What to do if productivity methods and systems haven't worked for you

If you’ve tried something in the past to solve your business challenges and you feel like it didn’t work, this episode is for you.

Clients who join my program, Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, are often hesitant to enroll because they’ve tried other programs, podcasts, books, and productivity methods to solve their challenges with time management, procrastination, and focus, to no avail. 

I call this productivity baggage. It’s very normal but it’s solvable. 

It can be super frustrating to feel like you went all in on something in the past, and it didn’t work. These experiences can hold you back from wanting to say yes to another potential solution in the future.

First, stop beating yourself up about having failed at something in the past. Instead, give yourself a moment to appreciate your past efforts, even though they didn’t pan out the way you wanted them to.

Then, experiment with these two ideas:

  1. Everything that you try is not meant to stick long term
  2. When you try something and you don’t want to use it, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t work. It means that by process of elimination, you figured out that wasn’t your thing—and that’s a good thing!

Lastly, let’s talk about what to do next. Listen in as I share the #1 thing that you can do in order to have more peace around your past decisions.

When you find the next thing that you want to say yes to, you’ll be able to do it from a much healthier, more relaxed place, knowing that you’re making the right decision.


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