Easy Pathways Toward Confidence

In many ways, confidence is the name of the game. It’s a key element in both productivity and success, because feeling confident allows for relaxation and poise, both of which support high-level performance. What’s more, confidence is itself powerful, particularly because it

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Tips for Better Delegation

As I’ve tried to convey many times, a big part of your productivity and success depends on other people, and particularly on getting other people not only to do what you want and need help with, but to provide this help how,

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Weathering Change

The one constant in this world is change. Yet many people are uncomfortable when the familiar becomes unfamiliar, when the known becomes uncertain, when the old rules no longer apply. Get used to it: change is coming, probably faster and then even

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Signs of Self-Motivation

It’s easy enough to feel motivated when you need to put food on the table, or when someone you care about is driving you – because of their need or desire – to accomplish something specific. Motivating yourself, however, to do something

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The Well-Rounded Productivity Star

We’ve been talking about productivity and success from many angles and with focus on many different elements. This time, let’s take a step back and look at the big picture: what kind of person tends to be the most productive and successful?

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Upgrade Your Professionalism

Whether you’re digging ditches or building rockets to space, there’s always room to upgrade your professionalism. When you do, you’ll gain more respect, wield more influence among your peers, and earn more opportunities to increase your productivity and success. The road to

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The Perfect Enemy

While many people think the pursuit of perfection is something wonderful, and heartily to be desired, in actuality the notion of perfection carries with it negative complications that can lead to significant reductions in both productivity and success. Two Faces of Perfectionism

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Eliminating Root Causes

From time to time, we all face complex problems that are both vexing and persistent. Neither the cause nor the solution is obvious to us, and we’re not willing to continue enduring the fallout from this problem. A situation like this calls

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Best Route to Your Goal

In this blog, and in my book, How to Organize Your Work and Your Life, I spend a lot of time discussing goals. I suggest you identify the goals you’re most interested in, I encourage you to work more consistently toward those

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