All of us want to get more out of our personal and professional lives. Accomplishing this goal will require us to be more productive in every area. Productivity is simply the process of achieving more results in areas where we wish to excel. Productivity is not simply a matter of working faster or working harder. It is, instead, the process of working more effectively.
Several years ago, I wrote a book based on my research with Steve Forbes and legendary coach John Wooden entitled Ultimate Productivity. The popularity of that book has given me the opportunity to work with a number of organizations that want to, collectively, be more, do more, and have more.
On the Ultimate Productivity web site, you can take a free Ultimate Productivity Profile and receive your own personalized productivity assessment. Your access code is 586404.
Productivity can be broken down into three elements which are motivation, communication, and implementation. It all begins with motivation.
Motivation is the first thing we get when we come into this world and the last thing we lose as we leave it. Victory does not always go to the strongest or fastest. It most often goes to the individual or group that is the most motivated. If you are giving a maximum effort, and your competition is only giving a moderate effort, you are likely to succeed.
Motivation comes in different forms and styles. It is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In our Ultimate Productivity training, we have found people motivated by money, titles, inclusion, recognition, and many other motivating factors.
The second element of productivity is communication. None of us can ever succeed on our own. We must be a part of a motivated team. In order to become a part of a motivated team, we must communicate our vision. Communication comes in many forms. Some people need to communicate in written form. Others are verbal. Some people need to see it on paper while others need to hear it or see graphs or models. There is no right way or wrong way to communicate. There is only the best way to communicate with each individual.
Finally, the third element of productivity is implementation. We live in a world when it’s all said and done, there’s a lot more said than done. We do not succeed or fail based on what we learned, trained to do, experimented with, or meant to do. Success or failure lies simply in what we do or don’t do. It’s all just academic until you take that first step. You will never be rewarded for thinking of the right thing to do, believing in the right thing to do, intending to do the right thing, or planning to do the right thing. You will be rewarded for doing it.
As you go through your day today, commit to getting more out of every area of your life by being personally and professionally productive.
Today’s the day!
Having overcome the challenge of total blindness, Crown Speaker & author of “Ultimate Productivity”, Jim Stovall has achieved the ultimate success in his life. You can too. Take his productivity assessment to learn how to achieve more results in areas that you wish to excel – achieve ultimate productivity! (use access code:586404)
About Jim Stovall
Jim Stovall is the President and Co-Founder of Narrative Television Network and world renown author of the book, “The Ultimate Gift,” which has been made into a 20th Century Fox motion picture. He has been awarded as the International Humanitarian of the Year, the National Entrepreneur of the Year, and honored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Blue Chip Enterprise Award. He is also a former National Olympic weightlifting champion, Emmy Award Winner, a columnist, and motivational speaker.