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If the American election is bumming you out, you’re not alone

If the American election is bumming you out, you’re not alone

The US election can be stressful and overwhelming—and now there’s data to prove it.

by × October 31, 2016 ×

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The art of doing one thing at a time

The art of doing one thing at a time

Doing only one thing at a time is a surprisingly powerful way to become more productive. On the surface, this makes zero sense: isn’t doing more, faster the ultimate path to productivity? I’d argue vehemently that it isn’t. Doing more than one thing at a time is a great way […]

by × April 11, 2016 ×

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How the internet destroys your productivity

How the internet destroys your productivity

Chances are you’ve experienced this phenomenon before: you fire up your web browser with the best of intentions, but suddenly, without realizing, you fall into an internet trance. Minutes later you snap out of it, as you find yourself staring at a friend’s 13th Facebook profile picture, the comments section […]

by × March 28, 2016 ×

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Donald Trump (cc photo: Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump’s run for president can actually teach us a lot about productivity

I’ll admit, the headline for this article is pretty linkbaity, but let me explain. From the moment Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he started saying controversial things, and people started paying attention to him. In my opinion (and at the risk of getting political), his campaign has been pure […]

by × September 21, 2015 ×

Energy, Focus, Time

100 time, energy, and attention hacks to be more productive

100 time, energy, and attention hacks to be more productive

My 100 favorite time, energy, and attention hacks that will let you get more done.

by × May 1, 2014 ×

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To be more creative, don’t set traditional goals, set “process goals”

To be more creative, don’t set traditional goals, set “process goals”

Setting process goals, as opposed to regular goals, will allow you to be much more creative.

by × February 20, 2014 ×

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The Progress Trap: Why you shouldn’t track your progress on your goals

The Progress Trap: Why you shouldn’t track your progress on your goals

Tracking progress on your goals can actually make you less likely to achieve them.

by × November 4, 2013 ×

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Why ‘active listening’ will make you more productive, and how to do it

Why ‘active listening’ will make you more productive, and how to do it

When you actively listen to what someone is trying to say, your conversations become more valuable, meaningful, and productive. Here’s how to do it.

by × October 31, 2013 ×

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