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17
Sep

19 Effective Time Management Books You Should Read (2017)

We live in an era of unprecedented distraction. It takes superhuman concentration to get things done in this day and age. And many of us are turning to outside help to get our priorities back on track. But a quick Google search for “time management books” yields over 700 results! Ironically, it would be quite the time suck to try
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15
Sep

Create The Freedom To Work And Live Anywhere With Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase Entrepreneur

We're here in Nicaragua right now, enjoying the beautiful beach in San Juan Del Sur. In the last 16 months, we've traveled to 15 different countries while running our business remotely.  A few years ago, this dream seemed like just that - a dream so far removed from reality, we didn't actually expect it to come true! Yet it did
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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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14
Sep

Secrets Of Online Hiring With Nathan Hirsch

If you know you should be leveraging the virtual marketplace to it's fullest extent, then this interview is for you. The biggest problems with online hiring is finding someone you like working with, onboarding them properly, and properly motivating and managing them. And these problems are significant when you're faced with a non-traditional hiring process, and the difficulty of indirect
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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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21
Aug

How To Take Control Of Your Week

Back in 2008, we were both working 9-5 jobs.  We were leading the “just caught up” lifestyle. No matter how hard we worked, we never managed to feel more than just barely caught up. One week started out strong.  We both had big client presentations that went extremely well.  But by Wednesday, the week had gone sideways on us.  One
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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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