007: Learn How To Be Productive From The Creator Of The Worlds Best Productivity Planner – Mihkel Sepp

Mihkel Sepp is the creator of Time Book, an all in one Productivity Planner that I personally use and have had massive success with. In this Episode of The Expat Money Show, we tackle the difficult topic of how to be productive!

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How to be Productive?

Productivity is such an interesting topic in today’s day and age, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average American works 8.8 hours a day. But a study of 1,989 full-time office workers revealed that most people aren’t working for most of the time they are on the clock.

The most popular unproductive activities sited were:

  1. Reading news websites–1 hour, 5 minutes
  2. Checking social media–44 minutes
  3. Discussing non-work-related things with co-workers–40 minutes
  4. Searching for new jobs–26 minutes
  5. Taking smoke breaks–23 minutes
  6. Making calls to partners or friends–18 minutes
  7. Making hot drinks–17 minutes
  8. Texting or instant messaging–14 minutes
  9. Eating snacks–8 minutes
  10. Making food in office–7 minutes

Other research shows that most people are not productive for more than 2.8 hours a day… looking at your own life where do you fit in? In this episode, we try to break down exactly how to be productive and talk extensively about some of the heroes in this space.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What does productivity mean?
  • Mindvalley Tribe
  • Why your phone is more valuable than your car
  • Tech in Finland – Nordic Business Forum
  • Meeting Will Smith, Sir Richard Branson, Nick Vujicic

Books We Discuss:


Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed recording this episode with Mihkel Sepp because the question of how to be productive has come up so many times in my own life… it really is easy to become distracted with that “Shiny object syndrome” that entrepreneurs are so well known for and fall down the rabbit hole of the internet.

This episode of The Expat Money Show is so packed with actionable steps you can take in your life to increase your own productivity.


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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