3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew

source: Big Think      2016年10月17日
We all want to get more done with the limited amount of time we have. Here are Kathryn Minshew’s 3 easy ways to become more productive, have greater focus, and learn more about yourself in the process. Minshew is the co-founder and CEO of The Muse.
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Transcript - A couple tips I have for being the most productive version of yourself, since we all wish we could get more done, one is to really figure out when you do your best work. I think there's a classic expectation that we all start work at 9:00 and work at 5:00. That's the kind of way that it's always been done, but for many people that's not actually the case. I know people who are could incredibly productive in the morning and then have a slump in the afternoons. For me I actually get really productive late at night. I can just sit on the couch with my laptop and just crake through things that would be challenging for me to do at other times. So my first tip is figure out when you personally are productive and then protect that time. That actually leads really well into the second tip, which is to put up barriers. So for example, it's really hard when you're sitting at your desk or if you're somewhere where people have easy access to you to not get interrupted. Somebody has just one question or there's a fire that suddenly needs to be put out and you are the only one who can do it. And so when I really need to be my most productive self I will often physically put up barriers. So this can mean coming into work an hour late and just taking that time at home to really focus. It can mean actually booking a conference room, not for a call but because I just need to be in the zone. For one of my cofounders she will actually sometimes have headphones that she'll put on whether or not she's listening to music because it actually lets her really zero in on time to just completely focus. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/RqOJbP.

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