Why Sharing Your Goals Makes Them Less Achievable

The more committed to your goals, the more secretive you should be about them. Social media is saturated with New Year’s Resolutions, many have to do with losing weight. According to Nielsen.com, the top two 2015 New Year’s Resolutions were to stay fit and healthy followed by losing weight. It is not surprising that gym memberships tend […]

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Want to improve focus and productivity? Do one thing at a time

Juggling too many activities wastes time and energy, so shelve at least some for those life goals (for now) The urge to do too many things at once is nothing new: as long ago as 1887, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was bemoaning the way “one thinks with a watch in one’s hand, even as one […]

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How to Focus on Achieving Your Goals and Beating the ‘Distraction Loop’

You begin with a plan for what you want to accomplish for the day. However, halfway through your workday your plan gets changed due to some conflicting priority or distraction, like being called into an ad hoc meeting that lasts for 90 minutes and distracts you from your priorities. One reason some get caught in […]

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How to Setup Smart Goals for Your Personal Growth

Personal growth is easier said than done. Attempts to change can even seem like we are fighting against our nature. Here we are going to explain how to have smart goals and how to be gentle with yourself when it comes to personal growth. One Goal at a Time Personal growth at times can even […]

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5 Science-Approved Ways to Break a Bad Habit

Having habits can often be a good thing. When you drive to work for example, you don’t need to wonder whether you should turn left or right; the route becomes habit. “We want the brain to learn how to do those things without energy and effort,” says Russell Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford […]

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Gamify Your Life and Become Massively Successful

Gamification is turning a task into a game in order to motivate yourself to do it. The beauty of gamification is that the difficulty of a task (or how dreary it may seem) can be offset if you feel rewarded for completing it. Gamification works because it creates a feeling of being rewarded each time we […]

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How to Set Goals for 2021 During a Pandemic

We are reaching that point in the year when many of us start thinking about our personal and professional goals for the upcoming year. But goal-setting for 2021 isn’t like setting goals in a normal year – we’ve lived through months of uncertainty, with no sure end in sight, and most of us are in […]

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How to Use the Rule of Three to Master Productivity

I introduced The Rule of Three in my best-seller, Getting Results the Agile Way, as a way to help everybody master productivity, time management, and work-life balance. The Rule of Three is a very simple way to get better results with skill. Rather than get overwhelmed by your tasks, you get intentional about your three victories that you want […]

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How to Invest in Yourself: 10 Life-Changing Ways to See Big Returns

Learning how to invest in yourself can be a bit of a tug-of-war, especially as a business owner. You want to invest in self-care but if you’re not working on your business, you’re not making money. This can lead to feeling so guilt, stress, and anxiety. It’s not a pretty cycle to get stuck in. ???? […]

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