Telling you that it's okay to watch television may seem like an odd title for an article. I mean, yeah...so what?
But coming from someone like me - a productivity expert?
Well, that's just silly. Why would I basically give you permission to watch television and be unproductive?
Because the television is not the problem. You are.
Yes, I said it. You're the problem.
Time to start taking responsibility, my friend.
CONFUSED? DON'T BE!
When people find out I'm a productivity expert, they expect me to say things like "don't watch television" and "plan every minute of every day on purpose." Stuff like that.
It's not bad advice in and of itself but there are times when you can and should break "the rules".
However, having said that, watching television is not okay for everyone.
Let me explain...
If you watch television to escape the work you should be doing, then it's not a good idea to watch it.
Or play video games.
Or go to the movies.
Or hangout with your friends.
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Here's an exercise that give my clients, my audiences and that I'm sharing with you now.
I want you to grab a notebook and for two days, I want you to write down everything you do over the course of the day in your business.
Why two days? Because no two days are the same. And by doing this exercise for a second day, you're going catch those outliers that you didn't catch on the first day.
If you write something down on day one, you don't have to write it down again for day two. Do this exercise for two days.
Then I want you to set your notebook aside for a whole day. I want you to pretend it doesn't even exist. Just go about your day as normal on day three.
On day four, I want you to schedule a minimum of one hour as a gift to yourself to go through this process of going through every single item on your list that you...
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Imagine for a moment that you want to learn how to swim.
You’ve always wanted to learn...but never did.
Every time you go to a party or the beach, you admire those that go swimming and you yearn to swim too.
One day, you make the decision: you are going to learn how to swim.
So, you begin to your quest of learning.
You watch YouTube videos, read books, talk to people who know how to swim, buy a swim suit and one day, you go to the pool.
You set your body down on a lounge chair and you admire those that are in the pool swimming.
I sure wish I could swim, you think to yourself.
STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP! STOP!
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There comes a time when you have to stop learning and start doing.
You can call it execution, implementation or just doing. But whatever you call it doesn’t matter.
The actual doing does!
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