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7 Key Tips to maximize your productivity & minimize your busy work

We all have a million things to do in our lives, and every day seems to fly by just a little bit faster than the day before… am I right? If you’re one of the fortunate ones still employed or still running a business right now, as the last year had taken a bite out of the blue-collar world, you’re probably a few employees short of what was normal before, so you might be (or at least it feels like)...

Tips & Benefits of being an early riser!

Let’s be honest. For most people, it’s not easy to get up first thing in the morning, especially when it’s still dark. But a lot of successful people say, “If you win the morning, you win the day.” In fact, there are all kinds of clichés about rising early. There’s the one about the early bird getting the worm, to which I always reply that I don’t want the worm. However, there are so many other benefits to waking up early, from...

Benefits of a Simple Walk

6 Steps to Enjoy Some Healthy Mindful Walking With a New Year in front of us, many make the commitment to starting a healthier lifestyle, maybe changing their diet, sleeping habits or taking up yoga… but sometimes it’s best to start with something simple. Something just about everyone can manage, is a nice, easy walk! But combine that with some mindfulness and you have “Mindful Walking”. The benefits of walking are extensive & proven — a consistent walking routine can improve cardiovascular fitness,...

The secret of living is giving!

So here we are mid-December, a few weeks from Christmas & right smack dab in the heart of giving season. Traditionally we start feeling the stress of “what to get” for our spouses, our kids, our parents or siblings or relatives or maybe friends and co-workers, right?.... this is the “gift-giving season” in all its over-indulgent, make sure to get a gift-receipt, OMG I can’t find anything for so-n-so, glory. This is also the one time of year that some or...

5 Ways to make a positive impact on others

Most people are all about creating a better life for themselves. While building a better life may be individually satisfying, making an extraordinary impact on others is even more impressive. Stephen Hawking was someone who made an extraordinary impact on others. While saddled with what many would consider a severe handicap, Hawking not only overcame his personal obstacles, he truly made a difference in the world. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a quantum physicist to do the same. With Hawking’s...

Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Although the confidence gap primarily applies to women, those who feel marginalized in any way experience it, too. Say, for example, you’re the youngest or oldest person at your office, an introvert or the only minority. You might feel insecure and begin second-guessing your every action. Follow these tips to boost your confidence so it falls in line with your competence. Related: Why Women Struggle With Confidence More Than Men 1. Make the choice. It’s likely that you’re more than qualified for the job you’re in....

100 Ways To Motivate Yourself

What is the Meaning of Self-Motivation? Above, we explored a basic example of self-motivation, but here’s a succinct definition of the concept: “Self-motivation is, in its simplest form, the force that drives you to do things” (Skills You Need, n.d.). It’s the drive you have to work toward your goals, to put effort into self-development, and to achieve personal fulfillment. It’s important to note here that self-motivation is generally driven by intrinsic motivation, a kind of motivation that comes from sincerely wanting to achieve and...

4 Tips To Help You Achieve Your Goals

As we enter the goal setting season, I think it's important that when you set your goals, you give yourself the best chance of success. Especially when you look at the failure rates, according to Forbes 92 percent of people failing to reach their targets. Here are five goal setting tips that I have used which will help you to join the 8 percent of people who achieve their goals. Aim High, But Start Low, Celebrate and Keep Going If you have read any of my previous...