“Timed Productivity” ~ Are YOU Driving? – (7 February 2019/The Thursday BLOG) #6/52

From the book – “Getting Results the Agile Way” by J. D. Meier is the concept ‘Drive Your Day’.

Are YOU? Do you awake with 3 tasks for your day? Or, you spend your day reacting to what comes at you! That is not productive – at all! I call that ‘playing tennis…without a racket’.

  • 1. Have a plan; laced with flexibility.
  • 2. Make ‘accomplishing‘ decisions.
  • 3. “DRIVE” through your tasks.

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Gloria-Jean Brown  gloriajean@coachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” ~ Productivity For YOU – (31 January 2019/The Thursday BLOG) 5/52

Can you believe, we are at the end of January 2019. I trust you have had a fun month. Testing out your new goals and designing steps to get tasks into the right format. We are always growing, learning and revising … it is our path, on the journey, to our destination.

Your three steps for this week:

  1. AM Ritual
  2. Use Pomodoro method for time blocking and focused working.
  3. PM Ritual

Design a morning ritual for yourself. Sample ~ MINE: (16 oz water; Stretch; Bathroom; Meditate; Review Planner/Today’s goals; Start your most important task{EAT YOUR FROG 1st}).

Pomodoro Method is focused work for 25 minutes. Take a mandatory 5 minute break. You can repeat the cycle. Or, You can choose another task.

Evening Ritual: write the top 3 things you must do tomorrow. Lay out what is needed: set out clothes; papers you need to take; make lunch. In your journal – write 3 things you accomplished today!!

Want to organize your life: work and /or personal? Even develop a shared grocery list resource? Write and access meaningful notes and instructions. Have a team? This is a fun and easy way to stay on top – click recommendation link –> TRELLO

If you are interested in knowing your marketing personality style, – please click this- ->affiliate link for information on how to obtain your personal report. The link will connect you to Brit Kolo. Should you make a purchase, I do receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you, for introducing the link.

My recommended email marketing provider? Please click this affiliate link for ConvertKit information. Yes, you can try for free.

Need an assist with attaining Inbox Zero or stopping Procrastination or efficient Planning/Scheduling …? Visit (click this – >www.CoachingbyGJ.com  – “Courses and A Quiz” tab.

Gloria-Jean Brown  gloriajean@coachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” ~ Let’s Start Over – (24 January 2019/The Thursday BLOG) 4/52

Let be sure we are giving our purposed goals their best foundation; so, I will share three books I highly recommend; have read and reread.

You need building blocks to help you survive the ups and downs of life, work and your pursuits of happiness. Take what you read and make it your own. Then, implement and make necessary ‘course’ corrections – so, you will want to do it and succeed with your goals!

  1. Foundation: Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  2. Building Block: Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen
  3. Building Block: The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran

Want to organize your life: work and /or personal? Even develop a shared grocery list resource? Write and access meaningful notes and instructions. Have a team? This is a fun and easy way to stay on top – click recommendation link –> TRELLO

If you are interested in knowing your marketing personality style, – please click this- ->affiliate link for information on how to obtain your personal report. The link will connect you to Brit Kolo. Should you make a purchase, I do receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you, for introducing the link.

My recommended email marketing provider? Please click this affiliate link for ConvertKit information. Yes, you can try for free.

Need an assist with attaining Inbox Zero or stopping Procrastination or efficient Planning/Scheduling …? Visit (click this – >www.CoachingbyGJ.com  – “Courses and A Quiz” tab.

Gloria-Jean Brown  gloriajean@coachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” ~ Pesky Resolutions (17 January 2019/Thursday BLOG) 3/52

How are you and more importantly – YOUR 2019 Resolutions?

Willpower thwarted by life … yet, again.

Change your mindset. 1 January is not a magic starting point — re-set is always your option; whenever you feel it is necessary. Strengthen your resolutions so they can withstand turbulence.

Some goals are complex – do you know all the phases of what you want to accomplish? Do your research. Readjust your goals and get started and don’t stop.

Don’t be hard on yourself. You have plenty of time to reach your goals.

  1. Re-prioritize your goals.
  2. Build a support system.
  3. Develop a tracking system and review monthly your up and downs.

If you are interested in knowing your personality style as it relates to marketing – please click this- -> affiliate link for information on how to obtain your personal report. The link will connect you to Brit Kolo.  Should you make a purchase, I do receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you, for introducing the link.

Need an assist with Inbox Zero or Procrastination or Planning/Scheduling …? Visit (click this – ->www.CoachingbyGJ.com – “Courses and A Quiz” tab

My recommended email marketing provider?  Please click this affiliate link   for ConvertKit information.  Yes, you can try for free.

Gloria-Jean Brown gloriajean@coachingbyGJ.com

“Timed Productivity” ~ Clear to Neutral 2/52

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Welcome to week 2 – THURSDAY 10 January 2019. Clear to Neutral (CTN) – sound a little strange. Neutral is your starting point to achieve what you need in YOUR best environment possible.

Going to fix some breakfast —- SKEECH…dirty dishes and pans in the sink!! Had you washed your dishes/pans last night – your kitchen would be ready for you – Neutral. Do you have the food you want to fix ….or, is Food at the grocery store.

There is something that sets your tone for the day – making your bed when you get out of it!! Having been in the military ~ this is a no-brainier for me (smiles). No retreat!! Onward into your day.

You are leaving your office. What did you leave behind? An office desk “cleared” and a post it note with the 3 top items for tomorrow when you come in? OR – a mess of papers and phone call slip of people you have to contact. Did you look at your calendar — any meetings first thing or you will just surprise yourself when you get in?

  • 1. Examine what are your current habits?
  • 2. Where can you introduce “CTN” into your activities?
  • 3. Write out the steps (save in your phone) – – do DAILY to build new productive habits.

If you are interested in knowing your personality style as it relates to marketing – please click this- -> affiliate link for information on how to obtain your personal report. The link will connect you to Brit Kolo.  Should you make a purchase, I do receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you, for introducing the link.

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“Timed Productivity” ~ 3 Efficient Steps 1/52

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Welcome to the Inaugural blog of 2019 – as well as – Happy Birthday to me!! Look for me on Thursdays.  This writing will expound, a little, on a topic from this week’s TIPs theme.  Goal is to provide value to you with a short commentary and 3 steps that you can implement each week.  Please share with others.  Please share any topic ideas with me. Let get started on our journey.

As we are starting a new year – realize that it takes times to change your habits.  Be clear about what you want to achieve.  Write out your desired results (What are you working towards?  Why?)   Take on change 1 habit at a time – be intentional about your activities.  Journal your accomplishments –  (list 3 per day).

  1.  Subscribe to newsletter(s) that help you NOW in achieving your   goals.  Unsubscribe from ALL OTHERS.
  2.  Listen to podcast/tapes/books while going to and from work or Client   appointments.
  3.  ReRead books that have helped you meet your goals. Look for new   wisdom!

If you are interested in knowing your personality style as it relates to marketing – please click this- -> affiliate link for information on how to obtain your personal report. The link will connect you to Brit Kolo.  Should you make a purchase, I do receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you, for introducing the link.

You Heard It; Pretty Sure It Works – Why Haven’t YOU??

Happy 1st of May – Surprise!! I just HAD TO SHARE.  You need to up your PRODUCTIVITY.  It is May – 5th month of 12 for 2018.  Where are you in your December 2017/January 2018 goals?  I won’t ask about resolutions (smiles).

To be more productive:

  1. Plan the night before
  2. Work when YOUR energy level is highest
  3. Have a defined Morning Routine
  4. Don’t open email until afternoon
  5. Turn off phone/ computer IM chimes – focus and do what you need to do
  6. Close your door – post a note of the time you will be available again
  7. Use Pomodoro method [work 25 minutes; take MANDATORY – 5 minute break; repeat]
  8. Take an 8 oz.  drink water break; throw in some stretching … on to next task project

Told you – you have heard this before!!  But why are YOU not utilizing these steps?

When you have a 3 task to do list (per day) – you CAN actually get it done.  Or, make significant traction on accomplishment.  Always build in more time than you think you will need – suggestion, double the time.  You can’t get it when you realize you need it … and don’t have it.  Example:  Your drive to office or client is 25 minutes.  You leave – only to get on the main road and there is an accident and you only have “your 25 minutes”!!  We have all been there.  Even another road is now taken up with traffic by those trying to avoid the accident. So, you leave home; it did only take 25 minutes – WOW, what to do with the extra time.  Review your day calmly; draft some notes; review your client’s file ~ so you are on-point with their needs; read; get a glass of water; tidy your desk; quick exercise routine.

Always have a Plan B – just in case.  Have a book to read; puzzle book to engage your mind.  If you have Kindle on your phone – read a favorite genre book you like.  Develop a list of errands – (on your phone, always with you, anyway) – you can do when you find you have extra time or in are in a certain location.  Maybe your client’s cancel and rescheduled.  It isn’t always traffic (smiles).

You won’t make changes until YOU see YOUR need to do so.  When something ‘bugs’ you enough – you do something about it.  It did take a while to find a process; but, I can now zero my emails DAILY in 30 minutes and I have 5 accounts!! And have been doing so since the middle of April.

Here is a goal, from Dallas Willard:  “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry”.

Please – have a happy and productive May 2018.  Plan some summer fun with your extra time.

Gloria-Jean  (GJ) Brown  –  www.CoachingbyGJ.com

 

 

New Year — New Changes coming — Stay tuned

Hello Website Visitor,  I wish for you a most delightful Christmas Season in this December 2017.  That you will avail yourself to become prepared for 2018 and all the goodness and new trends and techniques for YOU to soar to YOUR best self!!

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I will be updating this site ‘soon’ and will, then, begin a new blog series – so, check back and stay tuned.

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Happy New Year —  GJ

 

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