background preloader

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day
Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Here are the first items on their daily to-do list. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will "try hard" not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him. If you need to make sure the most important messages from select people come through instantly, AwayFind can monitor your inbox and get your attention when something notable arrives. Choose Your Frog

http://www.fastcompany.com/3000619/what-successful-people-do-first-hour-their-work-day

Related:  mooteealooTime ManagementlifeLoading BayInspirational

A “TO-BE” List for Aspiring Leaders by Angela Maiers ”Being’ and ‘doing’ are inseparable aspects of your presence and influence. -author unknown I have the privilege each year of speaking to auditoriums full of aspiring young leaders, anxious to go out into the world and make their mark. They are looking for the “book”, the “roadmap” , the “words or wisdom” that will guide them to the things they need “TO-DO” next. As we know, success in leadership and in the world is not only attributed to what you do; it is dependent on who you are and why you do. Who you are comes across more strongly than what you sell or say.

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library. Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General

5 Most Ignored Principles Of Great Leadership Great Leadership, before being a way to walk, is first a potential to realize. There are five principles from which a good Leader turns into Great. Five very powerful statements one must accept, experience and integrate so that the Humanist within becomes the voice of the Leader and the steps he walks becomes the embodiment of the Wisdom he owns. Here is a list with the 5 most ignored principles of Great Leadership and yet, like a 5 pointed star, this list displays the 5 pillars that hold the space for Leadership to be extraordinary. 1). How I Turn Vague Ideas Into Tangible Goals Consider using the following mantra to generate Ideas: (From the website www.mindtools.com) S-ubstitute C-ombine Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning) The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: Do your worst task first thing in the morning. Every given day, you've got one major to-do that's highest priority. But when you've got the whole day stretching out ahead of you, it's easy to put it off until after you get your coffee, check our email, or go to that meeting. But just like breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the first thing you accomplish at work sets the tone for the rest of the day. Do your worst task first.

7 Ways to ReWire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader Over the last few decades, studies in neuroscience have shown that you can literally physically rewire your brain. You can change the “default network” you were born with, the one that ensured the survival of our primitive ancestors who lived in a very different world. Our “fight-flight” reaction and strong memory for painful experiences are hardwired from birth. Our brains detect negative information faster than positive information and are drawn to bad news.

The filter hierarchy There's more information, provocations, riffs, causes, meetings, opportunities, viral videos, technologies and policies coming at you than ever. So, how do you rank the incoming? How do you decide what to expose yourself to next? Two Alternative Towel Hanger Ideas I’ve always felt that every home necessity brings an opportunity to get creative and come up with something aesthetically appealing – and unique. You can infuse the essence of you into every item you place inside your home. Today, let’s talk towel hangers. I have two ideas that are really simple – and each allows a ton of freedom to create a piece that fits your own personal aesthetic. The first is a towel ring; the second, a towel rack. Use them in your bathroom, your kitchen… maybe even in your living room as a way to store blankets!

Getting Back To Work: A Personal Productivity Toolkit I procrastinate. You procrastinate. We all procrastinate. Let's get back to work.

Related:  Just Cool & UniquePerform With ExcellenceKMLifestylecheck this outPersonal Developmenttime management + procastination