Daniella Whyte

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We Are Finished…Thank You and Happy New Year!


It’s the end of 2016 and we have finished two awesome series on the blog this year: 365 Days of Daring Faith and 365 Days of Spirited Living (Really 366, thanks to the leap year). Perhaps, at some time in the future, these series will be turned into books and if they are, you’ll be the first to know. But I want to say a very special thank you to each and every one of you who read the blog and my INC.com, Mogul and Huffington Post columns throughout the year, who left comments, and who shared the posts with your friends through social media.

It is a humble honor to share what I know and I hope you have been empowered to continue to set goals, achieve your dreams, be your best self and make a difference in the world around you. I’m truly grateful for all of you! Check out the newsletter for some of the latest most popular posts this year. Let’s toast to a beautifully productive 2017!

Love you, guys!

3 Other Ways to Reach Peak Productivity (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 327)


“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”
— Franz Kafka

Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. If you want to accomplish anything worthwhile, you won’t do so by merely thinking about it or being sporadic about it. Productivity increases by learning good habits that help us to reach that pinnacle of goal achievement. You must be committed, start out small, have a plan, be specific in your goals, and precise about what you will do to achieve them. Here are 3 other ways to help you reach peak productivity: Read more…

3 More Ways to Reach Peak Productivity (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 326)


“If you spend your life over analyzing every encounter you will always see the tree, but never the forest.”
— Shannon L. Alder

Much of productivity is perspective. If you feel stuck then most likely you are. If you are doing so many things but don’t see any real progress than you are likely very busy but not productive. Depending on who you ask, you may be in need of a major overhaul or just a change of perspective. Productivity is less about going and going and more about taking small steps over a period of time that makes up the whole. When you’ve taken so many of the right little steps, you will have produced a situation that will have created a thing that is very close to the big picture that you can say it is finished. Here are 3 more ways to reach peak productivity: Read more…

3 Ways to Reach Peak Productivity (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 325)


“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.”
— Les Brown

The most successful people are productive people. You will not experience success in anything if you are not willing to continuously and intentionally produce. Production is one of the common lines of demarcation that sets apart the men from the boys and the women from the girls. If you desire to start being productive or to elevate your level of productivity, here are 3 ways to do so: Read more…

Smile First and Then the Sweat (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 248)

Smile First and Then the Sweat

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.”
— Beyonce Knowles

Work, by definition, is hard. Very, very hard. After all, it is a curse. It was never meant to be so tedious, laborious, or painfully egregious. But yet it is and we all have to submit to its direction. It probably shouldn’t be this way, but a large part of who we are and what we become is defined by what we do — our work. Our days are ordered around work. Work, no matter how much we don’t like it, comes first and foremost, above and beyond anything else we want to do. Read more…

Activity vs. Productivity (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/04/16)

Activity vs. Productivity (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/04/16) (Right-click to download)

Activity vs. Productivity (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/04/16)
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Do not mistake activity for productivity.


Drop the To-Do List and Schedule It (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 195)

Drop the To-Do List and Schedule It

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.”
— Henry Kissinger

Why do the most successful and productive people in the world use a schedule (or calendar) as opposed to a to-do list?

Well, according to researcher Kevin Kruse, there are several reasons. One of the main reasons is that to-do lists have a few weakness that keep projects from getting done and goals from being reached.

Personally, it is easier to get a sheet of paper or a blank sheet on your word processor and make a numbered list of everything you have to do. But a list is all that it is. And a list with no action points is useless.  Read more…

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