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Are you a young professional that struggles with creative productivity systems that will lead you to a more fulfilling career? This week’s conversation with Matthew has been one of my favorites. He is very knowledgeable about how to create those productivity systems (he even has a course on it) as well as how we should approach setting our goals. In this episode, we discuss the value of creating a system that works for you as well as some of the biggest mistakes he has seen young professionals make in their careers.
I personally sometimes struggle to have a good day at work in terms of getting into the “flow” state. We have so many distraction around us, especially if you are working from home. Matthew has some great insight on how to minimize distractions, finding your biological prime time, and doing the right things at the right time.
Matthew Gaddy has been a student of productivity for over 8 years. His journey started in college with the desire to learn how to study effectively and get good grades. This first venture into learning about effective actions, goal setting and increasing productivity carried over into his first job working for the largest utility in Texas.
In this position, Matthew saw the need for productivity coaching, not as a way to add more to already crammed days, but to teach others how to identify the goals they want to achieve, select and prioritize the steps to achieve them, plan days that supported their productivity, and execute their actions to their best ability.
Matthew is on a mission not only to help engineers become more productive but to also do so in a way that lessens stress and fosters an environment to produce high-quality work.
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Some questions discussed in the episode (Video Timestamps):
02:09 Intro Matthew
02:50 What is productivity
06:55 Can you tell us about your new course “The Time Block King System”
12:08 What is the biological prime time and how it can increase our productivity?
15:06 How do we set better goals as young engineers?
21:38 How can we be more proactive about pursing our goals?
29:10 How does activities outside of work make us better engineers at work?
36:55 What mistakes do you see young engineers make on their productivity systems early in their careers?
44:19 How can we continue Engineering our Future?
44:54 Connect with Mathew
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Time Block King System Course: https://course.matthewgaddy.com/time-block-king-system
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