Productivity is not just about getting things done. To be truly productive, you need to have a clear vision of your work and what needs to be completed. There are four different zones of work, including drudgery, disinterest, distraction, and the desire zone. The desire zone is where passion meets proficiency, and it's the best place to be working.

To be productive, you need an energized mind and body. This can be achieved by saying "no" when necessary and using an affirmation strategy. Automation, megabatching, and delegating tasks outside of your desire zone can also help you focus on the right tasks.

The concept of productivity originated from the industrial age, where efficiency experts advised companies to increase efficiency by making workers do more work faster. However, in our knowledge economy, productivity is about working on the right tasks at the right time, not just doing more tasks faster.

To stay productive, recall the three-step system: stop, cut, and act. Stop to think about your work and chart a course of action, then cut out unnecessary tasks, and take action on the most important tasks.

Overall, productivity is about focusing on the right tasks and working in your desire zone while delegating other tasks to those who are good at and passionate about them. By following these tips and strategies, you can make the most of your personal and professional life.