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  • 1. 07 • 10 XANGO CREATING NEW MOMENTUM Europe Leads the Way
  • 2. Column by Kevin Abdulrahman The Man Inspiring Millions, as he is known around He is the Author of a series of books which are used the globe, Kevin Abdulrahman is a sought after by leading Direct Selling Teams as part of their fun- Motivational and Inspirational Speaker who will damental Development, Learning and Mind Training be writing regularly for OBTAINER WORLDWIDE to create a form of Leadership that is much needed from now on. Kevin Abdulrahman is regularly in- especially in Today’s Testing Times: “Leadership from vited by the most varied companies to speak to, within.” The OBTAINER Editorial Team is very ple- train and conduct workshops with Direct Selling ased to be able to welcome Kevin Abdulrahman to our Teams across five continents. circle of columnists.98 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 07/2010
  • 3. The importance of beingproductive in a highlycompetitive worldDear Readers,You’ve woken up in the morning and made breakfast for yourself and your family; you’ve takenthe kids to school before heading to work. During your lunchtime, you manage to grab a bitewhilst paying the bills because they’re piling up and you don’t want to pay the late penalty fee.You finish work and you come home. You grab a cup of tea and you take the kids to their sportsgame. Once that’s done, you bring them home so they can get their homework done whilst youprepare dinner. You’ve got the laundry to do in the meantime and, since you’re a multi-tasker,you return your best friend’s call for a chat to see how his or her day is going. It’s time for dinner,which you enjoy as a family, followed by preparing to send the kids to bed. You have the privilegeof bringing your work home and you go through some files over a cup of hot chocolate. Prettysoon, you feel your eyelids getting heavy and you fall asleep.month. Then it’s another year. Soon, a Being productive means spending and lives always seem to be busy, yet theywhole lifetime has just gone by … in fact investing hours every day work- aren’t achieving what they want. Why? ing towards any chosen task or goal Because they aren’t being productive inAnd you’ve been existing every day, just until you bring it to completion. Being the sense of achieving what they want inbeing busy. productive means doing what is truly life So let me come back to you for a sec- needed to get from A to B. Being produc- ond. What are you doing?Successful people and unsuccessful peo- tive means you’re doing the business.ple have the same twenty-four hours in Learn to spend some more productive Whenever anyone asks, “How are youa day. Today, most people have equal hours throughout your day. Now you doing?” what’s the very first thoughtopportunities to access and use resourc- may relate to the story at the beginning that comes into your head? Most peo-es. Why is it that most people seem to of this chapter, and if you don’t, chanc- ple’s immediate thought is “I’m busy”.run around frustrated without achiev- es are you do know people who fit this When you ask them a question, they telling much, whilst others seem to fit in so scenario. Their stories may be different, you how busy they are; you see themmuch with ease? but their situations are the same. Their stressing a lot because they don’t seem 07/2010 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 99
  • 4. International Author, Inspirational Speaker on Motivation and Leadership. The Authority in the field of Mind Nutrition. “No one needs to give you permission to be Great. You hold that Authority” Kevin AbdulrahmanIf you want an engaging speaker to connect with the Book Kevin Abdulrahman for your next company andAudience of Today, then You Will Want to have The group conference by contacting his management teamMan Inspiring Millions at your next event. through 100 www.KevinAbdulrahman.com OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 07/2010
  • 5. “Successful people and unsuccessful people have the same twenty-four hours in a day.”to have enough hours in a day, and so many of the other dreams and de- 1. Plan for your day in advance.so they rightfully say, “I’m so busy.” sires we all share. After all, don’t we Successful people plan their days,But why is it that, with all the hours all have the same twenty-four hours weeks, months and years in advance.people spend being busy, they don’t in our day? This gives them a mental preparationachieve much success in life? They and tunes their action level to what isare simply leading busy lives. The difference: Unsuccessful people required. are busy being busy. Successful peo-Does this scenario sound famil- ple are busy being productive. 2. Prioritize and itemize your tasks andiar? stick to the order system you’ve cre- In a world where generation R (re- ated. On a list of 1 to 10, you do not doJames Ling, a businessman who cession) are being challenged like task 3, until you’ve completed 1 and 2.collected companies like they were never before, the importance of beingbaseball cards, once said, ‘Don’t tell productive is paramount. 3. Learn to say no. The moment youme how hard you work. Tell me how choose to do something, there’ll be amuch you get done’. The individuals and teams who are million and one things that will require more productive are the ones who’ll your help. Learn to say no.Most people keep telling themselves be able to obtain the desired results“ I’m so busy; I’m so busy.” But I to keep or gain their competitive 4. Focus on doing the task at hand.always think to myself “What are edge. The more productive you are, One task at a time might be boring, butyou busy doing?” People have busy the sooner you’ll achieve the goals you’ll achieve more in the long runlives. It only seems like they’re get- you set out to do.ting busier. Many people are faced 5. Get into the habit of being aware ofwith the same circumstances and yet And with that, I’ll share with you five the need to be productive. The resultslive a much fuller life. They’re able things you can do right away that will in your life are the sum of your habits.to achieve higher grounds, business help you double your productivity in- Ensure that you’re aware of how yoursuccess, fruitful relationships, and stantly (and that’s the minimum). time is being spent. 07/2010 OBTAINER WORLDWIDE 101