Understanding how you work naturally is the first step to becoming truly productive.
Paul Berkovic believes in using productivity tools and methods that amplify your own unique personal productivity, rather than forcing yourself to change them.
He’s is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of ScribblePost based in Sydney, Australia.
It’s a new software tool designed to help people become more productive by responding to how people actually work. He and his co-founder Alon have actually spent the past 2 years researching how people really work.
I like to think of it as the intersection of your email, to-do list and project management all rolled into one. As Paul describes, it’s as natural as scribbling notes on paper.
Few lessons that popped up in our conversation include:
- How he used various employment positions to learn about sales and networking before he went out on his own.
- Why ScribblePost decided to focus on rethinking email as the key methods for helping people become more productive.
- Why and how his motivation comes from focusing on growth both personally and professionally.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Self-awareness, specifically what makes you productive.
How Paul Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6.30 am
- Ideal work environment: 1) Get most work done late at night. 2) And he gets his best work when his energy level is high.
- Superpower: His ability to focus on the right things.
- Regains focus by: Drawing inspiration from users of his products and his family.
- Book recommendation: The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
- Favorite productivity tool: Uses a timer to help him stay on track.
- 90-day goal: Doubling or tripling ScribblePost’s user base in the near future.
“There is something fundamentally wrong with how we work.”
“When you work for yourself, you have to find people to collaborate with.”
“Your first business idea isn’t necessarily your end thing or what will make you successful.”
When it comes to achieving a goal in life, Paul believes your mental and physical state are the building blocks of anything you want to achieve:
1) Focus on personal things that are related to you and your physical state: your energy levels, your sleep and your diet.
2) Become more intentional about your actions. Pay attention to what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Resources + Bonus Materials
Video demo of ScribblePost: