Welcome to this episode of The Productive Pastor. I have some great resources to share, great conversations and a great announcement. The focus conversation this episode is having a great weekend.
The Top Ten Lessons I Learned from A Year of Productivity: Chris Bailey
Chris shares why he took a year off before he entered the workforce to become an expert in productivity. He really hemmed in on why we should be doing what really matters. The whole website is great, check it out.
6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day: Eric Barker
Eric shares the tiny things that really matter. I love what he had to say about starting off your day well. It’s one of my secrets.
How To Have a Great Weekend
When I first started thinking about productivity I read Laura Vanderkam’s “What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.” It changed everything. I quickly started reading the rest of her books. My favorite is “What The Most Successful People Do on the Weekend.” Go pick both of them up. They are only 2.99 and are really short reads.
Laura’s basic premise is weekends need to be planned. I know, some of you are instantly turned off.
Think about it. If you want a great weekend, you need to plan for a great weekend.
1. Find Something Special. Something you can only do on a weekend, with the space you have access too.
2. Find Something Regular. Plan a normal activity, a special breakfast or place you make part of your weekend routine.
3. Find a Way to Build Relationships. This isn’t just about you, but about those you love the most. Plan a great weekend that fills everyone up.
Tool Box Tip:
Do you have a day you regularly don’t look forward too? Perhaps it is just a really tough day and you are avoiding it. Because of this, you won’t give it your best. I recommend taking an extra hour and having your ideal morning before you get to the hard stuff. For me, this means plenty of time in scripture, Waffle House and around 30 minutes to drink coffee and read the internet. It puts me in the best possible mood to tackle whatever I need to do.
Productive Pastor Insiders List
I am super excited to release the Productive Pastor Insiders List. This will be a bi-weekly email featuring the best of the conversation about productivity, time management and the called life. It will be a place to feature community members and jump even more into the conversation.
As my FREE gift to you for signing up, I have developed an amazing weekly priority kit. It includes a weekly priority schedule, a day sheet and instructions on why I use this system every week. I want to give it to you just for signing up for the email list.
You can become a Productive Pastor insider HERE.