5 Morning Rituals for Productivity and Happiness [Video]

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Mornings can make or break your day. Oftentimes we have the best intentions the night before. Before we go to bed we think to ourselves, what did I accomplish today? Then, after reflection of the day that got away, we challenge ourselves to wake up renewed and refreshed tomorrow, with a plan to manage the day better. Then we wake up, and after hitting the snooze button we grab our phones to check on emails and social media. Next, we hit the floor running and whatdoyaknow, the day is already running us! We lose track of the best intention we had the night before, the one about starting a new morning ritual. This cycle seems to repeat itself over and over again. While we dream about managing our days better,…
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Complacency Will Keep You Broke

Complacency Will Keep You Broke

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You’ve heard the story about how if you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, he’ll jump right out. But if you put a frog in water and slowly turn up the heat, he’ll boil to death. While this is a myth, it’s also a metaphor for life and shines the light on how you need to take charge to prevent complacency from setting in. What is Complacency? Complacency means that you’re content with where you’re at in life and with what you’re doing. You’ve found your comfort zone and you’re sticking with it. Being complacent is not a good thing because what it does is keep you stuck exactly where you are. When you’re complacent, you don’t try to learn and improve your skills or your business.…
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Gain 10 Hours A Week to Work on Your Business While Holding Down A Job

Gain 10 Hours A Week to Work on Your Business While Holding Down A Job

Tips and Tools
How many times have we all said, “If only I had more time then I could get more done in my business?” The solution is not getting more time - we all have the same amount. We're all tied to the same 24 hours in a day. The key is to manage the time we do have and make it work more effectively for us. Even if you think you don’t have time to take on anything else, you might be surprised to discover how much time you’re actually wasting during the day. You can start an online business whether you hold down a full-time job or not. Sometimes when it comes to starting a business, many people have the mental picture that it’s all or nothing - that to…
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Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You?

Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You?

Tips and Tools
It's amazing how much some people manage to get done, while others seem to be stuck in a rut without enough time in the day to accomplish much of anything. Time management is an art form. But, here's a li'l secret. Everyone has the same amount of time in every single day. It's one way in which we are all created equal. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Are You Managing Your Time or Is It Managing You? Track Your Activities for a Week To get a real picture of how you spend your time, try tracking everything you do for at least one week. Use a small recorder to record when you start and stop any task, and include the time. Did you know? There's an…
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How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

Tips and Tools
Time management is one of the biggest challenges today's workers face, no matter the job or industry. New technologies have given us more freedom to have flexible schedules, while at the same time providing many more opportunities to slack off. How are we supposed to be more productive at work when our phones are constantly pinging with the latest social media updates and those never ending emails seem to ding a notification every minute? These constant interruptions create even greater challenges for people who work from home, especially entrepreneurs who don’t have to technically ‘report in’ to anyone at a set time. Here are a few tips you can use to get yourself on track to be more productive at work, at home. [Tweet "Learn a few productivity tips to help you…
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How to Increase Productivity and Avoid the Social Media Sink Hole

How to Increase Productivity and Avoid the Social Media Sink Hole

Social Media, Strategy
Do you find yourself using social media for hours and hours a day, without a plan? Or, do you throw your hands up in frustration over your lack of time for using social media, yet you understand the potential power of social networking and what it can do for your business? Are you in need of a social media time management  plan? Social networking is here to stay – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, blogging - plus a host of new social networking sites are launched every other week. People want to be connected and the speed we’re moving in to stay connected is frightful at times – how can you keep up? But more importantly, are you being less productive than you should by visiting social networking sites? It's…
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Busy Is Not A Synonym For Productive

Busy Is Not A Synonym For Productive

Tips and Tools
I'm so busy. I have too much going on. I'm doing it all. Have you heard your entrepreneur friends express these sentiments at some point? Are you one of them? Whomever invented the solopreneur term was reading your mind weren't they? That pretty much describes your role in your business - you’re the CEO/ Marketing Manager/ Accountant/ Receptionist/ Coffee Maker/ Cafeteria – what a job title! I get it. But let’s be clear, people always talk about how busy they are, yet they never put the right words after the busy - running around in circles. Simply “busy” without a strategy is just that, “busy”. There’s a big difference between being busy and being productive. Busy In Not A Synonym For Productive How many people have you heard complain that they’re working very hard…
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