Shawn Shewchuck Blog - Productivity

Seasons Greetings, friends.

There are a number questions that I get asked as I coach, mastermind and speak with and to phenomenal friends and clients all over the country. It really doesn’t matter what part of the continent, there are 3 questions that really stand out to me. I am going address one of those questions here. This topic is deep, vast and extremely important.  A clear understanding of this one point can give you a substantial advantage on your journey to the achievement of your goals and strategic objectives.  The actual goal, its size and or scope are of no relevance, provided that you desire to achieve more in less time.

There is one resource that every one of us has an equal amount of… Time.  Yes I know, for years we’ve  heard about time management.  We’ve been told to manage our time better.  We’ve even been told to improve efficiency.  What does this really all mean, and how do we I actually implement this stuff?  What’s missing?

For just a moment, think about how much more you would accomplish if every activity that you engaged in, was truly productive.  The reality is that you could literally change your outcomes in days, not years.

It’s been said that the average adult squanders or wastes around four hours a day.  That’s two extra months every year.  I’ve heard so many people say, I just don’t have the time.  Perhaps dedicating and blocking a specific amount of time for those things that are important, that will change your future and fortunes, is possible after all. Just think what you will accomplish with two additional months next year.

Let’s take a moment to define productivity.  Every action step you take, every activity that you choose to engage in, should be in alignment with your values and move you in the direction of your goal.  If you are wasting your time on anything that might be considered non – productive, stop doing it.

Leverage your precious time in a way that allows you to only engage and invest in action steps and activities that are highly productive and deliver a healthy ROI (return on investment).

The process of establishing clear priorities, understanding what each one represents and prioritizing your priorities, is imperative to your success.   We’ll delve more into these in another post.

One more huge insight for you in 2015, you, should be a priority.  Remember, your value to those you care about increases when you are healthy, happy and balanced.  Establish a wealth goal, but don’t obsess over money.  You will invest your time and energy, and when you do, the money will take care of itself.

I was recently asked a question by a participant in The Matrixx Mastermind, and here it is.  “Shawn what is the best investment that I can make?” I responded, YOU!  The investment that you make in yourself in 2015 can make the difference between where you are, and where you want to be.  I’ve interviewed many highly successful people, and they all say the same thing.  Invest time, energy and money in yourself.  Invest a great deal in yourself, the returns will far outweigh the investment.

I invite you to take a look at where you are, and decide where you want to be in 12 months from now.  Utilize every tool available to you.  Here’s an example of what I mean,

Happy Holidays.