Easy Ideas to Promote the Greatest Productivity


“As leaders we must examine what we do and what we want to do. We must also ask ourselves why and what we are “doing.” Above all, for what difference will I accomplish from doing it?

-That alone is my backbone to motivation.“ 

-Tracy Mock

Studies show that consistency creates progress, progress creates momentum, and momentum creates motivation. It has been said whatever is desired to be accomplished in a day needs to be the first three to five details that are started in the morning. Here is what this looks like for me…


  1. Praying, Bible, Meditation, and Journaling 
  2. Gratitude/Worship
  3. Tackle  “to do”  list 

Praying , Bible, Meditation, Journaling

These are the core daily habits of my day. I try to keep them in this order. The only detail not listed here is the cup of coffee I have as I begin! I love this time. I love this space where I can think freely and be quiet without interruptions. The words I read during this time come to life in my heart and I can hold on to them throughout the day. This is a sacred space where my heart is led by the Spirit of God for the rest of the day. It seems that whatever I read during this time always sets my thoughts for exactly what I need for the rest of the day. I like to journal what God speaks to my heart and write it out. I also reference back to what was said to my heart often. 


When I try to find things that I am thankful for and keep that list growing throughout the day. Throughout the day found, that I am often thankful for the people that smile or compliment me at the coffee shop or grocery store. Choosing to be mindful and present in the issues that I choose, especially my music.  I decided a long time ago that what comes in my mind must come out! I want nothing but the best! The worship music I listen to fills me up and keeps my subconscious always having praise in my heart. This has helped me over the years; when the storms in my life have been roaring, I have learned to keep the praise and worship even louder!

Tackle you list

Make a list of your top three to five things that you need to accomplish in your day. Keep that in front of you and get to work after your top three consistent undertakings are done. I usually silence my phone while working on my list and I let everyone know I am unavailable. On the day that I work from home, I even put my dogs away and stay the course.

Still, Unmotivated or stuck?

This is a list of ideas that are noteworthy ways to promote the greatest productivity for any day that seems like nothing is getting accomplished:

  • Schedule self care – block the time 
  • Keep a sense of adventure in the day
  • Dance
  • Look for ways to give back to others in the day
  • Hike in the park
  • Exercise 
  • Bike ride
  • Kayak
  • Call a friend
  • Draw
  • Sending encouraging text to friends
  • Pet animals
  • Paint nails
  • Listen to the birds
  • Make a list of wins
  • Visit somewhere new


When I get stuck in a creative rut, sometimes I don’t even know how I got there. A fun tip I’ve learned over the years is to use my “fun” playlist whether I’m in the car or working. I take a dance break, crank up the music, and just start dancing. My rule is you can never do half of a song; you have to dance and sing the words out loud!

My playlist list can consist of: 

  • Polka music
  • 90’s R&B
  • My kids’ favorites (I learn their favorites, and we rock it out together!) 

It seems to break up whatever has me held back. It makes me laugh, and if others are around me, it makes them crack up as well! Laughter, a lot of it, is the key to a rich, productive life!

There are many other reasons that you could feel stuck in life far beyond this list. That is exactly why having a coach is helpful. In our culture we have information at the tips of our fingers, but what we don’t necessarily have is accountability and follow through with someone that will hold us to our words. Each of us was born with greatness inside. Most times we just need someone to come alongside to help uncover the gold already inside of us to allow for self discovery. 

I love this story of Paul Jeong, the head of natural Church development in Korea, who trains thousands of Christian leaders each year. He embraced coaching for himself and the key leaders in his organization because he wanted to lead a more genuine and consistent transformation in the lives of those he worked with. In the process, he became a vigorous advocate of the coaching movement in Southeast Asia.  Here’s his comment on how coaching transforms the lives of others:  

“I believe coaching produces more transformation than teaching and consulting. Here’s my reality. I’ve taught more than 40,000 pastors and leaders in the last 5 years. I believe that less than 10% of them have experienced change. Over one year, maybe 1 to 3% experienced ongoing transformation. But through coaching, more than 90% of those I work with are transformed.”

“Before I learned about coaching, I personally hated one-on-one stuff, but I love the BIG Show, big conferences and seminars. Now, I am becoming much wiser, after many pains, life lessons and teachable moments. The TLC coaching process has totally revolutionized our ministry.”

Leadership Coaching By Tony Stoltzfus

Coaching has since revolutionized his sphere of influence. The coach approach is a proven method to draw out the” greatness” that already lies within (gold). When utilizing this “Coach Approach” we use this “asking” not “telling” approach, where significant change takes place. True lasting change only occurs when an inner motive changes, when we dig deeper into our “why”, it reveals what motivates us to act. 

In moving forward with distinguished leadership we must look at all that life throws to us, taking the time to discover the driving force of our WHY:




Invite God into your leadership. Ask him to help you become a better wife, mom, boss, volunteer, friend, and listen for the GREATEST COACH to speak to your heart today!


  • What are actions you take that make you feel productive in your day?
  • How do you stay on track and move forward when an obstacle appears? 
  • What’s your key to staying productive when you feel unmotivated? 

Comment below! What your favorite thing to do when pondering productivity!

  1. Praying, Bible, Meditation, and Journaling
  2. Gratitude/Worship
  3. Tackle the top 3-5 items on your “to do” list
  4. Schedule self care – block the time
  5. Keep a sense of adventure in the day
  6. Dance
  7. Look for ways to give back to others in the day
  8. Hike in the park
  9. Exercise
  10. Bike ride
  11. Kayak
  12. Call a friend
  13. Draw
  14. Sending encouraging text to friends
  15. Pet animals
  16. Paint nails
  17. Listen to the birds
  18. Make a list of wins
  19. Visit somewhere new

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Sources & Books:

Tony Stolftzfus book Leadership Coaching on Amazon

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