Summary of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

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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, and
  • How rest and recreation can help you succeed.
 

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.

 

Summary

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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    Jiangyan Ge 4 months ago
    I think all the points are useful for me. It seems that the successful people are autonomic.
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    Shani Ellis 9 months ago
    Nice list of 15 things you can refer back to that are all doable. #15 was my favorite you need enough energy and focus not time to excel and be productive. Taking time to start the day off right will start you on a good foot and shape the remainder of your day.
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    Chong-Woo Park 10 months ago
    I like the concept of working from a calendar which requires to schedule and plan the MITs rather than having a to-do list. But most of all, to recharge my energy and keep focusing seems to me the key ingredients. #30DaysOfSummaries
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    Karishma Samtani 11 months ago
    #30DaysofSummaries I like the point "behave like the person you hope to become", agree with A A that it somewhat is a more enhanced version of the 5 Choices, it is a challenge though for someone who is more junior to cancel on meetings even though it may not support their immediate goals. On the personal front I think everyone can apply these, but on the professional front I think some points can be a challenge for the junior population in the workplace
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    Jie Wang 11 months ago
    #30DaysOfSummaries This article makes readers feel time pressing, and the tips should be useful to some people.
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    Ashish Agarwal 11 months ago
    #30Days of Summaries: Ties in to the 5 Choices from earlier this week, how much time management is really in your control in the modern workplace?
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    Tevfik Bulent Ongun 11 months ago
    Great summary. Thanks.
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    Amer Maraqa 11 months ago
    Better than watching the news each morning! Thanks!
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    Merve Sena Dogan 11 months ago
    very useful and simple hints!
    cannot wait to try some of them...
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    Nathalie Clarke 11 months ago
    Simple and to the point advise
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    Martha Embry 12 months ago
    Excellent advice on regaining time lost on what matters most!
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    Marichu Vicente 12 months ago
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    Alistair Erskine 12 months ago
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      Marichu Vicente 12 months ago
      Way to go Alistair, good luck and happy reading. Thanks for every bit of good share about getAbstract.
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    Andrew Cherrie 1 year ago
    Really practical with tried and tested research makes for an excellent read.
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    Samantha Ford 1 year 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 year ago
    Excellence, 20% effort, 80% result
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    Greisy Flores 1 year ago
    Work from your calendar, not your to do list. Amen
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    Ihtsham Hashmi 1 year ago
    very impressive summary. 2. “Identify Your Most Important Task” and Do It First
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    Ashok Kumar2 1 year ago
    Good One
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    Billy Boucheu 1 year ago
    Very good one.
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    Steffen Moll 1 year ago
    Lots of great ideas and productivity hacks
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    N Dingari 1 year ago
    A practical and proven guide to succeed, through a time saving Abstract !!
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    Yahaya yusuf 2 years ago
    Very apt and enlightening
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    Ahmed Ibrahim 2 years ago
    Thanks for your 
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    Keith Hollingsworth 2 years ago
    Great summary, thanks.
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    Erick Allen 2 years ago
    Very good summary
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      Wim Annerel 2 years ago
      I agree!

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