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February 12, 2007
How to get off to a running start...
Lifehacker links to tips on how to boost productivity in the first two hours of the day. The best solution for me, sadly, would be to cut out morning coffee, read the paper standing up, and bag the... blogging. But what fun is that? Maybe the best way to get started fast is to wake up two hours earlier.
I have a profession that allows me to speak with people across all demographics and careers. It is very interesting to note that all successful people tend to have certain things in common.
They love what they do, they are excited to start the day, and they budget their time very carefully.
But the key is to remember that life is short and family and friends are precious.
Posted by: Dan F. at February 12, 2007 10:06 AM
Boosting productivity in any two hour period would change most day's dramatically. Taking an inventory of wasted time would be interesting but who needs more fodder for their superego?
Posted by: john harper at February 12, 2007 10:24 AM
To boost productivity in the first two hours of the day, here is what I do:
1 - think & visualize all of the things I am truly grateful for: my health, my freedom, and that -- while I don't have a girlfriend -- thank goodness the internet is uncensored
This puts me in a positive and productive state of mind.
2 - Review my long-range goals. Get excited about achieving them.
3 - Eat some fruit.
4 - Watch the 1985 video of the Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle.
While I'm not a Bears fan, the video is so goofy, I can't help but to remember not to take life too seriously.
5 - Do stuff.
(Step 5 is pretty crucial. A lot of people leave out step 5... thinking about doing stuff is not nearly as effective as actually doing it.)
6 - Smile while doing stuff.
7 - If I can't do step 6, I take a time-out to Do stuff that makes me smile.
Woo-hoo! Now let's do some stuff!
Posted by: Twisted Humor at February 14, 2007 05:30 AM