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The Weight of (un)Productivity

Water cooler talk the other day.  My colleague is talking about the injury she withstood last year when she missed a few weeks of work due to a broken foot.  She then had a walking cast for a while, followed by physical therapy. 

One long road just to get back to work.

Oddly enough, she remarked that the biggest thing about being hurt was the weight of the cast on her foot. "It was only when it came off that I realized how heavy it had been."  It was only when she healed and got back to healthy that she got her groove back. 

What's preventing your groove from really shucking and jiving at work?  How about with your spouse and kids?  What's the "weight" on your productivity?

Most of us are plagued by any number of the following:


  • An inability to look at the calendar to see what's coming up in the week ahead

  • A lack of a weekly review

  • A hesitation to think, "what's the next action?"

  • Allowing terrible meetings to take over our schedule

  • Disorganization on any number of fronts


If you can identify just one of the items mentioned above and go to work on it, you'll feel like my friend at work- lighter, leaner and better able to handle what life throws at you.