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You can achieve anything if you focus on ONE thing

Setting one major goal for each area of your life and learning to focus on one thing at a time is the key to achieving your goals. "Instead of focusing on one thing at a time, we set multiple goals and think we can multitask ourselves to achieving them," writes entrepreneur, blogger and podcaster Darius Foroux. And our lack of focus leads us to start pursuing something new before we've completed our original goal. In this article, Foroux shares his top tips for achieving your goals by setti...
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5 tiny tweaks to your daily routine that will double your energy and productivity

Productivity isn't about getting more things done each day; it's about working consistently to get all the important things done each day. There are many tips and tools for organizing and prioritizing daily tasks that can boost your productivity in the short-term. To maximise your productivity for the long-term however, you need to create sustainable habits that improve your energy and keep you focused on your goals. Here, Julian Hayes II shares five changes you can make to your daily routine to...
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6 apps to help you refocus after your summer vacation

While some seasonal businesses heat up during the summer months, many businesses experience their slowest time of the year. Apart from going on vacation, the summer slow down often means a more relaxed atmosphere at work and shorter hours. Once the quiet period is over it can be difficult getting back into your normal rhythm and even more difficult to start gearing up "to finish out the year strong," writes Lindsay Tigar. Here, she shares six apps recommended by executives and experts to help yo...
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9 focus-forming habits to lengthen your attention span

We can only apply mental effort to one task at a time. If we have to juggle multiple tasks, it can take time to refocus our attention each time we interrupt one task to deal with another. And our performance and productivity rate suffer as a result. With focused attention, we can selectively concentrate on a particular activity and remain absorbed in it while ignoring distractions around us, or letting our minds wander. And being able to maintain focused attention is the key to getting more...
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8 ways to improve your focus

In a world of endless distractions and interruptions, we need more than an iron will to keep our attention on the task at hand and maintain our productivity. We need focus. Focus allows us to start, work on, and complete a task without our minds constantly wandering off somewhere else. So how do we keep our minds focused to sustain the effort and energy needed to achieve our goals? In this article, Stephanie Vozza shares the expert tips and tricks that set your brain and environment up for ...
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8 surprising strategies for unstoppable focus

In today's fast-paced digital age, it's easy to be overwhelmed by distractions that can derail your productivity, reduce creativity and increase your error rate. And the stress of information overload can affect anyone in any organization, resulting in poor communications, reduced problem-solving capacity, less efficiency and a breakdown in working relationships. Here, successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their top tips for distinguishing between the worthwhile and the distr...
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3 rules I use to stay productive and not overwhelmed

Life can often seem a juggling act of multiple responsibilities and it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed by a hectic schedule with a rapidly expanding to-do list. While you can get more output from a machine by running it for more hours, that doesn't work with people. Too much work without a break makes us feel tired and stressed, reduces productivity and impacts our performance. As a father of three children under the age of three, entrepreneur, and early-stage startup investor, Ted Serbinksi...
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How to refocus your strategy and reenergize your team

As an entrepreneur, what you're doing is less important than why you're doing it. While your passion drives the business forward, purpose gives meaning to your work.  And to be successful, your goals need to be aligned with your purpose. Otherwise, it's easy to lose energy and enthusiasm for what you're doing if you lose sight of why you're doing it. In this article, founder and CEO Stanley Meytin shares the key questions you can ask your clients, your employees and even your...
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Why this founder sets aside 1 day a week to daydream

Having a tendency to mind wander may be a sign that you have a highly efficient brain. Although daydreaming is generally considered to be a productivity killer, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that people who daydream frequently scored higher on intellectual and creative ability and MRI scans showed they had more efficient brain systems. Higher brain efficiency means a greater capacity to think, so your brain may mind wander when performing easy tasks—and ...
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How to get maximum focus and creativity with environmental design

Workspace design can significantly impact creativity and productivity and for businesses that means creating office environments that blend open spaces for interaction and collaboration with quiet areas to allow workers to focus without constant distractions. If you work remotely, whether from home or elsewhere, your options for creating the optimal workspace may be limited. Even in a small space or on a tight budget however, there are some simple changes you can make. Here, Kunal Shandilya shar...
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