As a blogger, I have found some really helpful sites in the area of productivity and motivation. Most of the posts have helpful tips on getting yourself to do things faster, better, or even learning the skill of delegating things to others. One of the most prevalent posts is overcoming procrastination. How to get yourself to do things you don’t want to do? How do you motivate yourself to get up in the morning?
The answers have been pretty interesting.
Bert on his Open Loops blog recently posted two articles entitled “Start your day the night before” and “Six ways to jumpstart your day”. These articles have some great tips to motivate you to get out of bed in the morning and be more productive when you do.
Steve Pavlina’s blog has many entries on productivity. One of his most eye opening posts was “How to triple your productivity”. This is definitely a must read for everyone in the working world. I was amazed when I measured my productivity. It was down in the 20-30% range. While this was much higher that the national average of 18% it still was not very good. I’ve been noting the inefficiencies and working to correct them.
Phil Gerbyshak on his blog had some great tips on shining your shoes. This is definitely one of those things that gets put off. I only notice it when others are staring at my scuffed up shoes. I spent 5 minutes following his tips the other day and now have a pair of shoes I can be proud of.
Jason Womack had an interesting paradoxical quote on his site. “It’s going to take time to save time.” I agree. I’ve been implementing David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” organizational procedures in my life and I can really relate that it’s not an overnight proposition.
All of these sites have been very helpful in dealing with overcoming procrastination. How we can organize, streamline and delegate things to make our live more productive. While these are great things, most are external. Most of them make the day easier and more organized.
But not one of them makes me want to jump out of bed and start the day
That is where the I-Force comes in.
I-Force is what you had when you were a kid on Christmas Eve and you can’t sleep.
I-Force is what you have the night before going to Disneyland.
I-Force is the excitement that makes you want to jump out of bed and start the day!
What is the I-Force? Find out here