Stick Like Glue Radio #173 On this special episode of Stick Like Glue Radio, I interview New York Times bestselling author, and Forbes columnist, Kevin Kruse. Over the last 20 years Kevin has started or co-founded several multi-million dollar companies which have won awards for both fast growth (Inc 500) as well as employee engagement (#4 Best Place to Work in PA). Don’t miss this important show!

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On this special episode of Stick Like Glue Radio, I interview New York Times bestselling author and Forbes columnist, Kevin Kruse. Over the last 20 years Kevin has started or co-founded several multi-million dollar companies which have won awards for Fast Growth (Inc. 500), as well as Employee Engagement (#4 Best Place to Work in PA).  Don’t miss this important show!

Main Questions Asked:

  • What led you to write your book, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management?
  • Tell me about the Harvard experience that saved 8 hours a week.
  • Did you have any ‘ah-ha’ moments when you interviewed people for your book?
  • Are there any similarities between billionaires and Olympic athletes when it comes to productivity?

 

Key Lessons Learned:

Productivity

  • People think they need time management, but what they really need is extreme productivity and balance.
  • How can we increase our productivity 10X while still feeling balanced?
  • Sell people what they want but give them what they need.
  • If people knew exactly what their time was worth, they would outsource and delegate more.

 

Theme Days

  • Ultra productive people dedicate each day to a certain theme. For example, Monday for Marketing, and Tuesday for Products.
  • Theming can also be useful when chunking time.

 

Meetings

  • “Never take a meeting unless someone is writing you a check.” - Mark Cuban.
  • Even big companies have ‘No Meeting Wednesdays,’ which allows for ‘get things done’ time.
  • Daily standup huddles are a great way to supply contextual awareness and gets rid of a lot of ‘got-a-minute?’ meetings.

 

Harvard Business Review Study

  • By asking the following three questions, the average person freed up 6 hours of meeting time per week and 2 hours of other task time.
    • Can I drop this task?
    • Can I delay this task or delegate?
    • Can I redesign it?

 

The Morning Routine

  • Change your morning and change your life.
  • How you spend the first 60 minutes of your day dictates the productivity level of the rest of your day.
  • High achievers don’t skip meals, and they know that food is fuel.
  • Schedule 1-2 hours of focus time as early in the morning as possible, as you are cognitively strongest in the morning.

 

MIT

  • Most Important Task.
  • Identify this and schedule this for early in the morning.

 

E3C

  • We all have the same exact minutes in the day, so it’s all about energy and focus.

 

Energy

  •  How am I maximizing and maintaining my energy throughout the day?

 

Capture

  • Have a notebook so you don’t have to carry everything in your mind.
  • This is a great way to de-stress.
  • This doesn't’ mean working off a to-do list.

Calendar

  • Live your life from your calendar and not your to-do list.
  • Protect the calendar with the power of no.

Concentrate

  • Shut off social media notifications and email alerts.
  • Don’t answer calls unless they are scheduled.
  • Focus for 25-50 minutes and then have a short break.

Mindset

  • If we truly value the 1,440 minutes each day we have, the rest will fall into place.

 

Resources:

Kevin Kruse
15 Time Secrets

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