12 Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive People
Posted Nov 05 2012 12:02am
It is not enough to be busy…
The question is: What are you busy doing?
I’ve always been someone driven to excel and make the most out of this wild ride called life.
So when I read Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek , a new world of possibilities opened up to me. After discovering his personal productivity tips, I knew the way I worked was never going to be the same.
Over the ensuing 18 months I diligently applied Ferriss’ strategies, from utilizing Parkinson’s Law to following the 80/20 Principle, to eliminating distractions and batching tasks. And I saw solid results.
But always looking to optimize, I decided to take it a step further. I decided to see if I could “out-Tim Ferriss” Tim Ferriss.
So I spent some additional time studying the habits of other successful people – reading their books, blogs, etc. to see what was working for them. And then I started experimenting with a variety of these strategies also to see just how productive I could get.
Some of my experiments failed, but many were resounding successes. Today, I want to share 12 unconventional productivity strategies that worked well for me. As I built habits around each of them, my daily efforts became noticeably more (more…)