Have you ever thought about what makes you personally productive? What are the circumstances that help you do your best work? Liam Martin wants to encourage you to define your personal productivity.
He believes everyone has their own different measurement for productivity because everyone has different goals.
He has helped thousands of clients measure their productivity over the past five years, providing a ton of fascinating research about what makes people truly productive!
There are lots of amazing lessons in this episode including:
- Why Liam believes he has more productive conversations with prospective clients when he doesn’t identify himself to them as the co-founder of his companies.
- He shares his favorite question he likes to ask when meeting people at conferences to gain insights into what’s really important to them.
- What attention residue is and why it happens.
- And he shares why the most productive people actually work less than everyone else.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Align your habits with your goals.
- Build community.
How Liam Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: Around 8:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Checks his dashboards for any problems. 2) Take blocks of time to move the business forward instead of just working in the business. 3) Spend an hour a day just thinking about the business.
- Ideal work environment: Getting to a separate and specific work space, either at his office – in an old loft, a 5 minute walk from his home with extra monitors – or in his home office.
- Unproductive habit to change: Being affected psychologically by checking his dashboards. Working to change that by reducing how often he checks them.
“Entrepreneurship is hard. It’s actually way harder than any other job that I’ve done, but thankfully, the points don’t matter.”
“I really love going into rooms where I’m the dumbest person in the room.”
“You either build your own process or get controlled by someone else’s and I’m not very good at being controlled by someone else’s.”
To find what makes you uniquely productive, Liam made these suggestions:
1) Use Time Doctor. It can give you the quantitative data to help you start examining the things that affect your productivity. With the 30 day free trial, you get permanent access to your data.
2) Compare your results. If you have team members or colleagues in similar situations, comparing your data can help contextualize what the data is telling you about your productivity.