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If You Want to Get Bigger Things Done in 2018, Read This

You may think of Starbucks as a great place to grab a coffee, but they’ve actually got a fascinating goal that they’re aiming for. Their ambition is to be recognized as much for their commitment to social responsibility – as the quality of their coffee. And they want to reach this global by 2020.[1] To help reach this worthy ambition, Starbucks plans to offer sustainable coffee, eco-friendly stores, employment opportunities for military veterans (and their spouses), youth and refugees, and food share and community service. How will they achieve these…

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Want To Know How Much You’re Getting Done In A Day?

I’ve always been interested in finding new ways to boost my productivity. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended an online productivity assessment tool that he’d tried out. His words caught my attention, especially as he mentioned that the assessment was free – and only took around 2 minutes to complete! For most people (including myself), productivity is the difference between success and failure. Just think about your typical working day… However well you plan your tasks at the start of the day, if your productivity falls below par, you’ll quickly…

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Think Less and Get More Done By Using The “Getting Things Done” Model

Trying to be productive while you’re worrying about other things that need your attention can be stressful. Even though you can’t be in two places at once, and you’re doing the best you can, the fear of not doing everything can still be overwhelming. Every time your focus shifts from your current task to one that you are feeling pressure to complete, you interrupt yourself. Interruptions cost workers 3-5 hours of productivity every day.[1] You lose touch with the current task by worrying about the what you need to finish…

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The Power of Mind Map: Get More Things Done & Make Creativity Easy

You have a big project coming up, or a bunch of tasks, and are overwhelmed by the thought of it. This overload happens to me way too often,[1] but once I began using a mind map to clarify the direction, the project and tasks don’t seem so frightening. Whatever your position or place of work is, it is natural that you will have more than one task to handle at any given moment. This could be due to hectic deadlines, a large project made up of many different tasks, or…

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How I Get Things Done with Only Half of the Time Others Need

Professionals and entrepreneurs today lead extremely busy lives. Despite the abundance of gadgets, tools, and other technology that can improve productivity, people today are working longer hours[1] than ever – resulting to excessive stress and reduced performance over time. Whether you’re doing work for a client or pursuing your own projects, you need to be smarter with how you handle tasks to thrive in this competitive world. For this, you need to adopt strategies that can help you stay productive[2] and be efficient with your available resources. Most importantly, always remember that…

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Pain Is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever: No Matter How Hard It Gets, Do It Till It’s Done

We all know the value of achieving a goal, especially when it comes round to this time of year. But all too often we begin that big project we love to do, decide this time we really are dedicated, put up pictures of slim models on the fridge and put the running trainers out ready by the door. And then what happens? Ten days in and the resolve we had for New Year is as damp as the socks left on our radiators. The problem with completing goals is that…

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6 Ways Women Can Crush It While Getting Things Done

Women might have come a long way from fighting for their right to vote or to convince the world that they can contribute to the economy. Women’s contribution to the economy is already at $ 3 trillion and there are no signs of slowing down. Women are also seen as the rising tribe of entrepreneurs with 36% of all businesses owned by them. Economists agree “economic empowerment of women across the rich world is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past 50 years”. Yet, women face tremendous systemic social…

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6 Ways to Just Get Things Done Already

Is procrastination killing your dreams and sucking the life out of you every day? Wouldn’t it feel great to just get off your butt and start moving your life forward again? You’ve probably got many tasks that need to be done, and they wouldn’t take nearly as long to accomplish as you think. Below are six different strategies you can use to get out of a rut and get things done already. 1. Stop Chasing Other People’s Goals One of the biggest mistakes we make when setting our goals and…

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This family has been designing fireworks shows for 166 years. They explain how it’s done.

<br> Phil Grucci is rewarding himself after a three-mile run. He left work at 2:30 a.m. and had to be back at 8. But the run couldn’t wait. Phil Grucci (center-left) accepts an award for pulling off the largest fireworks show in history. Photo via Fireworks by Grucci/Facebook, used with permission. “I got my three miles in, then I put a nice New York bagel onto the plate. I do that so I can have a bagel,” Grucci told Upworthy on his way out of the kitchen. He could be…

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