Category Archives: Self-Development

6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

By Lindsay Holmes (The Huffington Post)

You might have a smartphone addiction if you find yourself constantly checking emails and texting during dinner.  Learn what other technology traps we fall into and how you can avoid them.

6 Tech Traps We All Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

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How to Find Balance Between High Productivity and Overworking

By Joelle Steiniger (lifehacker.com)

It’s easy to get into an always-on-the-move routine where checking off to-dos on your checklist becomes habit. But how long can you really sustain this behavior? Learn what it means to really be productive and how you can avoid feeling stressed and burnt out.

How to Find Balance Between High Productivity and Overworking

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14 Ways to Fix Your Out-of-Control Schedule and Maximize Productivity

By Young Entrepreneur Council (Inc.com)

Work-life balance does exist and even people with the most out-of-control schedules can achieve it. Learn how to manage your to-do list with real tips from 14 young entrepreneurs.

How do you manage your to-do list?

14 Ways to Fix Your Out-of-Control Schedule and Maximize Productivity 

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The Tyranny of the Urgent

By Bill Brown  (SalesGravy.com)

Parkinson’s Principle, “Work expands to fulfill all available time.”

th7T32TIPHHave you ever completed a work week only to find out the important things you set out to do were not accomplished?  Oh, you were busy alright.  You sent out countless emails, returned numerous phone calls, and attended essential meetings.  After-hours you updated your CRM, worked on proposals, and squeezed in some time for your family.  Boy!  You were really productive.  But those important things? Those critical things?  They are still on your to-do list for next week.  Somehow they just didn’t get done.  And now they are joined by other must-dos.  The result is an avalanche of tasks that threaten to sweep you away.  Is that a white flag I see you waving?

To varying degrees we all face the above scenario.  The better we are at our jobs the more tasks we usually find on our plates. And we deserve a rousing ovation!  Somehow we find a way to get the necessary things done.  The customer is taken care of.  The boss gets his report.  Our families see us during daylight hours.  But the pressure and stress is enormous, and we never seem to get over the top.

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