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6 Tips for Productive Time Management

Time Management

By Kevin Daum

There never seems to be enough time. Here are six tips for making the most of what little you have.

Once again Spring came around and messed with my time clock.  Even though I know I still have the same number of hours in the day, I can’t help but feel that Daylight Savings Timehas stolen an hour from me. My body clock still thinks it’s 7 a.m. when I wake up, and yet here it is 8 a.m. Sure, I have more daylight, but for the most part, the only light I need for my productivity is the glow of my computer. [Read more…]

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10 Signs You Are Addicted To Failure

By  on March 3, 2014
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failure stop failing start becoming successfulIf you’re searching for the secrets to success, they aren’t hard to find. There are thousands of books, seminars, podcasts, articles, interviews, videos, and courses all dedicated to teaching you how to succeed. And yet even with all of this incredible information available at little to no cost, so many of us continue to live in mediocrity and will never taste success.

The reality is that you can have all the right knowledge, but if you hold on to the wrong beliefs or behaviors, you are more likely to meet with failure than you are with success. Failure is not always a bad thing, as long as you are learning from the mistakes and are correcting your behaviors and actions to reach success. Fortunately there are signs that serve as warnings that you may be on the path to constant failure. By acknowledging these signs, and making changes when necessary, you increase your odds of success dramatically.

Listed below are 10 signs that you’re addicted to constant failure:

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Post It NotesBy Jeff Haden

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.

You work really hard. In fact, you might not be able to work any harder. But you can still work smarter.

Here are five ways anyone can work smarter from Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter atBuffer, the social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social-media updates. (She’s also co-founder of Exist.)

Here’s Beth:

One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, exercise, and recreation time, so our time spent working is as productive as it can be.

Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it’s hard to switch off at the end of the day or take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage. Whenever I’m not working on Buffer I’m working on Exist, and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of “always working” rather than working smart. [Read more…]

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7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

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Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.

I’m looking you in the eyes, (ok well, not really since you are probably reading this article, but figuratively, I am burning a cyclops type hole in your face right now) and telling you that you don’t stand a chance.

I’m telling you that if you can read this article, look through this list and not claim it as your own, then you should be a little worried. [Read more…]

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9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do

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commuting-train-1940x900_34117Being more productive isn’t just about what you do. It’s about what you refuse to do.

If you want to be more productive, don’t start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no–but most importantly, they know how to delegate and outsource.

To get a handle on the time-sucking, productivity-killing tasks you should always hand off to others, I reached out to a variety of sources, including the folks at Zirtual, an online virtual assistant service. Here are the top things you should avoid, if you want to spend your time on what’s really important: [Read more…]

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The Happiness Diet: 5 Food Habits That Can Reverse Depression and Actually Make You Happier

Did you know that just a few surprising dietary tweaks can boost your happiness, and help speed upBe Happy recovery from depression?

The number of people on antidepressants is startling.

And when you look at the stats, almost 25% of women and 15% of men in their 40s and 50s are on antidepressants.

Do you know what’s even scarier? Medicating (over-medicating) people for depression is also on the rise – by over 400% (SOURCE:)

So what’s going on here? Why is everyone so unhappy? [Read more…]

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Stop Using Past Experience to Measure Future Success

 

Stop Using Past Experience to Measure Future Success

Your past experience provides a framework for thinking about the future. You can draw on that experience to gain perspective and avoid repeating mistakes. But measuring your future success by the yardstick of past experiences (particularly failures) can really sap your self-confidence. [Read more…]

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These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

going-outFEBRUARY 3 BY ANNA CHUI IN COMMUNICATIONMOTIVATION | 38 SHARESIf I’d need you to sum up your life and present it to everyone, how’d you do that? With an article of over 10,000 words or with 100 photos of your life?

Come to think of it, we can describe much of our lives in simple line graphs. [Read more…]

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Bruce Lee’s Best Productivity Tricks

Bruce Lee's Best Productivity Tricks

Bruce Lee is one of history’s most productive people, which is pretty amazing considering he died at 32 years old. He was not only an action film star and martial artist, but also an instructor, screenwriter, director, and philosopher. Here’s just a small bit of what we can learn from him.  [Read more…]

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The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

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 A decade ago, my friend Bill said, “Perry I’ve got a million-dollar idea for you. There’s just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity.”

“OK Bill, you’re on,” I said. He insisted I was leaving tons of money on the table by only writing and publishing books. He advised me to expand into business coaching.

I decided he was right. And guess what? I had the hardest time getting myself to actually do it. When I sat down to execute the details, my inner procrastinator said, “Wait a minute, why don’t you go get a haircut.”

I recognized the inner procrastinator as a signal that I was precisely on the right track. I resolved to finish the project.

That move doubled my income. Bill’s favorite charity, an inner city school in Philadelphia, got a check for $10,000. [Read more…]

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