Productivity Coach's Corner: 3 Questions to Build Better Habits

In a time of constant change, doing things the way you used to do them is not always the best idea.

Imagine if tomorrow you were more productive and less stressed. It can happen if you study your current habits to throw out the ones that no longer serve you, and improve routines with better methods.

In a time of constant change, doing things the way you used to do them is not always the best idea. When you wake up each morning, your mind seeks “normal” and your body wants “comfortable.” Shake things up. For 21 days, ask these three questions to reduce anxiety and increase productivity:

  1. What do I want to be known for? Open a journal and choose a role or goal you want to focus on this quarter. In just five minutes, write a draft vision statement. Review and edit this paragraph in the morning and at night.
  2. What can I do each day? Identify a 15-minute (or less) action every day that will get you closer to your goal.
  3. Who can I learn from? Choose a mentor (co-worker or friend) and schedule a phone call or coffee chat weekly for the next 12 weeks.

Change what you do, and you will change what you get. As you practice with these three questions, teach them to people you work with and help them create a workflow routine designed to help them be more productive, too.

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