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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every. Single. Day.

You might think the “perfect employee” works around the clock, constantly checks email and never takes a break or goes on vacation. But it turns out this perception is all wrong. In fact, the most successful people tend to know when to switch off, kick back, and refocus their energy.<p>So whether …

19 Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Resume

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals. That means you have to win them over fast.<p>To get a better idea of what makes a resume …

Employment

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 …

Time Management

5 Perks Worth Negotiating at Work

<i>by Camille Noe Pagan</i><p>But that’s just one of the workplace policies and perks up for discussion. Whether it’s explicitly said or not, things like flexible working arrangements, maternity leave and even the projects you get to work on may not be set in stone.<p>Of course, this doesn’t mean you should …

10 Habits of Passionate People That You Can Adopt As Well

We are all naturally passionate at some point in our lives. We all start out that way at least. Most children contain the energy and love of life …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity | Inc.com

No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That's why how you use your time makes all the difference...whether you're bootstrapping a startup or running a billion-dollar company like Jim Whitehurst, the president and CEO …

Time Management

Zero Motivation to Go to Work? 10 Tips

We all need the occasional "mental health day" off from work to reboot our minds and bodies, but what if you have already called in sick one too many times? Assuming you're experiencing a normal ebb in the energy you have for work and not a more serious issue (like depression, addiction or …

Mental Health

Income Diversification: Why You Need to Diversify Your Income

Diversification is a concept that I’ve embraced all my life. In the past, I have discussed investment diversification and also touched on the concept …

37 Tips For A Better 2014

Greatness is always gossiped about. What others say or think about you is really none of your business. Don’t make it your concern<p>Expect what you say …

The 6 Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night and Morning

The key to productivity is creating a routine. Follow these bedtime habits and pre-work rituals to get the most out of your days.

5 Productivity Tips for Incredibly Busy People

What’s your personal strategy to staying productive even during explosively busy times? It’s easy to get sidetracked when your to-do list is a mile …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Personal Hygiene

10 add-ons to make Evernote even more useful

Evernote makes it easy to create and access notes in the form of plain text, Web clippings, images, audio and even video – and then access them wherever you are via the Web or a variety of desktop and mobile apps.<p>It’s insanely useful, and third-party developers have extended its functionality even …

11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …