This Monday I'd like to kick-off a 30-day productivity experiment to test out the impact of two strategies on our productivity:
- Email coaching
- Virtual co-working
This will involve productivity prompts to get you in the right frame of mind. You can write your answers to the prompts and keep them to yourself or reply to the emails with your answers and I will respond with some relevant suggestions.
The intention is to get you thinking about what you want to accomplish, what's getting in your way, and how you can make progress with the tasks you would like to complete.
Each one of us has different struggles, strengths, and definitions of success, but I want to see if these prompts (and possibly another pair of eyes looking over your answers) can help you stay more committed.
This may be potentially difficult to pull off globally, and I'd like to experiment with it on a small scale in Kuwait. The intention behind it is to have people working at the same time but in different locations. I want to know if the sense of community will have an impact on our productivity or not.
I know Alex Hillman, founder of IndyHall co-working space in Philly, started the co-working space movement there with virtual co-working sessions. I'd be interested to gain first-hand experience with this.
The sessions will be held between 3PM and 6PM Arabia Standard Time (GMT +3).
There are a few platforms that I can use. I know Zoom and similar video conferencing software has been used for this, Complice.co has such a feature, and there were a couple of other startups on ProductHunt with a similar offering.
I'll keep things simple for now: I will create a WhatsApp group people can only write in during the virtual co-working session. People can share what they're working on and we'll check in on each other during the session. Beyond that nobody can post in the group.
The success of these experiments will be measured in two ways:
- What you manage to get done during the 30 days
- Your level of satisfaction with what you have accomplished
The productivity prompts will encourage you to celebrate what you accomplish because productivity without satisfaction isn't a success in my book.
I want you to do more and feel great about it.
Are You In?
If you would like to receive the daily productivity prompts from me for 30 days starting Monday, email me at: haider at sirdab-lab.com with "30 days" in the subject line.
Remember: You can keep your answers to the productivity prompts private and you don't have to join the virtual co-working session.
Got questions? Feel free to leave me a comment below or email me any questions you may have.