Articles

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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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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29
Nov

Why I Decided to Design My Life

Two years ago, I reached my breaking point. I was at the wrong end of a too-long work week, defeated and exhausted. My office was filled with people at 6pm, but it was deadly quiet – everyone’s face a mask of numbness and exhaustion. As was my custom, I was waiting for the clock to strike 6pm – the moment

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27
Nov

The Productivity Paradigm Is Broken

Why are we so distracted? Well, over the course of the last three decades, the technology that we incorporate into our lives in a day has increased exponentially. We have smart phones, laptops, televisions, tablets, smart watches, GPS… The list goes on and on. It doesn’t just add, it compounds the distractions.  And according researchers, we use all of it
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