Productivity is not something you strive for on principle or an endgame unto itself. It’s important to recognize that we’re not trying to be productive for productivity’s sake, but rather to support who we are, the life we want to live, and the goals we wish to achieve. This week, episode 201 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to make sure you’re productive vs. busy!

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I am sharing the difference between taking action and being productive and giving you steps to take right now to get clear on the life you want to live and to start taking aligned (productive) action toward it. 

I also cover the following topics:

  • Being productive towards your goals starts with setting SMART goals for yourself.
  • 5 tips to help you get and stay on the track of productivity. 
  • Common reasons that might hinder your productivity and knowing when to pivot when necessary. 

If we’re not clear on the direction we want to go in life, we might find ourselves busy without being productive at all. To be truly productive, we must be clear on goals and focus on the tasks that will have the biggest impact on those goals. 

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(Find links to books/gear on the Positively Productive Favorites Page.)

The Difference Between Busy and Productive | by John Spencer | Medium

What Being Productive Really Means for You | Positively Productive Systems LLC

Why You Must Savor and Celebrate Your Success (

Five Ways to Make Procrastination Work for You | Positively Productive Systems LLC

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Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny

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