Category: Productivity

5 Habits of Happy People

While not all inclusive… Let’s get to it… These come to you from entrepreneur.com with an occasional comment of my own.. Make good friends. No brainer right? Wrong! We all know people who drag us down yet we still hang out with them. Don’t be rude, but pick your friends wisely or they’ll drag you …

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Is Your Life Progressing?

Has your life become stagnant? Have your days become something you borrowed off the movie Groundhog Day? Have you stayed in your comfort zone for too long? Need a jump start to get some creativity rolling in your day so that your days begin to have a little excitement? When is the last time you …

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Work/Life Balance – Really?

I began working when I was around 10 years old at my uncle Harold’s Ann Street Gulf gas station. It was a full service station if you can remember those. I would make a dime for every car that would allow me to take a small whisk broom and sweep out all the floorboards. The …

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10 Ways to Become a Happier Person

We all know people who seem to be happy about 99% of the time – right? Surely they can’t be as happy as they seem. Well maybe and maybe not… But what it they know something you don’t? What if they know that happiness is a choice.  That, within itself doesn’t solve anything. But what …

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Time Management Tips You Can Actually Do!

Time management is usually an “on point” topic for everyone. It’s one of those skills that many strive to master. It’s one that those who always joke about being late all the time (BTW, it’s sad if being late is what you’re known for – and it’s rude to others that are waiting on you, …

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Speed Reading Pt. 2

Hopefully you’ve already read Speed Reading Pt1. and have practiced a little! If not, that’s OK keep reading. What I’m about to tell you will hopefully help with your comprehension as you read at the speed of light (not sound! Light is faster than sound!) Books Read the entire index first. This helps get an …

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Speed Reading Pt.1

Several years ago I was challenged to become a prolific reader by my leadership coach. For me, that meant I wanted to read at least 2 books a month – and not just thin ones. That was on top of other reading that I’d be doing. In order to do that, he also challenged me …

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Habits of Productive People

Who doesn’t want to become more productive? To feel great about the day’s accomplishments! If you want to become more productive, these might be the ticket for you! These come from Forbes Magazine’s online article 9 Habits of Productive People:  Cut your  “to do” list in half Take more breaks Follow the 80/20 rule Use …

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The One Thing…And Sunday?

Over the last several months I’ve been studying the productivity concept of “multitasking”.  After reading “Deep Work” and “The One Thing”, I have reinforced my belief that multitasking actually hurts productivity. These books actually land on a concept called “Block Timing”. In essence, you are more productive when you block off periods of time and …

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20 Microsoft Word Shortcut Keys

Who doesn’t want to be the most productive person possible?  While studying new ways to be more productive I was reminded that there are some old ways that are still valuable.  Keyboard shortcuts happens to be one of the most productive things you can master.  Nothing new but something I don’t often do.  So here …

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