Being productive is just like learning to drive!
Last year I had the privilege of working with a very smart mentoring client who had incredible gifts to offer the world but was getting in her own way because she couldn’t get herself organised.
During our very first conversation, she said matter-of-factly that she had never been taught how to be productive. She didn’t see her disorganised way of working as a failing or a character flaw, she’d just never been shown a different way. She realised that her lack of productivity was holding her back, acknowledged that this was something she needed to work on and took action to make that a reality.
I was in awe. As far as I could see there was no self-judgement, simply an acceptance of a gap in her skill set and the drive to do something about it.
And that got me thinking.
Why do we give ourselves such a hard time about the things we’re not naturally great at?
Why do we believe that because we’re intelligent people, we should instinctively know how to get stuff done without it feeling like a struggle?
We expect to be able to figure it all out for ourselves, but often that’s just not realistic.
Would you expect someone who’d never had a single driving lesson to get behind the wheel and figure out how to drive all on their own?
Of course not! We have to be taught. It’s not hard once we’ve mastered it, but we do need time to learn and someone to guide us. Driving is a life skill that brings freedom and independence, so for many of us, it’s more than worth it.
What is being productive worth to you and your business?
If you’re fed up of feeling overwhelmed, easily distracted and unable to prioritise, is it time for you to take lessons? To have someone beside you, cheering you on and sending you off on your way to greatness?
That’s exactly what my online course, Productivity Made Simple, is all about.
There’s no need to give yourself a hard time or to feel ashamed if you struggle getting things done. Productivity Made Simple will teach you the foundations of productivity, showing you how to build good habits that’ll make a big difference to your state of mind and help you make progress. You’ll learn ways to improve your focus and to get through your to-do list with ease.
Zero judgement, just lots of great tips, advice and guidance.
If you’re ready to learn how to be more productive so you can get stuff done with less stress and more ease, doors open for my new four-week course on Sunday 9th September. I hope to see you there!