How Do You Use Your Weird Time?
one of the world�s most influential thinkers on personal
productivity and author of Getting Things Done: Mastering the Art
of Stress-Free Productivity, claims that most people�s thinking
just isn�t set up to take advantage of weird time. There are lots of
opportunities during the day that people waste. According to Allen,
weird time is when we get 15 minutes�and sometimes only 5
minutes�between meetings and phone calls.
What to do
about it is to turn it into a game, asking: How efficient can I be?
Sometimes the most appropriate thing to do with five free minutes is
to water the plants, or make a quick phone call.
Learning to set
boundaries is incredibly difficult for most people. First determine
what�s the very next thing that you need to do. Until you decide on
that, there�s a gap between where you are and where you need to be�a
big black hole that can suck you in. That big black hole is
unproductive, wasted time.
Once you know
what you�re doing, productivity becomes your one true competitive
edge. There�s an elegance to how you work and live; it�s not just
about running faster, it�s about utilizing your time efficiently.
You can do anything�but not everything. Just control your