In our Q3 planning workshop, we are going to talk about staying productive over the summer. There is something about the period between the May long weekend and labour day. At least there is here in Ontario, Canada. During these dates, there is a summer vibe. This year, as we start to re-open, although slowly, the vibe seems stronger than ever. We want to eat outdoors at restaurants we haven’t seen in months. We want to enjoy outdoor entertainment like drive-in theaters and outdoor markets. We want to enjoy the opportunity to visit those we have missed for months. So the vibe is strong this year.
How then do we stay productive when all we want to do is enjoy the season?
This is what we talked about in our planning workshop. Let me share some of it with you here.
First of all, the summer slow down is real. During these summer months, we are affected by:
With all this stacked against us, how do we stay productive to have a remarkable Q3?
Here are a few of the strategies I shared at the workshop:
Overall, the key to creating a productive summer is a little planning to keep yourself focused when working and present when you are not. Keep your priorities in mind and let go of anything that is not a priority. You never know, at the end of the summer you may realize that some of the things that kept you busy were just that … busy work!
If you have any other tips, let me know!
I wish you a fantastic and productive summer!
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
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