[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][easy-social-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,pinterest,linkedin,print,mail” counters=0 style=”button”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

 

An interviewer, Kevin Kruse, recently spoke to over 200 very successful people. He asked one simple open-ended question: “What is your number one secret to productivity?” Here are a list of their responses:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#14 – Focus On One Thing At A Time

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091283575{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12849″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Every morning, focus on the task that will most impact your goals that day. Work on this task without interruptions. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#13 – Anticipate How You Will Fight Self-Sabotage” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091312454{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12850″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]A nemesis of everyone, determine how you prevent this ahead of time.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#12 – All You Need Is A Simple Notebook

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091342588{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12851″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Both Richard Branson and Aristotle Onassis both advocated carrying notebooks wherever they went. Very successful people “free” their minds by writing everything down as they think of it.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#11 – Meetings Are Time-Killers

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091381102{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12852″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Mark Cuban, Shark Tank star, stated that he never goes to meetings unless “someone is writing a check.” When you have to run a meeting, keep it short and on the topic.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#10 – Delegation Is Key

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091418639{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12853″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]These people don’t have control issues. They decide how best to get the task done and take the “I” out of the equation as much as possible.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#9-Mornings Are Consistent

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091533824{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12854″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Every one of the people that interviewed had a morning ritual. These varied, but often included drinking water, a healthy breakfast, and a light exercise routine. To prepare their minds, they started their day with prayer or meditation, reading or journaling.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#8-Their Days Are Measured By Minutes, Not Hours.

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091684456{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12855″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in a day. You can never regain lost minutes. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#7 – No To-Do Lists

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091808581{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12856″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]This idea may come as a surprise to many. Instead of writing out lists, schedule everything on your calendar. People are notorious for not completing their agendas, leading to insomnia and stress. Highly productive people work and live by their calendar.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#6 – They Are Home For Dinner

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091843230{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12857″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]There is always something to be done. But, life must be valued as well. That includes giving back, exercise and family time.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#5 – Don’t Constantly Check Your “Emails.”

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091879240{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12858″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Very productive people know to look at their emails only a few times a day. Constantly switching back and forth burns up valuable minutes.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#4 – Value Your Minutes

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091920266{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12859″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Billionaire, Warren Buffet, commented, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” Time is money![/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#3. The 80/20 Rule

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091950716{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12860″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The Pareto Principle states that 80% of results come from only 20% of activity. Decide what activities will get the greatest results and focus on those.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#2. They Touch Things Only Once

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470091985072{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12861″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Whether it’s a bill or an email, deal with it at that time. Don’t put it on the proverbial pile to deal with it later.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”#1-Energy Is Everything

” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1470092018842{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12862″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]To get the most out of every day, increase your energy level. Take the time to eat well, exercise, and recharge. Your productivity will increase.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#962468″ css=”.vc_custom_1468283466004{padding-top: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][easy-social-share buttons=”facebook,twitter,pinterest,linkedin,print,mail” counters=0 style=”button”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]