Pillars of Productivity

Pete Mohr
3 min readNov 21, 2023

You’re swamped with tasks, right? You’re not alone. You’re probably wondering why things aren’t moving faster. The clock ticks, but your to-do list stays stubbornly long. Let’s deep-dive into productivity — a topic we recently tackled on our Business Owner Breakthrough Podcast.

What’s Real Productivity?

First off, it’s not about longer hours. Forget that. It’s about getting quality work done in the time you have. And let’s face it; you’re not the champ at every task. Accepting that is your first win. You need to optimize your operations.

The OAO Formula

Remember Ari Meisel from previous episodes of the podcast? He introduced the OAO formula: Optimize, Automate, Outsource. Before tossing more hours at a task, ask yourself:

  1. Can it be optimized? Streamline the process. Start here.
  2. Can it be automated? Use apps and software; they’ll trim down human error.
  3. Can it be outsourced? Pass it to your team or an expert.

Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan wrote a book called, “Who Not How.” You don’t need to know how to do everything — just who can do it for you.



Pete Mohr

Helping business owners transform from operators to owners of their businesses.