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A lot of people ask me if I have any regrets about getting rid of my stuff. The easy answer is no, however, there are some things I know NOW,…<p>I’ve …

Minimalism

9 Words Elon Musk Just Used to Motivate Employees. You Should Steal 7 of Them

Tesla hit their production goals. One statement Elon Musk made about this serves as a good lesson in word choice, especially when you send an email.<p>The words you use are incredibly important. When you send emails, speak in front of a large group, or address employees in a meeting, trimming what you …

The Way You Speak About Successful People Determines Your Level Of Success

The way you think, speak and act literally shapes your brain.<p>Neuroplasticity accounts for how malleable our minds our, and is behind the phrase “what fires together wires together.” In other words, what we repeatedly train our minds to do, they will begin to do automatically. We know how to apply …

Self-improvement

What Is Swedish Death Cleaning and Why You Can't Wait to Do It

A new book explains why and how it's best for you (and your family) to clean things up now.<p>Please don't tell anyone, but I spent the first five days of the New Year holed up in my apartment, well dressed in my best pj's -- cleaning out my life. Part of what inspired this deep dive into my computer …

How to Be 20 Percent Smarter: Just Rearrange Your Schedule

When you do something has a huge impact on how well you do it.<p>If you want to get smarter, you could read more, try certain kinds of brain training, or learn study techniques suggested by science (or geniuses). Or, if you're feeling lazy today, you could just rearrange your schedule.<p>That's the …

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying off the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

How Much Money Is Your Time Actually Worth? Find Out With This 1 Simple Exercise

Time and money are intertwined, and you can't value yourself or your company higher than you value your own time.<p>There's a famous quote from philosopher William James: "To kill time is not murder, it's suicide."<p>Throughout my experience as an entrepreneur, and no matter how many companies I've …

11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

These simple, time-proven techniques will help you become more organized and productive.<p>We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

How to cut out drama in the workplace to improve results

• Suffering is optional, and usually self-imposed.<br>• Our suffering does not come from our reality; it comes from the stories we make up about our reality.<br>• Your circumstances are not the reason you can’t succeed; they are the reality in which you must succeed.<br>• Venting is the ego’s way of avoiding …

Best Business Books of 2017

Read one. Better yet, read them all. My list of the best business books of 2017.<p>Finding great books that provide new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business -- and yourself -- to greater heights.<p>That means finding books filled with ideas and perspectives that …

This Formula Will Make You Happier At Work and At Home in 2018

Wellbeing can be broken down into five key aspects.<p>Growth is good and we all want to be part of a growing company. But there is a dark side; a year of late nights, working on weekends, always-being-connected can really take a toll on people--depleting energy and impacting wellbeing.<p>Research shows …

Four Work-Life Questions To Ponder On Vacation This Summer

Print this out and take it someplace without any Wi-Fi.<p>You packed your favorite journal and a couple of pens. You planned some time on the beach, or left an afternoon empty to find a table at an outdoor cafe where you can grab an ice-cold drink and just <i>think.</i> This vacation, you’ve told yourself, …

Why Delegating Tasks Before a Vacation Never Works

Has returning to work after your vacation left you feeling less than refreshed? Have you stared in disbelief at unfinished work you believed had been carefully assigned to others during your absence? If so, you are not alone. But at the risk of blaming the victim, you may be more responsible for …

Why You Should Delegate Almost Everything--and Focus on What You're Good at Instead

The day I learned to delegate should be considered a national holiday.<p>Small businesses have to overcome a lot of hurdles to succeed. In addition to building a reputation and a clientele, you have to get the word out, keep your staff organized, and continue to grow and make enough money to pay your …

Small Business

Tim Ferriss Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

I've read four of the five books Tim Ferriss recommends...and the fifth is now on my reading list.<p>Finding new ways to look at the same problems is what often sets great entrepreneurs apart; Tim Ferriss is a perfect example. But how do you develop the ability to see--and act on--what other people …

Woman Loses Her Engagement Ring in Garden, Finds It 13 Years Later Wrapped Around a Carrot

Well, this is a new one.<p>In September of 2004, Mary Grams, an 84-year-old woman from Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while doing some yard …

How To Make Your Actual Work As Addictive As Email

This is how to break the trap of letting other people’s agendas dictate your days.<p>If you’re reading this article, you probably already know that email messes with our productivity and focus. How many times have you been deep into a project only to be distracted by a barrage of messages that …

“Use a To-do App”. This and other time management advice that didn’t work, and what eventually did

“Hey you have to check out [insert newest to-do app here]. It changed my life!”<p>You’ll hear this a lot. It also <b>misses the point</b>. What’s the point?</b> …

The Psychology of Productivity: How to Work Better, Longer, Faster

Tuan86 / Pixabay<p>Productivity is the defining word of the modern workplace.<p>It’s nearly impossible to read any business-focused blog and not come …

The 25 Best Wireless Earbud Upgrades

These give "easy listening" a whole new meaning.<p>Skip the struggle with a tangled headphone cord, and stop worrying about misplacing that silly Lightning connector for the iPhone 7. These wireless earbuds are the best you can buy, and they're compatible with all your most beloved devices. (Earbuds …

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Waking Up at 5 A.M. Doesn't Make Your Morning Routine Great. But These 5 Things Do

Mornings are where the tone for your day is set. Having a powerful routine goes a long way in setting you up for a successful day.<p>3:45 a.m.<p>That's when the alarm sounds for Apple CEO Tim Cook. And Cook isn't alone either, many other successful CEOs have boasted similar stories of waking up early. …

Spring Cleaning: 5 Things You Should Definitely Do to Clean Up Your Life

You really shouldn't skip number 4.<p><b>1. De-clutter your schedule.</b> Take a look at your current schedule and commitments. Try to come up with one that you could let go. People these days are typically over-scheduled and over-booked to the point that it is likely that nothing is being executed at a high …

Cleaning

Why Working Less is Good for Business

Will a four-day workweek boost employee productivity? There's evidence that it can.<p><i>Richard Walton is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member in Cape Town and Founder of AVirtual, a service that provides virtual personal assistants. We asked Richard about his thoughts on the traditional five-day</i> …

Why You Should Throw Out 90% of Your Possessions

In his new book Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki shares the lessons he learned by going minimalist.<p>When I first meet Fumio Sasaki, who recently wrote a book called <i>Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism</i>, he is taking a picture of a neon sign in the Cosmoplitan.com office that reads, “I WANT IT …

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

Furniture

A Designer’s Guide To Tech In 2017

We spoke to designers in attendance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show about the products they were most looking forward to and why.<p>This year’s Consumer Electronics Show brought 170,000 people to the city of Las Vegas to peruse the latest tech offerings under the fluorescent lighting of the …

Being A Creature Of Habit Can Be Awesome, Really. I Swear We Are Not All Boring.

Flying by the seat of my pants has never been my style; I prefer to stick to a schedule. I’m a creature of habit, doing pretty much the same things …

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