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Simple Daily Tips for Mindfulness at Work | Mindful

Simple Daily Tips for Mindfulness at Work | Mindful | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training is about your life. It isn't about the time you meditate on a cushion or chair. It is about learning to be awake for each moment of your life.
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The 90/30 Challenge to SuperHuman Productivity – Thrive Global

The 90/30 Challenge to SuperHuman Productivity – Thrive Global | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The future is here. It’s smarter, faster, and better. But it is not without distractions. Too many of us are constantly overwhelmed by projects, goals, tasks, phone calls, emails and the constant…
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Technology Has Become Water – James Allworth – Medium

Technology Has Become Water – James Allworth – Medium | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This opening to David Foster Wallace’s famous commencement speech is coming to my mind more and more often these days. Somewhere along the way — I’m not sure when, but recently—it became in vogue to…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 26, 12:11 PM
Don Idhe proposed that humans have always lived and worked with tools. Heidegger returned to the etymological roots of the word technology (techne + logos), which is about a wise and practical conversation with, through, and about our tools.

Unlike fish, humans have the capacity to realize the world they live in has tools that can become taken-for-granted. They have the capacity to untether themselves and think about the consequences of being tethered to their tools. Heidegger argued we should not blindly fight against or simply accept.
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The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling (Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Many More Great Minds…

The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling (Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Many More Great Minds… | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Ever wondered why history’s great minds including Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da Vinci, Marcus Aurelius, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Ernest…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 26, 12:31 PM
Taking time, reflecting (meditating), and writing is essential to one's learning.
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The Best Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness

The Best Ways to Build Your Mental Toughness | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Mental toughness gives the world's best athletes the perseverance and resilience they need to succeed. You can apply these same skills in your life.

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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

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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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The 4 Easiest Ways To Overcome Distraction & Do Brilliant Work

The 4 Easiest Ways To Overcome Distraction & Do Brilliant Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
The first rule of doing work that matters is this: show up. Get to work so you can start making a difference. Of course, this is a no-brainer, so why do we not do it? We get distracted. Often, we go…
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Staying Motivated – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium

Staying Motivated – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question. I’m always amazed how you are able to keep the writing goals (and I can imagine many other…
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10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress) | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Peter Drucker once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in five years.” Many people can’t follow through on…
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15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

15 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
In a truly beautiful letter to his daughter Yolande, Sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois extolled the virtues of being uncomfortable.
Yolande was headed to a new school halfway around the world from the neighborhood and people she knew. It was years before women had the right to vote, and decades before the Civil Rights Movement.
Du Bois knew she would have more than a few fish-out-of-water moments. Instead of trying to shield her from them, he asked her to revel in them:
“Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul. Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.”

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 23, 9:57 AM
Here are a handful of uncomfortable situations in which you should take De Bois’ advice and “Take the cold bath bravely.” You’ll be better off as a result. Brace yourself. It’s about to get awkward.
 
Ian Berry's curator insight, June 24, 7:34 PM
How we deal with the uncomfortable is definitely a reflection on our leadership. What I find and witness is that when we just confront the uncomfortable most situations turn out better than our fear was suggesting to us
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 27, 8:09 AM

Amazing article, much to learn...

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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?

What Gets You Up in the Morning? | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

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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David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 11:40 AM

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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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.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 23, 7:43 AM

A lot of truth to this ....

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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