#8: The Real Reason You Want To Be Productive

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Pay attention to your productivity. A Microsoft study found that the average worker in the U.S. wastes 17 hours in a 45 hour work week. Honoring our employer and the people we serve by working with focus is a surprising way to make Jesus impossible to ignore.

Be like Ike. President Dwight Eisenhower developed a matrix for making decisions based on the importance and urgency of a particular task. Use the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritize your most significant work.

Put your most significant work first. The vast majority of leaders struggle to do their most significant work because these non-urgent tasks get crowded out by what has to be dealt with right now. Taking time to schedule work on your significant tasks is critical to your success.

Get some rhythm. Nobody can work full-throttle all day long. Create a simple rhythm where you focus on tasks for 90 minutes and then take a break/do a different kind of task for 30 minutes.

For all the talk about productivity, don’t confuse means with ends. Productivity is a vehicle for discovering freedom - freedom to focus, freedom to be present, freedom to be spontaneous, freedom to rest (H/T: Michael Hyatt)

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Check Out These Highlights:

  • Find out how unproductive we are in our work
  • How to decide what to work on today
  • Why you can’t find time to work on your most significant projects
  • Why you struggle to turn plans into action
  • The simple hack that will 10x your productivity
  • What to do with your (too-long) to-do list
  • Discover the real reason we want to be productive
  • The ultimate freedom that each of us craves

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