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The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People

The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People
by Celes on Dec 2, 2010 | ShareThis Email This Post What do you define as a “productive” person? Is it the ability to robotically churn out work, hour after hour? Is it the amount of discipline one has? Is it the speed at which one works? Before we can discuss what makes a productive person, we should first define what productivity is. For example, let’s say Peter types very fast and can reply 1000 emails a day. The past few months have been my most productive months for the year. At the same time, I’ve also been managing other work, such as 1-1 coaching with clients (I’m handling about 5-6 clients on average at each time), administrative aspects of the business, writing Personal Excellence articles/guest posts, maintaining the site, etc. A few days ago I finished designing my lineup of workshops next year, and earlier this week I conceptualized the idea for a new book. I think productivity is really how you manage yourself, and the habits you practice. Rest is important.

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Ben Franklin’s Virtue of Industry: Being Diligent Develops Self-Respect This is the sixth in a series of posts on Ben Franklin’s 13 virtues. Photo by Lewis Hine Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions. If you spend any time on the web, you probably have heard of Tim Ferris‘ book “The Four Hour Work Week.” Cultivate Life Transforming Habits in 21 Days by Celes on Jun 9, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post Have you ever thought of introducing a good habit into your life, but never got around to doing it? Perhaps you tried it for 1-2 days, but then lacked the discipline to continue afterward. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the effort required to institute it into your life and never got around to doing it.

Why You Should Not Resist 80/20 Principle by Celes on Jan 10, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post This is part-2 of a 3-part series on achieving more with less in your life using the 80/20 principle. Some people have written off the 80/20 rule, because of misunderstandings of the rule itself. Below are examples of what the 80/20 is NOT about: 80/20 is NOT about extremism. Personal Excellence Book - The Very Best of Personal Excellence Personal Excellence Book – The very best articles of PE A sneak peek at the insides of the book… This article is “Discover Your Values” and guides you through the topic of life values and how to discover your values. It’s one of the new bonus articles written specially for the book, with over 3,000+ words and 9 pages long. Mindfulness (psychology) Mindfulness as a psychological concept is the focusing of attention and awareness, based on the concept of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation.[1] It has been popularised in the West by Jon Kabat-Zinn.[2] Despite its roots in Buddhism, mindfulness is often taught independently of religion.[3][4] Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people suffering from a variety of psychological conditions.[5] Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology. According to various prominent psychological definitions, Mindfulness refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis,[6]

Keep Your End Objective In Mind by Celes on Feb 20, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post To keep your end objective in mind is crucial for conscious living. It can be divided into two phases: 1) Identify your end objective 2) Evaluate everything against your objective. 1) Identify Your End Objective Whenever you are starting a new task, activity or goal, always be clear on what your end objective is. 27 Useful Screen Capture Tools A screen capture is basically an image taken by your computer to record or capture visible items that are displayed on your monitor. This digital image is usually taken by running software on the computer device. Screen captures are usually used to demonstrate a meticulous problem, a program or even just to show others what you do on your computer. To produce a screen capture or a screen cap, you will of course need a screen capturing tool.

Apply 80/20 to Your Life Now in 3 Simple Steps by Celes on Jan 11, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post This is the last part of a 3-part series on achieving more with less in your life using the 80/20 principle. The Internet’s destroying work — and turning the old middle class into the new proletariat An executive at an up-and-coming start-up settles into a cross-country flight. After the unthinkable torture of the ban on electronic devices ends, she pulls out her tablet, connects to Wi-Fi, and reviews her to-do list: Cancel cable TV service. Make dinner reservations at that annoying restaurant that doesn’t use Open Table. Research the entrance requirements for elite Brooklyn preschools.

13 Things to Avoid When Changing Habits “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” - Mark Twain Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I’ve learned a lot about changing habits in the last 2 1/2 years, from quitting smoking to taking up running and GTD and vegetarianism and waking early and all that.

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