My inherent nature launched me on a journey I could have never expected it to take me. Organization and order are a part of my life and personality and so my voyage began at a young age. As my life continued into the work force in the fast-paced advertising world, my extremely organized way and attention to details lead me to create systems that were implemented by many account managers at my job in New York. When life moved me to North Carolina, I carried these systems with me. Like in New York, my systems quickly caught on and became the standard for all of the accounts.
After having my first child, I decided to leave that fast paced world I had thrived in and start my own business as a Professional Organizer. I experienced first-hand how organization can relieve stress and allow you to live a more purposeful life, and I wanted to help others achieve that as well.
After much research, experience, and many clients later, I began to realize that there was not a single book that provided a systematic approach in a simple way covering all of the topics of productivity. Although many of them have helped shape my thoughts, most of the systems are overly complicated and frustrating. People are looking for a solution that they can begin implementing easily right away, a system that gives them enough flexibility to take into account their differences. I also learned that having a clear visual of your path, a map to guide the way, is extremely helpful when you are really trying to change behaviors. It can make or break the course to becoming more productive. Tasks can become more achievable when you have identified where you are and where you want to be. This way you are able to make small changes over time.
Individuals who want to increase productivity must have approaches in place that work for them. The systems must be easy to implement and maintain, they must have the physical, electronic, and time management skills in place on order to set and achieve goals, and, eventually, achieve the goals that people may not otherwise have thought possible.
So how could I put all of this together? The Productivity Pyramid System™ was born, which is a five-tier visual path of successive steps to increased productivity. It provides clarity about the process and progress toward a more productive life. The process encourages continual productivity review and improvement because your approaches to success should echo the changing world around us.
What productivity system(s) do you use? How are they working for you? I would love to hear your thoughts!