Articles

27
Jul

How To Get Things Done When You’re Traveling

A lot of my clients travel - either for work or pleasure - on a regular basis.  1.3 million people travel for business every single day in the United States (and another million travel for pleasure). This never-before-seen scale of travel is extremely disruptive to our workflow.  Yet we still think we can pluck ourselves from our regular lives, hurdle
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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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5
Jul

8 Things The Most Productive People Do Differently

The first annual Lifehack Summit is just around the corner, and the 25 speakers we interviewed are bringing content like you’ve never seen before. These speakers are among the most productive people in the world, and include bestselling authors, multi-millionaires, thought leaders, social influencers, media commentators, TED speakers, and serial entrepreneurs. There’s still time to grab your free ticket to
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18
May

How To Live Like a Boss in Bali

A lot of people dream about unplugging from their 9 to 5 jobs and hopping on a plane to paradise. Living the “freedom lifestyle” that’s being showcased by digital nomads all over the internet may seem a little too good to be true. There are so many potential factors to take into consideration - how do I continue working/running my
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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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2
Apr

This Technique Is Making Meetings Irrelevant

Originally published on Influencive.com, the media source for unconventional thinking and influential minds.  “Meetings suck up so much of my time, I’m finding it hard to get real work done,” my client, who is a VP at a digital media network, told me.  “A good three-quarters of my time in the office is spent sitting in meetings, so I have
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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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