CHAPTER 7

How to Get More Done in Less Time

by Amantha Imber

Fun fact: A whopping 96% of people check their mobile phone within one hour of waking up in the morning (and 61% take a peek within the first five minutes).

While it may seem harmless, checking our phones as soon as we open our eyes sets us up to have a “reactive” kind of day.

Think about it.

If the first thing you do when you roll out of bed is open your email, read your texts, or listen to your voicemails, you are essentially putting yourself second. Whether good, bad, or no news awaits, you are letting other people set your mood for the day.

Most of us are guilty of this, and it inevitably affects our productivity.

I spend most of my time thinking about just that: how we can be more ...

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