Productivity "There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction." – John F. Kennedy

Time is precious and must be guarded. As women, we are often called upon to wear many hats—mother, professional, spouse, daughter, friend. To help make the most of your precious time, and safeguard your most valuable assets, health and energy, I have incorporated this section on productivity to allow me to share with you some great resources that will undoubtedly inspire you to adopt a new way of approaching your daily to-do list!

The Self Journal is a wonderful way to track your goals and dreams. Presented in a three-month format, this compact and very useful journal allows you to track your daily habits, set down daily goals, prioritize actionables that are related to your top-level goal, and much more! The creators of the Self Journal have taken the essential elements of goal setting and packaged them in this great product! You can subscribe to receive your new journal every three-months! It has truly revolutionized the way many people look at their days and set goals.

 

The Moleskine notebook is a staple for keeping your ideas in one place. Don`t leave home without it! That way, you will always have a place to jot down ideas, sketch, or simply write down important information.

 

 

A calendar is a key tool to ensure that the most important things get done. You can choose an e-calendar or a traditional paper calendar to replace your traditional to-do list! Why? Simple. Your calendar will allow you to strategically block off the necessary time to accomplish your tasks. What gets scheduled, gets done!

 

 

New York Times bestselling author, Kevin Kruse, presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultra-productive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs—-including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes—-Kruse answers the question: what are the secrets to extreme productivity?”  -Goodreads

 

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.”  -Goodreads

 

 

“The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.”  -Goodreads