And he has often been several of those things at once. Yet Pozen never comes across as overwhelmed, frazzled, or even all that busy. Our experiences with him led us to wonder if he might have something interesting to say about personal productivity. So we asked him about it.
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Then, needing to support his family, he became partner at a D. However, he soon saw that the client side was more interesting, and so moved to Fidelity Investments to become general counsel in Consider, for instance, how many college guys want to become sportscasters.
Equally important is the demand side, considering what your organization and your world are looking for. Not a ton of sportscasters. The trick, then, is seeing what skills will be needed in your organization and your industry and developing them in yourself, Pozen says. Similarly, as you navigate through the industry, you need to be informed.
When you know or have an idea of what skills will be in demand, you can set upon getting them. To level up your skills, you want to always be looking for on-the-job training, whether structured or not. Same with experience abroad—it avails international work. Minimize your routine, maximize your time Everyone—including President Obama—is better off with a uniform of sorts.
The first has caught on in the startup scene—meaning that you get most of your value from 20 percent of your work. If the task is important, handle it immediately. To calibrate daily activities to yearly goals, Pozen recommends a two-sided schedule. At the end of your day, plot out your time spent in two columns.
List each activity on the left and describe its purpose on the right.
Managing Yourself: Extreme Productivity