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Can Meditation Help You Work More Efficiently?

For busy professionals, the idea of sitting silently for ten or twenty minutes can feel pointless, frustrating, or just plain unrealistic. You’re checking emails on the way to a meeting, finishing paperwork as you eat lunch, and on a work call as you commute home. When are you going to fit in time to meditate?…

Top TED Talks for a Productivity Boost

TED Talks are one of my favorite resources. They feature fascinating individuals speaking on an incredibly wide range of topics. If you’re looking to improve in a certain area or learn something new about a topic that interests you, there’s likely a talk (or several) that can offer new insights and information. The subject of…

6 Time-Management Styles: Which one describes the way you work?

We all have different work styles, especially when it comes to time management. Whether you’ve been operating naturally, or you’ve been actively trying to improve your skills, having a framework for understanding how you relate to time can be highly useful. This week, I wanted to share six different styles of managing one’s time. Maybe…

Scheduling for Optimal Productivity

For busy professionals, schedules often guide our days. If we don’t take control, this means that external demands can leave us running around without clear structure. On the other hand, if we harness the power of a good schedule, we can use it as a tool to drive our success. One of the best scheduling…

Positivity and Productivity

Positivity and productivity are closely linked. Those with a positive mindset tend to have more energy, less stress, stronger problem-solving skills, and better connections with those around them — all things that support productivity. It’s understandable that we can’t be positive 100% of the time, but it’s important to regularly check in with your mindset…

Manage Your Attention, Boost Productivity

We talk a lot about time management on here. And while I absolutely believe in its importance, a recent article in the New York Times encouraged me to consider the importance of a different type of management — attention management. While it might be a subtle difference, it’s a unique approach to increasing your productivity….

Can Music Help You Work More Efficiently?

Though we don’t always consider our sonic environment when looking for ways to improve our workflow, studies suggest that music can have an impact on our productivity levels. Interestingly, it’s not as simple as music being good or bad for productivity. Instead, it depends on the type of work you’re doing and the type of…

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity

While it’s often useful to look into strategies that can boost overall productivity, these usually require some time to build into your schedule. Even then, sometimes we still need an extra boost to get through a challenging project or a busy afternoon. For those times when you need to supercharge your productivity, it’s great to…

A Productive Approach to Building Your Brand

If you let it, branding could easily take up half of your day, every day. As most business professionals would agree, this just isn’t sustainable. We’re focused on growing our brand to grow our business, which means we need to dedicate the majority of our time and focus to that business. While you may strive…