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The One Thing That's Undermining All Your Productivity Hacks

Energy can be either a catalyst or a barrier, but it's always the precondition for doing anything productively.

It’s 10:53 a.m. Your calendar says you’re free now from 11 til noon. But you’re emotionally and mentally drained from the call that just wrapped. Do you launch into that project proposal …


Four Productivity Hacks To Power Through Your Day

Calling on a higher power to make it through the rest of the day? ‘Treps, these four hacks will make your day a breeze. Get cracking!

1. Set the scene Ever wonder how people read at cafés? Knowing that it’s become quite difficult to focus at will, cafés continue to be the default spot for quick …


Top Five Productivity Tips For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are busy souls and with only so many hours in the day and an endless list of tasks to be accomplished, becoming efficient is integral to success.

In the spirit of brevity, here are my top five productivity tips that will pay immediate dividends:

Create a “Top 3” List: Every morning, …


7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren't most employees.

One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …


Become a Productivity Monster by Eliminating These 5 Time-Wasting Habits

The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days -- personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for business.

Here are five time-wasting habits that many entrepreneurs …


7 Productivity Beliefs That Get You Nowhere Fast

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We’re all looking for faster, more productive ways to work, but sometimes our …


Try This Unbelievably Easy Productivity Hack

And it's something you probably already do

We’ve all been there: You’re facing a challenge and trying to come up with a bright idea to solve it. Now, science offers a simple but brilliant solution: Inspiration, it turns out, is only a blink away.

A new study finds that those “aha! moments,” as …


7 Healthy Habits That Maximize Your Productivity Every Day

Entrepreneurs usually keep a densely packed schedule that fits as much work as possible into their waking hours. There’s always something else to be done and more you’d like to achieve, so how do you keep your day running efficiently without being overrun by the demands on your time?

There are some …


7 Simple Tips to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Productivity is critical to your success at work. Business owners, managers and executives all want to get the most from their employees. If you’re not performing as efficiently or effectively as others, your long-term job prospects could be in trouble.

If you're recognizing yourself here, if you’re …


Productivity Experts Share Their 10 Best Tips for A Morning Routine Makeover

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to getting the most out of the first hours of the day, so we found 10 solutions to choose from.

"The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day," said 19th-century social reformer Henry Ward Beecher, and a couple of centuries later, the sentiment still …


10 Ways to Reignite Your Productivity | Adriana Girdler

Getting back in the groove after the lazy days of summer

Summer is now over. We may be physically back at work, but getting our mind in the groove …


5 Ways You're Sabotaging Productivity

I spend a lot of time reading research about organization and productivity, and I spend a lot of time hanging out with tech enthusiasts. As I've …

4 Ways that Music Can Help You Be More Productive

Looking for ways to improve your productivity? Try putting some rhythm in your workday.

Music: it can make you feel good, it can get stuck in your head, it can make you want to dance. But is it good or is it bad for productivity?

Apparently it can be good, if you choose wisely.

Researchers claim that …

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7 Productivity Hacks I Couldn't Live Without

I've spent a lot of time as an entrepreneur, but these seven hacks are some of the best tricks I've found.

As an entrepreneur, productivity is absolutely indispensable. You have so many tasks, so many responsibilities, and so many people pulling you in different directions that a dip in …


How Being More Average Can Increase Productivity

Dissecting the average daily grind can lead to more efficient workflows.

In our personal quest to achieve more with less, we often learn from two primary sources:

1. Academic studies that reveal opportunities for higher output, like the ones that tell us we should work while standing up and that lots …


11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

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When you own a small business, there are dozens of people and projects vying for your time and attention. It’s hard to figure out where to focus your resources and easy to become overwhelmed.

But your personal productivity helps determine your company’s productivity, so it’s crucial …


10 Ways to Kill the Distractions and Supercharge Your Productivity

Technology is both a blessing and a curse. While we all occasionally find ourselves obsessing over our Facebook feeds, technology also helps us perform better at our jobs.

A 2014 survey by Pew Research Center reported that technology has had a positive and lasting impact on worker efficiency. …

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5 Ways Weekends Can Boost Your Productivity Monday Through Friday

A long, stress-filled workweek can drain all your energy and leave you exhausted by Friday afternoon. Then on Monday morning, you know you have to start the whole cycle all over again.

You need rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to be refreshed and ready to work. Weekends are an ideal time to …


This Productivity Hack Completely Changed My Life, and It Can Improve Yours

During your day, you have a lot going on. Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."

Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is …

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3 Underappreciated Keys to Prolific Productivity

"Productivity" may be the goal, but we first have to understand that goal. As it turns out, productivity is not just about getting things done. Along with high performance, productivity is rooted in how we actually manage ourselves.

Sure, our calendars are in sync, but how much margin have we …


The Four Types Of Productivity Styles

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn't improved. As I looked around at my …


How Does Music Affect Your Productivity?

Productivity is becoming more and more of a buzzword in the workplace. With employers pushing for higher levels of productivity, employees are always looking for easy and practical way to maximise their efficiency.

What if there was something you could do as an employee that requires no effort on …

3 Strategies for Creating a To-Do List That Almost Does Itself

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Let's face it: getting things done is hard. Even when you have a solid "to-do" …


5 Practices to Gain More Time and Master Productivity

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Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats and our days are filled with endless to-dos. …


5 Tips to Organize Your Day for Maximum Productivity

Whether you're the type of person that jumps out of bed before your alarm clock or the kind that doesn't officially start your day until that second cup of coffee, we can all use a little push in the morning. Follow these tips to help you make the most out of your day and achieve maximum …


Try Out This Productivity Tip That Worked Wonders for Me

Type “productivity tip” into Google search and you are likely to come up with more than 112 million hits. That’s because we are all trying to be more productive. This interest has caused dozens of productivity-based companies (tech and otherwise) to sprout up in recent years, but I’m here to tell …


8 Ways to Radically Increase Your Productivity

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Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been …


A Quirky New Trick to Beat Procrastination

A new study offers an unexpected (and simple!) trick to help you rein in your tendency to put stuff off.

Entrepreneurs aren't the only people who struggle with procrastination. Psychologists, it seems, do too. At least that's what you'd have to conclude from the number of scientific studies …


Productivity expert David Allen on getting things done in a digital world

David Allen can sound something like a guru. The author of the productivity bible Getting Things Done likes to talk about "mismanaged inputs," the things that "pull on your psyche" and the nirvana people experience when they fully empty their email inbox.

"Have you ever tasted what it was like to …