Demir Bentley

14
Sep

Turn What You Know Into Something You Do With 4 Layered Accountability

Hey guys, we’re talking today about how to actually turn KNOWLEDGE into ACTION. And what’s funny is we were definitely NOT the type of people who could do this a few years ago.  Several years ago, it seemed like we were just bouncing around from course to course, book to book.   We KNEW exactly what we needed to do
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6
Sep

How To Live Unconventionally With Jules Schroeder

She's BACK by popular demand! Jules was one our Summit speakers earlier this year, and her message resonated with our audience so profoundly that her interview was one of the top 5 most watched videos of the entire event. Jules writes for Forbes.com and hosts an extremely popular podcast for Forbes 30 Under 30.  She's the founder of The Unconventional
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4
Sep

How To Finish What You Start

What was the last thing that you did that you were really excited about, but couldn’t quite pull it off? A new diet? A new business idea? Ever wanted to start a new exercise routine? You start really excited: “I’m going to go to the gym everyday!” Then you use this excitement to get committed: “I’m gonna pay hundreds of
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27
Aug

Our Hack For Work-Life Balance

When I tell people I’m a productivity coach, I always get this question:  “How do I RESTORE work-life balance?” The conventional wisdom here is that you need to create a big PIE CHART:  My work gets 60% of my attention, my kids gets 10% of my attention, my wife gets 8% of my attention, my friends get 7%.   YIKES.
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21
Aug

“I don’t have time!” Mythbusters

When I worked on Wall Street, the phrase “THERE’S NOT ENOUGH TIME!” might as well have been tattooed on my forehead.   Time was my enemy! If only I could somehow work 1,000 hours a week… then I’d REALLY get the results I wanted!  I didn’t say it out loud, but that was my secret fantasy. So I bragged to
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15
Aug

How To Prevent Other People From Distracting You

Yesterday, I was in the middle of a focused work session at a coworking space when someone tapped me on the shoulder. "Hey Demir! What's up man...hey I have a quick question for you!..."I looked up and calmly said, "Hey man, no actually, I'm in the middle of something but can you come back over in 20 minutes?" The truth is, I
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8
Jul

You’re Spending Just 12% Of Your Time On Your Top Priorities. Here’s How To Make It 80%

The joke’s on us:  Technology was supposed to simplify our life, but it’s clearly making our life more complex! A million things demand our daily attention (most of which add no real value to our lives). We don’t know which direction to turn our focus. We even created a brand new word to reflect our need to direct our attention
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23
Apr

This is how to manage today’s overwhelming politics

“Hey Demir, there is SO MUCH going on right now in the world--and it’s everywhere on social media. I want to stay up-to-date, but I feel like  I am spending WAY too much time on that. It’s starting to cut into my professional life. On one hand, I want to contribute, but on the other hand I have bills to
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12
Apr

How To Create a Morning Routine That Lights You on Fire

“Demir, I feel like I would really benefit from having a morning routine. I’ve read so many articles about them online, but I don’t know how or where to start! Are they all they’re cracked up to be? And how do I create one for myself?” - Tana M. Thanks for the question Tana. And yes, ABSOLUTELY, morning routines are
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1
Feb

The Best 2017 Technology For Productivity

Originally published on Influencive.com, the media source for unconventional thinking and influential minds. “Hey Demir, there are SO MANY productivity apps and tech tools--I am overwhelmed. How do I choose what to use? What do I really NEED?” - Leanne T. Great question, Leanne. Finding the best tech to make us more productive is definitely something on everyone’s mind as
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