Welcome to Day 1 of a 3-day "Productivity Blog Showdown." If you’re just joining us, here’s the quick background of what’s going on. A few days ago, I noted that I’d like to see a "showdown" between two upcoming gurus of personal productivity, Fred Gratzon and Steve Pavlina. Both guys agreed to do the showdown, we collected some questions from readers, and here we are.
We’ll start off by laying some groundwork, which will help provide a little bit of context for the next couple of days. I’ve collected some key words that are thrown around in conversations about productivity and I’ve asked both Steve and Fred to define them for us. The following words are what I’ve asked them to define: success, hard work/working, passion, happiness, laziness/lazy, productivity, work ethic, efficiency, motivation.
I wasn’t really sure how to best present these two thinkers–one long post, or one post per person. As you can see, I’ve opted to give each person his own post. I think this’ll be helpful in allowing for more focused responses to each person. I’ll continue this format for the next couple of days. Speaking of the next couple of days, tomorrow’s responses will be built around reader-submitted questions that center on the theme of "Passion and Money." Keep an eye out for that.