“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well.
Periodically moving forward we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” questions. You can catch up on everyone we’ve featured thus far in the “How I Work” series here.
This week I’m excited to feature Chris Brogan, a household name among social marketers and an incredibly smart guy with lots of balls in the air at all times. He’s constantly trying new things, testing new business ideas, traveling and working tons. He’s the publisher of Owner Magazine as well.
Chris, suffice it to say, gets stuff done. Here, in his own words, is how he works.
Current computers: An iMac, A Macbook Air, a few Dell XPS18s.
Current mobile devices: A Kindle Fire, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a Moto X (love this), and maybe picking up a Samsung Galaxy Tab
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Evernote, Google Keep, Email, Trello, Instagram,
What’s your workspace like? I live in a 955 square foot loft, my office being about 1/5 of that facing the windows but all the way across the space. There’s a climbing rope in the middle of my living room.
What’s your best time-saving shortcut or lifehack? I don’t worry much about saving time. I schedule my day to 40%. That means I work on the work that matters most to me.
What everyday thing are you better at than anybody else? Writing.
What’s your favorite to-do list manager? Paper.
What do you listen to while at work? Nothing most days.
What are you currently reading? The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone, The Bible, Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine (again!)
What’s your sleep routine like? I love sleep! 8-10 hours a night.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “You live or die by your database.” – Jeff Pulver
Anything else you want to add? Six plus eight is fourteen.
Fill in the Blank: I’d love to see BLANK answer these questions. I’d love to see Joe DeSena of Spartan Race answer these.