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The Secret To Exceptional Productivity? Living A Life Of Conscious Action

People often ask me about how I manage to find time to run a company, write for Forbes, publish a book, and raise a young family. My answer is always the same. There are no life hacks or secret techniques that one can employ to boost productivity. Instead, I believe productivity is the result of a …

Consciousness

Your Air-Conditioned Office Could Be Hurting Your Productivity—Here’s How to Fight Back

With the mercury peaking and the dog days of summer setting in, offices everywhere are fighting back the only way they know how: by cranking up the …

Job Satisfaction

The best productivity system for procrastinators is to work with your natural tendencies

In an age where an overloaded schedule is a badge of honor, there’s no shortage of time-management apps and systems for the ambitious worker. But the classic Pomodoro Technique remains one of the most popular productivity options—and for good reason.<p>The Pomodoro Technique, designed by developer and …

Productivity

How to Take Better Breaks to Boost Your Productivity

You'll never be the best you can be if you aim to be 100 percent productive all the time. It's impossible for any worker to work nonstop without …

Why The Most Productive People Constantly Change Their Methods

The most productive people think about output deliberately, and then keep switching up their tactics to get the best results.<p>"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it," goes the old adage, but the most productive people throw this advice out the window when it comes to getting stuff done.<p>Instead of letting …

Productivity

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you'll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend—and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

Health

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

Management

From Sunshine to Rain: How the Weather Affects Your Productivity

The weather does have a major impact on your daily productivity. Maintaining productivity during weather-induced laziness requires movement, exercise …

Workplace wellness

A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hours of Forced Focus

Here are the rules: All work must be done in blocks of at least 30 minutes. If I start editing a paper, for example, I have to spend at least 30 …

Productivity

This Outdated Approach To Productivity Is Bad For Your Brain

Our working habits were designed for physical labor in an industrial production line, not mental exertion in an office.<p>Your car has parts that perform specific tasks. The radiator cools the engine. The spark plugs ignite the gas. The intake manifold distributes air and gas evenly to the cylinders. …

Productivity

How To Improve Productivity By Managing Information Overload

, CommunityVoice<p>Statistics on how much information overload costs businesses are usually measurements of the number of dollars lost. However, for a leader to remain competitive in his or her chosen industry, the concern cannot be about dollars alone.<p>In industries that are growing, the concern is …

Productivity

Small Rewards Might Be the Key to Productivity

Finding the key to productivity is a lifelong goal for everyone. Unfortunately, much like losing weight, the methods are copious and the results are …

Job Satisfaction

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

Another Benefit to Being Tall: Increased Productivity

There are many benefits to being tall: more Tinder swipes, an ability to reach the top shelf, and best of all, a higher salary. Tall people get an …

Productivity

4 Productivity Myths Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know the Truth About

Productivity

How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Productivity

7 of the Most Interesting Podcast Episodes About Productivity We've Ever Heard

For most of us, the struggle to be productive when we want to be and when we are expected to be can seem endless. There's no one-size-fits-all …

Podcasting

5 Ways to Drastically Increase Your Productivity

These simple tips could go a long way in helping you get more done.<p>Regardless of how successful they already are, most entrepreneurs and business leaders would like to become more productive and efficient. Of course, the busy-ness of running a company and managing others can create a great amount …

Productivity

Standing desks boost productivity, not just health, study finds

Are standing desks as beneficial as they are trendy?<p>According to a new study by Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center School of Public Health, they are — but not just for workers’ health. The popular desks also improved their productivity – significantly.<p>The study, which monitored 167 …

Productivity

Are your work habits sabotaging your productivity?

Productivity

Three Ways Your Workspace Is Quietly Hurting Your Productivity

We don't so much adapt to less-than-ideal work environments as merely put up with them.<p>For most of us, our workspace is what it is. If your employer has cubicles or one long communal table, then that's where you work, and the best you can do is adapt. The trouble is that many of us don't adapt to …

Your Productivity Will Increase by 46 percent if You Stand at Your Desk, Says Study

The research is in. Standing at your desk does really boost productivity during the day.<p>Those of us who use a standing desk already know how much they fuel productivity. Your body was never meant to sit all day, and now there is some new research to prove it.<p>According to a study conducted by Texas …

Productivity

5 Work Productivity Hacks Used By Rockstar Entrepreneurs

As a business owner, I often find myself struggling to make sense of my time. How did two hours justvanish into my inbox? Did that weekly catch-up call really end up taking an entire hour? Why isn’t my Seamless order here yet, and who’s responsible?<p>Seriously, though -- it pays to pay more attention …

Management

4 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Productivity

When you hear the word "mindfulness," the word "productivity" isn't likely the first association that comes up for you is it?<p>The most common conceptions of mindfulness include ideas like "slowing down," or "being in the moment," and some people think that mindfulness practice means sitting still …

Mindfulness

How to Turn Your Workspace Into a Den of Productivity

When it comes to improving productivity in the workplace, much of the advice we hear centers around the mindset or motivation of the individual in …

Productivity

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Psychology

This Is Your Perfect Schedule for a Productive Day (Science Says So)

Picture this: It’s 1:30 PM, and you’re just getting started on an important project that’s due to your boss first thing the next morning. But rather …