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The Truth About Multi-tasking

The question has been asked many times before… “Is it possible for people to multi-task?” Productivity experts generally agree, humans just aren’t made for multi-tasking. Yet many people claim they are great at it. We even see job descriptions with qualifications like: “seeking someone that can prioritize and multi-task effectively.” In order to have an […]

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New Productivity Strategy: Reflection

This post is a follow up to the New Productivity Strategy post I wrote on October 31. I wanted to give this new strategy a go for a month and see if it had any impact on getting more “work” done. To catch you up, my new framework looked something like this: My 50+ item […]

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New Productivity Strategy

I recently took a new role with my company. It wasn’t a difficult transition. I have the same responsibilities…just different customers I work with. It was a change I was excited for. Being someone that values growth, how can you learn if you aren’t exposed to new things. However, with the transition came with a […]

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Habits Are The Key To Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a relatively new concept that’s getting a lot of buzz lately. Many people are seeking to be more “mindful” and are trying to pay more attention to little things in life: everything from feeling a breath in their lungs to noticing the specific color of the sky. There is no ‘one thing’ that means being mindful; and […]

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Sensory Deprivation Float Tank

I recently took the advice of a colleague and spent 90 minutes in a sensory deprivation float tank to help myself relax better. Freaky huh?!  Absolutely not, it was unreal. Preparation I was a bit anxious about the experience overall. Being completed isolated from light, sound, etc. and in such a small enclosed tank. I’m not normally a […]

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Motivation vs. Willpower

“Motivation” is the reason for which you choose to do something or behave a certain way. Having a lot of motivation is simply having a strong understanding of why it is you wish to do what you want to do. “Willpower” is a combination of determination and discipline to do something or behave a certain […]

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The Happiness Myth and 6 Tips to Soar Above It

We still believe that success will lead us to happiness. Financial success, friendships, health, love, etc. etc. We believe by obtaining these things, happiness will follow. Unfortunately, it’s not true. And in fact, we have it backwards. Happiness Leads To Success There is significant research showing that people who are happier tend to demonstrate better work performance, receive more income, […]

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Who I Am vs. What I’ve Done

Success.  Are you Interested or Interesting? It boils down to two simple words. We’ll come back to them in a minute. Happiness Most successful people will tell you that money rarely leads to happiness. They will tell you, at best, money provides safety, predictability and access to things or places. They will tell you that money […]

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