Busy VS Productive, What Makes a For True Productivity, and How To Choose the Most Productive Thing in Every Moment with Dr. Cristy Lopez [PODCAST 59]
What would happen in your life, business, and relationships if you could be your most productive self?
Imagine it – every interaction, every transaction, and every conversation filled with the very best you have to give. No distractions. No divided attention. No half-hearted measures. The goal of today’s conversation is to give you some tools to help you eliminate the distractions that each of us face on a day to day basis. Today’s guest, Dr. Cristy Lopez, visited me in studio to share the tools that enable you to keep things simple, make better life choices, and maintain powerful focus. It’s all on this episode of Growth to Freedom.
Do you know the difference between being busy and being productive?
Most people don’t. Being busy can give you the feeling that you are being productive but it’s really an illusion. It’s often the case that busy people are spinning their wheels, not really getting anywhere.
Dr. Cristy Lopez is an expert in helping people recognize the patterns and habits that hold them back from maximizing their productivity in life, relationships, and business – and on this episode she shares the first steps toward recapturing your productive spark.
One of the first things you’ve got to determine is how you are going to deal with interruptions. Notice I didn’t say, “How you’re going to avoid interruptions,” because that’s not possible. You will always have people knocking on your door, calling you, emailing, interrupting – but what are you going to do to minimize the impact those inevitable interruptions have on your productivity?
Dr. Lopez says that it takes anywhere from 20 to 25 minutes for the average person to get back into a state of true productivity once they’ve been interrupted. That means it’s crucial that you know how to quickly deal with the distractions that come your way and get back into your productive state sooner.
And productivity is not just about business, it’s also needed in relationships.
When you are with your spouse or children, is your mind wandering or focused on things other than the precious time you have together in that moment? Don’t underestimate the importance of those relationships.. Dr. Lopez highlights some things you can do to help keep your mind undistracted during family time, on this episode, so be sure you take the time to listen.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll discover in this show:
- The power of Productivity – introduction; [0:31]
- What would happen if you could be your most productive self? [0:43]
- Productive versus busy – what’s the difference? [2:23]
- Serial interruptions and the challenge of productivity [7:56]
- How disruptions detract from productivity and performance [9:20]
- Productivity in your relationships [10:58]
- How to do the most productive thing at any given moment [15:12]
- Put a framework into place that helps you be productive. [17:45]
- Your main concern should be who you are and how you want to live your life [18:38]
- And more…
Get in touch with Dr. Cristy Lopez
Resources mentioned on this episode:
- www.GrowthToFreedom.com/58 – The episode with Dr. Lopez: Boundaries versus Barriers
- BOOK: So Good They Can’t Ignore You
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