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Why Rest Is the Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

The surprising power of downtime: Here's why the most successful founders work the least

Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land mammal. These feline sprinters can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds flat. Explosive speed enables them to take down an antelope, but when they’re not hunting, cheetahs expend as little energy ...

by Aytekin Tank  | January 14, 2019 06:00:00
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These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity

Just another example of how much you gain by listening

Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be therapeutic, relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate better.Research has found that certain types of music ...

by Deep Patel  | January 13, 2019 12:00:00
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Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

These apps will help you stay on track and make sure you don't abandon your resolutions

For the next few weeks, there will be no escape from magazine covers that champion a "New Year, New You" (or friends who have vowed to start green juicing). But whether you're the type who makes and breaks resolutions quickly or has ...

by Chandra Steele  | January 05, 2019 06:00:00
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The #1 Secret to Amazing Time and Calendar Management

There is no making up for lost time

Before you get much further into this article -- take a minute and review your calendar because having your calendar detailed is a secret to amazing time and calendar management.If you’re like most of us your calendar is probably pretty detailed. I ...

by John Rampton  | December 26, 2018 12:00:00
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You Can Stop Procrastinating Starting Right Now

Don't beat yourself, just make a plan and follow it

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? If that’s your general philosophy, you just might be a procrastinator. While procrastination may be gratifying in the short term, it’s not doing you or your career any favors in the long ...

by Timothy Sykes  | December 22, 2018 06:00:00
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6 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holiday Season

In the workplace it can be hard to balance a festive atmosphere with keeping employees focused

While the time between Thanksgiving and the New Year is a celebratory one filled with holiday parties and spending time with loved ones, in the workplace it can be hard to balance a festive atmosphere while simultaneously keeping employees focused and productive. ...

by Dan Ruch  | December 08, 2018 06:00:00
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Use This Popular Tool to Maximize Productivity During Employee Downtime

What if there was a way for business leaders to stem the steady flow of dollars in lost productivity?

Have you ever considered the real cost of employee downtime? For organizations with a large number of remote employees such as sales reps, field service agents and even commuters, thousands of expensive hours are wasted every month behind a windshield.Using simple math, ...

by jen grogono  | December 07, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Be Productive During Long (or Short) Airport Layovers

Any city big enough to have an airport is big enough to have opportunities worth sniffing out

Every founder who travels knows how it feels to be stuck at the airport. There’s so much to do at your destination -- but in the meantime -- all you can do is make calls and send emails. Your hands are tied ...

by John Rampton  | November 21, 2018 08:00:00
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7 Ways Your Office Affects Productivity (Without Your Realizing It)

Pay attention to good lighting, attention to ambient noise levels and the installation of plants

Human behavior is hard to predict, but we know it can be significantly influenced in subtle ways. You may not just be able to drastically improve your (or your team’s) productivity by introducing a new tool that helps them stay better organized, ...

by Anna Johansson  | November 16, 2018 08:00:00
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Using Same PC After 4 Years? Microsoft Says Maintenance Costs May Already Exceed Price of New Unit

Study says getting a new PC is cheaper than constantly repairing old ones

If you or your business is using old PCs or laptops, you may think that you’re saving on expenses by continuously using these old units instead of purchasing new ones. But a study from multinational technology firms Microsoft and Intel says otherwise.“As ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 07, 2018 12:00:00
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8 Time-Management Hacks to Optimize Your Life In and Outside Work

Time is your most valuable resource. Here's how these uber-successful business leaders use it wisely

Time is everyone’s most valuable and scarce resource. Managing it effectively can be the difference between success and failure. These Advisors in The Oracles share how they manage their day to optimize their business success and personal life.To really manage and maximize your time ...

by The Oracles  | October 30, 2018 08:00:00
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It's Time to Stop Using Email as a To-Do List

Using email as a task manager can work, but it's the wrong tool for the job

When M.G. Siegler started using Gmail's task feature to convert his emails into a to-do list, he made a shocking discovery.As many as 50 to 75 percent of the emails he received were actually to-dos from other people.Taken individually, each request was reasonable. But, ...

by Natalie Lambert  | October 08, 2018 11:00:00
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Your Company (Not to Mention Your Family) Needs You to Stop Taking Work Home

Working at night is usually a productivity mirage

Few things feel better than a great day at work. When you take work home with you, though, that feeling of accomplishment turns into a never-ending cycle of stress and lower productivity.Research from the Health and Safety Executive in the U.K. found that excessive workloads ...

by John Rampton  | October 08, 2018 08:00:00