A Life of Productivity and How to Live It …

As you all know I’m a keener when it comes to organization and productivity (putting my “secret sauce” of creativity on the sidelines for a few moments). Especially with all the distractions in our busy lives, it can be nearly impossible to focus on what’s most important in our businesses. But trust me, you can do it if you get your priorities straight.

This is something I see frequently in my line of business. People do not finish the day feeling accomplished then they end up judging themselves for all the things they did not get accomplished that they wanted to, myself included from time-to-time. The pressure is on to be as productive as possible in order to get where we want to go. And more often than not, we are our own worst critic and think that calling out our “laziness” or “inefficiencies” can lead to some sort of mindset-adjustment to get around the roadblocks to our success.

First off … just give yourself a break already! Yah, you heard me … Cut yourself some slack!

If you truly want to increase your productivity, you have to make the decision to do so, stop being harsh to yourself, and start implementing new ways and tools to improve your productivity. This will not only reduce your time clutter, but you won’t believe how much you will be able to accomplish.

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
~ Paul Meyer, Author

To get you started and on the right track (away from those roadblocks), earlier this year I shared with you a handful of steps on how to become productive in 15 days or less. But it’s not just those steps that are going to get you to the next level of living that life of productivity.

I hate to admit this out loud — but there are a lot of “time wasters” in our daily lives which can sometimes have a negative impact on what we’re trying to accomplish. That’s why it’s so important to understand the low-down on time management as well – which in reality can also be viewed in partnership with project management therefore making productivity well rounded. 

We don’t want you getting burnt out, so the key word here is PLANNING. You want to work more efficiently, not work more. You want that life of freedom (whether it be timewise or financially). You want your big dreams to become reality. So, in order for that to all happen you’ll want to plan things out according to your daily tasks, projects and goals.

If you work too hard you may lose sight of your bigger picture. And we most certainly don’t want that as that’s what we’ve been working so hard to build up to and work towards in order to gain more lifestyle freedom. Research actually suggests that as we burn out, we have a greater tendency to get “lost in the weeds” — since that’s the last thing you want. Which brings me back to the bones of this post; how to live a life of productivity. And whom else to better share the scope of this lifestyle other than the great himself, Chris Bailey, CEO of a Life of Productivity. For Chris, it all boiled down to dozens of productivity experiments that he has done over the entire span of his productivity project – which you can read more about HERE. But before you get lost in all the greatness on his website, watch this video …

So, how do you live a life of productivity?

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Crystal Kordalchuk

Crystal is an artist, a writer, an organizer, a dreamer, a doer, and down-right proud of it NERD!.

Struck with a love for #AllThings creative at a very young age, Crystal dreamed of a life fueled by her passion for creating and bringing the stories and images in her mind into reality.

As she worked toward her dreams, she earned a diploma as a Computer Applications Specialist then another in Graphic Design and from there began to develop her extensive background in multimedia and the arts. She began her worked in the magazine industry as a layout designer and had a succession of design jobs thereafter. It was her role as a graphic/web designer that gave her the first real glimpse of her future. Soon she began a side job as a freelance designer while keeping one foot in the corporate world. A spark was lit! She turned her freelance gig into a full-time business combining design work with her other passion: creating organization from virtual chaos.

Crystal is one of the most organized individuals on the planet. She is by all means a Zen master of her crafts. She excels at helping others become “untangled” and provides her clients with tools to run their businesses smoothly while she takes care of the details behind the scenes. Thus Virtually Untangled was born. A successful business where her work as a top notch creative in graphic and web — with a twist of virtual assistant — married into one amazing place where clients can come with their virtual messes and become magically untangled. Crystal can always make sense of even the most unorganized chaos and offers a virtual detox of order and peace, so her clients can get busy doing the work that they love the most.

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