Productivity is the way we describe how much work is getting done, whether measured through quantity, quality, efficiency, or effectiveness. While some look at productivity through the lens of results, a more effective way to look at it can be through analyzing what factors can influence any individual or team to perform at their best most consistently. Figuring out exactly what mental and physical aspects of your attitude, environment, and circumstances contribute to your best work can be a beneficial avenue of self-exploration. However, centering any aspect of self-worth on our productivity can backfire. Setting expectations for ourselves that ignore the fact that we are human beings, not human doings, and that our productivity will naturally fluctuate due to innumerable factors, will set us up for unavoidable failure. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Interview with Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. Here he fields questions from Michael Sliwinski in this Productive Magazine interview.

5 Ways to Overcome Procrastination by Jack Canfield

I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years. And without exception, the single biggest obstacle that has held them back from achieving their goals has always been—themselves! We haven’t learned how to overcome procrastination and laziness.

The Secret to Ending Perfection Paralysis

A year ago, when I decided to begin writing my book The 5 Second Rule, I held incredibly high standards for myself. I was convinced the only way my book would be a success is if it were perfect.

Three Surefire Ways to Get More Stuff Done

Here is a short list of the best ideas and habits to use every day in order to be more successful in life. All of these tips require some planning and preparation but are worth the effort.

How Incredibly Successful People Think

I believe there’s a huge difference in the way successful people and unsuccessful people think. And I believe that success itself is not some big mystery that people haven’t figured out before.


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