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Naturally successful people do these 5 things at work every day

<b>1. They are 80 percent positive</b><p>Being blindly positive or perpetually negative can cause others to be frustrated or annoyed or to simply tune out.<p>This is why some of the best research on daily experience is rooted in ratios of positive and negative interactions. Over the last two decades, scientists …

GTD 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done (GTD) is one of the most popular productivity systems out there today, and with good reason. It’s a very effective system for …

Productivity

8 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity and Boost Your Success

Do you find yourself constantly overwhelmed and always running to stay in place? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of urgent …

Thoughts and Tips on Time Management - People Development Network

• Bio<br>• Latest Posts<p>Michael Maynard<p>Latest posts by Michael Maynard (see all)<p>Making Culture change stick - August 26, 2014<br>• Managing Change Through …

The Increasingly Popular Technique Helping Businesses Beat Procrastination | Inc.com

Procrastination can become a problem, especially in small businesses that are striving to grow. Whether a small business owner is building something with his own team or outsourcing it to a capable team of contractors, it can be easy for project deadlines to be missed month after month after …

Project Management

Five Common Misconceptions About Productivity That Can Hold You Back

We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, for …

Time Management

Stop Playing the Victim with Your Time Management and Take Control

When it comes to managing your time, many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests coming at them that make them a victim to their …

Management

5 Tips For Prioritizing Your Ever-Growing To-Do List

Check one item off: Organize your day an hour before you get to work. Your boss will thank you for it.<p>It’s standard productivity advice: Do your most important task during your most productive time. But even if you know when you work best, it’s not always easy to figure out what deserves your …

10 Ways To Do More in Less Time

At the age of six, I started alphabetizing my books, making detailed chore charts, and organizing my days around a carefully kept (though admittedly …

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Efficiency | Inc.com

When it comes to many of the people who we think are hardworking, we're really just misinformed. For instance, it is a common thought that people who work late are hardworking. Why? Because the assumption is that they have so much work to do that they must burn the midnight oil to get it done. …

Time Management

10 Ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder | Inc.com

My bosses say all the time: "We don't want you to work hard, we want you to work smart." (I work at an ad agency and innovative Think Tank)<p>I'm going to start big picture here and work backwards.<p><b>1. At the end of every year,</b> reflect on what goals you accomplished, what goals you fell short on, and …

Time Management

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

11 Fantastic Productivity Tricks You Can Use Today | Inc.com

We all have important things to get done at work, but far too often, at the end of the day we realize that we haven't accomplished what we set out to do. The problem is that for all sorts of different reasons we end up doing things that don't help us meet our goals.<p>The solution is to focus on the …

Time Management

5 Presentation Tips From CEO Keynotes At CES

Smart gadgets were all the buzz at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Smart drones were flying around the keynote stage, smartphone apps opened smart doors, and smart cars were driving themselves. There were also some very smart business leaders delivering exceptionally …

Public Speaking

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

4 Subtle Differences Between Workaholics And High Performers

Workaholism, he says, looks similar to high performance on the outside — but they're actually <i>nothing</i> alike.<p>Gordon has spent a great deal of time doing research and conducting experiments on himself to understand the difference between workaholism and high performance. He found that while they both</i> …

The Workplace

The Cutting Edge Way to Do Interval Training

You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart rate interval training, says Alwyn Cosgrove, co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California and top <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness adviser.<p>Here’s how it works: Instead of pre-determining how long you work and rest for a …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

Jordana Jaffe of Embarkability makes sure time is spent working and not scheduling - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Image provided by Getty Images (René Jansa)<p>Way too often, we feel like our days and hours guide us, rather than vice versa. Our schedules are the …

The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes People Make While Giving Presentations

To help you understand what <i>not</i> to do, the experts at SOAP Presentations in São Paulo, Brazil, compiled some of the worst body language mistakes you can make while presenting — as well as how you can easily correct them.<p>We've published the slides here with SOAP's permission.

30 Time Management Tips For Work-Life Balance

Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and stay balanced at work as well as outside the office.<p>Use whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might also find it useful to come back to these tips at a …

6 Ways to Improve Your Focus (And Beat Procrastination)

If you’re like me, you may find it difficult to get things done due to a combination of procrastination and distractions.<p>Here are six ways to improve …

Procrastination

Terrific Productivity Tips to Make Your Week a Triumph

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a summer weekend and you're savoring another barbecue or a wonderful stroll by the beach and thinking, "How do I carve out more moments like this? If I only could be more productive during the work week."<p>To help you in your quest, I …

5 Tips For Giving A Powerful Speech That Will Inspire Your Audience

You always want to leave your audience feeling enlightened, hopeful, and inspired — but that's no easy feat.<p>Here are the five steps to writing a powerful speech that will move your listeners:<p>The first rule of great speechmaking: consider the audience.<p>"A great speechmaker possesses great tact," says …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

This 2-Minute Trick Will Boost Your Productivity

Even the most organized to-do lists can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start.<p>Luckily, Edward G. Brown lays out a simple solution for prioritizing tasks in his book "The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had." All you have to do is differentiate between …

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination, "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

Mindfulness