The 4 Attributes of Your Attitude – Part 1

Wherever you go, your attitude follows. At home, work, church, or in the community, people who interact with you, although they may not remember everything you say, will remember the fragrance of your attitude. Cultivating a positive attitude allows you to release a fresh perfume wherever you go. Your attitude is an important part of…

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4 Truths You Must Know About Habits

Habits play an important role in our lives. We’re creatures of habits. Good habits help us; bad ones hinder us. And part of our responsibility—if we’re to achieve great results—is to master our habits. To be effective in mastering your habits, you must understand these 4 truths about habits. 1. Habits are Learned Behaviors You…

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Increase Your Productivity With These 5 Strategies

If you want to get more done in less time, focus on these 5 strategies and you’ll see your productivity dramatically improve. 1. Focus Your Efforts on Your Most Important Activities Your time is fixed: you get 24 hours in a day, nothing more. Thus, there’s a limit to tasks you can cram in a…

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Simplify Your Decision-Making Process With This…

My wife is a pastry chef. She concocts irresistible desserts. When people taste her desserts, they ask for more. Recently, my wife baked delicious mini chocolate cupcakes and sent me with a batch of about 10 of these delicacies to deliver to people she knows at my workplace. As I was distributing the treats, putting…

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Why You Must Protect Your Attention

Your attention—your ability to concentrate on something—is a finite resource, which is depleted when used on activities and decisions and replenished when you rest, relax, and sleep. You can’t be in “concentration mode” forever; you must let go and rest. No one is on concentration mode 24/7. You use your attention on activities and decisions and…

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A Simple “Block Time” Technique That Will Increase Your Productivity

The key to getting things done is allocate time to do the work and to guard that time preciously as you would water in the desert. If you leave an inch, a slew of distractions will assault your time like scavengers feasting on a carcass. In theory, this sounds simple. But, because distractions are fierce…

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5 Essential Characteristics of Empowering Affirmations

Whether you’re aware of it or not, day in, day out, you repeat little phrases to yourself. These little phrases (affirmations) loop in your mind like a short audio clip played on repeat mode. Although most of these assertions fly under the radar of your conscious mind, they affect your state (e.g. your moods and…

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Collaborate to Create Great Work

Collaboration is a key element producing great work. If you can do everything on your own, perhaps, “The Work” may not be significant enough, or perhaps, you’re doing a slew of tasks you shouldn’t. If you’re going to do great work, you can’t be a lone ranger and work in isolation, thinking you’re going to…

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5 Keys to Greater Growth

Growth is a lifelong commitment. I don’t know that you ever get to a point in life when you no longer need to grow. If there is such a point, you are not there yet. Guaranteed. You can still improve and become better at who you are and what you do. Working at becoming better…

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Do You Want It Bad Enough?

Almost two decades ago, I heard Jamie Clarke, a Mount Everest mountaineer, share his story about climbing Mount Everest. I remember sitting in the conference room, riveted, as he told this unbelievable story. I was particularly inspired by all the preparation that went into the journey as well as by all the obstacles and hardship…

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