Spring is here ! The season of transformation. The season of new life. The passing of hibernation transforming into a season of producing. It is the perfect time to dream! It is the perfect time to reclaim and redefine professional and personal use of time and space.
Taking a tip from Mother Nature, whether you are an artist, an entrepreneur, a marketer, a hobbyist [or visit random blogs sites like mine], it is the perfect time to write about… productivity!!
Did you know? You can be a Certified Productivity Specialist? I always knew you could be productive… I didn’t know you could be professionally productive – but, you can! You can follow Productivity Experts like Shannon McGinnis and Janet Valette. You can even participate in productivity programs from experts like Laura Stack, Roz Howland and David Allen. NOTE: Although, you want to maintain self-management strategies to make sure you are not being anti-productive with your own time while looking into new concepts… it is easy to loose time, energy and drive, even with the best of intentions!
Anyway, I recently came across the “Five Simple Steps that Apply Order to Chaos” from GTD (Getting Things Done) and I’d love to share them with you! To get you rolling with a productive personal and professional life, David Allen suggests these steps to productivity:
CAPTURE | Collect what has your attention
CLARIFY | Process what it means
ORGANIZE | Put it where it belongs
REFLECT | Review frequently
ENGAGE | Simply do
Love it! Whether this is a “regular” work week for you or you are balancing work and your kids’ Spring Break, following this simple process of being productive will help you in the office and at home.
TIP: Use these steps as training wheels… practice these steps with your kids. Whether with house work, school work, interests or keeping order to chaos on vacation – practice always makes permanent!! Practice together… that’s productivity at work, literally!