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Focus

Use this simple trick at your next presentation to make your audience instantly pay attention

Use this simple trick at your next presentation to make your audience instantly pay attention

Most presentations are boring, and as a part of my business degree I’ve listened to countless presenters drone on while a boring screen filled with boring words sits behind behind them. This quick trick will get your audience to focus back on you.

by × May 2, 2013 ×

Housekeeping

It sure is fun to jump head-first into something

It sure is fun to jump head-first into something

Yesterday was an exciting day. A couple of minutes after sending out a bunch of messages to friends about launching A Year of Productivity, the site went down for several hours. But it did get a lot better, and a lot more fun.

by × May 1, 2013 ×

Housekeeping

Introducing A Year of Productivity

Introducing A Year of Productivity

I just got my business degree and was offered two great jobs, both of which I turned down. Why? Because I have a plan. For exactly one year, beginning May 1st, I’ll devour everything I can get my hands on about productivity, and write every day about what I’m learning. No catches – just a total focus on finding practical, tactical tips to make my life and your life better.

by × May 1, 2013 ×

Become More Awesome

Make someone’s week by being uncommonly nice

Make someone’s week by being uncommonly nice

it is impossible to underestimate how you can make someone’s day just by being uncommonly nice to them.

by × April 30, 2013 ×

Technology

How to gain back 13.6 years of your life, in an instant

How to gain back 13.6 years of your life, in an instant

Assuming you live to be 70 (which is almost near-certain considering today’s life expectancies), you’ll spend an impressive 34 hours a week watching TV, which will amount to 13.6 years throughout your life.

by × April 30, 2013 ×

General Productivity

Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

Ideas are worthless, and execution is worth everything

It’s funny how an article from 2005 can still be so relevant today. About eight years ago, Derek Silvers (the founder of CDBaby) wrote about how ideas are worthless by themselves, and only become worth something when they’re multiplied by great execution. I’m tempted to post his article in full because […]

by × April 30, 2013 ×

Become More Awesome

10 currencies you own that are worth more than money

10 currencies you own that are worth more than money

Money talks, and it’s one of the strongest motivators out there. But there are a ton of other currencies that can heavily influence other people in addition to money.

by × April 30, 2013 ×

Become More Awesome

The most terrifying question you will ask yourself today

The most terrifying question you will ask yourself today

I was going to make this one of those blog posts where I ask you to grab a pen and a piece of paper (“I’ll wait”), ask you to write down a bunch of garbage and then answer a question, but I decided against it. No one ever actually grabs […]

by × April 30, 2013 ×

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