What Makes You Productive?

This just in…tough choices: making decisions tires your brain! We all make 100’s of decisions a day, is that taxing?

Studies show your brain is just like a muscle. When your brain gets depleted it’s less effective. The compound effect of simple choices – like what groceries to buy this week – might lead us to procrastinate on that important work project. A “tired” mind finds a path of least resistance in distracting leisure activities.

The solution? Delegation, breaks, rest.

One culprit? Multitasking! If you think you’re being efficient when you perform three tasks at once, think again. It’s very taxing on your brain.

Solution? “Set Shifting.” This means consciously and completely shifting your attention from one task to the next and focusing on the task at hand.

Sounds like an interview I need to set up with some experts – maybe Dr. Daniel Amen or Dr. Hans Hagemann – for a special video and share.

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About the Author
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of JP & Associates, a rapidly growing full-service real estate brokerage. He is focused primarily on expansion and productivity. He has invested nearly 20 years in understanding the inner workings of high performing real estate agents, teams, managers, and leaders in major markets across the world. In prior assignments, he served as a Business Coach, in progressive leadership capacities for the 5th largest US-based real estate brokerage firm; in sales and customer marketing leadership capacities for a major consumer goods company; and served a stint in the US Army, Medical Service Corp. He was later recalled to active duty during the desert storm campaign.

Mark is a father of 3, lifelong learner, Spartan and adventure athlete. He earned his MBA from California State University and a Behavioral Change Certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine. A number of years ago he decided to make "One Helluva Move" and not play it safe, and since then in his spare time he has climbed the world’s tallest free-standing mountain - Kilimanjaro; completed the Spartan tri-fecta, the LA Marathon and the world-famous Iowa border to border RABGRAI ride among other crazy adventures.