011 Productivity: When Things Work Out, Thoughts and Strategies

December 21, 2015

"When you wish up on a star makes no difference who you are" and prayer just to be sure then maybe you will be in the right frame of mind to endure a productive day. But seriously, with out getting to airy fairy and all it beats the gloom and doom for sure.

I had such a great day getting things done that had long been on my list that I thought I would share my perspective in hopes that it helps you in some way as well.

So while you are chewing on that elephant or throwing spaghetti against the wall maybe it couldn't hurt to hear a few of my take outs and thoughts as I describe how the day went and then offer up 6 strategies I used that seemed to work. 

Movies Mentioned

American Flyers (1985) - IMDb website. (My apologies to Kevin Bacon for saying he was a cast member in this movie. It was actually Kevin Costner. I was confused.)

Res Firma Mitescere Nescit - YouTube video of the exact scene in American Flyers where Res Firma Mitescere Nescit is described. (Translation: If You've Got It Up, Keep It Up!)

Quotes Mentioned

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
― Bruce Lee

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

6 Strategies to Productivity

  1. Good rest (R.E.M. Sleep if possible).
  2. Prepare as much as you can in advance.
  3. Be willing to make adjustments if it makes sense to.
  4. Look at adversity as a opportunity to make improvements.
  5. Once you are on a roll keep on a roll.
  6. Keep asking; what more can I do?
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