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12 Ways to Improve Your Productivity in 5 Seconds Flat


By Marissa Laliberte

Set a mini goal

Before you jump into a task, take a few seconds to set an intention about what you hope to accomplish over the next 20 to 40 minutes or so, suggests Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project.

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The 5 Non-Negotiable Disciplines of a High Achiever

By Patrick Allmond

Daily interruptions are inevitable. Acting on a fear of missing out, we allow the beeps, dings and vibrations to interject, to assure us that we’re connected, and subconsciously we tell ourselves that that constant connection has no impact on the amount of work we can accomplish. But, in reality, we’re so bombarded with outside noise, it becomes almost impossible to avoid—and our productivity suffers because of it. Read more

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.

Do you ever wish you had more time to do everything? Have you had days that were busy but inefficient? Would you like to be highly productive, feel accomplished at the end of each day, with even time to spare?

The following are ten tips to help master your time, excerpted from my book (click on title): “The Seven Keys to Life Success”, and interspersed with thoughtful quotes, many of which from well-known, successful individuals who have (obviously) made good use of their time. Read more

Becoming Grittier: Mindset Changes to Achieve Long-Term Goals

By Nacho Caballero

Grit is the willingness to do whatever is needed to achieve long-term goals. Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania has been researching how grit correlates with activities like reaching the final rounds of the U.S. National Spelling Bee, or surviving the grueling first summer of training at West Point. She has found that being gritty is a better predictor of success than high IQ or SAT scores.

So, how do we become grittier? Is it even possible? Yes, it’s possible. How do I know this? I don’t, but I’m putting my money on the two techniques that I have used in my grittiest moments: outsourcing the decision to get started, and crafting an epic narrative. Read more

8 Habits That Will Upgrade Your Life

By Frances Bridges

Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments, and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and and liking how you do it.” You like who you are by knowing who you are, living by your values and practicing habits that help fulfill your potential, and make you a better family member and friend. But how do you get to that place? By building good habits, and having the discipline to practice them every day.

Here are eight habits that will help improve your life: Read more

How To Be Productive In 8 Hours

By Capital Campus

With four months already done and dusted in 2017, many are evaluating their year’s goals, sizing what they have achieved and what goals they are yet to met. The first quarter of the year is almost over and days seem to be getting longer. How does one remain productive despite the fatigue and distractions that come from life?

Here are a few tips to make the best of every day.
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The Golden Hour

By Brian Tracy

You become what you think about most of the time. And the most important part of each day is what you think about at the beginning of that day. Read more

7 Scientifically-Proven Habits To Boost Success

By Nile Bijoux

With how easy it is get distracted by the Internet these days, even Microsoft have said humans’ attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to 8, a second lower than a goldfish. That’s right, we’ve been outclassed by fish. Inevitably a lower attention span leads to lower productivity and thus a lower rate of success. In light of this, here are seven scientifically-proven habits to help you put that goldfish in its place. Read more

12 Things Successful People Do During Their Lunch Break

By Jacquelyn Smith

Do you typically spend your lunch hour scarfing down an unhealthy meal at your desk? Maybe you run out for a quick bite but keep your eyes glued to your smartphone. Or perhaps you just skip lunch altogether.

Experts say your lunch hour is critical for keeping your productivity and energy levels up. Working or rushing through it can be detrimental to your success. Read more

How To Refocus Naturally

By Krista Hillis

We’re living in a world that is both overwhelming and distracting. Think about your average day — from morning until night, we’re bombarded with information and stimuli. In turn, each decision you make and every distraction you’re exposed to takes its toll on your ability to focus.

We need to learn how to tune out irrelevant information so that we can maintain greater attention, helping us achieve more as we live a more fulfilling life. Easier said than done, right? If you struggle to focus, you will most certainly benefit from the following list of suggestions. Read more

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