Using Time Wisely
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Do You Need a “No Pants” Day for your Career?

Brazen Careerist makes the case for working at home with “I Work Better With My Pants Off – Don’t You?” They believe you get more work done at home with…your pants off. They say you’re more &...

productiveness

5 Basic Tips To Get In A Productive Groove

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...

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What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Day

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of your year. Could it be that the same is true for every day? That the way you spend the first hour of your day might actually determine ho...


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Narrow Your Focus for Better Results

As someone who works in a creative field, I tend to have many ideas going at once. I have an idea for an article, a novel, a documentary, a short video — the list goes on. You might have several ideas you want to implemen...

journeys

Want To Be A Productive Person? Choose Your Journeys Wisely

You are always on a journey. You are reading this article. That’s a journey. When you watch your favorite TV show – that’s a journey. For example, if you watch The Biggest Loser, you go on a journey where there are extrem...

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Early is On Time?

My best friend will both roll her eyes and laugh at this post (I hope). You see, though we fit together in countless ways, there is one difference we have that has continuously caused issues in our friendship – I am perpe...


Quietdown

Be Quiet and Accomplish More

In a world in which we are usually bombarded with distractions — smart phones, iPods, iPads, radio, TV — we rarely find ourselves with quiet time. We assume that our constant need to check our many devices shows tha...

meditation

The Case for Meditation

Meditation. The word is everywhere these days. From being a central point in the bestsellerEat, Pray, Love to a recent Oprah Winfrey special on Iowa’s own “meditation town” that my best friend forced me to wat...

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In Flight Reading

Today, I’m embarking on my first and only vacation of the summer, back to my hometown for my niece’s birthday and my high school reunion. Can I just say a sarcastic, “woo-hoo” about the latter? But despi...


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Make Time for Learning

We’re almost halfway through August and the back-to-school advertisements are playing during every commercial break. In just a couple of weeks, the kids head back to the classroom. Most of you are likely out of school. I have...