Asian Efficiency readers as well as members of the Dojo, our productivity community, come from all sorts of different backgrounds. We have corporate workers and managers, entrepreneurs, teachers, scientists, musicians, marketers, housewives/housebands, and so much more! The beauty of having such a diverse audience is the wealth of knowledge that is shared.
A perfect example of this is Moses. Read on and find out why he is our productivity champ for this month.
Introducing Moses Kaulaity
Moses is a handyman and general contractor. He owns Kaulaity Construction, which is based in Ontario Canada.
What is the backstory that ignited you to get started on becoming more productive?
Discovering podcasts is a fun and exciting thing to do when I was looking for entertainment, but it turns out there are a few podcasts out there that are all about self-improvement and business too! One of these podcasts is called “Old Dawgs REI Network Podcast”. When I was studying Real Estate Investment, I listened to this podcast frequently. At the end of the episode, the host (Bill Manassero) asked the guest being interviewed something along the lines of:
” …name your top 3 resources that you like for your business and 1 other podcast that is useful to you…”
The only answer that the guest gave that still sticks in my mind even to this day was “Asian Efficiency”, which is amazing because it goes to prove that the AE name is a lot stickier than The Productivity Show.
Anyway, once I took the productivity quiz, I knew I was hooked into a culture of professionalism that I never knew I needed, but also finally made sense to me.
What was the wall or problem that you ran into that stopped you from accomplishing what you wanted?
This is a great question. I have learned a lot from my mistakes, and being in construction we run into literal and figurative walls all the time.
The short answer is that one could easily view a wall or problem as an exciting opportunity to grow. And those walls and problems have shaped me into the man I am today, I am grateful for them.
The slightly longer answer would be that the most devastating issues happen by not acknowledging the problem or “wall” appropriately, either through stubbornness, ignorance, fear, uncertainty or doubt and forcing a way through the issue instead of using skills. There are a lot of effective analogies for construction and walls!
What was the epiphany you experienced and discovered?
The power of compound interest. I didn’t realize that 1% incremental improvement could be such a wonderful tool and philosophy and practice.
What was the transformation that you experienced?
My body. Over the last 2 years, I have lost 50 pounds.
My Business. As of right now, I am booked 3 months in advance. I continue to fill my calendar and manage my leads properly.
My Family and Friends. I am closer to my Step-Daughters and Wife and all family members now. I treat my closest friends like they are family now. The love is real.
My Attitude and Spirit. I am calm and focused.
If you have one piece of productivity advice for someone who is struggling to make progress towards their goals, what would it be?
Start by saying the 3 hardest words you may ever have to say:
“I don’t know.”
Then begin reading, listening and learning–it’s vitally important. If you feel like you have to develop everything yourself from scratch, reinvent the wheel, go it alone, etc. I am saying to you, with peace and love, that you don’t have to do it that way. We can work together and build something great as a society. By asking questions, using the technology at your fingertips and pouring some wholesome nutrition into your brain and body, your future YOU will thank YOU for it.
What Does it Take to be A Productivity Champ?
Thank you Moses for sharing!
Moses is a great example of what we refer to in our community as a “productivity champ” — someone who continuously looks for ways to become better or someone who has the growth mindset. Other examples of people who have succeeded are Lisa and Scott who we have written case studies about.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or distracted, you can overcome that and become a productivity champ too:
- Review our TEA Framework, and become familiar with the 3 Pillars of Productivity.
- Take our super-quick Productivity Quiz, which will give you actionable insight into where you should get started.
- Pick one (only one!) action step and schedule it on your calendar to implement it.
If you think we should feature you as a productivity champ, get in touch and let us know!