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How to See Tedium as Valuable

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. We are almost four weeks into the new year. This is the time of the year that tends to bring about a renewed energy, excitement, and sense of self-empowerment. These are otherwise known as a few of the key ingredients needed to bring some urgency to making your dreams come true, to changing some habits (finally!), and to achieving those goals that repeatedly feel (and fall) slightly out of reach. This time of year represents a fresh s...
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Life, New York City, Strategy, Experience, Life Lessons, Time Management, Lifehacks, Personal Development, Jacquette


Ease Up on Your Morning Routine

Until about a few months ago, I was that person who rushes around in the morning, trying to get ready as quickly as possible to ensure I arrived to work early. Once there, I would get a jump on my day, before starting the actual full work day, too nervous about arriving or filing a piece late to stop for a cup of…Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Habits, Lifestyle, Optimization, Lifehacks, Wake Up, Morning Routine


15 surprising life lessons from a highly successful 80-year-old

Blackstone's Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions Group, gave a speech laying out the wisdom he learned during his 80 years. Here are 15 of Wien's best life lessons, which teach us about improving our productivity, sleep, burnout avoidance, and everything in between.1. "Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact on the people you want to influence. The Ten Surprises, which I started doing in 1986, has been a defining product. People all over the world are aware o...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Arianna Huffington, Life, Happiness, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Blackstone, Don, Byron Wien, Wien, Private Wealth Solutions Group


Do Co-Working Office Spaces Really Help Productivity?

By Kayla Matthews Co-working office spaces are popping up all over the country and inspiring people to look at office culture in a new way. In the past five years, co-working office spaces have and are expected to grow two to four percent more each year. What Is a Co-Working Office Space? Co-working office spaces are designated workspaces shared among remote and independent workers who want the sense of an office without the competitive corporate atmosphere. In addition to offering desks and...
Tags: Productivity, Wales, Harvard Business Review, Branding, Co-working, Business News, Business Life, Kayla Matthews, Mimi Thian, Kayla Matthews Co, Benefits of Co Working Office, Sense of Community Co, Drawbacks of Co Working Office, Do Co Working Office


What Apps Do You Want Us to Test?

If there’s something you need your phone to do, there’s probably an app for it. In fact, with more than 2 million apps available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play store, there are probably too many apps for it. So how do you choose the right one?Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Google Play, Productivity, Apps, Technology, Phone, App, Lifehacks, App Store, App Directory


Our Top 10 Organizing Tips for 2019

We’ve curated a list of our top 10 organizing tips from last year to help you make 2019 your most organized year yet. Let us know your tips for staying organized! 1. Decluttering Mistakes You Are Probably Making In Your Home If you’ve been reading the Get Organized Wizard blog then you know how to declutter your home! But sometimes we get ahead of ourselves or forget the original goal behind our decluttering. That’s why we like to point out a few things to avoid when embarking on a declutteri...
Tags: Productivity, Organization, Procrastination, Other, Tips, Home Organization, GTD


Steven Pinker's 13 rules for writing better

Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher. Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly. 1. Reverse-engineer what you read. 2. Prose is a window onto the world.  3. Don’t go meta.  4. Let verbs be verbs. Interlude for Steven Pinker's view of human nature. Is it evil?  Against chaos: The world is a hard place, but maybe humans aren't ...
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Writing, Communication, Harvard, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Steven Pinker, Pinker


3 Clever Tips for Finding the Best Internet Provider in Your Area

More than 3 billion people use the Internet all around the world today. You’re definitely among that number (aren’t you reading this right now?), but how does that amount of volume affect your internet speed? As a blogger or online business owner, it’s tough to find the best internet provider. Outside of the contract terms […] The post 3 Clever Tips for Finding the Best Internet Provider in Your Area appeared first on Blogging Tips.
Tags: Productivity, Blogging


11 Tech Tricks for a More Productive 2019

The start of a new year is as good a time as any to start using all the tech around you to live and work smarter: Get more done in less time and free up some space for doing the stuff that you really enjoy. Here are some of our favorite app and gadget hacks for powering up your productivity levels in all kinds of ways.Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Mobile, Apps, Science, Hacks, Desktop


Make Old Fashioneds By The Bottle Rather Than The Glass

I’m a tremendous fan of batching cocktails. Whenever I have friends over I typically whip up a few cocktail options in large form before they arrive. Having a pitcher of margaritas is a ton easier than making them individually, after all, and whatever doesn’t get consumed can be thrown in the fridge for my own…Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Cocktails, Old Fashioned, Lifehacks


9 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home

Working from home can be incredibly convenient. You get to skip the long commute and rush-hour traffic. Your schedule is flexible, and can bend and bow to fit whatever you need to do (like picking up your kids from school and actually getting to the bank before it closes). But working from home isn’t without its challenges. For instance, distractions are aplenty: dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, and interruptions from everyone from your kids to UPS to your next-door neighbor. It’s also hard...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Facebook, General, UPS, Self-help, Creativity, Working From Home, Price, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Emily Price, Focusmate, Kate Rope, Focus Keeper


Organize Your Schedule by Mental State, Not by Project

If you’re struggling to get your stuff done, and finding yourself alternately antsy, distracted, and tired, then try out this alternate approach to scheduling. Writer and podcaster David Kadavy organizes his tasks based on their mental load, separating high-level creative tasks like idea generation from less taxing…Read more...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Creativity, Scheduling, Lifehacks, Routines, David Kadavy


Why You Should Treat Your Email Like Another Social Media Feed

If you have a public-facing email address, wading through the unrelated PR pitches in your inbox can be a full-time job in itself. There aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with every message you receive, so stop beating yourself up for falling behind and embrace the chaos instead. Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Email, Communication, Tech, Scams, Lifehacks


24 Ways to Give Your Content an Eye-Opening Shot of Vitality

At this point in January, I like to think that the new year has just had its second cup of... Continue Reading The post 24 Ways to Give Your Content an Eye-Opening Shot of Vitality appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copyblogger Weekly


Debunking 5 Time-Management Myths Hurting Your Productivity

We’re living in a distracted, over-connected world, and it’s killing our productivity, but not for the reasons you might think. To get a handle on the overload of information coming our way, many of us have turned to time-management techniques. However, while this advice may be well intentioned, it actually can be more of a hindrance than a help. To regain more hours in your day, try these proven time-management tips that debunk the run-of-the mill tips you may be using. 1. Ditch the to-do ...
Tags: Productivity, Time, Sales, Time Management, Project Management, Operations, Your Career


6 Ways the Hardback Momentum Planner Can Improve Your Productivity

Recently, one of our big fans of the Digital Momentum Planner Pack, Chris Why, emailed me after buying and receiving his new hardback Momentum Planner. He wanted to know what added-value the hardback planner would give him over the digital ones he already uses. I so appreciated his question. It seemed particularly prescient with 2019 just getting underway. His question also led to a realization that I haven’t explicitly explained how a pre-made, physical, bound Momentum Planner can add value to...
Tags: Productivity, Planning, Lifehacks, Chris, Planners, Forbes Forbes Magazine


3 Key Lessons We Can Learn From the One Minute Manager

Managing people isn’t that easy. You have to know the right things to do if you want to bring out the best in them. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson is a remarkable book about management. It is about a young man who is in search of an effective manager and is willing to work for one. In his search, he meets some ‘autocratic’ managers who are only concerned about the results. Their organizations gained while their people lost. He also meets ‘democratic’ managers who ar...
Tags: Productivity, Lifehacks, Manish Pandey, Spencer Johnson, Ken Blanchard


Oh No, Not Again: How To Survive Publishing And Other Deadlines

Here we are in 2019. If you’re like me, you’ve made a commitment to yourself about getting things done this year. Not only will you meet all your deadlines, but you’ll also get more done in general. Sadly, the saying, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans, applies. In fact I’ve […] The post Oh No, Not Again: How To Survive Publishing And Other Deadlines appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
Tags: Productivity, Motivation, Freelance, Get Motivated, Getting Things Done, Angela Booth


Debunking 5 Time-Management Myths Hurting Your Productivity

We’re living in a distracted, over-connected world, and it’s killing our productivity, but not for the reasons you might think. To get a handle on the overload of information coming our way, many of us have turned to time-management techniques. However, while this advice may be well intentioned, it actually can be more of a hindrance than a help. To regain more hours in your day, try these proven time-management tips that debunk the run-of-the mill tips you may be using. 1. Ditch the to-do ...
Tags: Productivity, Time, Sales, Time Management, Project Management, Operations, Your Career


The Best Starter Apps for New Chromebook Users

Despite its browser beginnings, Chrome OS is a bonafide desktop platform, complete with snapping windows, a file system, and keyboard shortcuts. As a new Chromebook user, you can also take advantage of the vast majority of Chrome extensions, Android apps, and Linux apps. (With a bit of finagling, you can even run some…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Productivity, Chromebook, Lifehacks, Laptop


Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes

As you know, when other people make stupid mistakes, it’s because they’re fundamentally incompetent. When you make a stupid mistake, it’s because of specific circumstances, and/or because someone else is fundamentally incompetent. Adam Robinson, chess master and Princeton Review founder, has identified seven factors…Read more...
Tags: Mind Hacks, Productivity, Stress, Mistakes, Time Management, Lifehacks, Adam Robinson, Princeton Review


12 Methods to Get from Blank Page to First Draft

If you’re like me, after taking some time off from writing, you’re refreshed and champing at the bit to translate... Continue Reading The post 12 Methods to Get from Blank Page to First Draft appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging


LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate. None Shapr is a completely free tool for building your professional network. Whether looking to grow your network in a new industry, seeking cofounders and investors for your startup idea or just hoping to grab a coffee with someone new, Shapr introduces professionals who are equal...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Business, New York, Success, Social Media, Linkedin, Atlanta, Work-life balance, Innovation, Collaboration, Start-up, Skype, Sarah, Personal Growth, Goal-setting


7 Easy Creativity Routines that Make Your Day More Rewarding

What does your dream creative career look like? Take a moment to think about it. Now, how many steps are... Continue Reading The post 7 Easy Creativity Routines that Make Your Day More Rewarding appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Blogging, Creativity


How to Block Distracting Websites with Your Hosts File

There’s no shortage of browser extensions you can use to stay productive by blocking distracting websites throughout the day. (Sorry Reddit, YouTube, and Facebook.) But are they really that effective at keeping you from doing the work you need to get done? If you don’t have much self-control, you can disable or…Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Facebook, Mac, Windows, Procrastination, Lifehacks, Blocking


How to (Really) Block Distracting Websites with Your Hosts File

There’s no shortage of browser extensions you can use to stay productive by blocking distracting websites throughout the day. (Sorry Reddit, YouTube, and Facebook.) But are they really that effective at keeping you from doing the work you need to get done? If you don’t have much self-control, you can disable or…Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Facebook, Mac, Windows, Procrastination, Lifehacks, Blocking


Fake Productivity vs Real Productivity

Putting in work or “hustling” is the most widespread maxim for success in the world of entrepreneurship. But the question is this: Are you really being productive with your time or is your work merely a heightened form of procrastination? The three levels of productivity: The first level of productivity is outright procrastination It is zero productivity. It’s neglecting your priorities and responsibilities in lieu of the dopamine rush of a Netflix series or a video game. Procrastination is a...
Tags: Productivity, Entrepreneur, Netflix, Lifehacks


Best of Copyblogger: 2018 Edition

Once you know what you’d like more of in your life, you have to make decisions that will allow more... Continue Reading The post Best of Copyblogger: 2018 Edition appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Productivity, Featured, Writing, Selling, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copywriting


Motivation Over Discipline

There’s a popular maxim in personal development circles that goes: “F**k motivation. It’s fickle and unreliable and isn’t worth your time. Better to cultivate discipline.” Everywhere you look these days, people are exalting the sentiment behind this mantra; they’re down on motivation and high on discipline. Your Instagram feed is probably full of “influencers” shouting at you to get disciplined. Discipline, discipline, discipline! We used to beat the discipline drum ourselves. In fact, we were...
Tags: Productivity, England, London, Life, Habits, Winston Churchill, Vox, Routines, Personal Development, Churchill, James Clear, Brett, Protestant, Jack London, Brian Resnick, Mission Viejo


Stress, Not Working Too Much, Causes Burnout

Burnout is awful. You feel like a zombie. Motivation is near-zero. Even if you take an night, weekend or several days off, you still feel as exhausted as you did before. It’s common to blame working too much as the cause of burnout. Psychologist Roy Baumeister, argues that ego depletion, the draining of your ability to make effortful choices over time, is part of the reason why you succumb to temptations. You can only apply effort for so long, and then it’s all used up and you start slacking. Th...
Tags: Productivity, Lifehacks, Roy Baumeister