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Top Ten Ways To Make Certain Your Day Is Non-Productive and Uninspiring

Business SuccessAn inspirational speaker or book takes you places you just love! Don’t you enjoy these moments? People are so creative and we are all so blessed to meet other people and enjoy their unique gifts!

What do we do when we meet someone who is, shall we say, ‘off the grid’? In order to be of service to some of these folks – this article is for them. Hope it helps. Feel free to pass it on.

Some folks want to go out of their way to have a non-productive and uninspiring day. Rather than make this task so difficult for them, here is a list of top ten ways to make certain your day is non-productive and uninspiring:

1.  Start off your day, as soon as you wake up and say out loud, “Here we go again, another day, another dollar.”

2.  Grab the remote before you even wash your hands and face, and turn on Constant Negative News. Or turn on your personal favorite negative news channel, with the volume as high as possible.

3.  As you are leaving your residence think to yourself, “What a dump. I can’t believe I live here.”

4.  Anytime you are driving or walking you note the person in front of you has no clue how to drive or walk and you maneuver to pass in front of them as soon as possible.

5.  Throughout your day, anytime you are on a line, you are certain the line you are on is moving slower than the one next to you. If you should change lines to the faster line, you are now certain the line you were on before is now moving faster than the line you are on now.

6.  If anyone greets you and smiles, you look down and grunt and keep walking.

7.  Never smile or laugh throughout the day. What is so funny anyway?

8.  Check your email, your phone, your watch and the clock on the wall more often than your heart beats each hour.

9.  Have absolutely no written plan or agenda for your day, or the next day, or the next day. In fact you wonder where the years have gone as time moves so slowly at work and so quickly through your life.

10.  At the end of your day, you have no idea what value you have added to anyone, or what you have accomplished or not. All you want to know is what is on TV tonight or maybe catch up on your TiVo recordings.

Do you know anyone who has one or more of these traits? Pass this article on to them.

The truth is if you see yourself in even one of these items in your day we have some work to do.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified personal and executive coach who resides in Stamford, CT.


  1. You have me laughing out loud because I cannot imagine myself living like this, but on the other hand, I do know some people who do. Great article!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      LOL! Glad to give you a hearty laugh. Please pass on the article to your contacts.

  2. Lucky for me I not only am not one of those people, I don’t hang out with any of those people. But if I find anyone who is I’ll be sure to send them this way.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Yes, unfortunately we both know too well many people fall into a number of these categories.

  3. And we wonder why we’re overwhelmed and not moving forward? lol. Great points, Mitch

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Just flip it around, smiling is easier than not smiling. Start there.

  4. You just made me break #7! I like the humorous side of you! And I’m happy to say that I don’t do anything on your list. So here’s smiling at ya…

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Jessica, Nice! : ) Never in a million years would I see you in a single one of these categories!

  5. Thanks for the laugh, Mitch.

    Your points are spot on as usual.

    Write on!~


  6. It’s sad to think someone could live like this…but I’m sure it happens

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Trudy, It is my hope to reach more of them, to slowly offer the opportunity to see change is possible and how much better they would feel.

  7. It’s unfortunate that people do live like this. They have lost hope, lost their joy and see no way out of the “rut”. Some (not all) want desperately not to live like this and don’t know how to break out. While we don’t have to hang around them, we should have compassion for those who truly don’t see a way out.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Doreen, yes, compassion and offer solutions. Show them there is a better way.

  8. So true Mitch!!
    Sadly I heard a statistic reported on a radio program today that the average child laughs up to 300 times a day and the average adult only 7 times! we have some work to do indeed!

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Yes Heidi and the work starts at home and in school. Where do you think the children begin to lose their ability and interest in laughing so much?

  9. I’d love to send this to a few people, but would have to do it anonymously. And those who don’t grab the remote before getting out of bed are the ones who grab their smart phone to check email…
    Thanks for the chuckle.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      Terry – Feel free to post without your name or send us their info and we will send it out for you without this comment area.
      Some people need a hand on their shoulder to let them know there is another way to live.