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productivity

3 Tips to Making Efficient Use of Your Time

“I don’t have enough time.” “I’m too busy.” “There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

On average, I hear at least one of these expressions twice a day. And quite frankly, I’m a bit tired of it. So I decided to make it my personal mission to rid the world of these phrases. r

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Finding And Using Intuition To Achieve Your Goal

Latent within everyone who has a sentient conscious mind there is an “invisible” partner who has the answer to literally everything. This invisible partner is also referred to as the subconscious mind and the channel through which it will supply you with the answers and solutions you seek is known as intuition.

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productivity

10 Productive Ways to Utilize Those Wasteful Wait Times

We’ve all been there…..

You show up at the doctor’s office on time, only to discover that they’re running behind and four others with appointments ahead of you are still waiting.

Or the airport where you wait for hours, only to hear the announcement that your delayed flight has been rescheduled – again.

Or the “quick visit” to the post office that drags on for an hour.

And if you are a parent… well, you probably have “scheduled” wait times built into your calendar – soccer practice, swim lessons, piano classes…

When you are busy and stressed, even a short wait feels like eternity. Every minute that you wait, is a minute wasted.

“Wait time” can be the most frustrating time – if you let it. With just a little bit of planning though, you can not only turn “wait time” into productive time, but may actually surprise yourself by looking forward to it!

Here are 10 simple tips to get you started. r

bad habits

7 Habits We Teach Our Kids But Often Fail To Do Ourselves

In 2011 I became a dad. Having a son was a big change in mine and my wife’s lives.

Since we have had a new family member in our home, I have been thinking about parenthood quite a bit. Although our son is still quite young (1 year and two months old when writing this), I have also been thinking about the future years of my son.

Specifically, I have been thinking of all the different lessons that I can teach him as he grows up.

At the same time, I have noticed that there are conflicts in the lessons that we adults teach to our children. It seems that very often what we teach is actually quite different from what we actually do.

When you look at this list, does it sound familiar? r

self improvement

7 Ways To Improve Your Life Right Now

Most people are disappointed for what they have achieved in life within a year. Actually, you can start changing your life for the better this year! It is not really difficult to make and begin the changing. What you just need is to have a plan, execute it, and keep reviewing it to ensure you are on track to achieve your goals. r

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Self Motivation Through Non-Obligation

I think there are two ways of motivating yourself.

One is “internalised external authority”.

You create an authority figure in your head. It tells you what to do. It tells you when you’re good enough. And it tells you when you’ve screwed up.

To motivate yourself using your internalised external authority, just embody that voice for a moment. Work out some nice juicy judgements about yourself, as in: “You haven’t been working enough! You need to do this better! Get a better grade! Get a better promotion!”

Then, return to your main self and start working. If you slack off, use your internalised external authority to whip yourself into further action. r