work done, it is your energy that allows for work to be performed.

There are different workstyles and broadly some categories for example, the generic term of morning or night person.  A morning person will be the one that is up early the morning, works best in the morning and is what the work world expects.  A night person is alive and most productivity in the evening, finds it difficult to get up and going in the morning.

Energy management dictates that you do the most suitable type of work depending on when your energy level is at its best for that specific type of work.  For most of us, our work revolves around a set category of work namely:

1.  Thinking type work.  These include analytical or problem-solving which decisions needs to be made based on analysis of the information at hand, brainstorming ideas and so on.

2.  Physical work.  This includes the physically moving about, creating something with your hands, exerting physical strength and so on.

3.  Creative work.  This includes painting, creating designs, artistic work and so on.

Therefore perform work that is best suited to your energy levels. For example, the tough or complex work should be performed when your energy level is at its high point. You will find that when your energy level is high, you will be able to give difficult task the focus and attention that it requires. When your energy level is low, it is extremely difficult to concentrate and give the very same task the proper attention that it needs. The output or outcome will be impacts as a result.

Depending on the type of work, the energy levels will correspond.  For example, if your energy level is low you are not going to be good any type of work because mentally, creatively and physically you are tired.  To get work done, will be a hard uphill battle.  So what do we do when we are felling sluggish, we reach out for the widely use “drug” called caffeine to give us that jolt of energy that we need to get our energy level up and then we are able to do some work.

However, no matter how effective caffeine may be, there is more to energy management than just take a stimulant.  Caffeine is certainly part of the arsenal that we use, some more than others.

What are the energy management techniques?

  1. Know your energy level cycle throughout the day.  We all have productive and rest intervals during the course of the day.  For example, a morning person will usually be most focused and mentally charged to get going in the morning or first half of the day.  Therefore for this type of person, it is the best time to do “thinking” type work.
  2. Know your energy buckets.  Be aware of your energy buckets.  When you break down the energy levels that we have, it can be roughly broken down to 4 buckets namely physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  These 4 energy buckets enables you to not only perform or do what you have to do but also gives you the ability to perform certain functions more effectively and productively when you are able to managed them appropriately.
  3. Know your energy powerbanks and vampires.  Be aware of what drains your energy and what recharges or energises you.  Just like any device that is run on battery, if you do not plug it into the power source, the device will not be able to run once the battery runs out.  The same goes for you.  If you are overdrawing one of more of the 4 energy buckets, you will run dry.  This is the most common reason for burned out.
  4. Charge throughout the day.  Schedule time during the day to charge or energise the energy buckets.  It does not require anything special just a set time to quickly power-up.  For example, during lunch, listen to music or read a book or go for a walk.  Any activity that suits your energy bucket and that is able to charge it up.

What works for you?

In order to know what works for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Am I a morning or evening person?
  2. What part of the day am I most energised to do “thinking” or “creative” work?
  3. What time of the day do I get the most work done and what type of work?
  4. What type of activities drains my mental or emotional energy?
  5. What type of activities energises me?
  6. How can I avoid or minimise activities that drains me?
  7. How can I get to do more activities that energises me?
  8. What can I do to include more activities that energises me?

Let’s also be realistic that there is no role or work that will give you 100% enjoy 100% of the time.  We have parts of our role that we don’t enjoy as much and aspects of our roles that drains us.  For example, I find meetings to be one of the most draining activities I have to do. However, it has to be done and there is no one that I can delegate it to.  Recognising that and then it is not to avoid what drains you, but it is to then find activities that is able to recharge you to balance it out.  For example, I love to analyse numbers, yes as strange as that may sound, I love looking at numbers and it recharges me mentally.  One of my secret is to have meetings that have to do with analysing numbers, so instead of having meetings that just drains me, this is a great meeting that energises me😊 Ok, I am just kidding. But I think you know what I am saying.

In summary, time management is one part of the productivity equation. Energy management plays a much bigger role in our productivity that we realise. In fact, I would suggest that energy management should play a much bigger part when you think and plan your day and how you are able to schedule the appropriate type of work during the day.

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Top 3 Productivity Limitations

In this article, you will learn how to avoid the top 3 productivity limitations which gives you a false and inaccurate expectations of productivity.

Top 3 Productivity Limitations

We hear this word productive or productivity often.  In fact, it is a great buzz word to use especially in the work place.  After all, we all want to be able to achieve and accomplish more than the number of hours that is in a day.  There is a never-ending list of things to do, projects to deliver, campaigns to manage and new products and innovations to create.  It is the illusion that the more that we can do, the more productive or special I am or would be.  One of the critical success factors of having a balance and productive life is to acknowledge that there inherently 3 key limitations of productivity and they are:

1.  Productivity is NOT the end goal.

2.  You are THE productivity limitation.

3.  Productivity is only as good as the consistency and enjoyment that it brings you. 

Let’s break it down.

Productivity is not the end goal. 

To be more productive enables you to theoretically get more done within the time parameters or constraints, but that’s not the end goal of why you want to be more productive.  The end goal is to make an impact, make a difference, produce work that is meaningful and that you are proud off.

If we make productivity the end goal, then the focus is diverted from what ultimately gives you satisfaction in the long run.  You can certainly be happy and satisfied with being more productive by ticking off check list items but that does not mean that what you have checked off on your checklist achieved the significance, impact or meaning that you intended. 

We know that the real enjoyment of work is not work but meaningful work.  Meaningful work is derived when what we do gives not just the person doing the work meaning but to the people that it impacts.  You could be a productivity monkey, churning out pages and pages of writing but if everything that you have written is just garbage, what good is churning out pages then?

Productivity goals are a means to the end goal and NOT the end goal itself.  View productivity improvements as a tool in the overall arsenal to producing meaningful work and impact.

Limitations of productivity improvements is YOU.

That is right, you are the bottleneck and the ultimate source of just how far your productivity improvements can go.  There is no end to the number of productivity tools that are out there.  There are digital and analog productivity tools of all forms and functions.  You have choices and maybe far too many choices in terms of tools that you could use. 

Bullet journaling is an example of an “analog” or traditional pen and paper form of creating and tracking to-dos, goals, and planning future activities and measurements.  There are various methods and some extremely creative and beautifully crafted bullet journals that people have created and used where they have experienced productivity improvements. 

Another critical application or tool that I have no doubt each of us use everyday is the calendar.  Whether the calendar is in a digital or analog format, does not matter.  We need a tool that helps us to schedule what we are to do, who we are to meet and when and most importantly a reminder or notification to actually remind us when the time comes.  Personally, I have tried all sorts of different scheduling tools and applications and have finally settled on Microsoft Outlook as my main calendaring application.  Why?  It provides “physical” reminder when either my phone or my watch buzzes with its notification. 

The key is here is that no matter the tools that you use, the key is to actually do it when the time comes.  If the action is left as just a writing on your bullet journal or a block of time in your calendar but you do not do it, it is still meaningless.  You and your corresponding action is the key and therefore the ultimate limitation.   Once you recognition the limitations, you will realise that it does not matter what tools or methods that you use, it must be able to support what you want to accomplish.

Ask yourself:

  • What are my current limitations?
  • Do I need a different system or tool to help me overcome my current bottleneck?
  • What is missing from my current productivity arsenal that is able to help me?
  • Who or where can I learn more in order me for to expand my knowledge of productivity hacks?

Productivity is only as good as the consistency and enjoyment that it brings you.

You are as good as the productive you and your productivity level is only as good as you.  You are the key to being more or less productive and that lies in your mindset, discipline and enjoyment.  Your mindset will determine how you approach and view of work and what you want to achieve.  Discipline is the key to making sure that you are able to not just get started but to stay committed and sustain it long enough for productivity to be a habit.  Enjoyment will help you to enjoy and have fun through the process.

No one suddenly becomes more productive overnight.  It takes time and intentional actions that is taken not just once but repeatedly over time.  You therefore define what productivity means to you and how you measure it.  The most freeing aspect of this lies in the fact that you are the one defining what productivity means.  You could define it as being able to do 10 items or just completing 1 impactful item.  It is up to you.  No matter how you define it, the critical aspect is that whatever the outcome or output is one that gives you significance, purpose, meaning and satisfaction.  To keep you at it, you must enjoy the process and the journey.  If you do not enjoy it, then you know you are not going to keep it up.  Change up the tools or process to keep your enthusiasm or enjoyment level up.  Don’t be afraid to change a routine just because you might believe that routines are set in stone.  Routines are to help you and not to hinder you.  Change, adapt and modify where required and necessary.

In summary, don’t be a productivity monkey because it looks good or is trendy.  Be aware of the 3 productivity limitations and they are:

1.  Productivity is NOT the end goal.

2.  You are THE productivity limitation.

3.  Productivity is only as good as the consistency and enjoyment that it brings you. 

The end goal is to create impactful and meaningful work.  Tools, applications, techniques and methods are just to help you.  You and your subsequent actions are the keys.

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10 Things to STOP doing to be more productive.

In this article, you will learn the 10 things that you need to stop doing in order to be more productive.

10 Things to STOP doing to be more productive.

To be more productive is all about how to make the most of the finite resource that you have and that is time.  In order for you to be productive, you must be brutal with what you are NOT going to do.  To be more productive does not mean:

  • You sacrifice sleep which gives you more working hours. 
  • You neglect all aspects of your life such as relationships and taking care of yourself.
  • You have to do everything that you think you need to do or what other people expect of you.

In order for you to live a balance and productive life, you will need to stop these 10 things:

  1. Stop trying to be a people pleaser.  Yes, that’s right, trying to please others is one of the biggest reasons why people take on more than they should as well as putting on undue pressure on yourself. 
  2. Stop the “Help-trap cycle”.  It is hard to say No to a friend especially when he or she is asking you to help out however, you will need to weigh up what sort of help he is asking for.  Of course, if it is an emergency or a real need for help, then by all means, help.  However, there is a help-trap that we must be aware off and that is the trap where it is because of his or her procrastination or not taking action earlier that has resulted in the current situation.  The trap here is not the one-time help, but one where it creates a cycle of help-trap.  You are not helping the person by always bailing him out.
  3. Stop “I am the only person that can do this” mentality.  This mindset creates a controlling behaviour which prevents you from delegating and asking for help.  Taking on everything because you think that you are the only one that can do a good job is not just a lie but also one that traps into this cycle of having to do everything.
  4. Stop FOMO.  Fear of missing out is very real and fear is one of the main drivers for most of our thoughts and behaviour.  The reason why we feel we need to be busy is because if everyone around is busy, there must something wrong with me if I am not as busy as everyone else.  That must mean that I am missing out on something that everyone else seems to be having.  Taking on more or pretending to be busy is NOT being productive.
  5. Stop doing what is NOT working, change it up.  To be stagnant is one of the worst positions to be in.  I am reminded of what a manager once told me, Standing Still is the most tiring and worst position to be in.  If your current routine or habit is not giving you what you want, then change it.  Learn from others, get new ideas and try out different methods or techniques.  Change it up if you are already using a certain technique.  Don’t feel that you need to stick one method forever.  For example, I change my routine all the time.  I try different techniques such as bullet journal and when I got bored with that, I tried out Pomodoro and I would mix certain methods and techniques for what suits me.  Productivity tools can be changed too if it is not working for you.  For example, I tried using Notion because I heard so many good things about it especially how it is able to help with productivity.  I tried it for 3 months but after that I just found myself going back to Microsoft Outlook and pen and paper for listing down key activities that I need to focus on the week.
  6. Stop “Not taking a break”.  Take breaks frequently as this will help keep your energy level up as well as giving you some time to recharge.  Energy management is more important than time management.  The ability for you to produce your best work is entirely dependent on your energy level and NOT time.  If your energy level is at its peak, so will your productivity and the output.  One of the best productivity techniques that incorporates breaks is the Pomodoro technique. 
  7. Stop Focusing on the urgent but not important task.  There are many reasons why some tasks are urgent but not important.  Most of the time, it is because it is either a result of prior procrastination or someone else’s urgent that has now become yours because you were not able to say no to.  The former is avoidable, but the latter might not be depending on who it is that is passing it on to you.  Let’s focus on what we are able to control and therefore let’s ensure that we do what we need to do at the start and not let it procrastinate until it gets into the urgent but not important bucket.
  8. Stop trying to be Perfect.  There is not such thing as perfect and in fact perfectionism is a myth.  Think about it.  How can an imperfect person produce perfect work or output?  We should certainly strive to do our best but our best will never be perfect.  Our best is the best that we can do, therefore be satisfied with giving it your best and learning from that experience to do better the next time.
  9. Stop being busy.  Busyness is not productive.  Stay away from the busy trap.  Busy just leads to distractions and lack of focus and alignment to your goals and purpose.  Having a lot of things or tasks to do is not something to be proud off.  In fact, it just shows a lack of focus and clarity of your purpose.
  10. Stop denying yourself of fun and self-care.  Yes, that’s right, in order to be more productive, you have to have fun and you must take care of yourself.  You can’t be productive if you are not enjoying what you are doing.  You certainly can’t be productive and produce your best work if you are not taking care of yourself.  If you are not feeling well, you are certainly not going to be creating the best work, making the right decisions, and experiencing the inspiration of producing impactful work.

I hope that you have found this list of 10 things to Stop doing helpful.  Think about which trap you have fallen into or a cycle that you might need to break in order for you to experience a different level of productivity.  Stop and think about what you are doing today that you don’t need to do.  Stop the unnecessary especially if you enjoy it but it is not what you are supposed to be doing.

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