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Parting Thoughts on Habits

Are you an efficient character? Have you ever wondered what makes one person more effective than another? Unlike what many may assume, being effective isn't always about one’s mind or capability. Being efficient is about practicing certain habits over others, such that you can get the maximum from your days. As someone very interested in non-public productivity, I have found eight habits to be superior in boosting one’s productiveness. Practice them and prepare for your productivity to skyrocket! Habit 1: Ruthlessly cut out the unimportant. The first habit of productive humans is to slice and dice your schedule until you’re…
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Protecting Your Time

The most important thing to true time control is to guard your time from the unimportant things, in order to allow yourself to focus on the important. It’s that easy. However, in practice, it can be hard. Every now and again, it will cause you to come across as a jerk. Or as a minimum, coming across like one to those who enjoy time-wasting games as it’s the best way they know how to work. We’ve got a phrase at Microsoft we use when our time is wasted: randomize. I was randomized by way of him. Please don’t randomize me.…
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Don’t Do What Isn’t Helping

When I first came across this concept years ago, I said, “What do you mean, Marshall? I’ve got a ton to do. I’ve got an activity to visit, dishes to scrub, laundry to fold, meals to prepare, a house to clean, and an unwell youngster to take care of. None of this is play and I will not find the time to take care of myself, exercise, loosen up, or spend time with a friend. How am I able to play when I’ve got so many responsibilities to others?” The answer is to have compassion for myself, then the whole…
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Pareto’s and Parkinson’s Law

These laws, of that you’ve likely heard earlier, can be applied to many fields. However, they have a special relationship with productiveness. When you have them in your thoughts when you’re undertaking your tasks, you’ll win yourself extra time. Let’s see how: 1. Pareto precept Also known as the 80/20 rule, it could be said this way: “80% of the outputs come from 20% of the inputs.” Tweet this! Its name comes from Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist of the nineteenth century, who first stated it in his Cours d’economie politique, after understanding that 80% of his country’s wealth was…
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Batch Tasks To Achieve More

One of the harshest realities is that creativity blooms when on rails. When rails don’t exist, time creeps into the entirety and productivity/creativity/momentum crawls. You want a Trellis. Think of your processes, structures and tools and as a trellis. Without a trellis, your vines can’t flourish in the direction you want them to grow. A trellis allows the natural, innovative electricity to flourish, play and grow in the direction you need it to. Todd Henry talks about putting in “rails.” “It takes intentionality to interact with innovative projects on our very own time – [rails] don’t simply make themselves.” From…
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Positive Conditioning – Daily Affirmations

As opposed to searching out reinforcement from different people, I search for positive reinforcement from within by means of surrounding myself with steady, everyday reminders. In a way, it sounds atypical or perhaps even silly that I tell myself ‘keep going!’ ‘You can do it!’ Or that immediately gain cliché charges around the TSC office for reminding myself to ‘just do it!’ However, it works. Concentration—like I stated, this is a private aspect that works for me. It might not be right for you, but I wanted to share something unique that’s helped me ‘keep going’ in commercial enterprise/existence. I…
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Accountability Partner

First, taking public responsibility is an effective way of moving toward your goals. People have the fantastic capability to talk ourselves into or out of almost anything. When you have a project you want to release, commercial enterprise you need to begin, or life change you need to make, your mind will do everything in its power to tell you all the reasons you shouldn't be doing it. We are wired that way, just accept it and move on. By means of making anything you are doing public (and asking for responsibility) you tell your brain to shut its grimy…
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Write Everything Down

What do you write down? For many of us, writing consists of emails, venture lists, and perhaps the ordinary works undertaking. However, making time to put certain things in writing, which includes our daily reviews, our desires, and our intellectual junk can change the way we live our lives. Here are six unique methods that show how writing things down can transform your existence, and what you can do to get the most out of each. It clears your thoughts for higher-level thinking. You can clean your mind by means of writing matters down in different ways. David Allen, productiveness…
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The Power of Focus

Here is an introduction of our new book, "The Power of Focus." Introduction: You’re busy. I’m busy. Everyone’s busy. Yet despite this bustle, we regularly don’t feel especially productive from day to day. Entire weeks can flash by in a blur of meaningless emails, conferences, and admin tasks while the “massive stuff” is going untended. As the nineteenth-century philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote, “It isn't enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” If we want to take back control of our workday schedules and priorities, the simplest way to do it…