I've never been one to sit still. One reason I love my job as CNBC's Senior Media & Tech Reporter so much — and I've been at CNBC for 16.5 years — is that the job moves fast. I find it thrilling to race between reporting breaking news, interviews, phone calls with sources and brainstorming sessions with my colleagues. But even my colleagues, who jokingly call me Hurricane Julia because I'm such a whirlwind in the office, were surprised that I was able to carve out the quiet time to report and write my new book, “ When Women Lead ”, while working as a CNBC reporter and raising two boys — during the pandemic. Here are my top five tips for being super productive: Use your passion to stop procrastinating After six years as a magazine writer I knew firsthand that the time it takes to write something will expand to meet the time allowed and that it's easy to piddle away an afternoon getting tea and rearranging my desk. But my career in the fast-paced world of TV meant I also knew that I could focus and write incredibly quickly. I was so passionate about the topic of female leadership and was so determined to write this book, that whenever I found myself looking for snacks in my kitchen or scrolling through Instagram, I would try to catch myself, remind myself how important this was to me, and push myself to get to work. That often meant […]
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