Ep93 Show Notes
About Kevin Kruse
Kevin Kruse is a New York Times bestselling author, an Inc 500 startup founder, and his newest book, “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management” is based on groundbreaking research into the habits of Olympic athletes, straight-A students, over 200 entrepreneurs and 7 billionaires, including Mark Cuban.
Key Conversation Points
- Realizing how introverts can be perceived
- Learning to play to your strengths
- Taking a relationship and rapport-oriented approach
- Educating people instead of just selling to them
- Discovering your time management style
- Getting rid of your to-do list
- Protecting your time
- Understanding the “Power of No”
- Appreciating the right mindset
- Taking care of your body along with your mind
Detailed Conversation Highlights
Kevin Kruse considers himself a “massive introvert” and has experienced some of the pitfalls related to the perceptions of others. His colleagues regularly considered him anti-social, or even worse, came to the conclusion that he disliked them. It is noted that introversion can be seen as a string of negative social perceptions and it is as important to be aware of your impressions you make as an introvert as it is for others to make fewer assumptions.
With regard to time management and productivity, there’s relatively minimal research. However, thanks to the research that does exist, we have the most important aspects to consider — “what” and “how.”
Kruse decided to expand on this information and gather anecdotal information from high achievers on what gives them the ability to accomplish their goals in a fraction of the time of the average person. This interest became his book and the time management style assessment on his site. He learned that these high achievers maintain balance so they can preserve their energy for their most important tasks. Giving your time priority is of the utmost importance and an important component is to learn to reject others’ request for time in such a way that keeps them from feeling slighted. Taking the proper time management and productivity measures can prevent burn-out, allow you to maintain the priorities you desire in your life, and ease negative thoughts related to guilt or stress.
Taking advantage of these psychological tips is important, but they mean very little if you don’t take care of your physical side as well. It is important to make sure that you’re properly fueled to accomplish your goals and that starts with proper eating habits. It is also important to get the rest you need.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Kevin’s Introvert Island Book Selections
Sharing is Caring!
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- What is an #introvert and high achiever’s greatest asset? #Podcast via @IntrovertCoach @Kruse
- You should toss your to-do list out the window. We discuss why. #Podcast via @IntrovertCoach @Kruse
- The mindset of high achievers may not be what you think. #Podcast via @IntrovertCoach @Kruse
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