My Productivity Interview: 5 Questions Answered

Dan Schawbel recently interviewed me on the topic of productivity. In the interview, he gave me some good questions that I think touch the core of the topic. Here they are:

  • What are some of the best ways to have a productive day?
  • What are a few of your routines everyday that make you more productive and give you life balance?
  • What is the best way to save your time? What are the obstacles to saving time on projects?
  • Can you name some of the productivity tools you recommend and why they are important?
  • How has technology made workers more productive yet less productive at the same time? More distractions but new tools to manage your time.

You might find the answers useful, so here is the complete interview.

I’d also like to know your take on the questions, so please share your thoughts in the comments.

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  1. What is your take on the idea of multi-tasking? Do you think you can effectively complete multiple tasks simultaneously, or are the other tasks distractions keeping you from completing something well?

    • I think it depends on the tasks. If the task requires concentration (e.g. writing) then you shouldn’t multi-task. But if it doesn’t (e.g. exercise) then you may multi-task. In my case, most of my tasks require concentration, so I rarely multi-task.

  2. My personal opinion….. get organized! 🙂

    “Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.” – Christina Scalise, Organize Your Life and More”

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