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Want to be Productive? Relax.

By January 9, 2013April 25th, 2014Coaching


For many of us in the fundraising world, there are no longer any clear boundaries or “edges” to our work. We are doing more than a single job and the rate at which information comes at us is in hyperdrive. 

According to David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.
Some of us are better at one than the others. . . for me, I’m much better at the productivity part than the relaxing part.

But I’m on a mission this year to have balance AND productivity.

Here’s how I’m getting started using some key suggestions from David’s book:

  • Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your inbox to empty
  • Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
  • Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
  • Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
  • Feel fine about what you’re not doing

David has some great tools and techniques in his book to guide us all to create ease and less stress in our quest to get things done. Which of these resonates for you?


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