164 From Time Poor to Time Rich - Steve Glaveski

The Go-Giver Podcast

Dec 15 2020 • 29 mins

Time, Success, Productivity, Leadership, Culture


Have you ever wondered how and why we accept certain things as being correct without truly understanding why? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Steve Glaveski, author of Time Rich, counters a very long-standing workplace tradition. That and more on today’s show.

Bob’s Thought of the Day

We’ll explore:

  • An important question: Why do we unquestionably accept things as they are?
  • A thought experiment regarding this often counterproductive element of human nature.
  • The importance of not accepting the status quo...just for the sake of the status quo.

Interview with Steve Glaveski

You’ll discover:

  • The history of the 9 to 5 workday.
  • Why working in a “flow” state helps executives become 5 times more productive.
  • Why inbox zero is often a reflection of a lack of focusing on our own priorities.
  • A reminder from Peter Drucker: “There’s nothing worse than the wrong thing done right.”
  • The danger of “polishing” your work too much.

6 strategies for becoming more productive at work:

  1. Prioritize
  2. Cut
  3. Outsource
  4. Automate
  5. Test (your assumptions)
  6. Start (your engines)

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  • “The larger an organization gets, the more process paralysis they experience because they are trying to protect an existing and common business model.” ~@SteveGlaveski #leadership
  • “Say yes to things that are going to move you closer to your goals.” ~@SteveGlaveski #productivity
  • Join us on this episode where @SteveGlaveski reveals 6 key strategies for becoming more productive at work. #productivity #time

Interview Links






Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life by Steve Glaveski

Employee to Entrepreneur: Earn Your Freedom to do Work That Matters by Steve Glaveski

Harvard Business Review Article: The Case for the Six-Hour Workday by Steve Glaveski

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