How to Take Action • Productivity Resources

Sometimes knowing how to take action towards our dreams is much easier said than done.

I can attest to this, right here on the blog I’m writing.

For far too long this blog was a burden of something that could and should be. Yet for such a seemingly simple task, I lacked the productivity to move my goals beyond the reach of my day to day activities. I told myself for years I would do it and made valiant efforts, but they quickly lost traction.

Then, two years ago, I fooled myself into believing I was serious enough to purchase a domain name and web hosting package. The same website and name of which is the one you are on, finally, without further delay and even with my dissatisfaction in the imperfections.

If you’re finding yourself in a rut/cycle of promises to yourself, assumed failures, and desperation for a real and true change then you’re in the right place.

Here I plan to share, and update, any and all resources I discover that help kick my butt into gear and beat the personal perfectionist lying inside each of us. The best part is, you can start today. The key is to begin with baby steps, knocking out the little goals to gain confidence in your abilities.

Even as I type this feverishly, I am forcing myself not to look back at the former words, for fear of losing the inspiration that’s caught on (of which you can read about in the book Big Magic).

So strap on your helmets and get ready for a crash course on how to take action that’s going to force you into taking a step in the unknown.

My hope is that it will help you discover the creative potential you’ve been hiding inside all this time.

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Books

Growing up I was an incredibly avid reader, always with at least 10 books checked out from the library at a time.

Later on in life, with my consistent excuse of not having enough time, I brushed it off as something only people with endless amounts of free time had the luxury to enjoy.

I went far too many years allowing myself to justify why I couldn’t create the time for something I supposedly wanted.

I had to change my thinking and realize how badly I truly wanted it, which turned out to be enough to stop scrolling through my Facebook feed to be more proactive and efficient with my use of time. As a great quote I once read said, we all have the same 24 hours in a day, so learn how to use it your advantage and have the best productivity possible.

We all make time for the things we love, so do you love it enough to give up something for it?

Don’t allow others to make you jealous with their accomplishments that appear to be out of your reach. Be smart enough to realize that you can change that, no get-rich-quick-schemes, if you truly desire it.

Wake up a little earlier, stay up a little later, cut off your phone time at a certain hour.

Do what you have to do to make your goals not only feasible but a reality. What’s holding back your productivity?

               

Podcasts

For so long I thought that I couldn’t listen to podcasts because I didn’t have the time. I’m the type of person that requires all of my focus to be on a single thing in that sole moment and cannot have distractions.

I discovered how simple it was to change my commute from mindlessly repetitive music every morning to listen to conversations that spark brain activity, fuel production, and lead to action throughout the day.

Find one thing you can change about your schedule, whether it’s your commute, listening to something while showering, or even forgoing the light of the tv screen for a night.

Try it out and see what a difference it can make in the productivity of your business and lifestyle.

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2 Comments

  1. Alyssa May 11, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I started listening to podcasts instead of music 80% of the time I’m in the car, so now they’re my go-to, and I only turn Spotify on when I’m really in the mood to rock out vs. having it be constant background noise. I used to not listen to a podcast if it was longer than my drive because I like to finish what I start, but this has lead to often not starting at all. Now I just pick a title that sounds interesting and press play, even if it takes 3 drives to finish, at least I’m learning!

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    1. meremoi May 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      I’ve done the same! I thought it would be hard to keep up in between pausing but I’m finding that I get so engaged with what is said that I don’t lose track in between drives.

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