Why You Need a New Personal Challenge

You’ve been coasting for some time now. You have found your “balance”. You’re comfortable. The issue with the “comfortable” state is, because of the natural human tendency to become complacent and remain stagnant, you may get stuck at your current level. And if you get stuck, you stop growing. And if you stop growing, you’re…

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Productivity: Adapt Your Strategy to Your Actvitity

If you go to the gym for strength training, you’ll alternate periods of “pumping the iron” followed by periods of rest: you push a little; you rest a little. That’s a set. You repeat the cycle, and that’s another set. You do a couple of sets and you change exercise. You do the same for…

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Why Negative Situations Can Be Opportunities

Given a choice, I’m sure you would always choose good days over hard ones. Most don’t enjoy going through hard times and would forgo them gladly. Unfortunately, you don’t get to choose. Some days are sunny; some are rainy; some days are rainy and sunny at the same time. Sometimes, it’s cold. Sometimes, it’s warm.…

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2 Productivity Accelerators You Must Leverage—To 10X Your Productivity

You’ve worked hard at becoming more disciplined. Now, you’re way more productive than you used to be. You would go as far as saying that you’re operating at your best; you now understand how to get things done. What’s next? Can you still boost your productivity? Can you still boost your productivity? The answer is…

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Why Great Work Demands Great Focus

One of the few things I remember from studying music history is that J.-S. Bach wrote a lot of great music. Most pianists and organists (and other musicians) have been exposed to Bach music at one point of their musical journey. Bach was a prolific composer who created many great works. When you study the…

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Power Yourself Up for Greater Productivity

To get any “productivity” from your computer, you must first power it up. Likewise, you must first power yourself up to get any productivity out of yourself. Productivity is achieved when your energy is applied on the right activities (the “right” activities are determined by what you’re trying to achieve: your goals). And when your…

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How to Catch Up on Your Backlog of Tasks

You have a backlog of tasks and you’re determined to catch up. What do you do? Before I answer this, let assure you that no matter how bad it is, you can catch up. I have done it many times. But if you want to catch up, you have to process the backlog faster than…

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What Is Most Difficult About Becoming More Productive

Becoming more productive is a journey; you never really arrive at any destination per se. You strive to make continual steps forward; but sometimes, you take a few steps back. In many ways, it’s not an easy journey. You know you can do far more, but you don’t seem to be able to shift gear.…

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3 Secret Ingredients You Must Include in Everything You Do (If You Want to Do Great Work)

Many people do work. In fact, most people do work; it’s part of life. But if you’re reading this it’s because you aspire to do more than just work; you aspire to do great work. And I commend you for it. I don’t know that there’s any other kind of worthwhile work. I mean if…

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Productivity: How to Handle Interruptions Effectively

You lose precious time because of interruptions. You start working on an important task, and as you start finding your “groove”, you get interrupted. When you go back to your task, it takes you a little bit of time to find you groove back, only to get interrupted again. The constant interruptions prevent you from…

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