136: Why Productivity Has Failed You

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136: Why Productivity Has Failed You

With hundreds of productivity hacks and methods out there, it’s pretty safe to say that not everything works for everybody. I know we’ve all been there, trying a productivity hack that others swear by and thinking, “this doesn’t work for me!” Today, I am going to be talking about why productivity has failed you and how to actually make time for your priorities. I will share how to figure out what works for you and why you need to be flexible when finding your own systems. I’ll also chat about the importance of taking breaks to recharge and how to customize your own productivity systems to align with your priorities.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Understanding that all there isn’t one magical productivity system 
  • Keeping flexibility at the forefront when finding a system that works for you
  • Taking breaks to help our brains recharge and refresh
  • Customizing your own productivity method that aligns with your goals and priorities
  • Scrapping the to-do list for the priority list and how this can change the way you work

What To Do Next:

  • Make a small shift in how you look at your productivity and customize it for you. Instead of making your to-do list, make a priority list. Build in the things that are important to you, the things that will make you feel fulfilled at the end of the day and shift your thinking from what you need to do and focus instead on what is important to you. 
  • Help me in reaching my goal of making the New York Times bestseller list by pre-ordering my book, The Joy of Missing Out. You’ll get access to my free course, Discover Your North Star! ($247 value), a discount on inkWELL Press products and a preview of the first chapters of the book. 
  • Join my FREE Facebook group where we discuss all things productivity, prioritizing and creating the happy lives we want AND deserve! 
  • Check out my most recent TonyaTV episode, How to Find an Extra Hour in Your Day (My 5 BEST Tips)

Resources and Links

Today’s episode has been sponsored by the University of California Irvine, or UCI. UCI’s division of continuing education can be a great resource for anyone who’s looking to gain credits towards a master’s degree, or for those who want to reenter the workforce after taking some time off, or maybe even just learn some new skills that can help you with the new business you’ve been thinking about starting up.

Now, for those of you who are trying to juggle work and family while also attempting to pursue a career change, UCI has 100% online courses that are convenient and flexible and they have a diverse assortment of courses that are taught by industry practitioners who have real world experience. No matter what you’re looking for, UCI has tons of specialized studies, including digital marketing, paralegal, business and education, healthcare, project management, human resources, and so many others.

Fall registration is now open, and they have a great deal for my listeners. Simply go to ce.uci.edu/productivityparadox, and enter the promo code Paradox to get 15% off of one of their continuing education courses. Again that’s ce.uci.edu/productivityparadox. Don’t forget to use the code Paradox to get your 15% off. This offer is valid until December 31st of 2019. 



My weekly podcast packed full of actionable strategies and exercises that are practical and effective. From time management, streamlining, prioritizing and planning, Productivity Paradox is ideal for anyone who wants to create life-changing results in their personal life, relationships or business.

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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton