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12 Most Uplifting Words and Phrases to Keep Handy and Ready to Use

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Becky Gaylord projects her positive spirit with the 12 Most Uplifting Words and Phrases to Keep Handy and Ready to Use.
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The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You)

If you're skeptical that this is too touchy-feely for a business setting, the research doesn't lie.
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Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The very fact that willpower is required comes from two more fundamental sources —you haven't committed, and you haven't created the right conditions.

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There's One Question You Must Ask Before Solving Any Problem (It's Also the Most Underrated Management Skill)

MIT Professor Nelson Repenning says this skill is the best way to enhance individual and organizational problem-solving.
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Start and End Your Workday With These Principles in Mind

Start and End Your Workday With These Principles in Mind | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Time is the raw material of productivity. Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Invest your asset carefully. That is a monumental amount of time. Where could it possibly go? Or better still…
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How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do – Thrive Global

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do – Thrive Global | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way. There is so much competition — thousands or millions of people…
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Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life | Farnam Street

Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life | Farnam Street | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Nothing will change your future trajectory like habits. We all have goals, big or small things which we want to achieve within a certain time frame. Some people want to make a million dollars by the time they turn 30.

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3 Qualities of a Great Mentor

3 Qualities of a Great Mentor | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Great mentors do three things that conveniently all start with the letter E – they encourage, equip, and exemplify.

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Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 8, 8:40 PM

To mentor someone is a great gift, if you have the opportunity to both be mentored and mentor someone then this article will be of use to you. What skills do you think you need to be a great mentor? 

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 9, 11:48 AM
Great leaders need to encourage, equip and exemplify. 

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, June 17, 6:33 AM
En las orgizaciones actuales el mentoring está demostrando ser una practica de éxito para desarrollar el potencial de los empleados. Un verdadero mentor sigue la regla de las "3 Es": empodera, "equipa" y ejemplifica
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The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
At the core of managing information overload is the ability to know which function to use, and how and when to use it. The six principles below can serve as a guide to the proper brain hygiene for managing information overload on a busy work day.

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Do I Have Your Attention? Why Focus is the New I.Q.

Do I Have Your Attention? Why Focus is the New I.Q. | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Enjoy these tips from nine YEC members who use planning, prioritization, and technology to help focus on the tasks that will drive their business forward.
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WHAT MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT MANAGER – Hacker Noon

WHAT MAKES A GREAT PRODUCT MANAGER – Hacker Noon | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
When reading Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”, he refers to his document on what makes a good product manager. Even though he originally authored this several years ago, it’s still…
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The 7 Most Important Characteristics of Effective Critical Thinkers

The 7 Most Important Characteristics of Effective Critical Thinkers | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
What are the most important defining qualities that personify effective critical thinkers? We discuss all of them right here.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 1, 8:32 AM

#1? Curiosity. Boom. So important for ANY learner and we have to do what we can to encourage curiosity.

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Follow Your Creative Heart, Not Your Lying Ego – ART + marketing

Follow Your Creative Heart, Not Your Lying Ego – ART + marketing | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Poor Claude Monet and his fellow impressionist painters. Back in the day, they didn’t get much respect. At least, not initially. Taking their paints outside (en plein air) to capture the light used…
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What are Morning Pages? How One New Habit Changed My Life |

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What are Morning Pages? The Morning Pages is a simple exercise that can have a huge impact on your creativity, focus, and happiness!

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Coaching Yourself—6 Tips from a Professional Coach

Coaching Yourself—6 Tips from a Professional Coach | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Have you ever thought about coaching yourself?  It’s a good skill to have—especially during an unexpected change, transition, or period of uncertainty. Through self-coaching, you can take control of your thoughts and actions.

Coaching yourself can be a challenge due to biases and assumed constraints.  However, by increasing your awareness of your thoughts and being intentional, you can coach yourself to positive outcomes. Here are six recommendations that may help you.


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5 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work 

Stop staring at your computer, drinking that umpteenth cup of coffee and try one of these 5 unconventional - but effective - productivity hacks.
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What Gets You Up in the Morning?

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What keeps you up at night? It’s a question we’ve heard posed in nearly every panel and senior leader interview conducted in recent years, and as a result, it has become tiresome and rote. But I believe the effect of this query is more pernicious than simply boring — stay awake long enough to think it through, and you’ll recognize its essentially negative nature. The question assumes that leaders are in the habit — indeed, that they have a responsibility — to let worry pervade their every hour, even those precious few required to refresh, balance, and sustain human effort. 


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Why do you bother? Maybe the answer is also a key to good OD...

Ian Berry's curator insight, June 4, 12:21 AM
I like the reference to "challenge the process" If stuff is keeping you awake at night and/or you're getting up in the morning not looking forward to the day ahead then respectfully I suggest you must challenge your processes
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How to Build Resilience to Survive in This Difficult World

How to Build Resilience to Survive in This Difficult World | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
What do all successful people have in common? Resilience. They don't let living in a difficult world knock them down, and you don't have to either.
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3 Simple Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy And Productivity | Mic

3 Simple Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy And Productivity | Mic | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Being a worker in the United States isn't easy. You may face long hours, stagnating pay, and high income inequality — with many CEOs making more than 300 times what the average non-supervisory worker does.
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Getting Things Done, Ten Years In | Lifehacker

Getting Things Done, Ten Years In | Lifehacker | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the Getting Things Done productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet Journal, and although various apps have claimed to “work with GTD,”

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Want to Get More Done? Try Taking More Breaks 

Want to Get More Done? Try Taking More Breaks  | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Should you begin doing less, in order to accomplish more?

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 8, 1:37 PM
Take time and listen to your spirit.
Andrea Ross's curator insight, June 8, 8:37 PM

""Taking a break every 90 minutes - yes please""

Paulette Dotson's curator insight, June 9, 11:47 AM
Who knew that taking more breaks would lead to more productivity?  It gives us a chance to unwind and come back and see things with a new perspective.
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10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years

10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:54 AM

Great share here via The General, @John Michel.  I totally agree with the first one:


Explore what YOU love, and own it. – If you spend your life trying to define yourself by what someone else loves, you’re going to be miserable. 


Try things – try everything.  Explore.  See what makes you hear music inside and what makes your heart swell, and then go do it.  Find out everything you can about it. 


Find other people who love it too.  If you waste time pretending to like something just because other people you think are “cool” like it, you’re going to end up with the wrong people and circumstances in your life.  Love what you love and be yourself, and you will end up with a lifestyle and relationships that make you truly happy

David Jardin's curator insight, August 15, 2014 4:14 PM

Use these to see if YOU are living YOUR life.....

Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 4, 10:33 AM

#BB #Dreamlives #Noregrets  We are not alone , working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and live a life free of regrets. Valuetips

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This Is How To Be More Self-Aware: 5 Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This Is How To Be More Self-Aware: 5 Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
We all tend to think we know ourselves pretty well. But research says we're wrong. And that's a very bad thing. Here's how to be mor
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The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now

The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This is how the world felt before Crackberries. (LeoLuigi) "Not-to-do" lists are often more effective than to-do lists for upgrading performance. The reason is simple: what you don't do determines what you can do.
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Decision Making: How to Make Smart Decisions and Avoid Bad Ones

Decision Making: How to Make Smart Decisions and Avoid Bad Ones | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This brief guide on decision making covers why we make poor decisions and discusses useful frameworks to expand your decision making toolbox.
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9 Phrases You Should Stop Saying if You Want to Be Happy and Successful

9 Phrases You Should Stop Saying if You Want to Be Happy and Successful | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Language matters. The right words can motivate you to take your happiness and success to the next level — but the wrong ones can stand in your way. Studies have even found that using positive or…
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