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Creative New Ways to Practice Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The chances are high that you have read articles before about healthy ways to self-improve. If you have read more than one of those such articles, a pattern probably emerged. This post is not like those others.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Pay Attention and Accomplish More

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're a worker bee or the boss bee, everyone wants to operate at maximum productivity. Even the most successful of us would say that they need to increase work product. Time management has been a buzz phrase for a long time. If you type it into a search engine, in half a second there are over four billion results. With those kind of resources available, why are we not the most efficient people on the planet? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

5 Ways to Defeat Procrastination

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We have all procrastinated at work. Usually, we just explain it away with excuses of laziness or the unpleasantness of a task. Unfortunately, procrastination is more than just a nuisance. It hampers productivity and negatively impacts our mental health. As Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa points out, procrastination is actually a failed attempt at emotional regulation. Here are five suggestions to defeat procrastination.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Artificial Intelligence on the Job - Is the Joke on Us?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Since the first man, or woman, used a stone to make a chore easier, humans have been fashioning tools. And since those tools some 2.6 million years ago, according to the Smithsonian, human culture has advanced steadily. From small steps of making fire to giant leaps like the printing press and the steam engine, we have invented things to advance our civilizations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Positivity Enhances Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Patrick Bet-David is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker and thought leader in business practices. His videos and presentations are designed to give life-lessons to burgeoning entrepreneurs in start-ups; but his lessons can be applied to any area of productivity. His enthusiasm is contagious, and listening to one of his lectures, you would never guess that his family escaped Iran years ago and settled in the United States to start a new life. Far from being discouraged by what he left behind, Patrick found a way to find the best life has to offer here and to share his secrets of success with others.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

5 Ways Exercise is Vital to Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Work and working out are not often included in the same sentence. Exercise and career are usually thought of as separate activities. Physical fitness, however, can play an important role in job achievement. Here are five reasons why exercise is integral to a successful career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Maximize Personal Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Let's face it, you are probably not as productive as you could be. Maybe you are distracted by the constant pinging of your cell phone or you keep daydreaming about that upcoming beach vacation. Whatever the case, you aren't getting enough done. Here are five tips to heighten your focus and increase your productivity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Performance Management, Productivity

New Research on Laughter in the Workplace

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine"? Researchers from Australian National University actually put that concept to the test in the workplace! The results? Having something to laugh about really does help in stressful situations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Attitude Adjustment for Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Don't Worry, Be Happy. Or so the song tells us, but that is easier said than done. Sometimes circumstances seem to keep us in a rut, or an unsatisfying job, a toxic relationship, a worrisome legal situation, etc. etc. etc. You can feel like a prisoner of your environment, unable to make things different, make a move, or get away. And it might be true for the moment that there are things you don't have control over. But there is one thing you do have control over; that is the way you think. You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change your mindset.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

A Bad Work Day is Not the End of the World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Having a bad day? Take a few pointers from this Muse article on what not to do today, and ways you can get through the things you absolutely must do.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

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