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Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day
All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even conflict with each other. What we need is a system. What schedule do the pros use? What system does science say allows us to be most productive? What’s key is feeling in control and making sure your energy levels are matched to the importance of the task at hand. Let’s assemble the expert ideas and research we’ve covered into a more cohesive schedule you can apply to your day. How do you do that? 1) The Morning Ritual Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. You need to wake up before the insanity starts. If you want to achieve work-life balance you need to determine what is important and focus on that. Having concrete goals was correlated with huge increases in confidence and feelings of control. Via The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People: As I’ve discussed before, the second part of your morning ritual is about mood. (For more on morning rituals, click here.) You’ve got your goal and you’re in control. Sum Up

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