Do you know why most professionals are struggling to keep up?
After speaking with thousands of professionals over the years from across the globe and working in virtually every industry, I can confidently say that there are 5 main reasons why most professionals are running themselves ragged and still falling behind each week:
1) Although they’re good at what they do and deep down they know they’re capable of achieving more, they have no idea where to start in order to achieve the results they want. All they know for sure is what has gotten them to the point in their career where they currently are. And they’re unsure how to take the next step. What’s worse is that many of these professionals start thinking, “maybe I’m not actually capable of achieving more…”
2) Professionals are getting overwhelmed with everything they have on their plates each day, which means that they are constantly focused on “catching up” instead of “getting ahead.” This means that most professionals are keeping their potential locked up inside of them because they “don’t have time” to figure out how to let it out.
3) Most professionals are failing miserably at “time-management” because they’re constantly being told that the only way to get more done is to put in more time. Plenty of “gurus” out there are preaching that the only way to succeed is to grind and hustle—to start working at 5 am and fall into bed at midnight. But this advice completely ignores the science. The fact is that it’s not only possible to create much better results by putting in less time, but putting in less time can actually make your success more probable.
4) Many professionals are skeptical or downright cynical of the “secret formulas,” “groundbreaking apps,” and “three-step systems” that promise to transform their productivity overnight. They’ve tried more productivity “tricks” and “hacks” than they can count, and they don’t work. They’re beginning to wonder whether productivity is really all that it’s cracked up to be.
5) Even those professionals who are the most ambitious often wind up giving up out of frustration or sheer exhaustion. Consistently taking the actions needed to maximize productivity is hard—and, without ongoing support and a reliable map, it’s almost certain that you’ll give up before you ever produce results.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Henry Bergen, Productivity Strategist
You see, back in the early 2000s, I had a high-paying corporate job.
And, while it might have looked like I had it made from the outside, in reality things were far from perfect.
I was constantly stressed out and short on time.
And, looking back today, I can see that the one single thing holding me back was the fact that I didn’t realize the importance of learning the skill of highly productivity–or even that it was a skill I could learn.
I used to arrive at the office every morning before 6:30 because I knew it was the only way I would ever have a chance of finishing everything on my plate for the day.
But I never did manage to “catch up” to all the “stuff” I had to do. Every time I would cross one thing off my to-do list, it seemed like there were three more tasks waiting to take its place.
I used to go to bed each night thinking about all the things I DIDN’T get done during the day and everything I HAD to do the next day.
I constantly felt OVERWHELMED by my never-ending to-do list. And I was FRUSTRATED because I never seemed to have enough time in my day.
I dreamed of having more time and fewer to-dos.
I was doing everything I could to keep up, but I was only falling further behind.
I was constantly stressed and exhausted.
But then the last thing I ever expected happened…
During the financial crisis of 2008, the company I worked for was hit hard. And, eventually it was announced that we would need to “restructure” a few departments.
I knew this meant we would be “downsizing” and that I would be saying good-bye to some of my colleagues.
But I never imagined that I would be the one who was “let go.”
I was shocked.
It was like being smacked across the face with a backpack full of bricks.
I had ticked all the boxes of what I thought it meant to be a “good employee,” even though it was killing me.
But still, they cut me loose.
It didn’t compute.
If I’m being honest, I have to admit that it took a while for me to recover. And, if I’m being really honest, I should tell you that I spent more than a few weeks sulking.
But eventually I was able to sit up and face the cold, hard truth…
I wasn’t let go because of bad luck or because someone had it in for me. I wasn’t even the victim of a numbers game. I was let go for one and one reason only: I was expendable.
No matter how you slice it, I was let go because my bosses came to the conclusion that they would be okay without me.
Believe me when I tell you that it did NOT feel good to admit this to myself. But it was the truth.
You see, I was expendable because, while I did a lot of “stuff” at work, I didn’t directly produce the most valuable results.
But it didn’t matter…
Of course, these are all good qualities to have. But they aren’t enough to succeed anymore.
Things have dramatically changed in the past few years.
It used to be that putting in your time at the office and being a “good worker” was enough to earn you a meaningful career.
But the world we live in today is much different.
Now, more than ever, there is one and only one metric that matters: RESULTS.
Today, the RESULTS you PRODUCE matter more than ever before.
I wish I could say that my story is unique.
But it isn’t.
Time after time, I’ve had professionals tell me that they’ve had similar experiences.
Some have been “let go” like I was. Others have been passed over for promotions. And others have put in years of “service” with only frustration and a stagnant salary to show for it.
Here’s the reality…
The truth is that becoming highly productive—which means producing high-impact results—is the only skill you can rely on in the 21st century.
And this means that your personal productivity is now the single most important factor for your success.
The line between those who are truly productive and those who aren’t has never been more important.
Professionals who know what true productivity is and how to achieve it are the ones who are getting the new positions, landing the new clients, earning the higher salaries, and receiving the respect of their peers.
They’re the ones being head-hunted.
They’re the ones launching successful side-hustles.
And they’re the ones rising to the top of their fields.
My whole story changed when my eyes were finally opened and I realized that maximizing my personal productivity is the key to unlocking my potential.
And ever since then, things have been completely different.
I began researching the psychology of success and human achievement. I stopped using the “tricks” and “hacks” I read about online. And instead I began learning how the human brain works and how to work along with it in order to maximize my productivity.
It took a while–I’ve been refining my strategies for more than 10 years! But, as I began learning about the human brain, I came to a stunning realization: For all these years, I had been trying to achieve success by FIGHTING AGAINST the way my brain is wired. I was constantly fighting for motivation, fighting for control over my day, and fighting to catch up to everyone else.
Once I began implementing strategies that actually work along with my brain, instead of against it, I went from constantly feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and always behind, to feeling confident, in complete control, and miles ahead of my most productive colleagues.
The change in my life was so stunning, I could hardly believe it…
When I look back at how far I’ve come over the past 10+ years, I still sometimes have to pinch myself.
But I didn’t make this progress because I used fancy-schmancy productivity “hacks,” secret “tricks,” or the latest productivity apps.
Hacks and tricks come and go. In the end, they don’t matter all that much.
What made the difference in my life is that I used a strategy specifically designed to work along with my brain, instead of constantly struggling to make one more app work for me.
And the transformation in my life became obvious to everyone who knew me.
Family members started asking me “how I do it all”…
Colleagues pulled me aside to find out my “secret”…
And friends asked me to show them how they could get the “same results” in their lives.
So, I began sharing my principles and strategies with them.
If I’m being honest, I had no clue if my methods would work for them.
But they did!
My friends, family, and colleagues began telling me about how they, too, had created more time in their days, more money in their bank accounts, and more impact in their work.
I was genuinely shocked by how well my strategies worked for everyone else.
And so I began testing my strategies out on strangers–through coaching, consulting, teaching, and writing.
And, once again, people kept telling me how they used the principles and strategies I teach to make massive differences in their lives.
Over the past decade I’ve seen countless busy, overwhelmed professionals land that elusive promotion, get that raise, quit working overtime completely, and create a life they used to only dream of–all because they used the power of productivity to unlock their potential.
And now I’m committed to helping you unlock your potential as well…
If that’s something you truly want to do.
The only newsletter that gives you direct access to the principles, strategies, and tactics that will take your career—and your life—to the next level.
Having worked with hundreds of clients over more than a decade now, I’ve watched many smart, talented, ambitious professionals give up, burn out, and fall down because they haven’t been given answers and solutions that make an actual difference in their lives.
There’s a whole generation of productivity “experts” out there who have created the illusion that “one simple framework,” “one easy system,” or “one secret routine” will magically make all your struggles disappear.
Just look at the self-help section of your favorite bookstore. The shelves are literally bursting with authors promising productivity and success, if you only buy their book.
And, to be honest, I think it’s criminal.
But equally criminal are the “gurus” who preach hustle and workaholism as the only path to success and working 24/7 as the bar any aspiring professional must aim for.
The reality is that achieving more in your career and life does not depend on using a specific system or tool…
It’s not about having access to secret tricks and tactics…
And it’s not a matter of working through every weekend.
After watching HUNDREDS of professionals crash and burn from believing these lies, I just can’t take it anymore.
Someone has to provide the unvarnished truth:
To live a truly productive life, you will need a handful of essential pieces:
So, if you’d like to be able to do more, make more, and have more without running yourself ragged…
And if you’re done buying into all the “weird tricks” and “magic formulas”…
We’re all at different stages of our lives and careers.
We all have different levels of ambition and different goals we want to achieve.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution or secret formula that will work for everyone.
That’s why you won’t find one anywhere in Productive Professional
So, if you’re looking for a “quick fix” or “magic bullet,” you won’t find it here.
Instead, you’ll find the tools, the map, core strategies, clear principles, step-by-step guidance, and a whole lot of encouragement.
Drawing on my 10+ years of experience, I will offer you everything I possibly can to help you succeed.
I feel passionate about this because I firmly believe that becoming highly productive is the most valuable skill anyone can master.
I’ve seen firsthand the value it has brought in my own life.
And I’ve seen it completely transform the lives of hundreds—or possibly even thousands—of other people as well.
What you’ll find in Productive Professional are the exact principles, strategies, and tactics that actually work.
It’s the kind of stuff you simply will not find anywhere else.
BUT, Productive Professional will be beneficial for you only if…
If that’s you, I’m confident that Productive Professional can help you achieve much more in much less time.
And the great news is that, once you begin to develop the skill of becoming highly productive, you will be able to boost your productivity practically ON DEMAND.
It will be as if you have your very own superpower—a superpower that can magically create more time, more money, and more respect.
I don’t know about you, but I would take that superpower over the “10 best productivity hacks” any day of the week.
“I’ve been working with Henry for two years now. Because of him, I’m in a new (much better) career, I’m making a lot more money, and I’m taking a ton of “me time” every week. If you’re on the fence about working with Henry, here’s my best advice: DO IT!”
—Sarah Crandall, Financial Planner
“Henry’s no-nonsense style is a breath of fresh air—if that fresh air could also make more time magically appear, that is.”
—Trent Aldred, Artist
“I will buy anything from Henry. I trust him. I would follow him down a dark alley, if he asked me to.”
—Isaiah Fremsington, Web Developer
“The two words that describe Henry’s productivity training are simply the best. There’s no question about it.”
—Kyle Wiebe, Freelancer
“I can’t think of a single drawback from anything Henry’s taught me. He’s responsible for changing my mindset, giving me a strategy, and helping me become a better leader. My peers now ask me what my productivity secret is, and I always tell them the same thing: Henry.”
—Mark Woodrow, CEO
“Since I started working with Henry, I have reduced my workday to just a couple of hours. I now have more time to spend with my kids, which is the best outcome I could have ever hoped for.”
—Christine Rose, Solopreneur
“Henry has helped me get a handle on my day. I now know how to determine what to do and when to do it, which has made a huge difference in my practice. I’m more organized, and I have more peace of mind. I even had the time to finish my novel this year.”
—Al Skeptski, Chiropractor
“I tell everyone who will listen to work with Henry. He knows what he’s talking about. His strategies work wonders.”
—Vanessa Thomas, Researcher
“Learning to “create more time” for myself might be the most important thing I’ve ever learned. It has completely changed my career. I was holding steady before. But now I’m on an upward trajectory.”
—Irma Dueck, Accountant
“Unbelievably life-changing. That’s how I describe working with Henry.”
—Jill Lavoi, Designer
“I’m amazed by the difference in my career after working with Henry. I am now waaaaay more efficient at preparing lessons for students. I wish everyone could learn this stuff.”
—Jen Stitchler, Teacher
“Henry is one of a kind. He talks the talk and walks the walk. He knows his stuff, and he knows how to communicate. He’s exceeded every expectation I had.”
—Amy Dulles, Agent
“I used Henry’s strategies to land the most coveted promotion in my company.”
—Ivan Gorluch, Computer programmer
“Since I started working with Henry, I’ve dramatically increased my sales.”
—Marco Hernandez, Sales
“I would recommend Henry to anyone who cares about making the most of their time. It’s well worth the investment.”
—Wendy Coombs, Counsellor
“Henry taught me what true productivity is. I doubled my income in just three months, and—like he always told me—I did it without working overtime.”
—Tyler Reichel, Manager
“I’ve tried the advice of so many others. But Henry is that last expert I need.”
—Jay Liva, Writer
“When it comes to productivity, he has no equal. It’s not even close.”
—Francis DeMello, Engineer
“Henry’s the best in the biz.”
—Chris Friesen, Marketer
“I don’t think Henry’s ever taught me something that hasn’t paid for itself within days. He’s constantly blowing my mind.”
—Candace Johnstone, Administrator
“Working with Henry is easily the best investment I’ve ever made in my own success. I would make it again a hundred times over, if I could.”
—Jayme Critton, Consultant
Look at the striking difference between the life of a Productive Professional vs. the life most people live. Which kind of life do you want?
Most People: “I have 12 audiobooks and 37 ‘success’ podcasts on my phone that I’m going to listen to. I know one of them is going to help me get motivated. If not, I can always look up a motivational video on YouTube.”
Productive Professionals: “I’m confident that I will win the motivation battle every day because I have a proven strategy in place that ensures my day is filled with the things that will actually make an impact–things that bring me closer to achieving goals that excite me. My motivation comes from within, and that kind of motivation always wins out.”
Most People: “If I could just find the right productivity app, tip, trick, or morning routine, then I could finally get everything done. I just need to find the right tool that can help me manage everything and focus on actually getting stuff done.”
Productive Professionals: “I don’t worry about apps, tricks, or hacks. Sure, I use tactics. But I know that they only work because I use them based on my deeper principles and strategies. If I didn’t have the principles and strategies in place that ensure I work on the exact right things to take me exactly where I want to go, all the tactics in the world would be useless to me. But with principles and strategies in place that work along with my brain, the tactics I use become 10x more effective.”
Most People: “There are plenty of things in life that I want. I’d love to have more money, a little more time, and more confidence. I’ve even set goals based on these things. I don’t know if I’ll achieve them, but at least I’m working toward something.”
Productive Professionals: “Because I understand how my brain works, I know that there is a science to setting (and achieving) goals. And I know that the goals I set are a foundational part of the reliable strategy I use day in and day out. I have incredibly ambitious goals–goals that I would have been afraid to set even a few months ago. But I take on each day with confidence that I will achieve each and every single one of them. And, guess what? I always do!”
Most People: “I already work hard. What else am I supposed to do? I only have so many hours in the day.”
Productive Professionals: “I know I’m already working hard, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find ways to do more and save time. I know I can always improve my efficiency, sharpen my focus, and invest my time in ways that give me higher returns. And I know doing this will help me reach my goals faster.”
Most People: “I do the best I can with what I have. I try not to waste too much time and energy, and I try to work as efficiently as I can.”
Productive Professionals: “Doing my best is important to me, but it has nothing to do with efficiency. Efficiency is always measurable. That’s why I make sure I always know what I’m doing when, and I always make sure to have a proven evaluation process in place to catch any inefficiencies that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.”
ON ENDLESS TASKS
Most People: “I have so much to do. I don’t even know where to start. I’m overwhelmed just looking at my to-do list.”
Productive Professionals: “I’m confident that I will get every single one of the things on my to-do list done today because I have a reliable plan in place–a plan designed specifically to work along with my brain.”
ON MANAGING TIME
Most People: “The only way I can possibly get more done is to work longer hours. I only have 24 hours in the day. Hustle, hustle, hustle!”
Productive Professionals: “I approach time like a wise investor. I know that not every hour is created equal. And I know that I can invest my time in things that will actually create more time for me. I focus very carefully on how I can spend my time in order to bring the best return possible.”
The principles, strategies, and tactics in Productive Professional are what allow winners to keep winning, while everyone else–even smart, talented people–fall further and further behind.
It took me years of experimentation, research, networking, and sheer trial-and-error to discover what actually works when it comes to productivity. And now I want to pass that knowledge on to you.
But the vast majority of people are just looking for tactics they can use to get “quick wins.” That’s because most people care less about living a productive life than they do about getting through today.
It is only a small group of committed people who know that the tactics you use can only take you as far as your principles and strategies allow. These are the ones who become truly Productive Professionals.
So, are you the kind of professional who will fall short of your potential… Or are you one of the committed few?
I am so confident that becoming a Productive Professional will take your career—and your life—to the next level, that I’m willing to put my own wallet on the line.
I don’t want you to miss out because you’re on the fence or because you’re not sure whether it’ll be worth your money.
So, for a limited time, when you sign up, the first two months of your subscription will be on me.
Yes, you read that correctly…
Two months gives you 60 days to put all my claims about Productive Professional to the test risk-free.
If, after 60 days, you decide it’s not for you, simply cancel your subscription and keep everything you’ve received from me for free.
You can’t lose.
Here are some of the most common questions we get about subscribing to Productive Professional:
Productive Professional is a newsletter is because that’s the format that works best with the way our brains are wired. There are two main reasons for this:
In short, Productive Professional is a newsletter because, as a newsletter, it gives your brain exactly what it needs in order for you to have success. Is it any surprise, then, that this format has also been shown to produce the best results?
I’ve specifically designed Productive Professional so that, regardless of your current career stage or level of productivity, you can benefit. So, if you’re serious about your career and about achieving bigger and better results, I believe Productive Professional can help.
Productive Professional is designed specifically for professionals and entrepreneurs. Admittedly, the line between professional and nonprofessional careers is not always clear. So, here are some rough guidelines: If you have a university degree, an office, or receive a salary, you are likely a professional. Similarly, if you’re a solopreneur or entrepreneur, you are a professional. If you don’t meet any of these criteria, you will want to consider carefully whether Productive Professional will be a good investment of your money. Of course, you can always subscribe for 2 months risk-free and then make your decision.
Maybe. The strategies we focus on in Productive Professional will be geared toward professionals and entrepreneurs. Many of them can be applied in other jobs as well, but that can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.
That’s fine. I won’t hold it against you. You can cancel your subscription at any point. Plus, I am giving you your first 2 months free, which means you can test out your subscription before paying a dime.
No. I cannot offer refunds because you are getting full access to new and valuable material every single month. But if you cancel your subscription, you can rest assured that your card will not be charged again from the point of cancellation onward. Also, because you won’t be charged until after you’ve been subscribed for 2 months, you have plenty of time to decide if Productive Professional is for you before you pay a cent.
I’ve made the membership fee as low as possible. Honestly, it’s way less than I should be charging. If you cannot afford it, I would advise you to save up for a few months until you can. But, remember: your first 2 months are completely free. Anyone can afford that!
When you join, your subscription will give you access to everything going forward. However, from time to time I will make some of the previous newsletters and trainings available for subscribers to purchase. If there is a particular past issue you are interested in, you can always reach out to me to inquire about purchasing it.
I cannot promise that you will make more money because I don’t know how well you will implement what you learn. But I can tell you that, if you learn to master the skill of becoming highly productive, and if you consistently apply it to your life, you will have plenty of opportunities to make a lot more money. It will be completely up to you whether you pursue them.
This depends on you. Some subscribers have reported seeing tangible results quickly (sometimes in a matter of days), and for others it takes a bit longer. The bottom line is that, if you do your part by putting in the work, you will see results.