“My curiosity soon turned into a quest, and I did original survey research of working professionals, looking for correlations between specific time management practices and productivity, stress, and happiness. I funded a study of thousands of working professionals and we found no correlation between time management training and higher levels of productivity or reduced stress. Zero!
I then interviewed hundreds of highly successful people including Mark Cuban and other billionaires, famous entrepreneurs, gold medal Olympians like Shannon Miller, and straight-A students.
What I discovered is that highly successful people don’t prioritize tasks on a to-do list, or follow some complex five-step system, or refer to logic tree diagrams to make decisions.
Actually, highly successful people don’t think about time much at all. Instead, they think about values, priorities, and consistent habits.
While no two people manage time exactly the same way, there are common themes. And if you really try them, you might find that just one of their ‘secrets’ has the power to transform your career and your life.”
~ Kevin Kruse from 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management
Kevin Kruse is a Forbes Leadership columnist and successful entrepreneur.
He’s built and sold several multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way. He’s also written a number of bestselling books.
I got this book after a long-time student and Heroic Coach connected me with Kevin.
Apparently my new friend was being interviewed by Kevin about his new book on creativity for a Forbes article. At the end of their chat, my new friend told Kevin that he should check out Heroic. And, apparently, he had JUST signed up for Heroic the day before. (Awesome.)
This book, as per the sub-title and intro quote, is all about the top productivity habits of some of the world’s most productive and successful people. It’s written in a straight-forward, conversational style. There’s a reason it has over 1,400 reviews—it’s fantastic. (Get a copy here.)
It’s packed with Big Ideas. I’m excited to share some of my favorites so let’s jump straight in!
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