Over the weekend, I ended up sick. I’ve been sleeping in and as a result, my productivity has plummeted. If there is one silver bullet to my productivity is it summed up in the Spanish proverb:
“A quien madrugada, Dios lo ayuda.”
God helps those who are up crazy early. Or, something like that.
My second secret would be this. Never start responding to email (my biggest work time commitment) until you have moved the needle forward. In other words, do something that moves you forward personally, invest in yourself, before responding to other people’s emergencies.
These days, that’s pretty simple for me. Before starting on email, I have to spend time studying Italian and Greek.
Found this video this morning. This is more for me than anyone else, by the way. I use my blog as a way to keep up with my own progress.
Of course, if you are studying a language, and you already know another one, you can double up. For example, in the following video, she is teaching Latin grammar… in Italian.