Five Signs You Need A Productivity Coach

We all have our unique working styles. Some people feel like we thrive when they have a million things going on. Others like to get laser focused and work on one big goal at a time. However, chances are your productivity isn’t at it’s best. While some people just need to take a vacation or hire some help to get more done and get back in their productive mind space, others require more help. Some people need someone to help them focus directly on their productivity habits and identify areas of strength and weakness. Productivity coaching can help change businesses and lives.

Here Are Five Signs You Need A Productivity Coach.

You Know What To Do But Aren’t Accomplishing Anything

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say that they know what to do to grow their business, but for some reason, they don’t seem to be doing it.  They feel like something is just keeping them in place. This is usually the result of a productivity block they don’t even realize they have. A coach can help you identify what your productivity blocks are and work with you to address and move past them.

You Feel Like You Can’t Ever Rest

Maybe your business is doing great, but you can’t remember the last time you took a real day off from it. There always seems to be a million more things to do, and you don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. You know that you need help, but you don’t know where to start? Do you buy a new system? Hire more people? If so, what roles do they need to fill? You need someone to look at your business and identify where all your time is going, what can be cut out and what can be automated, so you can finally take a day off.

You Know That You Lack Accountability

The biggest thing that trips up a lot of people trying to build their own business online is they don’t have anyone holding them accountable. If you have a partner supporting you or you’re still working a day job, you have a safety net. I’m in no way telling you to quit your day job before you are ready but I want you to recognize that deep down you know if your online business flops you will be okay. You will still have a roof over your head and food in your mouth. If you’re not employing others or your lively hood isn’t dependent on your business it’s easy to cut yourself too much slack or let yourself stay paralyzed by your productivity blocks

You may be a little embarrassed if you tell your email list you are releasing a new program on January 3rd and then that day comes and goes with no new program, but no one seems to notice. The truth is you need accountability, both the investment you make financially of working with a coach and having them check you when you don’t stay on track can make a huge difference.

You’ve Bought Lots Of Programs & Haven’t Finished A Single One

It’s easy to get course fever. There are so many awesome programs and trainers online who make their packages look mouth watering and promise you the world. You feel like every six months you buy a new program and you are pumped about it but a few weeks pass, and you haven’t logged into the course site in weeks. The reason? Well, in this case, there could be several reasons.

  • You can’t “find” the time to do the lessons.
  • Your productivity blocks are rearing their ugly head, and you subconsciously are wondering what the point is? It won’t work for you.
  • The trainer has your money and therefore aren’t really keeping track of how your progress is, so you have no accountability.  

Whatever the reason is a productivity coach can help you create the time in your schedule, identify why you stopped and how you can finish. There are courses out there from $47- $10,000 and some of them can be game changing if you make the time to implement them. Don’t let your issues with time management and productivity stop you from fully reaping the benefits of your investments.

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You Frequently Miss Deadlines Or Break Promises To Others or Yourself

When you are working at your most productive level, you are likely to find yourself scrambling. This looks different for different people. You may find yourself having to push back deadlines for client work. Perhaps you work hard to never let a customer down, which is important for referrals and reputation but instead, you frequently cancel plans with loved ones to work or stay up way too late or get up insanely early to work on projects. Lack of sleep is horrible for your health and will contribute to sickness and burnout in the long run.

Perhaps, everyone is your life has nothing but good things to say about you. Your clients give you rave reviews; your friends know they can always depend on you and your partner knows you never miss a date night. That’s all good, but in order to be everything to everyone, you find yourself breaking promises to yourself.

You have to get copy over to a client by noon so goodbye morning yoga class.

That spa gift certificate expires this weekend but you promised your sister you’d go to your nephew’s little league game, so you just give the certificate to a friend.

You may think you are managing “all the things, ” but you are neglecting a huge one, yourself. You are your biggest asset, take care of yourself. A productivity coach will help you figure out where you can fit in self-care and how to identify unnecessary things sucking your time and energy.

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Working with a productivity coach can be the start to identifying and defeating the things holding you back. If you wanted to lose weight you’d hire a fitness trainer. If you wanted to learn how to speak Spanish you’d hire a Spanish tutor. So if you want to become more productive you should hire a productivity coach. If you are ready to start working with a productivity coach you can learn about my packages here.

 

  • Toni Wayne

    I struggle with starting too many different tasks and not completing them all successfully. Good recommendation to consider a productivity coach!

  • I’m glad none of these really are my indicators. I seem to be able to stay productive, though sometimes too much so that I tend to get involved in too many projects at once, which can lead to burnout or not finishing them!

  • Jane Dee Wylie

    This is a great post. I had no idea there were productivity coaches. I think these things could describe a lot of people at different times in their lives. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mariam Jangda

    Omg i fit into all of those subheadings. woah.

  • Jeff Bishop

    Great post! I relate to so many of these things it’s a little scary!

  • All of this. But I find it easier to let myself down than others. So all my stuff is last, and takes longer. Must work on that.

  • Kristina Wiggins

    It is very important to be accountable and make progress towards goals. Its also important to not be too hard on one another and get down in the process.

  • Jacque Allen

    I love your page.I believe this touched close to home, because I am just now learning to delegate smaller tasks and manage my time better. I am so happy I was able to locate it! Happy Connecting!!

  • Sign me up! I’ve found scheduling my time keeps me more on track than making a to-do list.

  • Christine Ann Dela Cruz

    Great post. This is so important, I am struggling with starting too many tasks and not completing them all successfully. Thanks for recommending a productivity coach.

  • Claire Lee

    I’m glad I don’t have much issues from your list. I consider myself highly productive – and the best way for me is making a plan/list.

  • Dia

    Get it Claire! Yes I am a huge fan of lists and making actionable plans.

  • Dia

    It is so easy online to want to do all the things. I totally get it. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Dia

    Let me know if I can help in any way. I agree scheduling helps keep me on track too.

  • Dia

    Thanks so much Jacque. That is awesome you are starting to delegate I know how hard it can be.

  • Dia

    I totally agree there needs to be a balance between enabling yourself and others and being too hard. Cut yourself slack and then keep going. 🙂

  • Dia

    That is so common. It is easier to forgive yourself of not doing something than having to worry about someone else forgiving you or letting them down.

  • Dia

    You got this Jeff!

  • Dia

    You know what they say, realizing it is the first step. You just have to start figuring out the way that works for you.

  • Dia

    I think so often productivity gets lumped into a “one size fits all” solution but it isn’t. Sometimes you need help figuring out what does fit.

  • Dia

    I hear that one often. Online there are so many things to do and try, “I want to podcast, do video, write a book, fly to the moon.” It can lead to major burnout.

  • Dia

    Thanks so much for visiting Toni!

  • Audrey Tutsi

    Great post, i can definitely see some areas l need to work on. My struggle is saying no.

  • Oh yes I definitely need a productive coach to give the guidance. I can be organized, but there is areas that need help for sure. Great post!

  • Pam Dollesin

    Great list to read! I can totally relate to your point!

    Pammy – joyfulsource.com

  • Soul Drifters

    This was an interesting article. Things here i never thought about. Thanks