Launch Your Days with Productivity

Feb 9, 2015 7:50:11 PM

Jay Papasan, VP of Publishing at Keller Williams and co-author of multiple bestselling books, including The Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA), shared valuable productivity tips from The ONE Thing to more than 700 Family Reunion attendees.

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The Lies
There are 6 lies that keep people from achieving success. Papasan walked attendees through four:

1) Everything matters equally

  • Pareto’s 80/20 principle: The minority (20%) of your efforts leads to the majority (80%) of your results.
  • Prioritize a to-do-list and turn it into a success list by numbering the activities in order of importance.

2) Multitasking

  • Research has proven that multitasking doesn’t save time. It wastes it.
  • Distraction undermines results. When you try to do too much at once, you end up doing nothing well.

3) A Disciplined Life

  • Don’t be a disciplined person. Be a person of powerful habits and use selected discipline to develop them.
  • Build one habit at a time. Success is sequential not simultaneous.
  • Research shows that habits, on average, take 66 days to form.

4) Willpower is always on will-call

  • Don’t spread your willpower too thin. Decide what matters and reserve your willpower for it.
  • Willpower is strongest in the morning. Focus on the activities you need for success and do them in the morning.

The Focusing Question

What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary? This question is the key to determining the domino you must knock over first - initiating a line of dominoes behind it, either ready to fall or already down. The focusing question can be applied to all the areas of your life; spiritual, physical health, personal, key relationships, job, business and financial.

Productive action transforms lives. Putting together a life of extraordinary results simply comes down to getting the most out of what you do, when what you do matters. The most successful people are the most productive people and they usually get there by making their ONE Thing a habit. They follow this process:

1) Identify your ONE Thing (activity) using the focusing question and make it a habit.
2) Time block that activity.
3) Protect your time block.

Tell us what your ONE Thing is in the comments section and make sure to download your personal workbook to embark on the road to extraordinary success!

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