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Get Productive: Peak Your Productivity With This Simple Daily Routine That Actually Worths $400,000 Today

This is the only routine that you need to follow in the daily hustle and bustle. Let’s begin with the story behind this routine… By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world. Schwab was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America at the time. The famous inventor Thomas Edison once referred to Schwab as the “master hustler.” He was constantly seeking an edge over the competition. One day in 1918, in his quest to increase the efficiency of his team and discover better ways to get things done, Schwab arranged a meeting with a highly-respected productivity consultant named Ivy Lee. Lee was a successful businessman in his own right and is widely remembered as a pioneer in the field of public relations. As the story goes, Schwab brought Lee into his office and said, “Show me a way to get more things done.” “Give me 15 minutes with each of your executives,” Lee replied. “How much will

Get Productive: Getting Motivated Is Easier Than You Thought, But Most People Do It Wrong – Here’s How Successful People Do It

“The standard approach seems to be to listen to a motivational speech or read an inspirational book and then feel motivated. It’s true, this type of passive inspiration can work. But this is only one type of inspiration … and I think it’s the weaker type…” When we feel overwhelmed or get less motivated, we tend to procrastinate. We usually lose motivation when we need it the most unfortunately. What is Motivation indeed? What is motivation, exactly? Scientists define motivation as your general willingness to do something. It is the set of psychological forces that compel you to take action. Here’s a more useful definition: The author Steven Pressfield has a great line in his book, The War of Art, which I think gets at the core of motivation. To paraphrase Pressfield, At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it. In other words, at some point it is easier to change than to stay the same. It is easier to feel insecure at the gym than to e

Get Productive: Do This One Thing And You’ll Never Look Back And Wonder Where The Time Went On Your Busy Days

Have you ever made it to the end of the day, looked back and wondered where the day went? You know you were busy but what were you busy with actually? That’s what happens when we work in a reactive mode, simply responding to the wants and needs of everyone else. When we keep reacting passively to the demand from others, we get out of balance and will never get our most important things done. If you want to get things done, you have to be intentionally PROACTIVE . Reactive vs Proactive The common definition is that a proactive task is a task that you want to do, and reactive task is a task that someone else wants you to do. However, this definition is not very useful. Better definition would be: Proactive task is a task that is aligned with your long term-goals that has a strong long-term benefit, and reactive task is a task that brings very little long-term benefit. Reactive tasks are usually not results of planning, they are more likely to appear in the heat of the moment. Re

Facebook Marketplace Goes Very Wrong (4 pics)

Facebook introduced Marketplace on Monday morning. It is a new section on its mobile application that allows users to buy and sell things there. But there’s been already a problem with that. All of the items and services featured there go against the site’s commercial policy. Illegal drugs, sexual services, guns, dogs and even baby hedgehogs were available on Marketplace on Monday.