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The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life

Two minutes here and there rarely matter very much over the course of a day, a week, a lifetime.<p>But there are two minutes you could spend, right now, …

When creating new habits, let yourself be sloppy

Written on 27th February, 2013<br>Comments<p>"Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good" - Gretchen Ruben<p>One thing I have realized for myself, is that although …

The Secret to Getting Big Things Done at Work and in Life

Question: What do the founder of Quirky, the creator of Duolingo, and the farmer who grew the world’s largest pumpkin have in common?<p>Answer: They all …

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

Why We Fail At Habits And What To Do About It

<i>— Begin Transcript —</i><p>Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book, The Lean Email Simple System, and also creator of the …

Time Management

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

42 Productivity Experts Reveal How To Build Habits In 3 Steps

All high performing people have one thing in common:<p>Successful habits.<p>Research shows that as much as 40% to 45% of what you do on a daily basis is</b> …

10 Things Organized People Do Every Day

Being organized isn't just about going through your paper piles once in a while. It's not just about doing the spring cleaning thing once a year …

Productivity

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

Deliberate Practice: How To Improve Productivity... Fast

When you think of improving productivity, you most likely imagine fancy to-do lists, sophisticated calendars and glamorous lifehacks.<p>Yet, the real …

Productivity

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Best Procrastination Tip Ever

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.”<p>But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new …

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW

Book Reviews

Automatic Creativity: How to Make Creative Thinking into a Habit

In the 21st century, ideas are valuable. That's because we live in an information economy.<p>A century ago, value was created through manufacturing. You …

How To Be Happy: Optimize Your Downtime In 3 Easy Steps

Do you work hard?<p>I bet you do.<p>Here’s a more interesting question though – do you relax as hard as you work? Do you optimize your downtime as much as …

Happiness

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks | The Art of Manliness

Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises? That your life is basically spent putting out one proverbial fire after …

4 surprising ways to increase your willpower

Will Power

The top 10 lessons I learned from A Year of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day | Inc.com

Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:<p><b>"Here's what I'm thinking."</b><p>You're in charge, but that doesn't mean you're smarter, savvier, or more insightful than everyone …

Self-improvement

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent

In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance …

7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life after 50. When we feel happy, we are more likely to get out and engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become.<p>Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term …

How To Wake Up Happy: 3 Can’t-Fail Techniques You Can Use

A happy person is a productive person.<p>But unfortunately, happiness takes work. It takes dedication. Yes, sometimes, things just work out in your …

The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact

There are <b>no</b>quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and tried out much of the …

Note-Taking