Episode 12||12||12: The 6 LIES Crushing Your Productivity

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 Lenderman, 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.

The ONE thing to takeaway 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!).
||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!).
||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!).