Dress Comfortably Cold

If every no is a yes, then productivity requires saying, "No, I can't take that on because it impacts my ability to go above and beyond on something the truly matters now.”

No is a shift from more is better to it's better to focus.

Too often teams workshop Start, Stop, and Continue and conclude that they need to start new stuff, continue with the old, and worry about what others would say if they stopped something - especially if it's how they have always done it.

As a result, layers upon layers of initiatives build up, the team overheats, starts to suffer from initiative-itis (i.e., the inflammation of initiatives), and productivity drops.

This week's video is all about a lesson I learned during a chilly November morning. It can help you improve your productivity on the things that truly matter, but it requires taking off a layer or two and dressing comfortably cold.

In a few weeks, I will be launching my next book, My Last Bad Day Shift, to help you and others prevent bad moments from turning into bad days.

If you are interested in getting a free copy, joining my launch peloton, and helping to celebrate my 18th anniversary of My Last Bad Day, I would love to ride with you.

Until next week, have fun storming the castle!

Michael