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Here's Why You're Constantly Distracted (and 6 Ways to Fight Back)

Once thrown off track, a worker needs 23 minutes, on average, to get back to the original task

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you find yourself struggling with distractions on a regular basis. Whether it's an email notification, a meeting or a new emergency to deal with, every distraction can potentially pull you away from whatever project you're working on. And ...

by Anna Johansson  | November 02, 2018 06:00:00
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How You Can Use Colored Lights to Stay Productive

Colors in your workspace aren't just for Christmas anymore

Colors drive the world around us.  Plants use color to absorb the energy of the sun.  Animals use color to hide from predators or to attract mates.  Humans use color in an infinite variety of ways that are cultural, social, positive -- and ...

by James Parsons  | October 07, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Hone a Razor-Sharp Entrepreneurial Mindset

Discover how you can manage your emotions in a way that drives your business forward

The following excerpt is from Scott Duffy’s book Breakthrough. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBoundOne of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is the emotional roller coaster they ride every day when launching, growing and running a business.You know exactly what I mean. You wake up in ...

by Scott Duffy  | August 20, 2018 12:00:00
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Get Back to Center: How to Deal With Stress in the Workplace

When you allow stress to take over, your mental and physical health suffer

Stress and anxiety are a part of almost everyone's life, especiallyentrepreneurs and those who operate in fast-moving industries or run high-pressure businesses. Some of us feed into this anxiety and stress, making the situation even worse, and preventing ourselves from recovering quickly. And when ...

by David Meltzer  | July 25, 2018 06:00:00
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Interruptions are Inevitable but You Can Quickly Regain Focus With These Strategies

The ability to get your mind swiftly back on the task at hand is the next best thing to not being interrupted

A single interruption can turn a productive groove into a frustrating series of stops and starts. According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, people take an average of more than 23 minutes to resume a task after being interrupted.Those distractions add ...

by John Rampton  | July 23, 2018 06:00:00
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4 Ways to Maintain Concentration in Mentally Exhausting Jobs

Here are some simple but valuable tips for staying as energetic as possible throughout your day

Some jobs are sprints, others are marathons. There are lots of roles, such as those in retail, hospitality and logistics, where you are likely to be bouncing between quiet, calm periods and busy, highly demanding periods several times in the same day. ...

by Matt Arnerich  | July 17, 2018 02:00:00
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8 Surprising Strategies for Unstoppable Focus

Beat distraction for good

In today’s microwave society—where more data is created in one year than the last 5,000 years—it’s a herculean task to stay focused. Getting distracted may seem innocuous, but the consequences are disastrous over time: lost productivity, falling revenues, and a gnawing ever-present ...

by The Oracles  | June 02, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) 9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

Staying focused isn't always easy. Here are some tricks to help

Whether you’re daydreaming about a tropical beach or envisioning yourself getting a promotion, the mind has a tendency to wander. While at times it might feel difficult to reel it back into reality, it’s important to be able to control your focus and concentration in order to ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 09, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Deal With Distractions Stealing Time Away From Your To-Do List

New research says gripping tightly to your to do-list might actually be harming your productivity

Many successful entrepreneurs swear by some variation of the to-do list. Barbara Corcoran maintains several on her phone at the same time. Casper’s Jeff Chapinprefers using sticky notes. Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is a fan of apps such as Clear. Randi Zuckerberg sets regular alarms to spur her back ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 05, 2018 02:00:00
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13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance

If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focusdespite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is easier than you think.To ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 01, 2018 12:00:00
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Go Bigger Than a Resolution

To achieve your highest aspiration, first bring it into focus, then reverse engineer the steps you need to get there

Let’s be real. It is time.It is time for something different. It is time once and for all to forget silly resolutions that are overreaching quick fixes for some surface issue. It is time once and for all to stop focusing your energy, ...

by Kim Walsh Phillips  | January 22, 2018 02:00:00
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Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

Decrease the amount of noise in your head

Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 04, 2018 02:00:00
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There's a Difference Between Clarity and Focus and You Need Both to Become Successful

Without clarity and focus, you're just spinning your wheels

Entrepreneurship by definition takes risk. The process of starting a business, building infrastructure, marketing and servicing to customers requires a combination of time,money and expertise. The more you have of either time, money or expertise, the less you need of the other two. Still, your business ...

by Yannick van den Bos  | December 26, 2017 02:00:00
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