I fly every week. I get good reading done. I particularly enjoyed a good read from Inc. Magazine on the 3 secrets of productive people. What I found most encouraging… is that I do all 3. Boy, I’m productive!
Productive people don’t work more hours than you do. Productive people just have a knack for making the most of their time. In a recent column on Inc.com, serial entrepreneur and author Margaret Heffernan discussed the traits shared by the truly productive.
They take breaks
It’s easy to think you will get more done if you never stop. But what’s clear from neuroscience is that we can easily get resource depleted (that is, tired) and quickly get stuck. Taking a break refreshes your mind, allowing you to see new solutions.
They are great collaborators
Highly productive people tend to have wide networks. They get more done by bouncing ideas off colleagues, clients, and other contacts.
They have lives outside of work
Far from being maniacally focused, highly productive people have rich private lives. Interests outside of work hone different skills and let you think in different ways.