How to Deal with Storms That Affect Your Productivity productivity Apr 11, 2022

This post is sponsored by a recent storm that blew through the Houston area, complete with thunder, lightning, and a whole lot of rain.

The morning after the storm, I woke up and thought, "I've got an idea for an episode!" And poof!

You're a human being, and whether you like it or not, you will deal with storms throughout your life.

Several years ago, I was in a Bible study class, and I remember the teacher saying, "you are either going through a trial (storm), coming out of a...

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How to Recharge During the Day mental health productivity wellness Apr 08, 2022

What does your phone, tablet, wearable, laptop, and you all have in common?

Answer: they work better (translation: more efficiently) when charged.

Have you ever tried to use your device when it was running low on juice? A newer smartphone will warn you when you get low (the iPhone's threshold is 20%). When enabled, your device will begin to shut down some features to save battery life.

Did you realize that your body sends you signals? These may include (among others):

  • Loss of focus
  • ...
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Stop Thinking, Start Talking! encouragement inspiration motivation Apr 06, 2022

"You will create the conditions you talk about."

That statement was made at the start of the 2022 10X Growth Con. Unfortunately, I don't remember who said it, but at least I captured the idea!

"You will create the conditions you talk about."

Wow!

If you want things (dreams, goals) to materialize in your life, you need to stop thinking about them and start talking about them.

A lot.

To anyone and everyone.

As an evangelical Christian, I don't subscribe to karma or the secret, but I...

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These Things Will Kill Your Productivity productivity Apr 04, 2022

Have you ever stopped to think about all the things that are killing your productivity?

If you were to create a list yourself, you'd quickly discover it is very long.

In this article, I'm going to highlight several of the big things that are killing your productivity, and what I want you to do is make mental notes as you read. And no matter how many you're guilty of, know that you're not alone. Everybody, who's honest, will admit, "Yeah, I struggle with that, too."

Number one: consuming...

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Social Media social media Mar 28, 2022

Here are five things you didn't know about social media, or maybe things you either knew but chose to ignore, or you have forgotten about them.

Number one: social media doesn't care about you.

They don't care about me or anyone else. They're not our friends. The companies that own the various platforms we love create these apps, which are full of features. On them, you can connect with your friends across the miles, across the globe, before too long, galactically because...

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10 Commandments of Productivity productivity Mar 21, 2022

Before I reveal my ten commandments of productivity, you need to know that I did not ascend to some holy mountain to talk to the God of the universe to get these. They came entirely from my brain (and thus are nowhere near as good as the Original 10!).

And my wife thought it would be fun if I started every commandment with "thou shalt" to add a little pizzazz into the list. So let's jump right in.

Commandment number one: thou shalt tell your time where to go...

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What You Don't Understand About Productivity productivity Mar 14, 2022

So you think you know how to be productive.

Well, good for you.

But do yourself a favor and set aside any beliefs you have for a few moments because I've got four things to share with you that you may not understand about productivity.

There is more than one way to be productive.

I am a student first and an expert second when it comes to productivity, and that's something I learned from Brendon Burchard. As a result, I'm constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, and...

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4 Ways to Plan Your Time planning time management Mar 07, 2022

As a self-professed productivity nerd, I love talking about planning. I know, I'm a nerd. But I love talking about how people can be more efficient planners.

Believe it or not, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to create a plan that will most benefit you. This post will not be exhaustive, but I picked out four big ideas that I want to share with you to approach your planning.

I'm not even going to talk about item number zero, which is not to plan at...

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3 Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity productivity Mar 05, 2022

If you're ready to boost your productivity to levels you've never experienced or haven't experienced in a while, I've got three routines for you. Two of them you've probably heard of. But the third one? I guarantee you've never thought about it.

The first routine you need to establish to boost your productivity is not the morning routine. That's where everybody starts because it's the beginning of your day, and that's not where we're going to start today.

We need to start with the...

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Why I Run Every Day running Mar 03, 2022

Before I explain why I run every day and the lesson you should take from doing so, I want to put things into context for you.

I'm 56 years young, and my 77-year-old mother has late-onset Alzheimer's. She's been suffering from it for over three years now. My mother's mother died of Alzheimer's.

Until about four or five years ago, I didn't take care of myself. I ate what I wanted and whether I exercised or not didn't matter to me.

And then Hurricane Harvey happened to the Houston...

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Time to Go Tech-Free productivity technology Mar 01, 2022

When's the last time you didn't have your phone in your hand or within arm's reach?

Can you remember? Oh, I know I'm with you.

We use our technology so much that it's always with us.

I'm not psychic, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you're reading this post on some device. Probably your phone, but it could also be a laptop, and I seriously doubt you printed it out.

Consider tech-free time.

For instance, I hope you are taking time to go on a...

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Do This, Not That productivity Feb 28, 2022

I want to help you simplify your life.

There's a lot of information out on the worldwide web, on social media, from your family, friends, and colleagues, and sometimes you don't know who to listen to.

In this article, I will give you four ideas of things you should do every day and four ideas of things you shouldn't do at all.

Do this: smile.

Smiling doesn't cost you anything. And when I say smiling. I don't mean a creepy smile. I mean a genuine, pleased-to-see-you-today...

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