Why is Productivity So Hard?
“Productivity” must be a problem.
Help IS NOT The Productivity Problem
The articles on improving productivity, the apps “guaranteed” to supercharge your productivity, etc. never end.
Here is just a sample:
- 15 Best Productivity Apps for Business Success *
- 7 Essential Productivity Apps for Consultants and Coaches *
- Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team’s Productivity In 2017
- 15 Business Productivity Apps to Work Better + Save Time *
- The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity *
- The 15 Best Productivity Apps For Getting Things Done *
It’s impossible to be productive just trying to read these! If you WANT to read them, I have provided links (and they are all worth reading..), BUT, here is my tip to cut through the noise.
Five of the six articles recommend Evernote (those with *)! USE. IT.
“If you walk away from this article not having Evernote in your pockets, I will not be happy. Evernote is the best tool you will ever come across if you use it right you will gain huge benefits from it. Evernote provides a workspace that allows you to store your notes, information, documents, files, images and much more. It’s a great location for on the go reference information and also has powerful search features.”— 15 Best Productivity Apps for Business Success
OK, Evernote already has more than 150 million users, so it’s likely you’re already using this one religiously. However, on the off chance you aren’t, here’s what you need to know.
Evernote is the app you can use to take notes, create lists, and save articles, images, and websites — all while keeping your devices in sync. It’s pretty amazing. Use it. — The 13 Best Apps to Maximize Your Business Productivity
Evernote is an online collection of everything you want to remember. It’s like digital notebook that stores photos, web pages, notes, PDF files, audio clips, and to-do lists. What’s great about Evernote is its indexing feature. Once you add things to your notebook they’re completely searchable and can be accessed on your desktop, the Web, or your mobile device. — The 15 Best Productivity Apps For Getting Things Done
But, Here IS The Problem
The problem is not deciding what app or service to use — it’s actually doing it.
- Changing behavior
- Consistency, and
So, start with Evernote AND COMMIT to 30 days of Focus, Discipline, Consistency and a mindset open to change!
And here is the guarantee…IF you do that, you will be more productive.
Before you start, I recommend watching this brief (03:15) video on “The Science of Productivity”
In a future post, I will identify the FIVE starting steps with Evernote to get a super solid start. You will be able to hit the ground running.
Now, get started!
“It’s time for DIFFERENT”
Don is passionate about helping professionals and organizations keep up and adapt to the changing business world that we operate in.