Productivity is my holy grail. It’s taken me a few years to realize that what makes me happiest (after, of course, a beach vacation or a powder day) is to end each day with the knowledge that I’ve accomplished something. Not just something, but a lot of things.
It’s true. I want to do more than everyone. However, despite this, I spend a lot of time not being productive. We all do. It’s those 20 minutes spent dealing with email threads that have nothing to do with you, or the half-hour when you’re sitting at the back of a meeting that doesn’t need to happen, trying to multitask (which, while we’re on the subject, does not work).
I haven’t achieved total productivity just yet, but in the course of several deadline-oriented, juggling-focused jobs, I’ve made a lot of progress. So here, without further ado, are my four secrets to helping you be more efficient so you can get more done. A lot more.