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I’ve said it before, and you’ll always hear me say it…productivity is personal. It’s my belief and part of my philosophy around my business. It has been for as long as I’ve been in business. There are several things that come into play here, but the primary thing is that your personality impacts your productivity. Who you are has everything to do with how you approach getting things done and it speaks to your strengths and weaknesses in this area.

When you understand who you are in your relationship with this illusion, AKA “Time”, you see your strengths and can understand why you’re good at somethings inside the get it done equation. When you look at your weaknesses you gain an understanding of why you’re challenged with certain things. When people discover who they are…or their Productivity Persona, the fog begins to lift and they start to see why things are the way they are, so confusion starts to leave.

From the point of understanding it then becomes about addressing the challenges with remedies that fit so that the challenges can be met on any given day before they show up, if they do. That point also allows you to pull your strengths into the mix as you create your foundation and a system for getting things done that will get you through your days, because it’s tailor-made to who you are.

This also includes pulling the other pieces of your Persona into the picture and that brings you full circle, with a very clear understanding of who you are in your relationship with time and how you should approach getting things done. It tells you what tools fit and what habits to build as part of the support system to get you through your to do list daily.

Who you are supports you, most times unknowingly, in the realm of productivity and it also hinders you. Your personality makes it dictates behaviors that make knocking things off your to do list difficult. Using your strengths to shore you up and transforming the weaknesses to address the challenges is what helps you get through your days and get it done.

 


Time is an elusive thing. It’s slippery and that’s one thing that makes it hard to get it all done. Hard to wrap your head around and you simply can’t lay your hands on it. It’s intangible. “Time management” can be a hard puzzle to piece together. Until you let go of how you see this thing we call time and take a personalized approach.

You are the reason you aren’t getting things done. Who you are has everything to do with why it’s not happening and it’s also what will help you discover how to knock things off your to do list with ease. You see, your Productivity Persona reveals how you relate to time and your strengths and weaknesses around it. When you look at who you are in that sense, what you’re good at and where you struggle start to make sense. Not being able to stay focused, over analyzing things to point of not taking action and lacking follow through are connected to personality traits.

If you’re like most people, no one ever told you anything about getting and staying organized or managing yourself around time. We are taught many things when we’re young but these two things are just not in the mix, so unless you have a natural disposition toward these things and have these abilities, you don’t have a clue and nine times out of ten, your latter school life and professional life suffer. Right now, if you still haven’t figured out how to deal with time, your business is probably suffering because you’re flying by the seat of your pants daily.

You learned how to tell time but didn’t learn about how to deal time, you just basically picked up your productivity abilities though osmosis. What you came to know was that time runs the show. You learned that by watching everybody else under its rule and you did the same thing. Time is running the show and you’ve given all of your power over to it. This is one reason why people struggle.

Another reason people struggle is that they don’t understand that they have a relationship with time and that it has to be considered. Getting things done means being able to reach for the things beyond ordered space and life, time for the things that matter most. Having that reach is empowered with the knowledge of who you are when it comes to time. Placing yourself at the core of it all is how your tools get chosen, processes get created and tasks get identified. Your Productivity Persona reveals your path to optimum productivity. It’s not about anything outside of you, but about putting who you are in the mix.

Optimum productivity doesn’t happen with that linear approach to time or the one size fits all boxed solutions or remedies. Your system should be built with you having explored who you are in depth. It starts with you. Productivity is personal. You can make it personal by starting with finding out who you are in your relationship with time. Take this quick quiz to learn your Productivity Persona.

 

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