Wisdom Tip 152: Game Changer Hack on Productivity


“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort” ~ Paul J. Meyer

Today’s experience economy has completely transformed the equation on productivity. We can no longer afford to adopt the productivity practices of the industrial age nor the information age. Over the years, the evolution of productivity has witnessed the phases of efficiency to effectiveness.

However, in today’s age of social media and globalization; a new paradigm has emerged on productivity best practices. Within this new paradigm, the three components that are worth managing are time, energy and attention. Below are a few hacks that work wonders in this regard:

1. Time: (The objective here is: Gain more time and Spend time on things that matter)

  •  Schedule less time for important tasks – this is counter intuitive – the less time you schedule for important tasks, you will end up getting it done faster
  • Say no to opportunities that is not aligned with your purpose or long term goals
  • Work on tasks that are important (that truly matter) and not urgent

2. Energy (The objective here is: to have more energy throughout the day)

  • Exercise: It is the single most important thing you can do to increase your energy levels
  • Eat less: What we eat, makes a huge difference on our energy levels. Keep the intake to the minimum
  • Get enough sleep:

3. Attention (The objective here is to be mindful and have increased focus and concentration)

  • Meditate: The art of practicing concentration
  • Never multi-task: Do one thing at a time
  • Be Present: This is the practice of being in the moment