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Self-Improvement for the Brain - Accentuate the Positive!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Happiness is not our default state of mind. Our brains are hard-wired to ensure our survival, and so they are on constant alert for threats. Even though we live in the most advanced technological society in the history of mankind, at the deepest level, our primal survival instinct is still intact from our caveman ancestors. We are not conscious of it, but our brains are constantly scanning for things that might eat us, harm us or take things from us. Our modern emotions translate this into negativity, producing cortisol, a hormone that can cause damage over the long term.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Scheduling Self-Improvement Time Can Change Your LIfe

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Americans are busier now than ever. With increasing technology that keeps us connected to our jobs after work hours, more demanding work schedules, and coordinating seemingly endless family activities and school projects, there can sometimes be little leftover for self-care. Without a little me-time worked in every now and then, you may feel like your tank is on empty, leading to unhappiness. So, what's the best cure for unhappiness?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Leadership & Proper Etiquette in Facilitating Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ugh. Ever been in a meeting that could've been an email? Or a meeting where no clear action items were assigned to attendees? Let's face it, there are serious opportunities with meetings, especially meeting etiquette.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Productivity

How to Show Up and Really Produce at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Every organization wants their employees to come to work, excel and be highly productive. A major factor in productivity is employee wellness and employers have a responsibility to address employee wellness issues such as workload concerns, stress, and professional advancement. Conversely, employees have the responsibility of tending to their own personal and professional wellness needs so that they can bring their whole selves to work. Bringing your whole self to work is about taking an active leadership based approach to your job rather than a passive going-through-the-motions one. This is the key to really showing up at work and increasing productivity. Below are 3 strategies for bringing your whole self to work and producing like never before.

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Topics: Productivity, Self-Improvement

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Productivity, Self-Improvement, Career Advice

Productivity: Setting the Pace the First 90 Minutes of Your Day

Posted by Brian Spence on May 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Establishing and managing a morning routine can be essential to leading a productive day. Getting up on time, having a proper breakfast and arriving to work early can help set you up for success. What other steps can you take to maximize productivity with yourself and your team?

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

Stop Saying "Too Busy" Before It Derails Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everyone is busy. If you have a job and you aren't busy, you're in danger of losing your job.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Showing Up or Missing Out in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Getting ahead, making progress and becoming successful doesn't happen magically. You may look at great achievers and think they have been given everything, or their rise to the top was easy because they were talented, or good looking or that they just stumbled upon the formula for success. You might think those things, but you would be wrong.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Can You Ever Have Enough Productivity Tips?

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are many reasons to increase productivity at work. A raise, commission, promotion, or even just staying busy are all great reasons for upping your output. But raising it from an equilibrium is much more challenging than it seems.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

How Adequate Sleep Boosts Job Performance

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many people have suffered sleep deprivation from staying up all night to complete that project or from battling insomnia. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is less emotionally volatile reactions and remaining calm in stressful situations. This can certainly be beneficial at work.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

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