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Five Practical Steps to Becoming a Productivity Powerhouse | GOF52

Five Practical Steps to Becoming a Productivity Powerhouse | GOF52

Productivity is always on people’s mind. We want to produce more, make more, and do it cheaper. Personally, I don’t think there is a thing wrong with these commitments. But can our commitment to productivity backfire on us leaving us burned out?

In this episode, I look at productivity from a theological perspective trying to answer this question. How do you dig deep within yourself to inspire creativity? The catch is to look at productivity from a spiritual perspective.

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This Episode’s Topic: Five Practical Steps To Becoming A Productivity Powerhouse

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Theology On The Street – Genesis 1:26–28

Genesis 1:26–28 contains a mandate that explicitly affirms productivity. In this section, I discuss Nancy Pearcey’s book, Total Truth and her insights into the underlining implication of “being fruitful and multiply.”

Smitty’s Tip of the Week – David Allen

David Allen in his masterful work, “The Art of Getting Things Done,” gives a straightforward and comprehensive productivity plan that helps anyone clean up their work and increasing their productivity.

Feature Presentation: Five Practical Steps To Becoming A Productivity Powerhouse

  • 1 – Master The Basics — calendar and a notebook
  • 2 – Leverage Advanced Project Management Tools. Nozbe, Workflowy, etc., that allows you to collect and categorize all of your actions and deadlines that need to happen to move projects forward.
  • 3 – Schedule a weekly meeting with yourself and then your spouse
  • 4 – Outsource non-essentials to a virtual assistant. offers a novel approach to hiring virtual assistants for repetitive work. I’ve not tried it myself, but my research points to them as a great alternative. If you have tried it, then let me know via the comments section about your success or failures.
  • 5 – Prioritize Yourself, To Positively Impact Others

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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