12. The 6 LIES Crushing Your Productivity

Feb 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Do you ever feel like you’re doing a lot of work without getting anything done? We live in a culture obsessed with productivity… but we struggle to control our own time because we’ve been lied to about productivity for our whole lives. Laura Hanly and Garrett Linderman, two valuable members of The ONE Thing team, will help you gain control over your time by revealing the 6 lies that are crushing your productivity.  

In this episode you will learn…

  • [1:40] Lie #1: Everything matters equally.
  • [3:05] How to define the things that truly matter.
  • [5:10] Lie #2: Multitasking.
  • [7:45] Five steps to get super focused and control your environment.
  • [8:50] How to eliminate multitasking.
  • [9:53] Lie #3: A disciplined life.
  • [10:06] How to leverage your limited discipline and create a powerful habit.
  • [11:27] Lie #4: Willpower is always on will call.
  • [12:09] The difference between willpower and discipline.
  • [13:10] Why you should save your most important work for the morning.
  • [15:16] Lie #5: A balanced life.
  • [16:24] Why we assign undue importance to maintaining a work-life balance.
  • [18:48] Lie #6: Big is bad.
  • [19:02] How to think like Gary Keller – BIG and BOLD.  

The ONE Thing to Take Away From This Episode:

Turn your to-do list into a success list! Consider the 80/20 Principle, which states that 20 percent of efforts or actions tend to produce 80 percent of results. A success list will help you make the most out of that 20 percent. Write down all of the things that you need to do. Rank every task in order of priority. Focus on finishing your #1 priority first. You don’t earn the right to work on your second priority until you finish your first priority. Limit the distractions in your environment. Put on headphones, block out irregular sounds, place food and drink within reach, and close anything with notifications (or just turn off your internet!).  

Links & Tools From This Episode

  • Learn more about The Six Lies That Crush Your Productivity
  • Lie #1: Everything Matters Equally
  • Lie #2: Multitasking
  • Lie #3: A Disciplined Life
  • Lie #4: Willpower is Always on Will Call
  • Lie #5: A Balanced Life
  • Lie #6: Big is Bad  


  • Form your first power habit with your 66 Day Challenge Calendar Check out our awesome blog!
  • [FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!  


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