“Manage your performance like a professional athlete, like an elite Olympian and what that means is paying attention to what you do best of all and making that even better.”- Marissa Brassfield

Happy Thursday!!!

Welcome to our second edition of Transformation Thursday. Our first post included useful tips on how to plan and Execute with an illness. Today we are focusing on efficiency.

Dictionary.com defines efficient as performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort. In case you missed that like I have over many other times I viewed the definition – the least waste of time and effort. I struggle with the wasting of time when I use Netflix and Hulu to decompress. Sometimes I lose track of time and before I know it, I have wasted a few hours binge watching. Then I find I am ranked up and ready to finally talk with my friends about episodes they saw weeks ago.

What a difference we could make in not only our own lives but those of others if we were not wasting time and effort. At least that is what I tell myself when I feel the urge to watch one more episode. Anyway, I digress – back to the purpose of the post.

At the beginning of the post is a quote from today’s TransformationThursday Video Clip. The quote is from Marissa Brassfield, a Productivity expert profiled on Entrepreneur.com YouTube Channel. The video topic is How to Be Ridiculously Efficient.

The video begins with a statement I have added to my weekly remember this list in my calendar – “Manage your performance like a professional athlete, like an elite Olympian.”

This video is short so it can be viewed in one sitting and during a short break. Other nuggets of truth include:

  • “Pay attention to what you do best of all and make that even better.”
  • “Time Management was a way to level up my income.”
  • “Being productive is the how and they why is the constant pursuit of freedom.”
  • “Most of the time when people aren’t, they are working on things they have no business doing.” (Aren’t = Productive)
  • “Anyone can be effective – it’s just what are you working on? What are you focusing on? And what are you committed to?”

Such wise words of wisdom that are applicable to everyone. She goes in to explain each of these nuggets and also offers tips and resources which reinforce her principles.

I plan to implement her productive procrastination tip the next time I need a mental break. Take a few moments today to view the clip. Hopefully you will find nuggets of truth for your life.

If you have suggestions of other video clips to include in this series, leave me a comment below.

Til next time,

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin

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