Want To Know How Much You're Getting Done In A Day?

I’ve always been interested in finding new ways to boost my productivity. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended an online productivity assessment tool that he’d tried out. His words caught my attention, especially as he mentioned that the assessment was free – and only took around 2 minutes to complete! For most people (including myself), productivity is the difference between success and failure. Just think about your typical working day… However well you plan your tasks at the start of the day, if your productivity falls below par, you’ll quickly…

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Your Life Needs Strategy and Tactics, Just Like Any Games

Southwest Airlines has been around since 1966, and is generally considered one of the better airlines in the industry. While some airlines focus on big, potentially expensive amenities, Southwest focused its business model on cheaper flights and painless “commuter”-type flights for people who wanted to get from A to B with no fuss. Over time, Southwest’s business model has increasingly become the industry standard for airlines.[1] Southwest’s broader #strategy was cheaper, easier-to-get flights. But strategy is meaningless without #tactics. (Some call this “execution.”) To get cheaper flights, they reduced flight…

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Why Speaking Your Mind Should Not Be Encouraged

Ask any parent what their #1 pet peeve is, and they’ll probably tell you it’s their children wining. From a young age, we are taught not to complain and that wining is bad. However, we are also taught that it is important to “speak your #mind,” and not let others quiet your opinion. So where do we define the difference? While we can all likely agree that people who complain are not people we would prefer to spend time with, the average person has been found to complain anywhere from…

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The Secret Place Where All Great Ideas Are Born

Where do #great #ideas come from? The cliched view is that they come fully formed in a flash of inspiration. You’ve probably seen this in films or on TV, a character might be working over night trying to come up with a big idea, and suddenly their idea hits them. However, the reality is actually far more complicated. The truly great ideas, are the product of processes. They are the product of what a person sees and gets in touch with every day that combine to influence a thought. A…

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Get Your Wake Up Time Right is More Important Than Sleeping Tight

Do you #wake up every morning feeling tired and drained? No one likes to start the day feeling lethargic, but so many of us wake up exhausted even after a full night’s rest! If you’ve ever had to drag yourself out of bed in the morning to face the day, you’ll know how demoralizing it is to wake up feeling just as tired as you did when you went to sleep. Waking Up at Different Stages Of Sleep Determines Your Energy Level Everyone sleeps in cycles. Throughout the night, your…

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The Beauty of Suffering

No one likes #suffering. We try to get rid of any kind of pain and suffering at every turn. An entire industry sprang up around reducing the pain associated with dental and medical procedures. We have pain-free options for delivering babies. Everyone tries to dive into something new and avoid the pain after a heartbreak. It would stand to reason, then, that suffering is universally a bad concept. But what if that’s not true? Why Suffering Even Exists To understand the #beauty of suffering, you first need to understand why pain…

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If You Exercise but Sit a Lot, You're Still Unhealthy

A typical day used to be spent doing physical labor, but that is no longer the case. The inactivity most of us experience as part of our daily career routine can increase our risk of dying. You may make time to go to the gym an hour or two a week, but if 40 other hours are spent sitting at a desk or sitting during your lunch break, you aren’t actually compensating for it while you’re at the gym.[1] While many of us mean well and fully intend to walk…

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