11 Good Reasons for Leaving a Job on an Application

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There are some job interview questions that we all cringe at the thought of answering, even though we know they’re coming. From explaining your weaknesses to recounting a time that you did not get along with a coworker, some interview questions can be daunting. However, in order to land that perfect job, you have to … Read more

11 Proven Ways to Stay Focused at Work

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How do you stay productive at work without sacrificing your own well-being? The sad fact is that it has become increasingly difficult to stay focused on your tasks because of the modern work environment. One reason is due to the fact that work interruptions are inevitable. From phone calls and emergency meetings to coworkers who … Read more

Time Blocking Template: 8 Steps to Master Your Schedule

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Achieve your goals and manage your time well using the time blocking technique.

With all the demands on your time on any given day, how do you manage it wisely? When it comes to time management & productivity small changes can have some large impacts on results. This is why time-blocking can be so important Consider the following time management scenarios: A. You stay up late yet again … Read more

The Eisenhower Matrix: Make Urgent vs. Important Decisions with 4 Quadrants

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The Eisenhower Matrix - How to Make Decisions on What’s Urgent and Important

Picture this: You have a long list of things to do, and you have no idea where to start. If you’re anything like me, you want to get everything done at the same time so it is all behind you and you can move on. But how can you decide what needs to be done … Read more

What is Brainstorming? (and 6 Rules for Maximizing Each Brainstorming Session)

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Learn what is brainstorming and effective brainstorming techniques to help you solve problems.

Want a quick way to come up with a wealth of great ideas? Then one technique you can try is to build the brainstorming habit. It doesn’t matter how you brainstorm.  You can do it on your own or in a group setting.  What matters is setting aside at least 30 minutes to think of … Read more

7 Best TED Talks on Procrastination: Tim Urban and Others

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Watch the 7 best TED talks on procrastination and learn how to stop struggling to get things done.

TED—which stands for “technology, entertainment, design”—is a company that posts lectures online with the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” The TED conference has been held each year since 1990, and while its initial focus was on technology and design, it has since expanded to include lectures on a wide variety of topics, including education, business, and … Read more

Create an Effective Time Management Habit with the Pomodoro Technique

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I think I am an efficient person. I write two blogs, with most posts coming in around 1,500-200 words, I come out with 20,000-word book about every month. I manage all other sorts of my business-related aspects. I walk or run most days of the week. I read I research, and I discover new things. … Read more

Is the Jar Full? The Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand in a Jar Story

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The Rock, Pebbles, and Sand Analogy for Time Management

Having trouble deciding what to work on? Well, there’s a popular time management analogy called the “rock, pebbles, and sand story.” In this article, I will briefly retell this story and then dive into a few key lessons about how to apply this information to your life. Related Video: Rock, Pebbles, and Sand Analogy The … Read more

The Lazy Daydreamer’s Guide to a Supercharged Writing Routine

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Whatever your level of willpower and ability to stick to your plans, there is a way of developing a writing habit to improve your chances of finishing that book and getting it published.

So you wanna be a writer/serious blogger? Publish a book, a few articles on popular sites. Share your knowledge and help others. Live off your writing. Do what you really love in life. Since you’re reading Steve Scott’s site, you know successful writers, like all successful people, don’t rely on flimsy motivation and bouts of … Read more

5 Hacks for a High-Energy Workday

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Want to boost your energy for a productive workday? There are plenty of healthy ways to boost your energy levels without needing to constantly reach for the caffeine.

Deadlines. Meetings. Your boss breathing over your shoulder. You’ve got so much to do, but you feel exhausted. What do you do when tiredness hits? If you’re like most people, you reach for the coffee or a snack for a quick boost of energy. The problem is that the more you load your body with … Read more