#220: Four Dimensional Productivity

Do things in your business and your life ever get so crazy that you  feel totally stressed out, overwhelmed, and  ready to run & hide until it's all over? Me neither. But if that did ever happen, here's what I would do…

In this week's episode, you'll find…

  • Two lessons I learned from pilot training that help me keep my life on course (and right side up!)
  • The new word I made up, what  it means, and why it's important to you.
  • How to get out of stress, and into peace & energy… by using “4-D Productivity .”
  • And there's more!

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Spiritual Foundations

Control Your Attitude & Your Altitude For a Smoother Flight Through Life

Pilots know how to avoid a crash. Two keys are attitude and altitude

Altitude Is Life

Altitude is how high above the terrain your are. The greater your altitude, the less likely you are to run into obstacles, and the more time you have to recover from storms, turbulence, or mechanical trouble.

Attitude Determines Outcome

“Orientation of the aircraft relative to Earth's horizon. It indicates pitch (fore and aft tilt) and bank (side to side tilt) and is a primary instrument for flight in instrument meteorological conditions.  Attitude indicators are also used on manned spacecraft, where they indicate the craft's yaw angle (nose left or right) as well as pitch and roll, relative to a fixed-space inertial reference frame.”
Stay elevated … and keep a good stable attitude. In life, our attitude is revealed by what we say.
“I believe the single most important decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my attitude choice. It’s more important than my past. It’s more important than my education or my bankroll or my success or my failures. My attitude choice is more important than my fame or my pain or what others think or say about me or my position or my circumstances. Attitudes keep me going or cripple my progress. Attitude alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope.” — Strengthening Your Grip, Pastor Charles Swindoll

There are 3 Keys to Remember About Attitude and Altitude

  1. First, the attitude reveals the true person. “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.” Matthew [15:18]
  2. Second, the attitude predicts the future. “For as a person thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7, NKJV).
  3. Third, our attitude CONTROLS our altitude. And altitude is life. “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8New King James Version (NKJV)

Tip of the Week

Feature Segment: Four Dimensional Productivity

Anyone can achieve a state of maximum productivity and maximum peace & energy  by embodying the 4 D’s.

For any project, task, or decision, there are only 4 options:

  1. Delete
  2. Delegate
  3. Defer
  4. Do

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.