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It can be a real challenge to perform at an optimum level in our distracted world. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, join Mark Struczewski as he has a conversation with a guest on how they operate at optimum levels. If you’re a person who really wants to be the best version of yourself, this podcast is for you.

Sep 5, 2017

I’m constantly doing research to find out what your challenges are when it comes to being productive via social media connections and in real world.

I always ask: what is your biggest challenge with getting things done?

Replies I’ve received include:

  • Not enough time in the day (listen to episode 7, How to Become a Calendar Ninja)
  • Interruptions at work (listen to episode 4, How to Deal With Distractions at Work)
  • Focus
  • Staying on target
  • Anxiety over incompletion
  • Me! (Which is one of those obstacles we tend to overlook)

Starting doesn’t mean you’ve never been productive and now you’ve decided it’s a good time to start. Perhaps you were doing just fine but then, for whatever reason, you stopped. Or at least slowed down. And now you want to get serious again.

First things first: stop! Seriously. Stop just for a few moments and take a breath. If you feel stuck…if you feel overwhelmed…if you feel okay…take a breath.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey. Maybe you need to take the first step. Or the 12th. Or the 50th.

The point is to START.

Yes, starting can be scary. Especially if you either haven’t started yet or have been floating along the water with the tide for some time. 

What does that first or next step look like for you?

You become more productive step by step by step. Basic math: 1 comes before 2 which comes before 3 and so on.

The first step is ALWAYS deciding. What decision are you making?


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