Shreya J

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3 Essential Systems For Becoming Massively Productive

Whether you’re working in a large company or running your own business, systems are your best friend.<p>They will help you accomplish more, even when you feel like spending your mornings gazing into the fridge or refreshing your Instagram feed.<p>Systems (not software) will prevent you from …

Outsourcing

Are You Productive Enough?

<i>Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.”</i> <i><br>Enough: “As much or as many as required.”</i><p>As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” using a variety of methods. I’m also familiar with the fact that individuals fall on …

Skim This List of Science-Backed Productivity Hacks And Instantly Become More Focused | Inc.com

You can't swing a cat without hitting a "productivity hacker" these days. Between drinks engineered to help you focus, to folks going barefoot so they can think better, we're up to our ears in strange and often cumbersome advice on how to focus better and be more productive.<p>After years of reading …

Productivity

6 Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>Productivity is an interesting concept. What does it truly mean to be productive? Sure you may have worked for 14 hours straight …

Time Management

10 harsh lessons that will make you more successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond …

Success

7 quotes from 2018 U.S. Open stars that will inspire you in your career

The U.S. Open celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, with some of the toughest athletes taking the court and going for it all. If you played sports …

Motivation

Here are 16 tips to help you be better at ‘adulting’

<b>What are some of your top tips for adulting well?</b><p>I’m 30 now and I’d say that I’ve been “Adulting Well” for about 7 years.<p>As a result, I own a …

Self-improvement

Set habits, not goals

I’m doing something different and sharing 10 simple lessons with you on how to get the life you want. Think of this as a free, crash course on …

Motivation

The Periodic Table of Technology Lays Out Which Advances Are Coming Next

Pretty much everybody learns the periodic table of the elements in school (or, in the case of this writer, tries and fails to learn the periodic …

Periodic Table

18 Proven Ways to Stay Focused That Increase Productivity

The only sure way to get everything done is to do one thing at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. Accomplishing all the things you need and want to do requires forethought and planning, along with a continuous supply of …

Time Management

4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction

In the flurry of statistics that exist around personal productivity, there’s one I find especially alarming: The average person is distracted or interrupted every <i>40 seconds</i> when working in front of their computer. In other words, we can’t work for even <i>a single minute</i> before we focus on something …

Time Management

This Is Why Bad Habits Get Worse When You Try To Change Them

You’ve resolved to make a change in your life. You’re ready to be more productive, less fearful and finally get around to Kondo-ing the closet in the foyer.<p>But as soon as you’re clear on what you want to change, you notice that you feel more compelled than ever to engage in it. You take a deep, …

Extinction

11 signs you’re going to be successful, even if it doesn’t feel like it

That’s a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn’t know anything about it. It’s a big advantage …

Self-improvement

5 habits that will make you more productive at work (without trying harder)

When most of us brainstorm how to improve our performance at work, we think of trying harder and putting in more hours. But the truth is, our …

10 practical answers to 10 powerful questions

The other day I received an email from a reader with 10 questions she wanted me to answer. No introduction. No small talk.<p>Just a list of questions …

Self-improvement

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

Why we hate using email but love sending texts

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?<p>Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my colleagues …

Text Messaging

14 strategies to accelerate your personal growth by 1,000%

First, personal evolution is a choice.<p>It’s not genetic.<p>It’s an overall approach to life.<p>It’s a mindful understanding of how the internal and external …

Self-improvement

Not Enough Time in the Day? Ask Yourself These 50 Tough Questions to Find Out Why

Poor time management isn't about a lack of time. It's about how you think about time.<p>Hands down, one of the most common problems faced by entrepreneurs is a "lack of time." Yet, how is it that some people achieve so much more than others when we all share the same 24 hours? It's not because they …

New Data Suggests Following Your Passion Will Make You Less Successful. Here's Why.

Popular mantras like "follow your passion" are now proven detrimental to success. Follow this instead.<p>Google returns over 406 million results in a simple search to follow your passion.<p>Ignore them all.<p>New data out of Stanford, in a paper that is forthcoming in Psychological Science, suggests that …

I Interviewed More Than 300 Successful People About Their Morning Routines — Here Are The 4 Common Themes

Over the past five years, my co-author and I have interviewed hundreds of successful individuals—including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca …

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

5 reasons success will not make you a happy person

As a kid growing up on a remote cattle ranch in Wyoming, it didn’t take much to make me a happy person. I loved to spend time with our animals — …

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

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4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

It's Not Too Late: 5 Ideas To Make This Your Most Productive Summer Yet

In the popular imagination summer is time for lying fallow — take a break, the livin’ is easy. And summer <i>is</i> a great time for vacations, so go ahead and take one. But even a two-week vacation leaves plenty of time for other pursuits. Summer’s slower pace can make it the perfect time for …