One of the main focuses of this newsletter since I started over eight years ago is to provide you with tips and suggestions on how you can be more productive. Whether it’s a new app, a website, or some other tool, I have explored how these can help you get more done.
But, I’ve also realized over time that being productive encompasses much more than simply getting more tasks completed. It’s more important to make sure you are getting the right things done.
If you haven’t been receiving this newsletter very long, you may have missed some of my past articles talking about productivity. A few of them are listed here:
- Maximizing Your Productivity
- Increase Productivity by Reducing Keystrokes
- How Music Increases Your Productivity
- The Myth of Multitasking
My friend Michael Hyatt has created some excellent material over the last several years on how to set goals and be more productive. His recent book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, is an excellent guide on creating a life plan. You plan your vacation, but do you have a plan for your life?
His next book, Your Best Year Ever: A Five-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals, will be available on January 2, 2018.
For the last three years, I have participated in Michael’s goal setting course (Your Best Year Ever) that the book describes. It helped me better articulate the goals I want to accomplish and provided a step-by-step process to help me achieve those goals. While Michael is a friend, I pay the same as everyone else to access this material. I believe that everyone needs “skin in the game.”
How well are you able to achieve your goals?
If productivity were a game, what would your score be?
Even if you aren’t competitive, how would you rank your ability to prioritize, organize, and execute?
Would you give yourself a good score for your time management?
What about your email systems, or your scheduling process?
What if there was a way you could measure yourself in the productivity areas that matter most — so that you can improve?
What if you could get an overall score for your daily productivity… and then take it to the next level?
Well, now you can. Michael has created a productivity assessment that will help you better understand your current level of productivity. It is a tool I use personally to help gauge the progress I’m making in being able to achieve my goals productively.
The Free to Focus Assessment is easy to use – and it’s free!
Like many assessments, this one is self-administered. It provides you with the opportunity to answer a series of ten questions around key areas of productivity.
The tool then calculates your answers and gives you an overall productivity score.
The entire process takes less than ten minutes. It will provide you the clarity you need to walk the path toward greater effectiveness and success. The tool calculates everything for you. You just read the question and pick the answer that’s most accurate for you. It’s fast and easy. And, you’ll come away with tremendous clarity when you’re finished.
Once you discover your Productivity Score, you can quickly see opportunities for growth, as well as what you’re already doing well. Michael and his team will be providing some great additional training on how you can improve your productivity over the next couple of weeks. I encourage you to take advantage of this information.
I took the assessment and my score is 77 – “The Pressurized Performer” I continue to work on improving. How about you?
I encourage you to take 10 minutes to complete the assessment today.
What is your productivity score? Were you surprised?