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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3 strategies to manage your time and maximize your results

Time is your most valuable resource and when you're running a business you need to use it wisely. Spending a large part of the day working on autopilot, allowing your mind to wander and giving in to distractions takes your focus away from accomplishing the most important tasks that will help you reach your goals. Here, leadership development and organizational performance management expert Karima Mariama-Arthur shares three ways to "proactively engage in your day, successfully manage your time a...
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8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

The best way to become successful is to emulate the practices of individuals who are already highly successful. Yet, discovering what differentiates those who achieve success from those who aspire to be successful isn't an easy task. And that's because the most successful people are "so complex that many of their defining qualities are paradoxical. Rather than an "either/or" set of static characteristics, they're more likely to demonstrate both," writes emotional intelligence expert an...
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Reflecting on my failure to build a billion-dollar company

The secret to success is to set the right goals. And to set the right goals you need to pursue the right definition of success. In a society that glamorizes wealth and power, it's easy to lose sight of your true mission as an entrepreneur. "For years, my only metric of success was building a billion-dollar company. Now, I realize that was a terrible goal," says founder Sahil Lavingia. Here, he shares how redefining his definition of success and realigning his goals helped him salvage his failing...
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How to find motivation based on your individual work style

Motivation underlies every aspect of human behavior and it's the driving force that keeps us moving forwards to achieve our goals. "Whether you're working on a big goal or just trying to get revved up for the day, getting and staying motivated can be a challenge," writes Gwen Moran. And what motivates one person may not motivate another. Here, Moran shares some top tips to help you identify the key factors that motivate you to do your best work and how to use them to your advantage to keep ...
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The simple secrets of setting goals and actually sticking to them

Achieving important life goals is a challenge and we often get in the way of our own success. Making plans for the future and how we're going to change our lives for the better is the easy part; building new habits and overcoming adversity is more difficult. And we're prone to giving up at the first hurdle if we focus on the destination rather than the journey that will get us there, says Emre Kadıoğlu. In this blog post, he shares some top tips for creating a journey you'll enjoy by embrac...
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To be your most productive self, you need to set the right goals

When it comes to leading a more organized and productive life, it's often the smallest changes to your daily habits that create the biggest impact. Yet the most frequently recommended tips and tricks for boosting productivity may not work equally well for everyone. So the first step in your plan to become more productive is figuring out what works best for you. And the second step is turning productivity into a sustainable habit. Here, tech founder and CEO Isa Watson shares her top tips for putt...
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The ultimate guide to small business goal setting

Goal setting is crucial for the success of any business. You need measurable goals to keep your business moving forward, yet learning how to set the right goals, how to achieve them, and how to track your progress takes practice. To help you steer your business in the right direction, Alyssa Gregory shares here a collection of resources that will "maximize your goal setting process and guide you as you achieve your business goals, from the simplest to the most ambitious goals on your list."...
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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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Purpose, passion and profit: 3 ingredients for business success

While purpose, passion and profit are key ingredients, you need to follow the right steps when creating a recipe for business success. Your purpose is what motivates you to get out of bed every day, your passion brings your purpose to life, and profit is essential for a sustainable business. "To succeed in business you have to know where you're headed, so you can make a plan with the proper strategies and tactics to reach your goals," writes Kendra Sette. Here, she shares how to bring the e...
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