personal productivity

Oct 15, 2014

Improving Your Focus – Part 1

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Focus can be difficult in this distraction-driven world. One thing we all need is more time and maintaining focus can help us with this. The following are some tips to maintain your focus.

  1. Eat Breakfast
  2. Hydration
  3. Environment
  4. Know your objectives
  5. Prioritise
  6. One thing
  7. Random thoughts
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Oct 1, 2014

Our Thinking Can Impact Our Results

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Our thoughts, those things that we think about on a day-to-day basis, have a huge effect on the results that show up in our lives. They actually say that 90% of our thoughts each day are the same thoughts as the day before.

So what do you think about?

Thoughts trigger our emotions. Emotions are very powerful, and our decisions are made based on our emotions. That means that our emotions determine the choices that we make, which in turn leads to the actions we take.

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Sep 17, 2014

The Law of Diminishing Intent

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The Law of Diminishing Intent states that the longer you put off doing something, the less likely you are to do it.

This is the difference between people who get what they want and the people who don’t.

People who get what they want are the action takers. They decide what they want and they take action towards getting it – immediate action.

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Sep 3, 2014

7 Steps To Being More Productive

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Have you ever had one of those days where you leave the office and think to yourself, “Wow, I was busy all day but I have no idea at all what I did”?

  1. Break down the big tasks
  2. Stop multitasking
  3. Eliminate distractions
  4. Schedule your email
  5. Use the phone
  6. Work on your agenda not someone else’s
  7. Work in 60 to 90 increments
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Aug 20, 2014

Five Tips to be Extraordinary

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  1. Don’t dismiss anything as impossible
  2. Be completely certain that you can overcome any obstacle
  3. When you discover a new opportunity or a great idea, don’t start tomorrow, don’t start next week, and take action.
  4. Do away with procrastination once and for all
  5. Get clear on what you really want out of life.
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Aug 6, 2014


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I’ve been helping a friend pack up her grandmother’s stuff. She wasn’t a hoarder, but she still ended up with a house full of largely worthless stuff for my friend to get rid of.

It made me ponder on what I keep and what I get rid of. When we keep something that we haven’t used for five years, why are we doing that? Is it because we are scared to get rid of it, we think we might need it one day, it was a gift?

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Jul 23, 2014

Self-Limiting Beliefs

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For many of us, we have a goal that we desire in life but there is something in the background working against us in achieving that goal. This is known as a self-limiting belief.

The Top 10 self-limiting beliefs are:

  1. I’m too old.
  2. I’m not smart enough.
  3. I’m not educated enough.
  4. I’m afraid of trying and failing.
  5. You have to have money to make money.
  6. I’ve already tried everything.
  7. It’s selfish of me to want more.
  8. I don’t feel that I really deserve it.
  9. I don’t have the willpower.
  10. All the good ones are taken.
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Jul 9, 2014

14 Ways To Get The Sleep You Need

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Getting enough sleep for your body helps you be more productive, have more energy, prevent weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.  So what are some strategies to help you sleep better?

  1. Worry elsewhere – take 5 to 10 minutes before going to bed to work through any worries and concerns you have
  2. Get rid of the bedside clock
  3. Add magnesium
  4. Snack happy
  5. A scented bath
  6. Clear the bedroom clutter
  7. Massage your toes – in traditional Chinese medicine, a bad night’s sleep can be related to your liver Qi (energy) not flowing properly.
  8. Think about your pillow – is it the right one for you?
  9. Listen to a guided meditation
  10. Avoid sugar
  11. Do a mind dump
  12. You may have to lose weight – 70% of people who are obese or overweight have sleep apnoea.
  13. Go decaf
  14. Listen to your sleep cycle

Action: Pick one and start with that.

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Jun 25, 2014

Goal Setting: What Are You Learning From Those Around You?

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This week’s video discusses what you can learn from those around you.

I recently read that there are lessons for all of us from the people that are around us.  So I started to look and see what lessons I could learn from the people around me.  It was amazing!  Some of the things I learned include:

  • I learnt how to laugh more at myself
  • I learnt how to show more love to others
  • I learnt how my harsh words can affect people
  • I learnt to see the good in people because they do mean well it may just not seem that way
  • I learnt to keep in contact more
  • I learnt the importance of kind words to myself
  • I learnt that there are infinite possibilities available to me
  • I learnt that life is full of continual learning

Action:  See what you can learn from those around you.

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Jun 11, 2014

Time Management: Do You Need to Slow Down?

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For the past few years with my business, I have been pushing myself and loving every moment of it.  I still love it, but this year I am slowing down just a little.  While reflecting on what is important in my life, I realised that just being still can make a difference.

It was funny, but I was getting messages from a few different people around me.  My daughter was one, my business accountability buddy was another and a few other people.

I am still achieving, but I think in my ability to be slow, I am finding that I am more aware of what is really important.  I am combining many elements too and making sure that I am doing things that I love.

Action:  Take time to think about whether you need to slow down.

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