What to Do If You Can’t Stay Focused for a Long Time

Your ability to focus single-mindedly on your most important tasks and activities directly affect your productivity. When you allow yourself to get distracted and interrupted, you decrease your productivity. Distractions hinder your focus and thus your productivity. To stay focus, you must remove (or at least minimize) distractions. For instance: you may need to turn…

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4 Qualities That Will Make You A Great Team Member

If you work in a team and are reading this, you’re most likely someone who takes their work at heart and wants to excel in their chosen field. I commend you for your commitment to your growth. You play a vital role in the team’s success. One bad team member can really hamper the team’s…

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4 Daily Work Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity

You can’t have a productive day every once in a while and expect to produce great work. Productivity is achieved by what you do daily. In fact, to produce great work, you must be productive every day: you must make the most of each day. The result of one day add up to the next,…

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How to Stop Procrastinating on Your Work

Day after day, your work is piling up, not necessarily because you have too much on your plate, but because you keep procrastinating on your work. Your list of pending tasks nags you nonstop. But for whatever reason, you just can’t get yourself to tackle those tasks. Instead, you procrastinate. Perhaps you feel incompetent when…

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How to Silence Naysayers

If you produce anything significant in the world, be prepared to hear the buzzing noises of naysayers: people who, for whatever reason, don’t appreciate what you’re producing. They sometimes wish you fail; they don’t believe in you and in what you do. It’s unpleasant to have people after you for no apparent reason other than…

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your Team Members Feel Valued

You and your team spend a good part of your day at work. And as the leader, you should strive to make the time you spend together delightful. Making your team members feel appreciated and valued is one of the most important things you can do to enhance their experience at work. As a leader,…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 3

Some negative people are just annoying. They whine and complain about everything, but they don’t intend to hurt anyone—at least not intentionally. They’re like flies: they buzz in your ear but they don’t sting. However, some negative people are mean. They don’t stop at whining and complaining; they attack you personally. They’re like wasps; they sting.…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 2

Simon has been in your circle of friends for years. However, every time he joins the group in an activity, you feel anxious. He spends most of the time complaining about something or someone. When he’s not criticizing the government, he’s grumbling about a coworker or arguing with the group about who’s going to win…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 1

Some people, for whatever reasons, shoot their darts of negativity to you. They seem to have negativity to dispense and have chosen you as their target. Often, you ignore why they have set their aim on you and attack you with such relentlessness. They make you feel that you’re not good enough, unworthy of love…

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How Your Family Shaped Your Mindsets

You spent your formative years in the family nest, where you learned the fundamentals of life. In your family, you’ve learned how to interact with others, submit to authority, good and bad manners (according to your family and culture), etc. In the process, your mind was “molded”. In fact, the formative years played a crucial…

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