HEY, I'M CELZ
Celz Alejandro is a productivity coach and Notion ambassador who loves helping people discover their own productivity style so they can achieve more, create a positive impact, and still have a lot of time for their loved ones.
My work story
MY STORY STARTS WITH ME BEING A LAZY ASS.
The truth is, there was a time where I was a lazy procrastinator who ran
away whenever there was too much work. I would get overwhelmed, and it
would be hard for me to think straight because of the stress.
It's not that I don't want to do the work, it's just that when work piles up fast, my mind shuts down.
THAT… DIDN'T HELP WITH MY RELATIONSHIPS.
Obviously, no one likes being with a slacker. and while I'm thankful my group mates didn't disown me, I still felt bad.
I KNEW I HAD TO DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING.
And that's when I started reading all about productivity. All a poor student could afford back then were books, so I started reading about productivity and changing behavior As a natural fact-finder I wanted to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing and how I can stop doing things I knew wouldn't be good for me.
IT WAS HORRIBLE.
I understood things in theory, but I knew there was still something missing, something crucial. I understood how to form habits, how not to procrastinate, and how to get shit done. And that's when I realized —
YOU CAN'T READ YOUR WAY INTO POSITIVE BEHAVIOR.
THEN I HIT THIS REALLY PIVOTAL MOMENT, IN THE MOST BORING DAY EVER, WHILE I WAS AT THE GYM.
I realized that productivity is a personal journey, and that cookie cutter advice just does not cut it for most people.
It was like seeing an invisible wall crumble before me. It all made sense.
If there's one thing I finally understood after years of trying to unlock the secret of how to make myself more productive I realized: it's all about tiny, intrinsic changes.
That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I understood that…
I understood that productivity is a long-term journey that no Buzzfeed listicle of hacks can get you through. It's personal, and it can be tough to wait for. Productivity is a tool and a system that you have to build yourself, making changes, and seeing what fits right for you.
When I figured that out, let me tell you, life was not the same.
AND NOW I'M GOING TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOURS
I'm no expert, but these are the strategies I've picked up and have worked for me and my clients. The beauty of living in this day and age is that there is always something new to learn, and that makes sharing with you so much more fun!
MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT
SUPPORT IN MY LIFE
SOME RUDE AWAKENINGS I'VE COME TO TERMS WITH OVER THE YEARS:
Productivity is a tool, not the end goal
AND YOU NEED TO CALIBRATE IT TO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO, NOT WHAT YOU THINK YOU SHOULD BE DOING.
First, you gotta know what's working and what's not working. The fastest way to be demotivated is to feel like nothing is happening. Just because you don't feel it, doesn't mean it's not there. That's why it's important to reflect on what you have right now, and what you can be.
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH HAPPENS SLOWLY, BUT IT COMPOUNDS.
That's why it's called building habits. That's also why I'm a big proponent of showing up everyday.
YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY (YMMV)
Yes, slashing 5.4 hours each work day was a great and legit client result, and it looks good when I do marketing. But that doesn't mean that this is the standard. There are so many factors affecting each person's journey. It's easy to get attracted to flashy results but really, respect your own journey.
YMMV, and that's okay.
THERE'S MORE, BUT THESE ARE MY BELIEFS AS A COACH.
MY COOKIE JAR
I've been blessed to be presented some really cool opportunities over the years. Here are some of my favorites!
How'd I decide being a coach?
I THOUGHT I'D BECOME A COPYWRITER
In pursuit of a flexible job, I decided to become a writer. Writing was an on and off side-hustle for me, and I figured I'd try it out. A few weeks into a part-time content writing gig, I came across a new way of getting freelancing clients, where the founder was, you guessed it, a copywriter.
BUT IT WAS REALLY ALL THANKS TO MY FRIENDS.
Even with the possibly high income, something in me knew that deep down, this isn't what I wanted.
I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING I FOUND MEANING IN.
And I knew personal development was something I was really, really, really into. There's something about continually trying to be a better person that appealed to me, and I wondered if I could actually do it.
I MEAN, WHO WOULD LISTEN TO ME, RIGHT?
So I started giving out advice to friends, who were so supportive that I would never have gone through it without them. I got the courage to start offering it to acquaintances and when I got enough experience and confidence that I can give my clients results, I started calling myself a productivity coach.
IF I WAITED FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S PERMISSION, I WOULD NOT BE HERE RIGHT NOW.
When I saw the kind of results my clients can achieve if I helped them out, and seeing those changes in their lives, I knew what I wanted to do.
AND I'VE NEVER LOOKED BACK EVER SINCE.
Can't live without
Always down for
HOW TO PLAY THE KALIMBA
LIVING A BALANCED LIFE
CAN OPENER FOR MY CAT
I'M ALL ABOUT
helping you find your productivity cocktail
I'M NOT ABOUT
The blame game,
photos of myself,
the word "moist",
the toxic hustle
Like my vibe?
I have a 1:1 Coaching Program tailored for your needs.
Not friends with the Pomodoro technique? Need a little more structure in your schedule? Or maybe you just need to know how to prioritize things better I can help.