Summary of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs

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15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management book summary
Successful people are different – among other things, they do a better job of managing their time.


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Kevin Kruse – New York Times best-selling author, Forbes contributor and Inc. 500 award-winning entrepreneur – combines his skills as a CEO and a journalist to search for common bonds of success by surveying people of great accomplishment. In surprisingly personal replies, billionaires, entrepreneurs and Olympians stress that they make the most of every minute, at work and at play. High achievers follow a fundamental mind-set. They regard time as an asset more valuable than money and they spend every minute wisely. They focus on their top goals. They strip clutter from their workplace and reject time-consuming commitments. Even hands-on entrepreneurs delegate most tasks. In this guide brimming with verbatim insights, top achievers emphasize the need for rest, exercise and even fun – maybe that’s why Kruse included some intriguing apps. getAbstract recommends his practical advice to anyone who wants to become more efficient and more successful.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How top achievers use their time as an asset
  • How to shed distractions so you can focus your energy on your personal priorities and goals
  • How rest and recreation can help you succeed


Fifteen Top Time-Management Tips
In a series of revealing interviews, seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 29 star students and 239 entrepreneurs explained their 15 most useful time-management secrets:

1. “Time Is Your Most Valuable and Scarcest Resource”
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About the Author

Kevin Kruse is a New York Times best-selling author, frequent Forbes contributor, consultant and Inc. 500 award-winner. He founded several multimillion-dollar companies and conducts presentations on productivity at conferences worldwide.

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    Andrew Cherrie 1 week ago
    Really practical with tried and tested research makes for an excellent read.
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    Samantha Ford 1 month ago
    "Hard workers make room in their schedules for relaxation. Spending more time on work doesn’t guarantee more or better results. Maintaining maximum energy levels and working in short spurts aids productivity. " This one's a hard one to do without feeling guilty. It's challenging to break from the mentality that one's being paid to work 8 hours therefore, one must work 8 hours no matter the quality of the product.
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    Dewa Putra 1 month ago
    Excellence, 20% effort, 80% result
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    Greisy Flores 1 month ago
    Work from your calendar, not your to do list. Amen
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    Ihtsham Hashmi 2 months ago
    very impressive summary. 2. “Identify Your Most Important Task” and Do It First
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    Ashok Kumar2 2 months ago
    Good One
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    Billy Boucheu 3 months ago
    Very good one.
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    Steffen Moll 5 months ago
    Lots of great ideas and productivity hacks
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    N Dingari 6 months ago
    A practical and proven guide to succeed, through a time saving Abstract !!
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    Yahaya yusuf 7 months ago
    Very apt and enlightening
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    Ahmed Ibrahim 7 months ago
    Thanks for your 
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    Keith Hollingsworth 7 months ago
    Great summary, thanks.
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    Erick Allen 8 months ago
    Very good summary
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      Wim Annerel 8 months ago
      I agree!

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