Congratulations on your belief in your productivity skills. However, take a moment to set aside your assumptions because I have four insights about productivity that you might not have considered.

Productivity has multiple approaches.

As a student of productivity, and thanks to the teachings of Brendon Burchard, I’ve learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. I constantly seek knowledge from various sources such as books, podcasts, and other efficient individuals, even if they don’t claim to be “productivity experts.” As a married individual with no kids at home, what may work for me may not work for you. Therefore, find what works best for your unique situation and circumstances. It’s possible to achieve productivity regardless of your situation.

You are responsible for your productivity.

Productivity is not determined by your colleagues, manager, company, or external factors like Zoom, HubSpot, or social media. Your productivity is solely your responsibility. Take ownership of it and strive to improve it continuously.

Consistency is key.

Inconsistency won’t cut it. You can’t be highly productive on Monday, slack off on Tuesday, do a little better on Wednesday, and then have a complete disaster on Thursday. Consistency is crucial. Aim to be productive every day, and hold yourself accountable to maintain consistent productivity levels. We all have good and bad days, regardless of our status or expertise. It’s about striving for consistent effectiveness.

Everyone can improve their productivity.

Regardless of how you rate your current productivity, whether an A+ or a perfect ten on a scale of one to 10, there’s always room for improvement. I don’t believe anyone has achieved perfection in productivity. Learn from diverse sources, not just productivity experts. Observe and learn from your colleagues or anyone who excels in their productivity. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities to enhance your productivity skills.

In conclusion, productivity is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It requires taking ownership of your productivity, striving for consistency, and constantly seeking opportunities to improve. So, let go of preconceived notions and embrace a growth mindset toward productivity.