December’s monthly productivity tips! – Want to make next year great?

This month we’re focusing on the upcoming Christmas holidays. It’s a time for rest and reflection on a job well done this year, as well as thinking and visioning for what 2012 should look like.

Our gift to you! How to ‘Ninja’ your New Year’s Resolutions!
Click HERE for our cunning PDF toolkit to help you do just that! Use our CORD workflow model to work through all those new year’s ideas and come up with the attainable, sustainable masterplan you need for 2012. Feel free to share this around with your friends and colleagues too!

Tuck into some chocolate
Since for many of us Christmas is a time for indulgence and excess, here’s a chocolate-themed guest blog post: How to change the world with a bag of M&Ms!

Time to unplug… But are you addicted to connectivity?
Many of us have our emails travelling with us these days, even over Christmas (via smartphones, iPads and the like). This is a great time of year to address a BIG productivity problem: connectivity addiction. The truth is, our brains need a rest from all the emails and it’s time to take a stand! Here’s a video from our ‘Beyond GTD’ series, where Lee Cottier and I talk about this very issue:

Finally, time to say THANK YOU!
We’re so grateful for all the amazing relationships we’ve built up in 2011, as well as our growing following on Twitter, Facebook and the like. It’s a privilege to see the tangible changes people make as a result of our work and we love doing it too. A big influence on Think Productive UK as a company is Gary Vaynerchuk: American entrepreneur, social media expert and author of ‘The Thank You Economy’. So, to say thank you to Gary and thank you to all of you, here’s a link to a great video of his! This is his keynote from the Inc500 Conference earlier this year. He’s a compelling and entertaining speaker and whilst we love him dearly, this video does contain very strong language! Don’t say we didn’t warn you and I hope you enjoy it (especially the ending!):

We wish you a season with as many of the following as you care to enjoy…

– Some amazing company
– Some great food
– Watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and remembering what’s important
– Revisiting childhood haunts
– Getting drunk and merry if that’s your thing
– Cosying up with a DVD, surrounded by empty chocolate wrappers
– And lots more!

Looking ahead to 2012…Why not come along to one of our public workshops?
Click on the relevant date below to book your place now – with our new 3 tiered pricing system. Fair, transparent and a fantastic return on investment.

The South West

February 17th, 2012
June 15th, 2012
October 19th, 2012

The South East

February 10th, 2012
March 28th, 2012
April 26th, 2012
More 2012 London dates

The Midlands and the North

April 19th, 2012
November 23rd, 2012

April 18th, 2012
November 22nd, 2012


Tuesday, 7th February 2012
Watch this space for more 2012 dates in Dublin!

See you in 2012!

Graham and the Think Productive UK team


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