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How To Be Productive in Q4

Let’s talk about how to be productive in Q4…Because if you can believe it (I’m not sure I do, to be honest) we’re fast approaching the middle of Q4. The end of the year is literally around the corner.

It’s the time of year when we usually look at tying up loose ends, and the infamous, “let’s circle back in the New Year” crops up more and more frequently in our conversations. Which is all good and well. It’s been a long, hard year for many of us, and we’re all seriously looking forward to some serious R&R over the festive season.

But there’s no reason why we can’t plan for the upcoming Holidays while still being really productive in the upcoming weeks.

Let us show you how to be productive in Q4! 

You don’t have to wait until January 1st to pursue your goals, we’re here to show you the secrets of how to be productive, no matter where you’re at in your journey. Here at We Edit Podcast, we believe that personal growth and progress should not be limited to New Year’s resolutions, or “the right time.” 

We want to encourage you to embrace the concept of starting where you are.

So, are you ready to make the most of the final stretch of the year and accomplish your goals before the calendar flips to a new chapter?

Here are our top strategies showing you how to be productive in Q4!

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1. Embrace the “Anti-Resolution” Mindset

One of the most significant barriers to achieving our goals in Q4 is the belief that we must wait until January 1st to start working on them. We are all well aware of the concept of New Year’s Resolutions, but if we’re honest, we all know that “New Year’s Resolutions” are a bit gimmick. In fact, based on research done by Insideout Mastery, only 9% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions successfully keep those resolutions. But that’s not the only stat! 23% of people quit by the end of the first week. But wait! There’s more! 64% of people quit after the first month! So, New Year’s Resolutions don’t really have all that much going for them! And yet, the concept is pretty engrained in corporate culture. 

But we’re on a bit of a mission to challenge this notion, with what we’re calling the “anti-resolution mindset.” Sounds intense, I know, but all we’re really getting at is cultivating an understanding that working towards your goals doesn’t need to start at “the perfect time”; it can begin whenever you want, wherever you are. By adopting the “anti-resolution” mindset, you empower yourself to take action and take strides towards your goals, without waiting for a special event or the “right time” before you start.

Key Takeaway! NOW is always going to be the right time to start.

2. Start at the End

Onto Strategy 2 for how to be productive in Q4, starting at the end. It may be the last quarter of the year, but there is still plenty of time to work on your goals. Remember that starting at the end is still starting.

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3. Leverage the Power of Reflection

Next up in our strategies for how to be productive in Q4 is to leverage the power of reflection. As the year comes to a close, it’s an ideal time for reflection. Reflecting on your experiences, both successes and failures is a powerful tool for growth. Use Q4 as a time to assess your journey this past year, identify mistakes, and learn from them. These insights can be invaluable in making informed decisions and adjustments as you move forward.

Specifically, take a look at the areas where you’ve missed achieving your goals. Identify the barriers or blocks that seemed to be in your way. And then rectify your strategies so that you can begin to take steps, no matter how small, towards your target.

Not only is this a great way to still check some items off your list in Q4, but using the power of reflection now will help set you up for success in the coming year.

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4. Beat the New Year Rush

And speaking of the coming year, we have Strategy Number 4: Beat the New Year Rush! One of the distinct advantages of still pursuing your goals in Q4 is that you are actually getting a head start for the next year. 

By setting your goals in motion before January 1st, you’ll already be ahead of the game. This head start can give you the momentum and motivation needed to make progress while others are just beginning to set their resolutions.

So, instead of putting on the breaks and “circling back in the new year,” keep making strides towards your goals now. And you’ll be that much further ahead when the new year rolls around.

5. Remember Consistency Trumps Perfection

A key mindset shift that needs to take place if you’re looking to still be productive in Q4 is that consistency will always trump perfection. Perfection is a common roadblock that can prevent us from taking action. We often wait for the “right time” (like the New Year!) or for conditions to be perfect before we take that first step. 

But at We Edit Podcasts, we will always prioritize consistency over perfection. From our experience, it’s far better to make steady progress, even if it’s not flawless, than to delay your efforts. Remember, every small step is a step in the right direction.

Takeaway! It’s always better to do something than to do nothing! So aim to prioritize consistency over perfection. It’s better to make steady progress than to wait for the “right time” to start.

6. Be Kind to Yourself

Lastly, Strategy Number 6 for how to be productive in Q4: Remember to be kind to yourself. Too often, we only focus on what we “missed” or the things that didn’t go right, instead of looking at all the wins and triumphs of the past year. We’re too ready to beat ourselves up for the failures, and not nearly as ready to celebrate our successes. 

So, here’s our advice. Instead of being hard on yourself for not achieving your goals, learn to practice a little self-compassion. Treat yourself with the same kindness and encouragement you’d offer a friend. I bet you’d tell them how amazing they are, and you’d remind them that it’s never too late to start. So, be kind to yourself. And then begin again! 

Closing Up Q4

In conclusion, as this year crawls sprints to a close, and we start to look to a new year, we believe that Q4 is the perfect time to take action and keep taking strides toward reaching your goals, no matter how small those strides may be. By following these strategies, you can still get plenty of tasks ticked off in Q4 and set yourself up for success in the coming year. Remember, consistency is key! So don’t wait for January 1st—start where you are. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to start!

FINAL TAKEAWAY! The best thing you can do for your goals is to consistently take steps towards achieving them! Don’t wait until “the right time.” NOW will always be the right time to take that first step!

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