THE UGLY TRUTH AROUND ALL THOSE SELF-HELP PRODUCTIVITY GURU BOOKS…
I do not believe that there is a “one way guide” to planning and being organized. No offense to the people who’ve made millions of dollars writing books and creating methods of play by plays on how to be more productive, but it’s all bullshit and it’s almost criminal to put it out there as the “ANSWER TO EVERYONE PROBLEMS”.
And here’s why….
WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.
Each of us has a different way of thinking. We have a different way of looking at tasks. We have a different way we want our day to run. We have different personality types. We have different things going on in our lives.
Some of us are morning people. Some of us are night owls. Some of us are borderline OCD. Some of us have serious “SQUIRREL!” moments 100 times a day. Some of us are free spirits and want minimal structure. Some of us want the most structured schedule of all time.
To tell the masses that there is ONE particular way to plan and essentially, Get Shit Done is pretty asinine if you ask me.
What ends up happening to the large percentage of people who don’t resonate with the message in these books is they wind up feeling worse about themselves and the amount of things they are accomplishing every day is less than they did before they picked up the self-help book in the first place.
Because they tried to make this method work and it made them feel like they were drowning OR it threw off their mood OR it completely fucked over any productivity they had in the first place so they find themselves standing there looking around like “What just happened?” and feeling like a failure.
That’s why I don’t do that. Yes, I am a Productivity Expert. I am a High Performance Coach. I am a Business Manager. I am an Event Planner. I am a Project Manager. Details, organization, systems, structures and being proactive make my world go round but you will NEVER catch me telling you that there is ONE way for everyone to get it all in line for their situation.
Because that’s not the case and I refuse to lie to you.
In my many years of doing this I have learned that there are 2 extremely vital components that go into truly being productive versus hectic and “busy”. One is the mindset (the foundation) and the other is the actual plan itself.
But here’s the thing, you can’t have one without the other… You won’t get anywhere. You’ll just be walking around in circles.
You have to build the mindset, the work, the discipline, the intentional action, the decisions, the habits or your fancy plan doesn’t mean shit. But those are all ugly words that no one wants to talk about. No one wants to look the fact that they aren’t where they want to be because they’re actually not fucking focused in the face. It’s scary and no one wants to do it, so they just don’t.
Which is also probably why no one talks about it. People like me who are experts in helping people perform higher, get more, and basically dominate the fucking world still don’t mention the dark side of the high level of “productivity” that everyone is seeking.
But here’s the deal, I’m done hiding it. I’m ripping off the damn covers and exposing the truth.
You’re where you are right now because of the decisions you make… or the ones you refuse to make.
You’re where you are right now because of lack of discipline, consistency, and INTENTIONAL ACTION.
End of story.
I was told “Ya but Jamie, no one likes to talk about that so you’re not going to make any money and you’re probably going to lose followers”.
And I told them, “OR I’m going to light a FIRE under their asses and open their eyes on how to make the shift”.
And that’s the truth. I believe that there ARE badass people in my tribe that want to take action and are ready to look this shit in the face once and for all and get to the bottom of it so they can move forward. And even if there are only a few of you out there, I’m here to tell you:
YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.
You sexy little badass world dominating person, you.
So let’s cut the shit and move past this because I fucking believe in you and want you to RISE without the unnecessary bullshit and banging your head against the wall you’re probably doing right now.
You’re already a rock-star obviously or you wouldn’t have kept reading.
But you know there’s a whole new level just waiting for you.
You’re just not sure how to get there…
Are you ready to rise?
Are you ready to pull your head out of the fog?
Are you ready to start laying some bricks that WILL keep you on point?
Are you ready to MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
Because moving forward doesn’t mean shit if it’s not in the direction you want to go.