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

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

How to Create the “Extreme Focus” Habit (without Feeling Overwhelmed)

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So you want to be able to snap into focus and stay there for however long it’s needed. It would certainly take a lot of work, right? What if I told you it could be achieved it in less than 30 minutes, without having to constantly motivate yourself, or pushing with willpower, but with just … Read more

5 Steps to Maximizing Your Productive Sweet Spot

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Maximize Your Productive Sweet Spot

The following is a sample from my book The Daily Entrepreneur: 33 Success Habits for Small Business Owners, Freelancers and Aspiring 9-to-5 Escape Artists. If you’re struggling with your productivity, the following steps can help you figure out what your productivity weak spots are and how to get rid of them. Are you naturally a … Read more

How to Use Technology for Sticking to Your Habits

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Use Tech to Keep Yourself Motivated

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. … Read more

The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

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Schedule 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.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

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Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier. In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a … Read more

The Importance of Being Punctual at Work [HCP]

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Punctual Habit

Why is it important to be punctual at your job? This is what you’ll learn in today’s Habit Change Profile. First we’ll cover how a  punctuality  habit can help you improve your job success.  Then I’ll provide a simple strategy where you can permanently change the “lateness habit” and become an early arrival who gets … Read more