Podcast – Episode 0391 – The Four Thieves Of Productivity
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk through the four main productivity killers and how to overcome them in your life.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- What are “the four thieves of productivity?” Antonia explains the “four thieves” post she discovered on Twitter from @fatehshernu – and how we can apply this as a personal growth tool.
- What does productivity mean in today’s western culture – and what stops us from being productive?
- Making a distinction between productivity and achievement.
- Thief no.1 – Poor brain chemistry:
- Thinking about brain chemistry as our interpretation of reality
- Examining your relationship with your habits in a healthy way
- The role of mindfulness practices
- Thief no.2 – Environments that don’t support your goals:
- Joel shares a workplace analogy to illustrate the importance of environment
- Different personality types have different environmental needs
- Joel and Antonia give us a personal example about changing their environment to improve productivity
- Thief no.3 – Tortured relationships:
- The importance of setting boundaries with the people in your life
- The role inner work plays in adjusting the dynamics of your relationships
- Thief no.4 – Not saying no:
- Why saying “yes” to something is actually saying “no” to something else
- How do you begin to build inner trust?
- Looking at our relationships and boundaries as a reflection of ourselves.
- How doing growth work initially feels like the antithesis of productivity.
- Why small positive changes matter too.
- “Live your life as if you’re going on vacation tomorrow” – how goals and aims help you to be more productive.
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