Why To Do Lists Are NOT The Habits Of Highly Successful People


So, is Kevin Kruse deflating your positivity balloon by dismissing your treasured to do list? Well, Kevin knows quite a bit about productivity.

His best selling book “15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management” is a read I highly recommend. The book is based on a series of interviews Kevin did with billionaires, Olympic athletes, entrepreneurs and straight A students.

In it he does dismiss your classic to do list as a myth for productivity.

Kevin also talks about how to effectively use your calendar as a real time management tool – his rationale and approach is both refreshing and practical.

The question I love is – does your calendar reflect your priorities, or are you busy doing “stuff”? I found that challenging!!

He has a great section on procrastination – he believes that it is nothing to do with laziness and he interestingly suggests that “our future self is the enemy of our best self” – listen in to hear his philosophy. Well worth hearing, I can promise you.

Kevin also talks abut leaving the office at 5.00pm – without any guilt.

He quotes Andy Groves, from Intel, who said: “I am never done” – so why think if you stay late, you will get it all done?

He shares Richard Branson’s most effective personal productivity tool – a small notebook! Seriously!!


John Murphy 



John Murphy has been running his own consultancy business, John Murphy International, for over 10 years.

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