How I Stay Productive: Jim Hetherton

The Think Productive blog offers different ideas on how you can increase your productivity on a daily basis, but we thought it would help to show you how our favourite Productivity Ninjas apply these tips to their daily lives.

JimJim Hetherton

Occupation: Ninja

Company: Think Productive

Location: Yorkshire

Other job titles in life: Husband, Father, Mentor, Coach, Teacher, Church Leader

What’s important about your workspace? 

Light, and with two work levels, one must be standing up! As sitting is the new smoking!

Which ninja characteristic have you got nailed the most?

Unorthodoxy and Stealth and Camouflage

Which ninja characteristic are you still working on the most?

Ruthlessness  -I’m still too nice with others.

Which apps could you not live without?

Balanced – Pacer – Dropbox – Tube Map

What’s your favourite piece of stationary?

Bic pen with 4 colours

When in the day do you have the most proactive attention?

Between 6 – 10am

What’s your trick for when you’re tired or struggling with attention in the day?


What’s your best advice for reducing stress?


What’s your email regime?

I process my emails three times a day.

What’s your favourite way to take a break in the middle of the day?

Stop, walk and eat real food.

What’s the secret to your productivity?

JFDI – Just flipping do it!

I have attended your life skills session “Lean to manage your e-mails like a pro” at EAIE 2016 conference in Liverpool. Your deep knowledge of the subject and excellent coaching skills made an indelible impression on me. Thought it’s been two years since your seminar, the topic remains relevant and I would be more than happy to share my positive experience with colleagues here at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

I wonder would you agree to come to Lithuania and deliver a couple of seminars for University’s staff? I am sure we would go alongside with details, if you decide to come.

Thank you for your comment, Ginatre. We’re glad to hear you have enjoyed our session back in 2016. One of our team members has just gotten in touch with you via email. Happy Ninja-ing! 🙂

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