602. Expert Interview: Stop Being Productive and Do What Matters
Teresa McCloy, a REALIFE™ speaker and coach, partners with clients to stop being productive and start to do what matters most to them. A recovering workaholic who was addicted to all the latest apps, software, and bestselling books on productivity, she’s now passionate about helping business leaders and entrepreneurs assess their habits and execute a REALIFE™ process to take their everyday, ordinary life to something extraordinary.
Stop Being Productive and Do What Matters"
“The word productivity has taken on many different meanings in our culture. It seems to be a badge of honor to be busy. My life was a story of how busy could I be, how much could I have on my plate, what could I be doing, and how fast, effectively and efficiently could I get it done. I came to a point where I realized I wasn’t doing the deeper things that mattered to me.”
Why Is This Important?
“Sometimes we need to stop, step back and stop being so productive. Productivity is not a bad thing, but we need to take that deeper look and ask if we are being productive in the things that we really want to do. Where are we wasting energy on things that won’t matter in our lifetime, or in certain seasons of our life?”
What Is the Key Lesson Learned Here?
“Before we reach a crisis, we can stop, practice being quiet and listening to the answers that are already within us. Start by recognizing what really matters to you, what you care most about. As you begin to connect with those values and re-order your life, it’s vital to have an accountability partner or a support group to help you keep your new focus. Listening deeply to yourself needs to become a daily practice. Then, start with small changes and build from there.”
Connecting With Teresa McCloy
“Five things I can stop doing in my day that will open up space for what matters.” Download at www.teresamccloy.com/dyt
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