What’s your personal productivity system?

What’s your personal productivity system?

by | Oct 23, 2018 | Hustle and Fire

For the past few months, I’ve been working at about half my normal productivity. There were good reasons for that, and while I didn’t necessarily like working less, it was something that my mind and body needed.

And I also knew that when I moved to Denver, I wanted to do a hard reset on habits and activities to enable me to re-enter full productivity mode again. Where I’m a beast at getting big, ambitious projects done.

My two productivity systems – honed over many years of trial and error – are a scrum board and an ideal schedule. The scrum board allows me to visually see all of the work me and my team need to accomplish in a week, prioritize, and focus. The ideal schedule keeps me balanced, with space to work on big projects uninterrupted while also allowing for the meetings, phone calls, email follow-ups that need to happen to keep a business humming.

These are my systems. And literally as soon as I put them back into practice (after about a six month hiatus), I started being fully productive again. It was like something clicked into place in my brain, and I knew what I needed to do.

I think everyone needs to have a system that works for them. Might be bullet journaling, might be a digital task list. It might be a lot of things. But the key is taking the time to work through the kinks of whatever system you’re using until it is just second nature to rely on that system to help you focus, prioritize, and get shit done. And once it’s a habit, you can always count on it to help you get through big and small projects.

What is your personal productivity system?


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