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THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin
THE PURSUIT - with Patrick Kerwin

Episode 22 · 1 year ago

5 Proven PRODUCTIVITY Hacks that Give Your More Time, Focus, and Energy in Your Day

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In today's LIVE episode we discuss 5 popular productivity hacks, and whether or not they actually increased our focus, maximized our time, or reduced stress and distraction. Stay until the end because we have a few bonus tips you'll want to see. 

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Hey go getters, welcome back to another episode of the pursuit Sunday sit down. Addition where we go live every week to share with you the big ideas you need to grow yourself, your business and your impact, we got a big one here for you today. We are discussing five productivity hacks that Katie and I tested. We put them to the test or the past few months and we're going to let you guys know what works what didn't, so you guys can use them in your week, in your life and your business to help you guys increase your protect productivity this week. So, speaking of introductions, Hey, I'm Patrick, I'm Katie. All right. So we got these five major things and make sure you hang out to the very end because we have a lot of a four bonus ones we want to say for you guys, for those of you who say to the end. We've tested as well. We got to make sure we give you guys all the goods. So, Oh man, how's your your Sunday going? It's pretty good. Yea, I showered and I jumped right into this thing. So I'm like, I got my coffee, I'm ready. I had lots of kid and dog snuggles. Who Kidding? Dog Snug posted a picture on Instag Oh, I will have to. I was so busy doing stuff I missed it all right. So let's let me just set the stage a little bit here for you guys, before we go into this too much. Life is hard. There's lots of say everyone knows life is aren't but there's lots of things that distract us and when we're not able to have one of those great days when we feel good at the end of it, you're having those days where you just feel like you kind of like you waste it, like what happened to the day I was just was here and was gone, and you don't really feel good about yourself when you do that. But in reverse of that, when you have a day where you've lived it, we've really put it in,...

...and then you sit down to the end of the day, that's what builds confidence, that's what build self self esteem, doing the things you said you would do, crossing those things off the list, if your list, cross or offer and reveal. I told you so we'll discuss more about that stuff, but we want to help you guys do that. So let's talk about these five things. We've tested and the question that we guys. We have for you guys the whole time today, and feel free to jump in the comments and let us know where to say hi. What keeps you focused? What keeps you on track with what you've got to do? I don't want to prime me in any way, but telling you here's what it might be for you. Let us know the conts blow. We'll talk about it live on the broadcast. So let's jump right into number one here. So, as we were talking about these things we've been trying over the past few months, number one on the list. This one's big for me, and then Katie and I are going to go back and forth and say what we thought of it individually and actually and before we before we jump it. I'm a little I'm a little ahead of myself. It's sorry, of the coffee talking at this point. You are I just here to just look? Yes, well, you look gorgeous. Yeah, yeah, just, yeah, there's one major thing we need to discuss first. Katie and I are not the same person. Surprising, we're not twinsies, can you tell? We're wired quite differently and as we talk about today, I want you guys to see who you, I kind of connect with more in terms of your personality. Now I'll start off with things we have in common right away, because I want you guys understand that things that work and don't. We've done them enough to see there's patterns. They're different types of people. There's different systems, different productivity hacks that work for some people based on who they are, and some that just don't work at all. So raise your hand if you're an introvert. Yeah, okay, we got that one in Comma. I think that might be where it is. How else? How was it? What's going on? How we different? That people might want to know about, as we before we jump in it. Well, first the let me just say the funny thing about being different is that sometimes patrick will be doing...

...something and I'm like God, why is that so important to you? Why are you so focused on it? Hey, like like what's the what's the thing with that? So that's just the one thing. And so, like, I just like Ann offer a piece of advice that nobody asked for, but if you got your partner who needs to do a thing to make his day or her day go better, just like let them. What can I do to support you and that thing and give it to you, you know what I mean? Or the same thing to me, like if I really feel like I guess if I can do it's going to come up. I'll tell you what it is. It's about waking up early, Kay, yeah, some of us like to stay up late and work on stuff because the muse hits and things that a windows are and I work on my windows are and I'm like, see you later, could you go to bed soon, because I am, you know, gonna be woken up with some bed so but you're like yeah, go to bed, it's night. Just do the thing that you need to do to make your day go better and you're going to do speed, you know, more successful during the day, and it's just what I want. So if you can, you know, find the give and take of that stuff with your partner, that's great. Yeah, so the other way that I would say that we are different and will leave it here. You don't want to give away too much. I would say that I'm more of a right brain creative type. Would you say that you are a right brain creative or some more left brain, where your tendencies, where you time alive? I think I'm more of a left brain person, but I do have like a lot going in my going on in my mind, yes, silently all the time. So I think that's a lot of right brain act right brain. Actually, yeah, it because I'm not like particularly artistic, but I do have a lot of imagination and thoughts going on in my head and I would say that I'm like constant flood of ideas. Cant it's just like it just doesn't shut up. It's and I'm definitely more, you know, left brain. Yeah, so let's with that as set as a disclaimer and kind of set up. Let's step right into this. Number one on the list is a morning priming ritual to put our mind state...

...in the right state of mind. So a lot of the if you go on the Youtube's, go on Internet, you'll see a lot of people talking about this particular thing, from Tony Robbins to all the coaches and everyone in my industry the same way. there. The advice is, if you want to be productive, if you want to make the most out of your day, take five minutes out of your morning and prime your mind for success. Now that obviously looks like a couple of different things, so I'll just start off here. Here's what I do to prime my mind for success, and there's a couple of different ways that this will show up in the world for different people. For me, this might fall into the mantra category or the anything and actually has to do with what I'm wearing on my wrist right now. So what I do every morning, and I will share this with you guys, is before I get into my day, or at least before I get too far into my day, what I'll do is I'll grab this little bracelet here and I will say a little mantra to myself to get myself in the right state of mind, and it goes something like this. It begins with a phrase. Today I rise. Today, I rise to do my best, to be my best and to shine my light on this world. And then I say something affirmative to myself, like my joy becomes the joy of others, my teachings transform lives and legacy of my life comes down to the impact I choose to make today and I swip it on my wrist and I go make it count. So if you ever see me and it's on this sideex my watch, I haven't done it yet. That's like your cue if we're watching videos like, oh, he hasn't done it yet. If it's on this hand, I've absolutely done it and I have seen as I'm doing this, as I'm visualizing myself being the person I want to be in doing the things I want to do, it's sets me up for success. So I'm going to say right now, does this work? Yes, for me, it absolutely does. Have you done anything like this or do something different, and do agree that this is a thing that people should be doing?...

So I have mildly given this a shot. I can't confession mildly. I try, I try to get her to do it. Is highly suggested to me. Yes, you know, Patrick highly suggested to me, but I haven't really given it a shot. So those that work for me. I'm not at this point. It's not working for me, but I will say that you know, you know, starting school will has been pretty nervous, and so I've been saying today is going to be a great day, today, it's going to be a great day. Say It back to me. Today is going to be a great day. And you know, if you say it's funny, it's something about you physically do it and then you hear it and then hear somebody else say it paired is see it on your face. So it's like all this reinforcement. So mantras really do work. Today is going to be a great day it that's so simple. But you know, if you wake up your kind of like and you know you're whining about stuff already, but if you put it in your head today it's going to be a great day, you you're way more likely to have a great day, a hundred percent. I mean you can. You can look at this from a couple different places. I mean which which one would you bet on? Two sailors leave the port. One of them has no direction, no compass, no idea where they're going. They're just going to go over the wind takes them. I mean it sounds exciting. What and then the second sailor has a compass, a map, a direction of focus and they know exactly where they're going, no matter where the wind blows. which sailor would you bet on? Right, the second one doing that's that's really the same idea. Is Put yourself in that position to be primed for success and you'll find that you're much more productive, much more focus and you actually find yourself doing the things you said that you would do, even if it's just a magnification about twenty to thirty percent. I'll take that twenty three percent boost for me personally. All right, so this one, I think. Are we in agreement that this one? or You have a different version? You do about visualization or deep imagine? Do you want to talk about that now? Is An altern it to this? Well, you know, having a visualization of what you want or going into like a meditative state and thinking about...

...you know, it's actually like much more complicated than the mantra that you of an example of. You know it's going to take a lot more time. So like like having a imagining of, you know, a real scenario about what's going to happen. I think Weill is a little longer and maybe a little more complicated than a mantra. I was going to say just a mantra, but it's not just a mantra. No, but just you know, the mantra is a little different. But so maybe not a daily practice of this deep meditation and imagining this scenario, but that definitely has the place to okay, number two. Let's jump right into number two. This is the newest one. I think on the list for us. We implemented this about three four weeks ago when we gave this one to try. I get a lot of the research and everyone saying, Hey, listen, if you want to be successful, if you want to be productive, do this one. Here. It is waking up early, which means also going to bed early, and you just, you know, you dacks me on that one just a second ago, like hey, there's a there's one cog in the wheel in this family with the go into bed early. Huh. So can you speak to the how impactful that has been for you, going to bed early or getting up early? It's not both. Going to bed early has not had much of an impact on me, except that it allows me to get up early. So getting up early has been awesome. I so I'll usually set my alarm for like a little bit before six, which is pretty early and kind of starting to suck because it's been dark. So that a's like an extra layer Michigan. Michigan has changed to that. We're changing right now. And but getting up early before anybody else is awake allows me to do what I need to do to get my mind right for the day, which usually includes exercise, maybe reading something that's inspirational or, you know, based on you know, personal development, maybe writing in a journal. So like.

These are all some more things that we're going to talk about, but it gives me time to do those things. But I don't have to worry about anybody else. I don't go on my email, I don't definitely don't go my work email because no one's paying me to work at them five o'clock of morning hour. If you pay me more, maybe I will do that. For entrepreneur life is a little different. But you know, we do a weekend. Yes, so it's but it's my time and I would even suggest for an entrepreneur you need to take that time for yourself, to don't get on your email at in the five o'clock am hour. That's your time. She said that directly to me. Folks, this isn't that was. That was that was a that was a sag in my direction. For sure. Entrepreneurs have a different lay. Yeah, we got it. We got to keep it. I'm silly. I'm suggesting that you need to take that time for yourself and sometimes it does mean getting up really early, like if you have kids, get up really early. I'm that's the worst. Yeah, but like if you got five o'clock wake up time kids, I hate to say wake up at four o'clock, but maybe you need to wake up at for maybe you need to go to bed at nine PM and wake up at four. It's going to give you time to do all that stuff and take it all for yourself and you don't have to feel bad because you're not like, oh, please, go watch TV or you know. You know, ask your daddy for that thing. You know you have the time for yourself. No one needs anything from you. You are going to do what you want to do and have no guilt. And so like all those things that you say I'm going to do for myself today, you can get most of them done. I love that. Of Awesome. I love the freezer said. I'm not kind of pause every second. You said the things you do for yourself and I think that's Oh man, I don't want to go too deep into that because I feel like that would be like, oh my gosh, we should talk about that, but I just wanted to kind of give a quick mention that a lot of things were talking about. It all kind of kind of comes down to is doing this for you like helping you be at your best. Now we're all the kind of the service of other people. Were all here to make an impact. I just believe that to be fundamentally true. But also we had to membery, include ourselves among the people that we take care of. And if half an hour in the morning's...

...can just give you a little extra personal juice to do the things that you care about, even if you're you got like two point five kids and all the stuff that's in the statistics and they're younger, I still think it's worth it to give yourself that time. So I will say this in terms of the practically. So for this one, for me, does this one work? For me? Getting up early and going to bed early together? There's two parts of Eight. One good fession, one party means like, Oh man, yeah, that when I do it, it feels really good. I really I just feel so much better about my morning when I've accomplished more by ten am than most people do by ten PM. Like that feels phenomenal to get up early, rise and shine like that, you know. So that's I really believe that's powerful and I'm also kind of negotiating with myself the reality that I have this creative burst around ten PM and it's like there's another part of me that it doesn't want to let it go and just be there. So I'm still in a negotiation, but I think it's pretty clear at this point for me. If you guys want to be more productive, if you want to make a big, bigger impact in your day, absolutely rise and shine and you got to go to bed early to make that happen. Yeah, and just to emphasize that, if you are, you know, employed by someone else, you work. My suggestion is work when you're at work and take the time for yourself when you're not at work. So you're going to and you're going to be better all around. Maybe if you have a flexible schedule, like Patrick has a more flexible schedule than I does, then then than I does that I do the English work at the way it works, but for me, when I have to be at work at eight, that means I have to leave, you know, a little bit after seven to get to work on time and that's a pretty early so, like, if I don't do the stuff in the morning, it's never going to get done, and so that's something that I give for my to myself and I reserve it for myself and it's bordering on nonnegotiable at this point. Really...

...really works for me. All right. So, for the sake of time, we're going to pile through these and make sure you stay to the end because we have a couple of bonus ones we want to talk to you guys about again. The question of the day, and this is for you in the comments below, is what keeps you focus? What do you do? I mean, are you talking sticky? Know, it's like, what do you do to stay on track, to stay focus and put yourself in the best state of mind to get the most out of your day? So let's get back in some of these things that we've tried. Number three, this is gonna be a quick one for me, am exercise. The idea that there's lots of studies, and I actually have a couple here that I can mention, and just it's overwhelming. The evidence is overwhelming at this point. If you want to be more productive, if you want to get the most out of your day, it's not just about getting up early, it's about getting up in starting your day with some movements, some exercise, getting your lungs moving, activating all of the great there's so many chemical benefits, but it all the studies are very clear in this. Exercising in the morning is incredible productivity hack to get you focus, get you going and keep you going for the rest of the day. Katie, any thoughts on this before we go into the voting? Oh yeah, one hundred percent. And I'm going to suggest that it doesn't even need to be like super strenuous, hard exercise at x am. It can be walking, and even walking has been shown to literally grow and improve your brain. So it's so healthy for your body and it's healthy for your brain. And if you're walking outside of the weather still good, you get to be outside, you get to get that fresh air before you might be, you know, locked in the building for the rest of the day. So that's another thing that I love doing. Sometimes I get excited and I'll do harder exercise. Patrick likes to go to the gym. You know, it just depends. You could do anything. So just some kind of movement to get your body moving and give yourself that a gift in the morning, you gift of exercise. So good for you. I agree. And and just to give you guys a quick thing. And so here's some here's some quick studies with studies are showing. I got my...

...notes here. It just just just headlines. If you to search benefits of exercise in the morning, here goes regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory and skills and thinking skills. Exercise can boost your memory, and try those the same one. Physical activity is good for your concentration and it just goes on and on and on, all these benefits. It puts you in a good mood, it activates all your doping systems, all your it boost your immune system. It does all these things that absolutely make difference. So, in other words, do I see the difference from myself on the days that exercise? Because I'm the I'm the researcher. One I'll I'll always like I've exercised today. How do I feel at quantify it, because I'm a nerd like that. So I have all that growing data. But it does it make a difference? I'm ready to vote one hundred percent yes, one hundred percent. Okay, hundred percent, yes, vote. Applause. There we got we got it okay, in sync. All right, number number four out of five were and I move these pretty quickly journal I don't I'm want to kind of lump this little bit, but they the productivity hack kind of out here. Is That journaling, or brain dumping or just getting things out of your mind and on paper has a noticeable impact on your performance throughout the day. Katie, what are your thoughts on this? I agree, and but you and I have, you know, we obviously talked about what we're going to talk about before we get on this show. Yes, we did. So we kind of have a different idea about what is counter or valuable and obviously, again we're different. So I'm suggesting that journaling is really helpful. Now it's maybe not something that you need to do every day, but journaling and it's something that I was kind of like, Oh, why are you talking about journaling to me again? I oh, so weird, like I'm going to write and I don't know what to write. What am I going to write? Well, that wait pause here. Everyone should understand this. This is the conversation that we have in our house every day. On my Katie, I'm trying this new thing. Would do it with me and then I get some sort of like that face right there. Another thing that's right. This is what it must be like living with a coach. It must be terrible in every way. So I did you, smucky. So...

...many, you know, so many people who I think have some like weight in this area of like making your day awesome or suggesting journaling, and I'm like, I don't even get it, like how, what does that even mean for me? What's it going to do? So I gave it a try and what it is? You know, I will get something in my head or I'll identify something that's like been bothering me or, yeah, triggering me, or like I have this thing and I'm like, why am I so hooked on it? Why can't I just let it go? And then I can journal about it and it helps me sort of work it through my brain and sort of get it out of my brain a little bit and put it on the paper. So and then sometimes, like I said, you don't have to do it every day, but you can even write a little bit and just something you could use a journal for, you know, writing down something good that happened to yourself. I'm going to be giving maybe some journaling prompts in my instagram, so if you tune in, I'll just be able to give some suggestions and some things that I'm working on. But I say journaling is actually really helpful. Surprisingly I was surprised, but I give I'd give that a yes. I give this yes as well, but from a little bit of a different perspective. I'm going to say the idea of brain dumbing. If I'm carrying something and ideal, like I said, my brain was a hundred miles an hour. If I don't put the ideas down on paper, it just kind of it's like another ball. I'm juggling another it's another one. I'm just like Hey, but if I take this ball and I put on paper, my brain will forget the paper won't forget it. So once it's down on paper, a relaxation response happens in me, on my kids out it's down, I won't the paper won't forget it. I can come back to it later, that good idea I was having or whatever. So a hundred percent. I am more productive and that relaxed state now that I've gotten stuff out, versus trying to like add it to the plate of things I'm juggling. So absolutely yes for that. Last in the list. This is probably save like the most like this is the one. Like everyone says. Everyone says if you want to be more productive, get a daily planner, get some sort of organizational system to your to do list...

...and check things off and things like that. This is actually where Kitty and I differ a little bit here. So what are your thoughts on productivity systems or productivity journals or whatever we want to call them? We might be into development of one right now, but that's a different story. Go ahead. So I don't really use a daily planner. I obviously have a calendar so I know when my appointments are or whatever. I'm doing something at work or if we're doing something after with the kids, have an appointment or something like that, I do have a calendar, but a daily planner, well, I'm like, I'm going to do gym in the morning and then I'm going to, you know, drive to work and the get like down to the dirty details about it. I'm sorry, but I don't actually use a daily planner. But the reason is because I have I am able to do very high level multitasking in my brain and just keep it all right at the ready, and so I'm just the kind of person who can keep a lot at the tip, right at the tip of my memory, and I am not opposite, absolutely opposite. Yes, yes, so I don't actually utilize a daily planner, but if I do get to the point where I have a lot going on, I do do a checklist or to do list. But the thing about me is that if I've done everything right and I have woken up early, exercised, journaled, worked through that emotional issue that I'm having spent some time doing something for myself, all the stress or negative feelings that are hanging on are flushed out and they're gone and it makes it much easier for me to just remember what I need to do and actually not have any like procrastination problem struggling through it. So for me it's if I can clear these you know, things, negative feelings, things, whatever they are, that are holding me back from being the most productive person I can be. If I can handle those things, I can move on to the bigger things ahead that I might write in a planner. So my focus is on the...

...other stuff and planners are good. And let's hear from you. Why. So this okay? So, as you said in the beginning, right brain, creative, very strong, also introvert, introvert, more leaning up strongly on the left brain side. You told me yesterday you have an iron trap memory that nothing goes. It's like, once it's in there, it's locked in there. Yeah, which is very interesting be married to someone like this who remembers everything, it's true, everything you've ever said or done, but with the good thing, which of my productivity planners, because I'm so good things, amazing things. So now I can trust you remember everything. So for the person who has this kind of brain, you may not even need a productivity planner, but if you're me, you can't survive without it. So to sit down in the morning and say this is when I'm going to do this is what I'm going to accomplish, here's what order I'm going to do it in, because otherwise I'll jump all over the place because I'm like a monkey jumping in a tree. I'm just branch to branch to branch. This keeps me focus, keeps me on target and helps my parent add brain stay on track. And it's essential for me to get anything done. And the days that I use it in the days that I don't are noticeably dramatically different days. So I highly recommend they planners or habit trackers? We actually have some habit trackers are developing soon, this this month. Will tell you guys more about that later. HMM. So do these? We covered the big five. So here's the kind of the question. Do these things that we've been trying for months? Do they work? I'm ready to say absolutely they work, but there's kind of one subtext underneath it, which is it. It's sort of depends on what works for you. So Cu's why we're asking the question to a like. What? What? What do you do? What helps you be focused? Let us know in the comments below. Were respond to all comments and if you comment lower live, will actually post it live on the show. So that's the thing that we want to talk about. We have a couple bonus ones we save just for the end,...

...so hang here. We've got some big ones. If you guys want to make sure you share out this let other people know this conversation is happening. We'd absolutely love it and appreciate it. Obviously, if you want to really help the channel and help us put a like on this video, it's all about helping the algorithms also show us some love back, subscribe, follow us if you want to miss any future beats. If you're a need to make sure to that bell to be notified of any future content. Whenever we'll live. Now let's come back to it. Here is our bonus, bonus round of stuff we can talk about. This one comes from we're just going to wrap a fire these a big one's popular and there's multiple versions of this, but it's idea of start do something small in the morning to start the productivity engines going. One of the biggest ones I hear out there is very simple one. Make your bed. Just make your bed in the morning before you do anything else, and the very active doing this small productive thing put you in a productive mindset for the rest of the day. And we've been doing this for a good forty, five, sixty days. Katie with did you found any benefit in making the bed every morning before we even leave the room? Yeah, well, definitely, and I will say that since I'm the one who's usually like waking up earlier, you are kind of the person who makes the bed. But it is very nice to have a tidy looking bedroom when you walk back in at the end of the night. So yeah, when you're going to go to bed, so that's all. That's awesome. Okay, I will say that it absolutely it's a kind of one of those subtle things. It's hard to trace to see, like, did it really make an impact? I'm gonna I'm going to venture on yes at this point. I really feel like it kind of gets it gets those productivity engines going. So I Percy recommend, if you haven't tried this one, make your bed in the morning. Number two, this is another honorable mention. Assist more than I will mention, is gratitude journals, taking time every day to focus so much you're grateful for. We don't even need to discuss this. There are so much study, so much evidence and absolutely prove that by putting yourself in a positive state of mind the beginning of the day, which you're grateful for, that all the beauty in the world. That puts you an incredibly creative state of mind. It put you in a productive state of mind.

It takes life and puts it in the right perspective. That's a that's big one. That's a big one. So highly, highly recommend any sort of gratitude practice. It comes in many, many forms. We can talk about more about that later. Time and especially FEELOK, in a bad mood or something. Oh Yeah, you didn't, get into a little gratitude, and then that can help shift where you are, because if you're in a bad mood or you know, stink and think and think, yea, yeah, you know, having just remembering you know what you're grateful for, is just a huge that can help turn your mind around a hundred percent. We got two more. This one and out. This is I'm going to say this and I'Ma say this directly into the camera. Hi, I cannot survive without this next thing. I would not get anything done in my pay if it wasn't for the including remembering to pick my child up from school. The reminder APP on my phone. It is like I don't know how I get anything done without it. If I like reminder, check this, reminder, check that. I mean, I even use it for mindfulness during the day. Hey, take three breaths. It's every day. One every day, one PM. My phone reminds me. Hey, stop what you're doing, take three breaths. Like I don't know if I'd be as productive or in a pop most positive state I am without the reminder APP on my phone. If you haven't used it, for that function. Absolutely. Think of it. What do you think? Oh, why not? It'll give you, you know, even a reminder to remind you, remind me to remind myself about this, you know, twenty minutes or the day before you have to do a thing, or twenty minutes before you're one. It's so great. Yeah, okay, so reminder APPs. If you are all about the reminder APPs, let us know in the comments. Our last one for you guys today as we close out this stepisode. Thank you, guys, so much for tuning and I see a bunch of you guys are are alive right now. This one is I would say, don't even go forward in your life trying to be more productive achieve more things, if you don't do this one. And this tip comes from the book called essentialism. If you haven't read the book essentialism, highly, highly recommended. It's not a breakthrough concept. I think we've all heard this one before, but the idea is you have a plate, a mental plate, and if you're trying to get stuff done...

...but you just throwing more stuff on the plate, at some point the plates just going to break. You know, like you need to ask yourself a very important question and it goes something like this. What do I have to give up to get what I want? What do I have to give up to get what I want? So, if I want to get to the gym, I've just like using on news resolution a stuff. Hey, you know as a goal getter, someone who's going after stuff, we you and I both know you got to ask yourself this question. It's one of those tough conversations. I care, frontation if you you got to have with yourself, like hey, listen, I really want to get this book written, I really want to create this course, I really want to get this business off the ground, I really want to get in better shape. Whatever it is you want and your goals and your dreams, your ambitions. Part of the conversation with that to be more productive is actually to clear stuff off of your plate and said just trying to add more to it. So the idea of essentialism is what's the most important thing and what can I take off my plate, including netflixing and including that time you spend doing that thing you do for fun. How can I get more time than the day? I can't. So I have to make room for my goals in my life. Uh Huh. And if you are in a position if you can hire out something, like if you make a list of everything that you need to do. I did this a while ago and I was like, there's no time for absolutely anything. Yeah, I'm never going to be able to do anything. I'm don't have time to go to the gym, I don't have time to do this or this or this. And then, you know, I kind of like messed around within and I change my mind and I said, well, I do have some time, and so, you know, changing your priorities is something. But also, if you have the means, if you can hire something out, like, let's say, house cleaning. ISS fallen, by the way. So how much ours the time? Yeah, because cleaning the house like it's something that like you have to do it. You have to mow the lawn, you have to clean the house. If you have the means to hire somebody else to mow your lawn, that's going to give you three extra hours on the wee time. Yeah, you know what I mean. And it's all about it's all about choices. We do clean...

...our own house and Patrick Mos alot. So, like what we support each other in different ways. So just figuring out what can you cut and just the stuff that you kind of have to do, but it's just not adding anything aside from having a clean house, which is nice, but like, it doesn't really move it your business forward or doesn't make me better lawyer or anything like. It doesn't. So, you know, if you can figure out how to trim off some of that stuff, that's also kind of a good idea too. I agree. So today again we're talking productivity hacks. We tried what worked, would didn't, but more supportly, what work for US based on our different personalities and have a person are so I guess. Are You more like me? Did you find yourself more connect what I was saying? Do you find yourself more like Katie? What works for you? Let us know in the comments below. And, as always, we want to thank you, guys, for tuning in to another episode of the Pursuit Sundays. I don't addition. Let's see if can get this one right. We're gonna give this what a go. Okay, you ready, ready, okay. Until we see you again, may the fire within be the happiest heights and the road you travel be lined with lightshtecknailed it all right, guys. We'll see you next time by.

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