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6 Killer Tips to Stay Focused and Reduce Distractions

Frequent distractions and interruptions cost people a lot of hours and a lot of money. Recent statistics show that the average worker spends between 1.5 – 3 hours avoiding work. That time is spent doing private activities from checking email to chatting with other employees and even shopping online. In fact, a recent survey shows that 60% of all purchases were made during working hours from 9 am to 5 pm. That’s not to mention other distractions that eat away chunks of our working day: surfing the web or “cyber-floating,” notifications on our phone, noisy co-workers, and many other stimulants…

2 Tips to Help You Follow Through On Your Commitments

It would be great if we all could just follow through on our better judgements. We would all be healthy, wealthy and happy. Most people, however, don’t. They say they want to go to the gym after they get out of work, but they end up talking themselves out of it. They say they want to use their time off on the weekend to work on a startup, but they get distracted. Other times, they start out with the intentional to go all of the way but they stop half way. They lose all of their motivation and they’re back…

How to Be More Creative

Creative people are really good at solving problems. They come up with novel and useful solutions that allow them to cut costs, become more efficient, and simplify the processes they work with. However, a lot of people believe that creativity is an inborn talent; that some are born creative and can use that gift in the areas they choose, but others aren’t. But I believe that creativity is something you have to decide to want to do. That’s the only way for you to discover how creative you are and to pursue the development of this area. You don’t have…

How to Stay Focused All the Way Through

It’s very easy these days to lose focus, slack off and take the back seat. We’re bombarded with a ton of distractions from emails, phone calls, and all sorts of requests and invitations, and such distractions can prevent us from staying focused and working productively and efficiently. The most common advice given to people who are struggling with staying focused is “to eliminate distractions.” This advice comes from the belief that people lose focus when other things compete for their attention. So in order to stay focused, as the advice goes, you should control your working space and deflect all…

How to Get In a “Flow” State

After struggling and failing a number of times to complete a 10k run, you decided to take the time to develop your stamina and speed. The grueling months of practice and dedication have finally come to an end and you now feel more ready than ever to go to the track and give it one more try… … you start hitting your strides slowly, but with every step you take you gain more and more confidence. Each step begins to feel more natural, more rhythmic. Your breathing feels more disciplined and under control, your vision narrow and focused, and your…