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End of Summer Sales Event (8 Habit Books for $0.99 Apiece)

It’s almost the end of the summer.  The days are getting shorter and the kids are heading back to school.  Now is the time to catch up on your reading.

With that in mind, I’m holding an “end of summer sales event” where you can 8 books at $0.99.

From today (August 28th) to the midnight Thursday (September 3rd), each of the following books will be sold for $0.99 (or 99 pence in the U.K.)

Get them now, while they’re at a deep discount.

(Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t allow me to run a special deal in countries outside of the U.S. and the U.K.  If you don’t see the above price in your country, simply contact me and I’ll price match the offer.) Continue Reading…

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How to Use Technology for Sticking to Your Habits

It takes weeks for a new activity to become an ingrained habit.

However, when trying to adopt something that’s particularly challenging, you may find it tough to continue it for a few consecutive days, let alone weeks.

Luckily, there are technological interventions that can keep you on track and make motivation much easier to maintain. Continue Reading…

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How to Be More Productive at Work (9 Strategies to Increase Productivity)

The following is a sample from my book Level Up Your Day: How to Maximize the 6 Essential Areas of Your Daily Routine. If you want to improve your productivity, the following strategies can help you do just that and get more out of your working hours. Be sure to check out the book to learn how to be more intentional with how you spend your time.

The work environment (regardless of whether you are at work or home) is filled with “noise” that can distract you from focusing on important tasks.

That’s why it’s important to take a proactive approach and arrange your workspace in a way that helps you clear your mind enough to do your best work.

Here are nine strategies for getting started:

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The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.

Habits require specificity.

You can’t say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.

Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task. Continue Reading…

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Sleep Habits of the Rich and Famous (Infographic)

Many articles and research emphasize the importance of enough sleep for creativity and productivity. The classic “8 hours of sleep” rule get thrown around often. But a lot famous and successful personalities throughout history favored sleeping habits we’d consider strange in today’s standards.

From regular naps throughout the day to two-hours of sleep at night, the sleeping habits of some rich and famous people can surprise you.

Winston Churchill loved naps. He even kept a bed in the House of Parliament and even credit his napping habit for the success of the Battle of Britain. Another notable British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was apparently the opposite, sleeping only four hours at night. Continue Reading…

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43 Experts Reveal Their No. 1 Daily Success Habit

Many people wonder…

How can I be more successful in life and business?

They often think it’s luck or being in the right place at the right time.

The truth is success usually comes down to the decisions that you make every day.

In other words, it’s your habits that often determine your success in any endeavor.

With that in mind, I asked 43 experts and bloggers from various fields (personal finance, productivity, minimalism and self-help) to answer one simple question:

What’s your #1 daily success habit?

What’s interesting is that 14 experts identified the habit of planning their day the night before (usually through a to-do list) as their #1 habit. On the other hand, eight pointed to meditation and/or prayer (as part of a morning routine) as their trick to being successful. Others credited practicing consistent self-enrichment activities, such as reading, writing or listening to podcasts first thing in the morning.

Read on to find out the details for each success habit…

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