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For the many of us who feel there is room for improvement in our productivity output, here is a look at 15 surprising secrets gleaned from questioning over 200 ultra-productive people.
Who says they're ultra-productive?
Kevin Kruse does. He's the author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs, does. He writes on the pages of Forbes:
I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.
Secret #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 me, “To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute.” You must master your minutes to master your life.
Kevin's book is available in Kindle for a mere $4.99 on Amazon, where it has an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 from 336 customer reviews.