For me, it’s a strange feeling get my grades back from a test. On one hand, in the case of a good grade, I want affirmation that I did a good job. Something I can build on, something I can frame and put on my wall. On the other hand, in the case of a bad or average grade, I struggle with the fear that I just don’t have what it takes. That I’m not a winner. And I hate to see my time and hard work spent in preparation for the test wasted.

You can argue the merits of testing. Sometimes it just ain’t what I need. But sometimes I need it. Badly. I find that many of the challenges in adult life don’t come with built-in scoring systems. I find that there are no tests or quizzes, and rarely are there smiley faces and the words “Great job!” given to me when I do well.

There’s a test I’m going through that you might be going through too. A big one: a test for how well I use the time I’ve been given in this life. Or to use less ominous words – a test of my productivity. And it’s in this area that I’d love to get a score. Why? Because I want to win the productivity game.

“…Run in such a way as to get the prize.” – 1 Cor. 9:24 NIV

I’ve got a mentor to help me with this. His name is Michael Hyatt, and he’s a virtual mentor. He wants me to win the productivity game, and that’s why he created the Personal Productivity Assessment.

I took it. My score was 76. What does that mean?

First off, it shows that I’m operating at the “Success Level” – that’s really encouraging. I don’t always feel like a success, so that helps. Also, the “Success Level” is not the highest level there is. There’s some higher mastery level that comes to those who score higher than 89 (may we reach that goal one day).

I was also told what my Productivity Personality Type is: I’m “The Circumstance Surfer”. This basically means that I live with a unique set of circumstances, and life can be unpredictable. (Maybe it has something to do with having eight children, living in the Middle East, and suffering from hearing loss… maybe.) So I need a system to handle that unpredictability.

So what’s your score? Wouldn’t it be nice to know? Click here to take the Personal Productivity Assessment now.

I’d love for you to get your productivity score. It’s free and takes just a few minutes. And I’d love if you’d continue the conversation by sending me your score to And I’ll send you my life strategy ebook, The HighRoad blueprint, for free.