1 | 1 | What is productive for others may not be productive for me

Hey there! I'm Marian Knopp, the Online Business Systemizer at marianknopp.com.

The Productivity Tip of the Day™ is: What is productive for others may not be productive for me.

Now this isn't necessarily the most practical tip that I'll be giving you in this series, but I wanted to set the tone for these tips by letting you know that it's really important to be self-aware and aware of what you are trying to accomplish, because productivity is all about getting things done. If you are not aware of what you are trying to accomplish or how you need to accomplish something, it's going to be difficult to determine what productivity tips are applicable to you, whether you find them through me or other places online. There's a lot of generic blanket tips out there that may not be applicable to you, based on the work that you're trying to accomplish and the tools and resources you need to accomplish those things.

Here's an example of this, because some things could be really distracting for others. These big blanket tips are things like block Facebook, limit that from your employees' usage, because Facebook is a total distraction and it's not completely productive. However, when you think about people like digital marketers, or those in the online business space who have to connect to their audience using social media like Facebook, that would be an awful tip, to tell them to block Facebook, because they'll actually get less done when they're working on tasks that involve marketing and sales.

As you're going through these tips, a good exercise for you today will be to look at what is on your plate, what you need to accomplish and what ways you'd like to accomplish that, so that when we get to the part where I'm talking about managing distractions, which is a huge area that we need to cover when it comes to productivity, that you don't necessarily unplug all of your internet and devices and go to a hermit location and try to get things done. That's not going to be effective if what you need to do requires all of those tools and resources. It's about managing those distractions and using the tools effectively that you need to accomplish things.

I hope that makes sense. If you have any questions, please let me know. And I promise I'll have some really practical tips throughout the series, but I really want to set the tone this week for making sure you understand what is productivity versus just a general wellness or life tip.

One other example I'll provide in this tip is when people talk about unplugging devices at parties, or at the dinner table, or at events, in meetings...yes, that can be productive in that you're taking a break from those things and you're present for what is being discussed, but a lot of those tips may not be applicable for the entire time that you're working. That is limited to a certain wellness area, or relationship building tip.

When I talk about productivity tips, please note that I'm talking about when you're getting things done, when you're working, when you're trying to accomplish what you want in this world, which is not all the time. You shouldn't be doing this stuff 24/7. You'll burn out. You'll burn out really quickly. Recognize what tips are applicable to your productivity versus your wellness, your relationship building, your life.

I look forward to sharing more tips with you. If you'd like to watch these tips go live, check out the Workflow Wonder Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/workflowwonder, and stay tuned tomorrow because I'm going to talk about my favorite reason why you should be using the internet and not unplugging it. The internet is so important and so awesome, and one of my favorite tips is tomorrow. So I hope to see you all then. 

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