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The fourth area of high performance is productivity. Being highly productive is being consistently focused and effective, which means being good at minimizing distractions and maintaining priorities.

There are so many distractions in our lives today and we've been taught that multi-tasking is a good thing. Well, studies have shown that multi-tasking is NOT a good thing. It makes you LESS productive at each of the things that you are trying to do. You can effectively get more done by FOCUSING on 1 thing at a time.

Think about a time when you were being really productive. What were you doing?

I think back to when I was making a career change to become a personal trainer. I had very little time outside my corporate job, but I made very good use of it. I was focused & excited about becoming a trainer; I made becoming a trainer a priority, and I worked really hard at it.

Think about where you are not being productive enough right now. What's the difference between your time of high productivity and now?

What can you do to get back to high productivity?

You may need to re-adjust your priorities; block off time on your schedule; or take steps to eliminate or remove yourself from distractions. This may be a challenge, but in the end, you'll wind up less stressed, getting more done, and feeling better about the way you spend each day :)

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