As some of you know, I recently released a book called Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path to Efficiency and Enjoyment in Your Work. While most productivity books are about techniques for rearranging your outer circumstances, like making to-do lists and organizing your inbox, Inner Productivity is about dealing with obstacles to getting work done that come from inside — the stray thoughts, difficult emotions, discomfort in the body, and so on that make it difficult to stay on task.
Inspired by mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga, Inner Productivity offers forms of visualization, movement, conscious breathing and more to help you find peace and focus in your work. As Getting Things Done author David Allen puts it, Inner Productivity is “a useful guidebook for turning the daily grind into something much more interesting and engaging.”
Everyone’s mind and body is unique, and no two people seem to face exactly the same productivity challenges. So, I think the best way to illustrate what the book has to offer is to show you how it applies to real-world problems people are dealing with.
In this post, I’ll open the floor to you to bring me the productivity issues you’ve been facing. Whether it’s your pattern of procrastination, lack of inspiration in your work, anxiety about whether you’ve “got what it takes” to complete a project, or something else, I’d welcome an opportunity to work with you and illustrate how the techniques and perspectives in Inner Productivity can help you find efficiency and enjoyment in what you do.
So, I’m inviting you, in the comments to this post, to ask questions about the challenges you’ve been having. Feel free to comment anonymously if you’d feel more comfortable that way. I’m looking forward to talking with you.