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Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

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1. They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed.

As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller told him, "To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute."

You must master your minutes to master your life.

 

2. They focus only on one thing.

Ultra productive people know their Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it for one to two hours each morning, without interruptions.

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., said, "Invest the first part of your day working on your number one priority that will help build your business."

What task will have the biggest impact on reaching your goal? What accomplishment will get you promoted at work?


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 29, 2016 7:54 PM

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.

Az's curator insight, October 2, 2016 5:25 AM

Easy guide for more productivity. You don't need to work harder, you need to work smarter.

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How To Channel Your Weekend Hobbies Into Weekday Productivity

How To Channel Your Weekend Hobbies Into Weekday Productivity | Making a difference | Scoop.it
If you find Mondays particularly difficult, it may be due in part to how you spent your weekend. Lingering hangovers and lack of sleep aside, new research suggests that the hobbies we engage in over the weekend can impact our productivity during the workweek.
 

"Our main motive was to find out if people would find more benefit in certain activities based on their career," says the study’s lead author, Kevin Eschleman, an assistant psychology professor at San Francisco State University. The study, which surveyed 350 U.S. workers in different locations and industries who work Monday to Friday, was presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

 

Eschleman adds that he was also attempting to "better understand how people can use their free time to allow them to come back and feel energized and hopefully get more out of their work."


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 20, 2016 10:43 PM

Weekend hobbies can help improve workplace performance, but only if they're chosen based on what you did during the week.