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12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Operating Systems

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Afternoons and Increase Productivity

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do this afternoon.<p>Many people struggle to remain productive in the afternoon. After lunch, they become sluggish and begin putting off the tasks they need to do. Their mind wanders and they often find unimportant things to do, like searching Facebook or …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Choose Love Over Fear

Fear will always be part of life. But you get to decide how much.<p>Are you reaching for what you love, or running away from what you fear? The right choice can make a huge difference to your success, your sense of fulfillment, and your happiness.<p>This past spring, the comedian Jim Carrey made a …

7 Things Successful People Always Do Before Breakfast

Getting big things done before you leave for the office in the morning can put you one step closer to the success you desire.<p>The last time I checked, there are still only 24 hours in a day. One thing really successful people do is to squeeze the most out of those 24 hours as they can. For most of …

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their …

I Dropped 50 Pounds and Became Addicted to Running

How a pair of jeans and an upcoming wedding inspired Theodora Blanchfield's incredible weight loss<p><b>Before:</b> 189 <b>After:</b> 137<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>As a kid, I was always really active. I was never super skinny, but I played a lot of sports like tennis and gymnastics. Plus, I had that awesome teenage metabolism; I …

Why I Am NOT Sorry

Recently, I decided to return to full-time work. It has been quite a while since I've interviewed, but because I have had many years of working experience in New York City and abroad, I felt confident in my abilities.<p>My friend forwarded me a lead and almost immediately, I received a response -- …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Read This Book.

When it comes to finding inspiration and great leadsership advice, there are countless resources in media. There are too many movies, novels and other helpful business books to list in this short article.<p>To help cut through the noise, we asked behavior science expert James Clear to share his best …

Leadership

The Secret To A Successful New Year

New Year's resolutions often fall by the wayside. But this one is critical.<p>An attractive, single, friend of mine is constantly asked out on dates. Before she will consider saying yes, she asks the men a series of questions. The first, and most important, question she asks is "How often do you read …

Self-improvement

Want Your Next Week to Be Super Productive? Try These 5 Success Strategies

Get a jump on next week by putting a bow on this week, and then enjoying--really enjoying--your weekend.<p>After a long week of writing and meeting deadlines, I really look forward to my weekends--getting out of the office, tapping into my latest foodie desire, playing my beloved guitars, sleeping in …

10 Great Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use

Here is our list of 10 great productivity tricks that anyone can use.<p>Here is our list of 10 great productivity tricks that anyone can use:<p>Observe Yourself and Other People<p>Step one in being a good time manager includes observing the ways you presently spend your time. Take note of where your time …

Stop Making 'Workaholics' a Dirty Word

I’ve been saddened, okay angered, by the change in how we treat our hard workers.<p>When I was growing up in the 1950s, people who worked long hours …

Your Worth Is Not Dependent on What You Do or Accomplish

<b>“A life's worth, in the end, isn't measured in hours or money. It's measured by the amount of love exchanged along the way.” ~Unknown</b><p>I’ve had a</i> …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

How To Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Sometimes a roadblock sends you down a better path.<p>There's only one simple question to ask, in order to turn a problem into an opportunity. And believe it or not is was contained within a long forgotten film starring John Belushi of all people.<p>The movie <b>Continental Divide</b> basically disappeared …

Why you should use Evernote to write your next book

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 113<p>The digital note-taking app Evernote is growing in popularity with authors, with more and more of them swearing by …

23 Incredible Benefits Of Getting More Sleep

We're always on the lookout for ways to transform our lives, but sometimes we forget that - along with exercise - there's another miracle drug within …

The Science Of Dealing With People You Hate

Raise your hand if you've gotten stuck chatting with someone you hate at a holiday party recently. Whether it's a drunk close-talker or a very vocal …

7 Psychology Tricks to Make Your Resolutions Stick

You know the old goal-setting adage: Don’t bite off more than you can chew (especially if your goal is to lose weight). But if that were all it took, …

The Secret to Successful Goal-Setting (And Having Your Best Year Ever!)

<i>Interested in learning how to build a life and business around doing what you love? So am I. Let’s connect.</i><p>If you haven’t gotten pumped about next …

Goal Setting Simplicity: Bullet Journal Wins

It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are looming, and it’s time to wrap up 2014, and set some clear and simple goals for 2015. I love goal …

5 Steps to Align Your Reward Process and Reach Your Company Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As 2014 rapidly draws to a close, businesses everywhere and of every size are starting to plan for 2015. The pace of business has accelerated drastically in the last decade. As such, businesses need to update their goal-setting practices …

Employee Engagement

Goal Setting For WordPress Web Designers

Running a business, even a web development business, without clear goals is like picking a direction and driving without knowing where you want to …

The Science of Goal Setting

Why do some goals fail?<p>Do you ever wonder why some New Year's resolutions die a long, slow death while others seem as easy to do as a simple checklist item? It comes down to science.<p>I want to teach you the science of goal-setting.<br>• The research behind resolutions.<br>• Our investigations for …

Looking Forward: 3 Strategies for Goal Setting in 2015

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy )<p>Look, I <i>know</i>. You've got a lot on your plate right now: last-minute gift-buying, …

Goal Setting

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

The 10 Most Effective Ways to Finish What You Start

I have been the champion of the fizzing out game. My father would joke that I would start anything new with enormous enthusiasm and fervor but …