Whenever I enter a room I'm the least productive person in the room.
I'm not sure if it's true but that's just how I feel.
Same thing when I read or hear about all of these productivity gurus and hacks out there.
About all of these people who seem to have it all figured out.
I don't have anything figured out. At all.
Ok. Maybe some things.
And sometimes I wonder if people who are preaching all of this stuff are even doing all of these things themselves.
And if they do, good for them.
But it just doesn't work for me.
I don't have a morning routine.
I don't get up before 6 am.
I don't have to do lists.
And I know.
Most people will now say that I'm not productive because I don't have all of these things.
Because I don't have a morning routine.
Because I don't get up before 6am.
Because I don't have to do lists.
And here's' what I'd say to those people...
“Correlation and causation are two different things entirely”...
At the end of the day there's only one thing you've gotta do to go from the least productive person in the room to the most productive.
And when you do this it doesn't really matter what time of the day you get up.
Or how many to do lists you have.
Or how many productivity apps you use.
Probably THE most important thing to become more productive is to do more of the things you really enjoy doing.
Things that give you energy instead of sucking all the energy out of you.
If you only do things you don't enjoy doing, then you'll never be productive.
And run on low energy levels.
It's as simple as that.
Doing things you don't enjoy doing or maybe even hate doing will over time wear out your body, your mind and your soul.
And if you try to do more of the things you don't enjoy doing in less time than all that's going to happen is that you'll burn out sooner or later.
I don't know if that's true.
I'm not a scientist.
I only write from my own experience.
So maybe nothing will ever happen.
Here's my experience...
Whenever I do something I don't enjoy doing it feels like I have to put in 10 times the effort.
10 times the work.
10 times the willpower.
At the end of the day, even if the day was just two hours, I feel so much more tired than working an entire day on something I really enjoy doing.
When I do something I enjoy doing, time flies.
It's food for my soul.
But here's the truth...
You just can't only do things you enjoy doing all the time.
That's not how the world works.
At east not right away.
We all gotta pay rent.
Pay for food.
Or the kid's education.
Life is expensive.
Also, doing things you enjoy doing involves doing a lot of things you won't actually enjoy doing that much.
As a matter of fact, when you do something you really love, you'll spend maybe 10% doing it.
And the rest of the time you'll spend doing things you don't really enjoy that much.
Like marketing, sales, copy writing and promoting the stuff you do.
Unless you're a wunderkind and everybody will magically find out about you and your work.
Or you have a few million dollars in the bank.
I would love for people to magically find out about me.
To magically buy my stuff.
Because my stuff is so great.
Because it changes the world.
Because blah blah blah.
Again, this is not the way the world works.
Even though I would love it to work that way.
Where all you gotta do is to put yourself and your work out there and the entire world applauds.
But that's just not the way it works.
Even though that's what most of the gurus out there want you to believe in.
It doesn't work.
Over and over again.
Here's the thing...
We all hate doing things like marketing, sales, copy writing, self promotion and all of these things.
Or at least I hate these things.
But someone's gotta do them.
Because if you don't, well then no one is ever going to find out about what you do.
About your ideas.
About your products.
About your world.
And in case you ever wondered how I can put out so much stuff, how I'm so productive, that's the reason right there.
I do things I enjoy doing.
Things that give me energy instead of taking energy away from me.
That's why it might seem like I'm getting more and more productive.
That I'm getting more and more stuff done.
When the truth is that I get less and less productive every day.
That I get less and less stuff done.
I just get more of the right stuff done.
The stuff that I enjoy doing.
The stuff that gives me energy.
And that's how you go from the least productive to the most productive person in the room...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]