Are you full of tasks, but can't get results from any of them? The absolute truth that not everyone knows is addressed by Geronimo Theml in "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo": being busy doesn't mean being productive.
We waste a lot of time with activities that don't add value or being concerned with tasks that we still have to do. Anxiety and idleness go hand in hand against productivity. They are not good for our life, nor for our work.
Learn, in this summary, how to achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals with balance.
Are you ready to optimize your day and achieve productivity?
The book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo" was written by Geronimo Theml and released by Editora Gente, in 2016.
It features tips on attitudes that will help you live a less worrying life in performing your daily tasks.
Do you know those thoughts that come and get you out of your production focus? Do you know that feeling of never having time for anything, because you're always doing everything? Geronimo teaches you how to circumvent the things that keep you from accomplishing your real goals.
Geronimo Theml is the creator of the Academia da Produtividade and Programa Profissão Coach, a project in which he gives the opportunity for several coaches to qualify for professional success.
Theml was once a Union lawyer and left his old career to dedicate himself to his passion: entrepreneurship. Currently, he also gives lectures on mindset, productivity, and entrepreneurship.
The book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo" is for people who have trouble focusing on activities, or feel too busy and out of time. Also, it is highly recommended for those who feel lost or far from their goals and want to integrate success and happiness.
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We usually put all our expectations into the coming year. We are more excited to do them, with the feeling that we are finally going to kick things off in life, says Geronimo Theml in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo".
In fact, we keep some resolutions, but others are postponed. Thus resulting in the arrival of a new year, but the same old promises still persist.
The question is: why don't we channel this energy that we centralize at the time of a new chronological era into an era that we can define ourselves?
We should have that feeling of "tipping point" every day. At any moment, we could be willing to reach our goals, instead of waiting for the next 365 days to resolve for us.
Many people seek happiness in material things. We place our faith in possessions that the wheels of our lives will begin to turn. The author Geronimo Theml shows that this is not enough to satisfy the lack of enthusiasm in certain aspects of our lives.
It doesn't matter if you have a new car, a new generation mobile phone, or the most profitable job if you have no passion for what you do.
Geronimo Theml shares that Robert Kiyosaki, with his book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", changed his view of the world and aroused in him the will to be an entrepreneur.
It was there that Geronimo saw the meaning of his existence. His job as a lawyer consumed him, his days were very busy and he was unable to organize himself to be productive.
Although the completion of some tasks provided a small accomplishment, he found himself increasingly displaced from his true will.
Why couldn't he reach his "tipping point"?
In the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo", the author elucidates two reasons that may explain the fact that people are powerless about personal fulfillment:
But how, then, can we achieve "level A" productivity? Keep reading the overviews to know more!
In this chapter of the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo", the author Geronimo Theml brings a personal case of how he achieved the maximum level of productivity. Here are some lessons that he shares:
The author Geronimo Theml advises not to take home tasks from your work, or take your personal problems to work.
Otherwise, you will come to work with stress due to personal matters, or you will come home with a pile of things to do.
You need to ensure the balance between the different aspects of your life, including making the most of all the parts that make up your routine.
If you want to know if you are being productive or not, check out the levels of productivity brought by the author Geronimo Theml in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo".
They are those people who are always putting off tasks that are really important to them.
Level E migrates from task to task and ends up doing nothing. Meanwhile, level D is that person who even gets to do some things, but they don't generate any personal or professional results.
People of this type are known for generating results, but never having time.
They already have that routine with applied productivity techniques and believe to follow them well. Because they are getting achievements, they are convinced that they don't need to improve.
The author Geronimo Theml claims that what is actually happening is that the effort applied to get the achievements are so great that it often doesn't pay.
They abdicate their social life and health to perform functions that could have been performed more easily, if they tried to improve continuously. The result of this is bitterness in regrets and hides in excuses, to justify themselves.
They are people balanced in their tasks. They feel fulfilled both personally and professionally. Moreover, they are those who see their results and don't stagnate; they seek to conquer even more.
According to the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo", what differs from level B to level A is productivity, that is, the relationship between the outcome and the effort to achieve it.
Geronimo Theml exemplifies level A as that individual who always listens "Wow, how can you have such a good life? How do you get everything you want?"
Level A people have four solidly built pillars, which are:
You need to make a schedule. The author Geronimo Theml suggests setting three to six alarms on your mobile phone.
Every time the alarm goes off, ask yourself if you are being productive or busy. If you are not, you will realize it in time to correct this behavior.
When we achieve a goal, we will seek to achieve greater goals, keeping it a habit. This is part of continuous improvement.
You can ask yourself: "Why can't I just stop after achieving something?".
Even if you are stagnant, you will have tasks to do. The difference is that you won't be doing anything productive.
Get rid of the idea that you must be 100% accessible to others. Answering an email, answering a call right away makes you lose focus on what you were doing previously.
For this, the author Geronimo Theml presents a sequence of practical actions in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo":
If we base ourselves on how much remains to reach our goal, it is very likely that we will be in despair, or think that we are still very far away.
The author Geronimo Theml recommends that you don't focus on what is missing, but on how far you have gone. You can write down in a piece of paper or say out loud all the points you have already advanced toward your goal.
The charge usually arrives at the unwanted hours. The author Geronimo Theml calls this phenomenon "I have to" syndrome to report the event that you should avoid from now on.
Know that this is not healthy for your mind! Anxiety is stirred up, the mind is dispersed and we stop taking advantage of the now to pay attention to something unfeasible to be accomplished at that moment.
As it is recommended in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo", you should start using a deposit to keep your chores. A diary, a notebook, a notepad, as long as it's simple and gets you started now!
Many people tend to base their routines on unpredictable activities. The consequence of this is idle and disorganized days.
Geronimo Theml suggests creating an exception shift, that is, set aside a time in your day when you won't deal with commitments.
The idea is that if something unexpected happens, you will already have time to fit an exception. But don't make appointments on the exception shift!
We must stop seeing happiness as the goal of life. Many people, when they think of happiness, usually imagine the moment when they have the dream house, the dream job, and when they are successful.
In fact, we must value the things we have and what we are today. Happiness goes with those who are grateful for life. Don't live in the future or in the past. Enjoy the things that are present in your life, because, as the author reinforces in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo", everything is happening now.
Failing to do something because it is difficult is not the right attitude. The idea is that you stop seeing things as obstacles or reasons to be depressed. Such a perception only inhibits us from accomplishing great deeds.
The author Geronimo Theml shares his life experience with the lesson of reframing things, even for something we see as good. The goal is to make events more and more favorable to our life.
You must take each challenge as an opportunity for growth. The world is constantly evolving, just like us.
Knowledge alone doesn't make you productive. Learn more about the four pillars of productivity mentioned by the author Geronimo Theml.
Think of your goals as a puzzle. To find the right piece you must have a few things in mind. How to view the image of your puzzle piece?
The application of this method consists of treating productivity from macro (your visualized image) to micro (daily tasks). See more details presented in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo":
After setting up your "Productivity A sheet", it's time to set up your production schedule.
Along the way, you will go through many challenges. In many instances, a part of you may want to give up, but it is essential that you don't listen to this voice.
You need to counterattack this voice. Remember the "If it were easy, everyone would do it"? The author Geronimo Theml reveals that he adopted this sentence in his life to counter such demotivating phrases.
He says that if we don't neutralize negative thoughts, we will allow them to settle in our lives as an absolute truth.
Instead of thinking about the problem, think about the solution.
Physical or emotional stress prevents us from achieving our goals.
And sometimes even this tiredness hits during the day, reducing our productivity. But you must educate your body and your mind.
See some practices presented in the book "Produtividade Para Quem Quer Tempo" that help you stay productive:
Tamara Myles, in the book "The Secret to Peak Productivity", teaches you how to organize the space where you work until you know how to decide what is most important and how to get closer to your life goals.
In "Deep Work", the author Cal Newport argues that in work and personal life, the focus provides enormous benefits. He also presents four rules for transforming your work.
Finally, in the book "Make Time", the authors Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky teach several tactics for you to be able to optimize your time.
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