Brian Rogers

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Surprise! The Missing Link to Beating Procrastination Is a Tomato

Increase your attention span and boost your productivity by doing this 1 very simple thing. With a tomato.<p>You've been told time and time again that fruits and vegetables can affect how you work and live.<p>You have heard, "you are what you eat," when you were growing up, and later on you might have …

Time Management

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

Time Management

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Five Signs You’re at Risk of Living a Mediocre Life

<i>A mediocre life is one in which you put forth a mediocre effort.</i><p>In the Bible myth, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, condemned to …

11 small things that will make you instantly more employable

January has a reputation for being the most popular time of year for people to job hunt. After using the Christmas break to reflect on life, then being hit by the January blues, it's not exactly surprising that job searches are at a high during at this time of year.<p>The problem is: everyone's doing …

Best document scanning apps for Android

As our technology becomes more and more integrated with the world around us, it becomes easy to forget that many important documents are still …

<b>Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time</b> | Inc.com

If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if you're a lawyer who bills at $500 an hour. The most valuable thing you …

Retirement

11 Excel Tricks And Shortcuts For Spreadsheet Ninjas

Even if you use Microsoft Excel regularly, there's a fair chance you might not be getting as much out of it as you can. Improve your Excel efficiency …

You Have More Than Enough Time to do High Value Work, You’re Just Not Spending it Right

“I don’t have enough time.” We’ve all said it before.<p>Time poverty is a distribution issue.<p>Many people hate being idle. They value productivity, so they glorify being busy. They seek out busyness for the sake of being busy.<p>They sense a feeling that they are time-constrained, yet they are more …

Elon Musk Has 24 Hours in a Day. So Do You. Here's How He Gets More Done | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin once said that time is like money. Without being managed properly, how do you know where it's going?<p>Time management is one of those issues that we all face at work, but (ironically) few of us have the time to address.<p>For the world's top CEOs, however, time management simply can't …

Time Management

How to Find Inner Peace

As a licensed clinical psychologist and corporate trainer, clients come to see me every day seeking relief from their stressful lives. In most cases, …

Meditation

Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.<p>At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.<p>That doesn't mean the <i>end justifies the means</i>, but it does mean that if you …

Motivation

A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential | Inc.com

Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in a two-bedroom apartment. He was a self-described ordinary kid and worse-than-ordinary student. Forty-two years after starting his …

Self-improvement

Build muscle with the pushup challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

9 of the Best Ab Workouts on YouTube

Let's get ready to rock those abs, strengthen your core, tighten your tummy, and improve your posture — these quick and powerful workouts target your midsection in under 10 minutes. We rounded up nine of the best workout videos on YouTube so you can piece together a (totally free) ab routine for …

The 5 Most Common Procrastination Excuses Solved

From not knowing how to start to not having a deadline, here are some solutions.<p>Bad news: We’re biologically hardwired to procrastinate. Research shows we possess a limited amount of willpower that drains throughout the day, regardless of what we do.<p>We can’t avoid procrastination. Instead, embrace …

Want to Be Happier and Less Stressed? Here Are 6 Strategies to Taking on Any Challenge | Inc.com

No matter who you are or what you've accomplished, life is full of experiences that can pull you underwater so deeply that it feels as if you will never re-surface.<p>Zen priest and Harvard educator Robert Waldinger leads The Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has tracked 724 men for 75 years …

Self-help

This 17-Year-Old Sums Up in 1 Paragraph What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet.<p>But don't just take my word for it. The CEOs of some of the best and brightest companies in the world -- including …

Leadership

Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

I often hear feedback from CSR leaders who lament the challenge of busy employees.<p>Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, …

12 30-Day Challenges That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

For some people, the best way to change a habit is with baby steps. They start incredibly small to avoid terror and procrastination and gradually work their way up from there.<p>But others are more the dive-right-into-the-cold-water type. For these folks, the best way to change your life is through a …

Stand Up Comedy

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do) | Inc.com

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.<p>Yet culture doesn't just happen. It takes …

Employment

The 3 Most Dangerous Work Personalities and How to Deal With Them | Inc.com

Since I don't have a real job, I take special pleasure in reading about how bad having a real job can be. So, of course, I found it impossible to resist Jody Foster's <i>The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively With Difficult People at Work</i> (with Michelle Joy, St. Martin's Press, April 2017). …

Psychology

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.<p>It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with <i>doing</i>–with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in …

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

How Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure: Breath is everything

For Swiss Olympic golfer Fabienne In-Albon, competing in the Olympic Games had been a life-long dream -- one she'd been training for since she was just 10 years old. Here's the way she describes her big moment:<p>"At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when I walked to the first tee on the first day of …