How the day of the week affects your decisions by Jet Sanders


Does the day of the week affect your daily decisions? Do you think you would make the same business decision on Monday than on Thursday? You have the key in this fantastic vídeo courtesy of Tedx talks  
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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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7 tips to declutter your calendar (and make time for what matters)

We'd all like to be more effective and more efficient, yet it often seems there just aren't enough hours in the day to achieve all of our goals. When you take stock of how you're spending your time however, you may find you can reclaim several hours each week to focus on the most important tasks on your to-do list. And you could also clear some space in your schedule for doing more of what you love. Here, Stav Ziv shares some top tips from career coaches, consultants and other experts to he...
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9 ways I built a stronger small business in 20 minutes or less

Small business owners know they need spend time working on the business instead of just in the business, yet it's often easier said than done. When it seems there aren't enough hours in the day for all the tasks involved in running the business, it can be hard to carve out time for activities aimed at growing the business. Although you may not have an hour to spare, you may find you have smaller bits of time even if it's just in 15-20 minute chunks. Here, Amanda Pressner Kreuser shares how ...
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5 must-know time management tips for marketers

Time management is an important skill for anyone to master. If you're not managing your time well, it's going to be difficult to reach your business, career or personal goals. As a marketer, you may have to manage several projects at the same time, often with tight deadlines to meet. "So it's important to always try to find ways to streamline your efforts," writes Brenda Barron. Here, she shares five time management tips to help you effectively manage your time and boost your productivity in eve...
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Here’s when it’s actually good to multitask

For most people, in most situations, multitasking is impossible. What we're really doing is task switching. Neuroscience tells us the human brain can't focus simultaneously on multiple tasks that require cognitive effort. So, for example, if you're holding a conversation while typing an email you have to switch your attention back and forth. And each time you switch from one task to another it can take a while to regain focus, which slows you down. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions. Here, ...
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Procrastination - a step-by-step guide to stop procrastinating

We all make excuses occasionally to put off what we should be doing in favour of doing something more pleasurable instead. Chronic procrastination however can lead to negative consequences such as poor performance, missed deadlines or lost opportunities. The key to overcoming this self-defeating behavior is to find out what your specific reasons are for procrastinating so you can tackle the underlying problem. Here, Leon Ho shares how to identify what type of procrastinator you are and eliminate...
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The benefits of being unproductive

There's nothing wrong with having goals, plans or lists; crossing completed items off your list gives you a sense of achievement and makes you feel good. When it's your number one priority however, productivity becomes a measure of self-worth and you may fee guilty or anxious whenever you have a day that doesn't feel productive. Here Matthew Hughes explores the difference between activity and productivity, how to resist the "always-on" mentality to achieve a healthy balance between work and down...
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These seven to-do list mistakes could be derailing your productivity

We all want to work as productively as possible yet there's no one-size-fits all approach to achieving optimal performance—and your favourite productivity hack might spell disaster for someone else. While the productivity business is booming with a plethora of apps, tools and techniques aimed at helping us to get more done, sometimes the simpler methods are best. And one simple method that's stood the test of time is the humble to-do list. Although a to-do list can be a powerful tool, "you can g...
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Seven ways to ditch distractions and increase productivity

Distractions at work aren't only inevitable; they're often welcome when you need to take your mind off work for a few minutes. Those few minutes can soon add up to lost hours however. Even minor disruptions can impact your productivity, with studies showing it takes an average of 25 minutes to fully regain your focus after an interruption. And the effect this has on the quality and quantity of the work you produce can become both stressful for you and costly for the business. "Producti...
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