36 Good Workplace Habits to Build a Successful Career (Work Habits to Build Unstoppable Success)

36 Good Workplace Habits to Build a Successful Career

Are you stuck in a rut of mediocre workplace habits that aren’t helping you build a successful career? Do you want to set your business up to thrive, but just can’t seem to get in the groove to propel yourself to the next level? Good workplace habits are essential for anyone who is passionate about … Read more

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

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

8 Causes of Procrastination & Why People Put Things Off

Don’t you hate it when you have something you need to do, but you just don’t want to do it or you can’t get yourself motivated? Everyone procrastinates at some point, but some people avoid their unwanted obligations so much that it results in a downward spiral of emotions that has a snowball effect. So, … Read more

The Lazy Daydreamer’s Guide to a Supercharged Writing Routine

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

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

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

7 Common To Do List Mistakes and How to Fix Them

To Do List Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The following is a sample from my book To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done. Many people start writing out a to-do list with good intentions but end up abandoning it because of overwhelm. If you want to learn how to write to-do lists that work, avoid and fix the … Read more

5 Steps to Maximizing Your Productive Sweet Spot

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

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

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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