productivity

How to Have an “Exceed Mindset”

Often we set a target and try to reach them; and often enough, we fall a little bit short. Why? This has something to do with mindset. Some would set a low target and “exceed” it. Remember, the only person you’re fooling is yourself. Here are three things that will help you acquire an Exceed…

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How to Build Relational Capital: Why “Friend Raising” is the key to Fund Raising

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In whatever business you are in — capital is needed. Whether the capital is monetary or “perspiratory” (hard work!), it involves a key aspect: relationships. Here are guides to “friend raising” to help build your relational capital. 1. Build Genuine Friendships Love the people you work with. It’s felt with the authentic “How are you?”…

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Why Busy People Need a Longer Time to Meditate

“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed,” said Saint Francis de Sales. Find out why meditation is a requirement for busy people.  Before you can fire up your performance, you’ve got to fire up your soul! Meditation helps you “find your center in…

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How to Use The Power of Focus to Solve a Problem

What is the biggest problem that you have to solve at the moment? Not just any problem — the mother problem; the one that gives birth to the other problems. By identifying the cause and effect of things, you may able to identify this one thing. This is where focus comes in. Imagine a magnifying glass under the sun’s…

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How to Develop a Passion for Reading

Socrates said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” How often do we try to read a book or study just to “know more.”  Socrates proposes that it’s not just about “filling our vessels” but “kindling a flame.” Yes, to be Fired Up by learning! What we read ought…

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How to Overcome Procrastination

Bill Watterson, an American cartoonist and author of the strip Calvin and Hobbes made a witty comment on getting his creative work done. He said, “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.” I laughed at this because many times…

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How to Feel Fully Alive with your Work

Sean Aiken, a Tedx Vancouver speaker, talks about “What makes you come alive?” What’s interesting about this guy is that he wanted to find out his passion. And so, he tried for 1 year, to do 1 job per week. That’s 52 weeks in a year, so he did 52 jobs. In fact, he wrote…

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HOW TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO ACHIEVEMENT: Discover the Three Causes That Hinder Us From Doing Great Things

“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election” (Wikipedia). Nelson Mandela said, “There is no passion to be found playing small –…

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