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10 Ways to Find More Hours in Your Day

We all wish we had just a bit more time. Just think what you could do with an extra hour or two each day: you could finally stick to an exercise routine, or spring-clean the house, or write your novel, or learn the guitar, or get a new qualification. I can’t magically make all your days 25 hours long. But I can help you find more hours in your day for the things that really matter. Get Out of Bed EarlierIf you normally get up at 7.30am, try getting up at 7am. That half-hour might not sound like much — but it could be time that you use to meditate, to exercise, to read that book you’ve been meaning to finish, or simply to get […]

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3 Things To Help You Make The Most Of Every Day

Most days I’m a machine. I can get through a rather large number of tasks, vacuuming, laundry, playing with the kids, baking, preping dinner, and a number of other business related things. Then there are other days when after the kids are in bed and the house is relatively quiet I look around and ask myself “what the heck did I do today?” I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. I also understand that there’s a natural ebb and flow of productivity and we can’t expect to be on top of things all the time. That said, there are a few things I notice, that when missing, I’m not nearly as productive as I could be.Here are some ideas to help you make the […]

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30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Do you ever hear yourself saying “I just don’t have time” yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening? As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. While we can’t add any more time to our day (unfortunately) we can use the time we do have in a more productive manner. Let’s face it watching TV isn’t that interactive or demanding. Below are 30 simple little ways to make the most of your TV watching time. Things you can do while watching TV: Fold laundry – Plop the basket beside you and fold while you watch. Iron – Drag the ironing board and iron out into the living room and […]

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Just Like Toddlers

When you have a house of rambunctious kids running all over, it doesn’t leave room for you to get any peace. If you can ask a stay at home mom what her biggest wish was, she would no doubt say having a moment to rest. The fact is, kids are a handful. I’m speaking as one who has gotten three kids ready for countless daycare visits, school drop offs and church. So I know all too well the responsibility. I even got so bold as to take a position as an enrollment director for a start up day care. There I was exposed to an army of toddlers every single day. Sometimes I loved it and other days I feared for my life. Toddlers are […]

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5 Big Ways to Add Time To Your Days

A lot of productivity advice offers great hints for speeding up particular tasks: perhaps by concentrating better, by eliminating distractions and interruptions, or by learning to use Firefox, Gmail and other common programs more efficiently. But what can you do if simply saving five minutes here and ten minutes there isn’t enough? What if you want hours more space in your life, or if you feel constantly overloaded and busy? Here are five big ways to make more time, which, ultimately means you’ll have a better chance of succeeding at what you want to accomplish. Drop One of Your GoalsIt’s an unpopular thing to say, but I’m going to say it anyway: You can’t do everything that you want to do. I’m sure that, like […]

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6 Easy To Install Productivity Habits

Each time I come back from a long or short holiday, I find the task of throwing myself back into work a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Is it laziness? Is it my penchant for procrastination? Or is it the trepidation of knowing what will undoubtedly spring from the simple act of opening my laptop? Whatever it is I have decided not to beat myself up about it. While on the surface it may seem wrong that a freshly holidayed human would have any problem jumping straight back into stuff, it certainly is the case with me, so I’m sure it’s the same for others. And I know I’m not the only person that gets Sunday Dread a few hours before bedtime on a Sunday, when the […]

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6 Simple But Effective Ways You Can Reach Your Goals

Goals push us to keep going. They motivate us and help us lock on to a target. Through evolution we have learned that the best way to get results is to focus our attention on one thing at a time. And just like hunters in the past, modern humans continue to use goals to find a target, plan to reach it and dominate it. So keeping that perspective in mind it’s important that all of us fully harness the power of goals and know how to effectively reach them. And luckily for all of you that is what I hope to share with you right now. Here are 6 Easy Tips to help you reach even the most seemingly difficult goals: 1.    Radiate Self Confidence […]

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7 Productive Things You Can Do While Commuting

Commuting doesn’t have to be the hellish experience it has been made out to be. You can learn a lot while commuting. I used to despise jumping on the train or taking the bus, but not anymore. I have everything set-up for my commuting adventures. I always have a book ready, or my iPod loaded up with material for me to listen to. I like to read and fill my brain with knowledge, so finding material is easy. The biggest problem you’ll face is preparation. You have to prepare yourself for your commutes, otherwise you’ll most likely not bring the best material with you. I’ve learned a lot while sitting on trains, buses and airplanes. It feels more cumbersome to bring something with you, but […]

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7 Reasons Why You Are Time Poor

It is a common complaint, “I don’t have enough time.” In fact, I’d bet that you said these exact words in the last 48 hours. “I don’t have enough time to… …finish my work, …get in shape, …start a hobby, …spend with my family.” While we all have the same amount of time in the day, why is it that some people seem to accomplish a ton more than you? From the President to the postman, people all have the same time frame but accomplish loads more than in a single day that you seem to accomplish in a week. Why is this? Why do some struggle and drown in their obligations, while others make the impossible seem effortless? Why are some people time poor […]

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7 Tips for Accomplishing your Goals in Bite Sized Pieces

When it comes to accomplishing our goals we’re encouraged to reach for the stars and set big hairy audacious goals. Although it’s great to be ambitious when we set goals like this, we get so overwhelmed by how we’re going to actually manage to accomplish such things that we don’t bother to take action in the first place. As a result our goals simply remain unrealized dreams. With a few changes in the way we do things and the adoption of some simple mindsets we can make progress towards our goals much faster. Bite Off Less Than You Can ChewMost people never take action or stop half way to the goal line because they bite off more than they can chew. Eventually the goal they […]

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