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7 Of History’s Weirdest, Most Awesome Productivity Tips

Beethoven, Franklin, Angelou. Caffeine, nudity, hotel rooms. How Fast Company–and history’s greats–do productivity.<p>If genius is close to madness, then works of genius require working like a mad man, woman, or muppet.<p>As Amanda Green writes on Mental Floss–drawing from Mason Curry’s <i>Daily Rituals: How</i> …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.<p>When you’re learning a new skill–whether developing dance moves or websites–quantity is way more important than quality.<p>Why? Over at Medium, entrepreneur-essayist Herbert Lui …

3 Motivational Mind Tricks Designed To Power Progress

What building a Lego figurine, frequenting coffee shops, and “deliberate practice” teach us about completing the task at hand–happily.<p>Progress is untapped power. It fuels our motivation and performance like no other incentive yet is broadly overlooked by managers.<p>To gain that integral sense of …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

Who’s More Productive, Introverts Or Extroverts?

Yes. Everyone’s a little introverted. Everyone’s a little extroverted. And everyone can work better by embracing both qualities.<p>“There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert,” observed Carl Jung, the psychologist who popularized the terms. “Such a person would be in the lunatic …

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …