A tool to eliminate productivity roadblocks, coming to one’s senses and deciding to be young.

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A tool to eliminate productivity roadblocks, coming to one’s senses and deciding to be young.

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Who doesn’t want to be more productive to achieve more or to have more time to hang out with family and friends?

Leading a business we constantly bet with our time. We decide what to do and what to avoid. If we are serious about productivity we often come up with new ideas of tools and rituals that will improve our well-being and effectiveness. 

But is adding more the way to productivity? No necessarily. More often less is more. Once I mentioned a book on that topic: “Deep Work” by Cal Newport.

Today I’d like to offer you a quite simple tool that will help you eliminate roadblocks of productivity. “Elimination Planning: 5 Questions To Improve Your Productivity”:

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B.ook

[“Come to one’s senses” - return to thinking or behaving sensibly and reasonably; recover consciousness. For example, I wish he'd come to his senses and stop playing around. This term employs senses in the sense of "normal or sane mental faculties," and in the earliest recorded use (1637) it meant "recover from a swoon." (after: the American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)]

OK. So before we back up our brains to a digital medium and move our lives to the virtual reality we still have the chance to come to our senses. Literally use our senses more and experience the physical world. A great way to achieve it is... to hike 2190 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Bill Bryson hilariously describes his transformation from a couch potato to an amateur hiker in his book “A Walk In The Woods”. If you want to unwind - read it and get inspired to spend more time in nature.

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C.oncept

Life is killing us.

Some of us decide to be partners in that crime.  

We are killing ourselves slowly.

And I’m not talking about aging of the body, which is, to some extent, beyond our control.

I’m talking about aging of our spirit.

We decide to behave old. And choose to be old.

By using expressions like “good old days” or “I can’t make it” we instantly become old.

You may think I’m too young to know about it and I’m sure you are right.

But a 94-years old teacher, Flossie Lewis, knows what she’s talking about.

I had tears in my eyes while watching this video. Will you?

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Have a great weekend!

Greg

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