Today, I want to share with you the secret to productivity. ‘There’s a secret?’ I hear you ask… As a productivity coach, I am always studying new ways of being productive – you name them, I’ve tried them – and by listening to other people and how they become more productive, I have discovered that there are two very simple things that every super-productive person has in common.
The first is that they LOVE what they do. Every single super-productive person I know would do what they do for free. They do it without any expectation of people seeing the work, and without any expectation of making money from it. They do it purely because they love it.
When you show up to your work with love and enthusiasm, and have fun doing it, it makes sense that you will get more work done. Not only will you get more work done and be more productive, your work will also be of a much better standard. Gabby Bernstein says ‘The way you can get into that action is by taking away the expectation. It’s so simple. It’s so fun and effortless and joyful to do without expectation.’
The second simple thing that every super-productive person has in common is that they DO without thinking. They don’t sit there and think about what they are going to do, they just do it! I heard Erin May Henry answer a question on one of her Instagram Lives the other day, which summed this up perfectly. Erin May Henry is one of the most productive entrepreneurs I have ever seen. She pumps out content like a machine! One of her followers asked her how she creates so much content, and her answer blew me away. She said, ‘I don’t think about it, I just do it.’
If you want to become more productive in your life, your business, your writing, remember – LOVE what you do. Show up with joy and enthusiasm and do it without any expectations, and don’t sit there thinking about it – Just Do It!