Productivity

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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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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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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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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