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Don Khouri - How to Focus on the Right Things for Maximum Productivity

Being more productive is a common business goal. We want to get the right things done that will move us forward with our plans. There’s no shortage of available books on productivity and when to say no. Today, we are turning that concept on its head and talking about when to say yes. Don Khouri is the author of When To Say Yes: The 5 Steps to Protect Your Time. According to Don, when we say yes, the other things fall into place naturally. When we know what to say yes to, we are positively driving productivity.

Don Khouri, Ph.D., is a speaker, author, and certified executive coach. He is an expert in personal productivity, organizational design, and building high-performing teams as a former vice president who has worked in software development, quality assurance, and market data systems. Don has taken highly complex technology programs from start to finish. He is currently the managing director of Fortune Management Northeast, an executive coaching program for dentists.

He is super excited about his new book, and we dive into concepts like the five-step action plan for saying yes. We discuss the importance of having an actionable plan with real priorities to drive your energy and focus. We also discuss why another productivity book is valuable, the failure of to-do lists, and how to process email productively. We also get into mindfulness and how it can drive productivity, and the importance of celebrating success. Don has put a lot of research into this topic and book. He interviewed multiple C-Suite executives and found what works for some of the most productive people in business.

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