writing things down

Commit To Writing Things Down, It Will Boost Your Productivity

Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think. ~ Albert Einstein

“Writing things down, what a cliche, everyone knows that, give me something more sexy.”

This is what a friend of mine told me when he heard my answer to his request to give him something that will allow him to think more clearly, be more organized and raise his productivity.

Writing things down is not sexy, not even close.

But…

It works! It works wonders! If you turn this simple technique into a habit, it will change the way you think and the way you do things. But there is more to it then plain “writing”. There is something missing that rarely gets talked about. Something that makes this whole process a productive powerhouse. Here’s what it is:

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Productivity Booster: The High Performance Loop

Have you ever been stuck in “planning mode” without being able to take action and execute your plan?

Or have you ever been so unbelievably busy that you are unsure if you are making progress or just going because you are either used to it, have no choice, or don’t know what else to do?

I sure have been there, in both scenarios, many times.

It’s hard to take action on your plans. It’s even scary sometimes. It’s even scarier to be working hard all day long, but have internal doubts if you doing enough or if you are doing the right things.

Let’s solve both of these problems once and for all!

Introducing one of my favorite productivity boosters: the “High Performance Loop”:

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setting goals

Why Setting Goals Is Not Enough (And What To Do About It)

Setting goals is one the staples of productivity, time management and success in general.

You want to achieve something, set a goal and it will (almost magically) happen!

You know that is not the way the world works, yet so many people keep on setting goals, hoping for the best, just to realize later on that something is missing.

What’s missing? How can you take your goals to the next level and actually achieve them?

This video will give you the answers:

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how to handle interruptions

Setting Your Success Environment: How To Not Get Distracted

Distraction are the arch enemy of your focus.

Every time you get interrupted while “in the zone” it can take you up to 20 minutes to regain your focus. Ouch! If you do it once it’s not a big deal. Do it a few times per day and the lost time get adds up quite fast.

It’s time to learn how to not get distracted and keep all your focus and attention on the task at hand. It’s time to set your environment for success by eliminating (or at least greatly reducing) the distractions around you.

In this video you’ll learn what the two biggest sources of distractions are and how finally get rid of them:

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energy booster

Quick Guide: How To Get People To Respond To Your Emails Faster

Do you hate waiting?

Me too.

Time is the most precious asset we have (and the most limited) and it should not be wasted on waiting. That is why we use email as a form of communication. It’s fast, easy and cheap. It should be at least. But we all know that is no longer the case. Easy and cheap, yes. Fast, not so much.

The average person receives 147 emails per day. Combine that with all the other things that are competing for their attention at the same moment and you start to see why email responsiveness has gone down dramatically.

What makes it even worse is that your own responsiveness is tied up with the one of the people you communicate with. Even if you are the most responsive person who replies to emails promptly, some things are out of your control. If you are waiting on a reply from a client so you can update your team (or vice versa), the wait is making you look unresponsive.

And while you cannot control how many emails your correspondents receive, there are proven tactics you can use with your own outbound emails to make sure you get the fastest replies possible. Better outbound emails, faster response time, less waiting.

Here’s how to get people to respond to your emails faster:

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ways to be happy

Little Known Ways To Be Happy

How to be happy?

One of life’s biggest challenges that so often gets overlooked in relation to productivity. A happy person is always going to be way more productive, than an unhappy person.

When your mood is down, your motivation is down which drags down your energy and productivity. In the same fashion, as your overall happiness goes up, it takes everything to next level.

So let’s make you happier!

One of the major ways to be happy is locked inside the very interesting relationship between “goals” and “experiences” and that’s exactly what you are going to learn in this video. It’s short, it’s practical and it will make your happier (how’s that for a big promise :)

Strap yourself in for the happiest episode ever:

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