Paul Minors

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7 Single-Page Productivity Planners to Organize Your To-Do List

Advertisement<p>There is no one-size-fits-all productivity solution. Different people have different ways to get things done. As much as you love …

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015

Make 2015 your most productive year yet by doing more of the one thing that matters: focusing.<p>Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

How to Get Off the To-Do Treadmill

You need to learn the difference between busy and productive. Here's where to start.<p>Raise your hand if you wrote out (or typed into an app) a to-do list for the day.<p>It feels good, right?<p>Making the list helps you feel organized for the coming day, and it takes some of the pressure off your brain to …

Another reason to spend money on experiences rather than things

It’s been over a decade since American psychologists Leaf Van Boven and Thomas Gilovich concluded that <i>doing</i> things makes people happier than <i>having</i> things. “To Do or to Have? That Is the Question” was the title of the study they published in 2003 (PDF), and it’s been cited hundreds of times since. …

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Meditate and Change Your Life

We live in a time when we tend to look so far ahead into the future that we may lose sight of what's going on in our lives at the moment. I know I used to find myself running so far and so fast that I missed an entire year here and there.<p>All that changed when I began meditating.<p>Meditation stills …

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Use the 45/15 rule for productive procrastination

Unless you are lucky enough to have a personal management robot (million dollar idea right there guys), you are probably responsible for managing …

An Essential Guide Of Habits That Foster Productivity And Focus

Single-tasking, walks around the office, leisure reading–some of these are fun, others a little more painful, but they’re all so simple.<p>“I don’t have time,” “I couldn’t possibly do that this week ,” “I’m so busy.” How many times have you said something along these lines this week alone?<p>Do you …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

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Removing Negativity From Your Life

<i>Json SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>Having more positivity in your life tends to lead to happiness, success and an overall feeling of calm.<p>However, positivity can be an elusive animal to catch. …

What Is The Most Productive Thing I Can Do When I Am Bored?

<i>Answer by Visakan Veerasamy, an employee of ReferalCandy and writer for Poached Magazine, for Quora.</i><p>I’ve noticed that everything that’s been stated …

Five ways to get organized for work

1<p>Ditch the open-door policy<p>You’ll never tackle the mission-critical work of growing your company if you invite employees to plop down on your office …

When You Follow These 9 Simple Tricks, You Will Stay Organized And Productive Every Day

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Time Management

Teamwork Athletic CEO Matt Lehrer: Why I Bootstrapped My Business | Inc.com

Your Personality Is the Most Powerful Tool You Have

Don't sweat the brainy stuff. Just be your likeable self.<p>If you had to choose, who would you prefer to work with? A competent person who is not very likeable, or a likeable person who is not all that competent?<p>People pick colleagues for any number of reasons: the prestige of being associated with a …

Stop Using Your Day Job As an Excuse for Not Pursuing Your Passion

Most creative minds in history did not have the pleasure of sitting around only working on what they wanted. They had day jobs—just like you—because …

Automatically Back Up Your Evernote Notebooks with These Scripts

Evernote is an awesome tool for capturing all sorts of information, but what if it suddenly <i>doesn't</i> remember everything? (I.e., it goes down or …

10 Essential Podcasts Every Ecommerce Entrepreneur Should Subscribe To

While blog posts are great, there's also a lot of incredible content out there in the form of Podcasts. If you’re not familiar, Podcasts are recorded …

5 Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

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 …

Time Management

How We Doubled Email Signups in 30 Days: Our Strategies to Get More Email Subscribers

We wrote a post awhile back about email list building, and in the course of writing that post, we got the Christmas morning jitters. We wanted to try …

Why I Stopped Using 'Actually' and 'But' In My Customer Service Emails

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>One of my favorite “happiness hacks” has been to attempt to remove the word “actually” from my vocabulary.<p>This has been remarkably hard to do, and I still have to struggle not to let it past my lips or fingers. At Buffer, we have found that there is a small …

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Happiness Hacks: The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy, Backed By Science

We love happiness at Buffer.<p>We’ve renamed customer support as customer happiness.<p>If there’s a smile to be had or a positive outlook to take, we’ll do …

The Big List of Twitter Tools: 93 Free Twitter Tools and Apps to Fit Any Need

Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen power-ups.<p>That’s how it …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Article Written by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post | Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. …

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …