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Personal Productivity Training

Personal Productivity Training

Personal Productivity Training

What is productivity training?

Productivity training is about changing your habits in ways which will allow you to achieve your goals more quickly and easily.

Productivity training is about making more progress, in less time.

If you are to achieve your goals, you need to be at your best. Productivity training is about learning to be at your best.

You do that by learning and applying skills. The skills you need to learn, fall into six major categories.

  1. Setting specific goals.
  2. Formulating practical plans that will allow you to achieve your goals.
  3. Communicating to others, and gaining their willing cooperation.
  4. Implementing your plans and avoiding any unnecessary errors.
  5. Solving problems quickly and efficiently.
  6. Creating and sustaining a positive mental attitude.

Let us look at these skills:

1. Improve productivity by setting specific goals.

Productivity training is about setting goals and achieving them in the minimum amount of time money and effort.

Productivity is a measure of how effectively you achieve your goals.

And obviously, you cannot achieve a goal, you have never set.

And you will not achieve a goal if you don't focus on it relentlessly, over an extended period.

Goal setting and goal focus are two sides of the same coin. You need to set goals and then you need to focus on them for many days, weeks, months and even years.

Goal focus is the primary skill of increased productivity.

Everything you do, should be in some way connected to the achievement of your major goal.

You should do nothing that contradicts the achievement of your major goal.

2. Improve productivity by writing detailed plans.

All goals need detailed plans to make them a reality. Planning is part of what I call the productivity P-List.

Here is the improved Productivity P-List.

  • Purposefulness. What we just called goal focus. Your goal or purpose is the main reason for your organisation's existence.
  • Planning. Your plan is how you intend to achieve your purpose.
  • Prioritisation. Prioritisation is the act of organising things into the optimum order.
  • Preparation. Preparation is the act of making ready before the implementation of the plan.
  • Prevention of avoidable error - is the elimination of self-sabotage.

3. Improve your productivity by communicating your goals and plans to others, and gain their willing cooperation.

Nobody can succeed on their own. Everyone needs to gain the cooperative assistance of others. Communication skills are your way of informing others of your goal and your plan. You need everyone to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and how you are doing it.

You need to communicate three elements.

"What?" is the goal.

"Why?" is the reason and the motivation for the goal.

"How?" is the plan that will achieve the goal.

4. Improve your productivity by implementing your plans and avoiding unnecessary errors, mistakes or omissions.

Your goal and plans are both theoretical.

The implementation of the plan is when you actualise the plan. You put the plan into practice.

You need to apply some intelligent effort. You may need to get up early and stay up late.

Implementation must be accurate and without any major error.

More haste less speed.

Make haste slowly.

Do it right, first time.

When you implement the plan, do so with full focus. Do the best job of which you are capable.

5. Improve your productivity by solving problems quickly and efficiently.

As you implement your plans, you are bound to come up against unforeseen problems.

Now your productivity will depend upon you solving your problems, in a quick, efficient and timely manner. Problem solving comes in two major types.

  1. Logical problem solving - is about using analytical methods to seek solutions.
  2. Creative problem solving - is about using your imagination to create solutions.

Both sets of problem solving can be improved by training.

6. Improving productivity by creating and sustaining a positive mental attitude, especially during tough times.

Productivity relies on a certain state of mind. We need to create and sustain a positive mental attitude; especially during tough times.

Productivity is the product of the inventive mind. If your mindset is productive, then your actions will be productive.

If your mindset is non-productive, then your actions will also be non-productive.

Improve your productivity by developing a positive mind set.

How to create and sustain a positive mental attitude.

Keep control of the content of your conversation. There are five types of conversational categories:

  1. The Future will be better than the present. These are goal orientated and optimistic conversations. These are usually productive conversations
  2. The Future will be worse than the present. These are fear inducing conversations. They are not very productive
  3. The Past was bad. Conversations about how the past was bad are often anger-inducing conversations. These are not very productive
  4. The past was better than the present good. These can be nostalgic conversations. These are non-productive.
  5. The present moment. These are usually productive conversations

Summary: How you can improve your productivity.

You can improve your productivity by improving six major skill sets:

  1. Setting specific goals.
  2. Formulating plans.
  3. Communicating your goals and plans.
  4. Implementing your plans and avoiding any unnecessary errors.
  5. Solving problems quickly and efficiently, by using logical and creative methods of problem solving.
  6. Creating and sustaining a positive mental attitude, especially during tough times.

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Goal Setting, Communication and Conflict.

You cannot achieve the goal you failed to set. So the first step to achieving your goal is to set it.
Then you need to communicate the goal to others and you need to handle the inevitable conflicts and problems you will get whenever you try implement your plans. This course will help.

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