How I Stay Productive While Taking Public Transportation

From 6:50am to 8:10am in the morning, I take the bus to work. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, I take the bus home. I repeat this process every Monday to Friday.

Actually, I walk half a mile to the subway station, exit, take one bus, then another bus to work. Then I take a different bus home since my other bus shows up early every day… Stupid Torrance Transit system… It has got to be the worst transit system in the world. From that bus, I take another bus and walk a mile home.

Sometimes I cheat and drive, but it’s not often due to the $12 it costs in gas to get to my work.

I spend about three hours in public transit, much like you do. At first, I thought it was a HUGE waste of time. Then I figured out how to utilize my time to make it worth my while.

When you drive, you’re very limited to what you can do. You have to keep both hands on the wheel and you really are unable to text or take phone calls, as it will distract you from driving.

What I have come to find as a solution for this relaxing venture I call my primary method of transportation is quite simple. I utilize each and every extra minute I have acquired.

1. I text people and book conference calls.

2. I send emails and book conference calls.

3. I read as much as I can on sites like Quora.

4. I post on Quora and share content.

5. I think of strategies and ideas of how to market and expand a service.

6. I reflect upon my day and think of what I’m grateful for.

7. I get in my daily exercise on my walks.

8. I plan out my week and figure out how to utilize all the additional time I have.

There are many things you can do when you ride the bus. I hope my short list of what I do can help you with being more productive on your journeys!

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.

0 thoughts on “How I Stay Productive While Taking Public Transportation”

  1. so whats the point of ur website? i first saw it and u eatin that cupcake and thought u were rlly original. now i think that ur kind of weak and dont have direction in life. why did u write about what you do on the bus? maybe u need to get a grlfrnd & have sex cos it doesnt seem like u have any1 in ur life. maybe u liked that ellen gurl but i think u only liked her for her money. she looks like a fake btch anyway and i thunk u need to do better. anyway hunny find ur motivation cos i think u might have talent but i cant see that on this site. maybe find jesus? do u go to korean church? i do maybe we can go 2gether. xxx

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