Finished businessmanThe universe works in unexpected ways, its coincidences and wonders to perform.

My business coach just assigned me the task of figuring out some way of operating, some type of system that would enable me to accomplish my goals, without driving myself crazy with an overwhelming amount of things on my to-do list.

Since she knows me pretty well by now, she advised that I take some time to think about this; as my particular brand of suffering from S.O.S. (Shine Object Syndrome) is to always want to take advantage of the latest learning opportunity available online.

While sneaking a peak at a recent issue of Entrepreneur, I ran across an article by Steve Tobak on The 7 Rules of Personal Productivity. Thank you, universe!

I was immediately captivated by the author’s confession that he is not a morning person either. And he definitely offers a contrarian view of productivity, as exemplified by his proclaiming:

Why worry about being productive when life offers so much opportunity, so much to experience, and so much to do?

Tobak goes on to explain that he is successful because he doesn’t follow the common understanding of what productivity requires. This is particularly true for his first and third rules:

  • Focus on your goals and priorities
  • Always get the job done

You can check out the rest of his rules and his contrarian point of view by clicking here.

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