Articles

16
Mar

Meet The Couple That Will Help You Get Out Of Debt

Not-so-fun-fact: approximately 80% of Americans are currently in debt. Whether it be credit, home, car or student loans--we all seem to be shackled to the same giant money-sucker. So, why is nobody talking about it? It isn’t until I stopped thinking about debt as simply a financial confine that the cultural and psychological side of debt started to become clear.
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20
Feb

How working remotely made me a better manager

My biggest fear as a manager is that I won't be able to be an effective one.  Layer on managing a REMOTE team and that fear magnifies a hundred fold. The stakes are so high - what if I can't maintain control? What if I jeopardize my career or my business? It's hard enough when your employees all work in
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14
Feb

Defeat Perfectionism With These Three Words

Five years ago, I was on vacation with my husband.  A beautiful, week-long winter retreat in Colorado.  And I was crying.  I was supposed to be on vacation.  Instead of enjoying the powdery ski slopes, I spent most of my time inside of our hotel room… working.  And my husband was not happy about it. At that point in my
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17
Jan

Why You Should Nap: How To Use Naps To Outperform

“Hey Demir, I get so tired around the same time every day at work--right after lunch.  I feel so sluggish… it’s a struggle to get anything done at all. But then, right as I am wrapping up my work day, I seem to rebound with an ill-timed burst of energy.  What the heck is happening here and how can I
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9
Jan

The Myth of Multitasking

It’s no secret: Multitasking does not exist. But somehow, we have tricked ourselves into believing that it’s a cornerstone of our work day. We answer emails, talk on the phone, and jot down notes at the same time. We drink coffee, scan paperwork, and listen to podcasts simultaneously. A lot of job descriptions will actually list “ability to multitask” as
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3
Dec

I Spent 3 Months Without A Phone – And Here’s What Happened

I spent 3 months without a phone - and here's what happened. In April of 2016, I hit bottom. It was 3 in the morning, and I was still up, staring at my phone like an addict.  My wife went to bed hours earlier, but I stayed up for 4 more hours, scrolling through my phone aimlessly:  News feeds, Facebook, Youtube.
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3
Dec

4 Secrets Of Training Incredible Employees

Being a small business owner can feel a lot like being a stressed out circus performer-- You’ve got a million balls and plates to juggle and spin, and finding balance is the only way you’re going to keep everything moving... at least at first. Once the initial adrenaline of starting the business settles, the natural progression from juggling extraordinaire to
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29
Nov

How Do I Defeat Emotional Working?

"Hey Demir, I'm finding that my productivity is really dependent on my moods. When I feel good I’m incredibly productive, but most days when I feel bad or emotional I get nothing done. Is there a way to get past this?” - Steve H. Thanks Steve. This is a real common question, but no one seems to be talking about
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29
Nov

ADHD or Productivity Crisis?

“Hey Demir, I think I have ADHD. I just can’t seem to focus on anything, and my attention span is 2 seconds long. It’s really interfering with my ability to get work done, and I feel like my productivity has taken a big hit because of this. What should I do?” – Mark K. Thanks for the question, Mark. Many

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29
Nov

Work ON Your Business, Not IN It

Shortly after I left my corporate job to strike out on my own, a friend called to invite me on a week-long vacation. Instead of excitement and anticipation, the idea of the trip gave me immediate anxiety. There was no way that I could completely step away from my business for an ENTIRE week – there were too many key

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