As a carpool passenger, I never considered my morning ride into work as anything more than a chance to stare blankly out the window as the city flashed by, enjoying the calm before the storm of paperwork, meetings, and pressure. It has come to my attention, however, that some people like to get to work… before they get to work. Yes, I’m still scratching my head over this one.
If you’re one of those productive people, Lifehack.org has some great suggestions for you. Here are my favorites from their list:
- Write articles either on your iPad, laptop or using a Livescribe pen (my favorite). Writing articles while a passenger is one of my favorite uses of car time.
- Watch training videos – I bet you are like me and there are a lot of things you want to learn more about in order to grow your business, but it can be hard to find time to watch all of this material. Watch videos on your iPad or laptop, be sure to use a headset out of consideration for your driver, and consider speeding up the playback with eNounce (laptop) or Swift (iPad).
- Write your to do lists – Write out your general “need to do” list for the next 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, and for the coming week. Use these lists to reference your daily to-do list against—are you doing the activities today that will help you reach those larger to-dos? Don’t forget to make sure your to-dos are in line with your business goals.
Use these tips to turn that High Occupancy Vehicle into a High Output Vehicle. (Ha!)