I’m reading a book now, which I will reveal to you when I have finished. This book gave me an idea - to set up our productivity brain. This is it; 6 major areas of our lives in order of importance:
- Body – physical goals
- Brain – reading/learning
- Being – meditation and relaxation
- Time – organizational goals
- People – goals concerning the most important people in your life
- Money – financial goals
The idea here is to achieve the best possible balance by setting, reviewing, and constantly pursuing a single goal in each of these major areas. Maybe it’s losing weight in area 1, spending 1 hour per day reading something that I can learn from in area 2, and spending 30 minutes per day meditating in area 3. By organizing these first three goals into my daily routine, I may already have reached my first goal in area 4. Then I can start using The Brain and some other productivity tools to keep track of the people who are most important to me. I realize that may sound impersonal, but here’s what I mean. If I have a list of the 5 most important people in my life - the 5 people I want to speak to most often - then I can focus on that and going back to area 3, I can work it into my schedule to make sure I am reaching out to people who I want to spend time with. If you’re like me, then you’re busy and the only way to make sure I do these important things is to actually keep track and schedule it. Even coffee with friends is a scheduled event, so I don’t let important relationships go by the wayside. This is especially important for business relationships too and we’ll get into that when we do get into the money part of the brain.
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