Change - Productivity

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.  ~ W. Edwards Deming 

Productivity = Change

Let's face it.  If we are looking into how we can be more productive and we discover we are procrastinators or we don't make "to-do" lists to help prioritize we are going to have to make some changes to begin doing these things.

Jim Temme, breaks it into 3 steps:

Awareness:  I read the procrastination short and have become aware that I procrastinate and would like to make some changes to break that habit.

Commitment: I am writing a goal to change.  I do not want to procrastinate anymore.  I am going to choose 2 things I have been putting off and write a to-do list to accomplish them, now.

Discipline: Well, writing my to-do list and following it is not very easy.  All of the reasons I was putting off creating that activity and putting together that menu plan are still there.  Discipline is hard!

Out of these three steps which do you find as the most difficult?  Discipline?  Me too.

Resource:  Temme, J. (1993). Productivity Power:250 Great Ideas for Being More Productive. Mission: SkillPath Publications.



Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building