Music: My Truly Authentic Productivity Strategy
This year, I’ve been experimenting with using music as a productivity strategy. I’m a music lover, and I initially noticed that I could quickly change my energy using music, so I’ve decided to use it much more strategically.
This little video is about more than that though – in it, I share more of me – unapologetically into music. Yep – I sing in the shower (not in the video!!), to the radio, but for me it’s much more. When I listen to music, I become me. I’m present, open, authentic, raw, emotional, and energised – and from an entrepreneurial point of view – that’s where the gold is!
Music as a Modality
Some people describe themselves as visual, or kinetic, or aural. I would have to say I am a bit of all three, but mostly aural.
When I’m trying to understand something, I turn my ear, so that I can hear better. When I’m talking to people and showing understanding, I say things like “it sounds like…” “I hear you” “stay tuned”. When I’m singing a harmony to a song, I feel strong, because I’m the back up – the support. When I’m singing the melody, I feel like I can be a great leader.
I’m so in tune (there I go again) with my energy that I now use it to create mindset shifts.
If I’m feeling flat, or procrastinating, I’ll put on a particular song, or a playlist from Spotify that I’ve created, and within seconds, I’ve shifted. It’s truly the quickest mindset shift I’ve experienced, so now, it’s my go to method as a productivity strategy.
I can use music too stay focussed, feel motivated, to ease my pain when I’m feeling sad or fragile, to give me energy – there are so many ways this is a boost for me – and the best thing is that it’s so FUN!
So – how about you? Have you noticed your energy change when you play a certain song? Can you channel that energy?
How about creating playlists for your workday? Some focus music, motivational music, energy reboot after lunch, more focus music….can you see how that can be a really important element in your workday?
It’s totally rocking mine!
If you’re reading this, and the webinar has been and gone, then I would still love to chat with you about music and making it work for you.
You can also check out my In The Groove Coaching package, where I show you all of my productivity secrets, some aligned with music, and other’s not, and combine it with accountability to help you achieve your goals and improve your work life balance.