Living up to our “productivity potential” can be so elusive, can’t it? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, productivity strategist Steve Kahle shares a very helpful perspective on how we can reach that potential through some simple shifts.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- Why it’s more difficult to live up to our productivity potential when we are distracted by less important matters.
- The difference between efficiency and effectiveness.
- What it means to “eat that frog” and how it helps you be more productive.
- Why you must distinguish between the urgent and the important.
Interview with Steve Kahle
- How Mike Rowe (from “Dirty Jobs”) impacted Steve’s approach to productivity.
- Why you need a clear finish line for your workday.
- The value of using your calendar as a “doing” list.
- Dwight Eisenhower’s advice about planning.
- The relationship between goals, tasks, and your calendar.
- Why it’s important to have an empty email inbox, and how to successfully deal with all those emails.
- How to use Steve’s “Promise Management 3” system to manage tasks.
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- Resource: How Do High Achievers Plan Their Workday?
- The Proactive Lane Boot Camp
- Connect with Steve on LinkedIn
- Follow Steve on Twitter
About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.