John Tzanakakis

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If you don’t finish your work then you’re just busy, not productive

One of the biggest realizations I’ve come to as part of my PhD, is how little people care about how I spend my time, they only care about what I am able to deliver. Yet in order to deliver, you need to finish. I was recently reading an article on this topic, and I think the advice can be best …

Time Management

The Secret to Creating Successful Morning Routines No One Ever Talks About

I wake up at 5:45 a.m. every weekday.<p>I drink a full glass of water, a cup of iced coffee, and get in the shower.<p>I get dressed, and I meditate for 20 minutes. After meditating, I write/edit for one and a half to two hours before I go to work.<p>I have developed the famous "morning routine," many of us …

Time Management

How to Stay Motivated Working From Home

Working from home gives you that cherished freedom, but plenty of distractions, as well.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1986, I started my first company, Generic Computers, Inc., in a spare bedroom in my house. I worked at my corporate job during the day and on my …

Productivity

How to Reduce Stress by Breathing Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military

12 Quotes from Zen Masters That Will Stop You Over Thinking to Achieve Clarity of Mind

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

18 Effective Habits of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

Whether we like it or not, a big part of what we do in life is governed by habits. Even more importantly, habits can lead us to think and feel in certain patterns.<p>Since habits are so powerful, it's worth paying attention to the ones that are most effective.<p>Here are 18 effective habits of successful …

Self-improvement

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …