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Are you overworked and overwhelmed? What if a few new habits could increase your productivity by 5x or even 10x? Imagine if you had an extra hour each day to read, exercise, sleep, or to spend with your family.

New York Times bestselling author, Kevin Kruse, presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultra-productive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs--including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes--Kruse answers the question: what are the secrets to extreme productivity? You will learn:

- How to cure procrastination with "Time Travel"
- How to save 8 hours a week with "3 Questions"
- How to identify your real top priorities
- How to get to zero emails in your inbox every day
- How the simple E-3C system will 5x productivity
- How to reduce stress with the Richard Branson Tool
- How to leave work at 5:00 without feeling guilty
- How to run meetings like Apple, Google & Virgin
- How to conquer social media distractions
- BONUS: Discover Your Time Personality quiz
- BONUS: 100+ Time Management Quotes

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15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse

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How successful people think about time

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.


Higest Productivity Hours

Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics, suggests that most people are most productive and have the highest cognitive functioning in the first two hours after they’re fully awake.


Tom Ziglar is the CEO of Ziglar, Inc.

Invest the first part of your day working on your number one priority that will help build your business. Do this without interruptions—no email or text—and before the rest of the world is awake.



Stop Making To-Do Lists Do This Instead

Stop Making To-Do Lists Do This Instead


  • To-do lists should be called painful wish lists. A series of tasks you hope to accomplish, without a specific plan. 


  • Schedule a chunk of time for everything that is important to you; this is called “time blocking” or “time boxing.”
  •  Important items should be scheduled as early in the day as possible
  • Third, don’t cancel goals; reschedule them if necessary.
  • Treat your time-blocked calendar entries as if they were appointments with your doctor; they are that important.


charles buxton

''You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it



Every Yes Is a No to Something Else

Every Yes Is a No to Something Else

  • Every Yes is a No to something else. It's not that you should say no to everything; it's that you should think it through.
  • uncontrolled, saying yes to requests for time will quickly block out all the other things we value—including the very things that made us successful in the first place.
  • Give yourself permission to say no without guilt. You should not care about what others think of you for declining their requests!
  • Say no to everything that does not support your immediate goals


  1. Stand up desk
  2. Calendar task & plan to do it
  3. Themed day
  4. Touch it once
  5. Routine streak competition



Every day, start your work with the Most Important Task (MIT).

Identify your MIT.

What task is game-changing? Try to prepare a must-do list the night before.

Be specific with your goals.

Instead of planning to “save money,” be specific about how much you will save. For example, “I will save $5,000 by the end of the year.”

Identify the activities that will lead to achieving your goal.

Which of them are important right now?

Spend at least two of the first hours of the day on your MIT.

It’s easier to focus in the morning. Don’t delay your work on the MIT.



Studies show that working on your MIT increases your levels of energy and happiness. By working on your MIT first thing, you do what matters most as your priority, setting yourself up for a successful day.


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