There’s a huge focus in today’s culture on getting ahead. We all want to be the best; we want to achieve, to succeed, to do big things. And while there’s nothing wrong with pushing ourselves to do our best work, our cultural obsession with succeeding at any cost? It’s starting to have some serious drawbacks.
In order to keep up with society’s definition of success, we’re working harder than ever before. We’re working longer hours, we’re connected to work 24/7 thanks to our smartphones, and we’re not carving out the quiet time we need to rest and recover. And that “all work, no play” mentality?
Apple’s iPhone and iPad have changed the mobile working landscape. Nowadays, we can do just about anything on our phones and tablets, from checking email to updating spreadsheets to taking video conference calls.
However, mobile technology still seems primitive when it comes to productivity. It’s often seen as clunky to multitask and manage files on iOS and other mobile platforms—especially when compared to desktop Windows or macOS machines.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, using an iOS device can actually be more intuitive than your laptop Mac or PC when performing some tasks on the go. You just need to know how to use them to their fullest.
Author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss says, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” As you might know, having a morning routine is essential to setting up the day for success. To get some ideas on how to optimize our own routines, we asked our Productivity Giants guests how they spend the first 90 minutes of their day.
From learning how to speed up the patent approval process to finding alternative sources of business financing, crowdsourcing has again-and-again proven to be an amazing productivity tool that can save time and money and produce outstanding results.
We’re excited to introduce Jocelyn Glei as our first guest in the Productivity Giants Series 2!
Jocelyn is a multi-talented writer and creative whose mission is to help others find more meaning and creativity in their daily work. She’s the host of the Hurry Slowly podcast — a new show about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down. She also write books that will help you reclaim your time in “the age of distraction”, and gives talks about how we can spend less time on “fake productivity” and more time on work that actually matters. Her newsletter contains insightful and thoughtful ideas to spark inspiration, while also being actionable and useful.
Want to be the best version of yourself in 2018, in both work and life? If reading is on your list of self-improvement habits to adopt this year, check out these highly recommended titles.
The most successful people typically are creative thinkers, work smart, practice healthy habits each day, and often read for the purpose of learning and self-betterment. If you’re looking for book recommendations that are sure to sharpen your mind, take some suggestions from 16 of our #ProductivityGiants who turn to these titles for motivation and inspiration.