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We’re not a factory

This article focus on something many people try to close their eyes to and deviate their attention from. 

 

People are not factories. People are not machines. Nor should they be.

 

So... make sure you don't treat them as such. And if you are being treated as one... well... make sure to change. Start doing something else.

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30 Behaviors of Unstoppable People

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.
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Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
It’s at least as essential as criticism.
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While the article will not necessarily uncover the mystery for you, it will help uncovering the mismatch between what managers thing of themselves and the feedback they provide versus what really is perceived by their employees.
Use that information to think about how to give feedback next time! ;)
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Want To Be Happier And More Successful? Learn To Like Other People

Want To Be Happier And More Successful? Learn To Like Other People | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Research suggests that the best self-help advice may have very little to do with yourself.
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The Surprising Benefits of Being (Slightly) Crazy

The Surprising Benefits of Being (Slightly) Crazy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Despite being the greatest and most influential mind in human history, Isaac Newton, by all accounts, was a bit of a headcase, as well as a total dick. Newton was famously petty and vindictive. He would go through manic episodes where he would work furiously for days at a time without eating or sleeping. Afterward, he would fall into deep depressions, refuse to see or speak to anyone, and often contemplated suicide. During these darkest episodes, Newton would often have hallucinations and speak to imaginary people. Kind of like a four year old.

Newton wasn’t the only troubled scientific genius, of course. Nikola Tesla churned out over 200 inventions in his lifetime, including the first prototype of an electric motor, the first remote control, and helped to invent X-ray photography. He invented a more efficient form of electricity than Edison, which prompted Edison to go full-asshole and attempt to destroy Tesla’s career.
What’s lesser known is that Tesla had an intense phobia of dirt and germs and a curious obsession with doing everything in multiples of three. He would compulsively calculate everything in his immediate environment, like how many cubic centimeters of food he was about to eat or …
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How to Take Your Life from Average to Awesome – The Mission – Medium

How to Take Your Life from Average to Awesome – The Mission – Medium | Innovatus | Scoop.it
You can’t change what you not ready to quit. You are what you repeatedly do. Your habitual behavior often goes unnoticed because you don’t need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine…
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Become a Better Listener by Taking Notes

Become a Better Listener by Taking Notes | Innovatus | Scoop.it
It can help you process information more effectively.
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The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods - Todoist Blog

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods - Todoist Blog | Innovatus | Scoop.it
We’ve gathered all the most powerful productivity methods  in one place. Find the framework that fits best for your personality and projects.
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How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Chris Fralic is a world-class super-connector. Here's how the long-time First Round Partner has methodically built bonds spanning years and careers.
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Get Rid Of Your High Expectations – Art Of Practicality – Medium

Get Rid Of Your High Expectations – Art Of Practicality – Medium | Innovatus | Scoop.it
How many times in your life have you experienced hurt, disappointment, anger, or stress, from the difference between your imagination and reality? We’re very creative creatures. And when we set out…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 26, 1:22 PM
One has to have reasonable expectations. High and low get us into binary and impractical ways of thinking. As a teacher, understanding what was reasonable for each student helped me establish my expectations.
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You Need Clarity of Purpose to Succeed – The Mission – Medium

You Need Clarity of Purpose to Succeed – The Mission – Medium | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Your direction defines what you do every day. Clarifying not only your purpose but your direction reinforces your ultimate life purpose. You should have a clear understanding of what you want next…
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Eight simple but powerful habits that will make you more successful

Eight simple but powerful habits that will make you more successful | Innovatus | Scoop.it
If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. — David Allen To become more more successful at everything you do in life, you…
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20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected. As time passes, we gradually learn to let go of the false beliefs and stories that have been holding us back.
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50 Simple Things You Need to Hear

50 Simple Things You Need to Hear | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Over the years, there have been many quotes which have made a difference in my life. I hope these words inspire you as much as they have inspired me.
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30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.
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Before turning 30 nobody really cares. But it does make sense :)
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Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Chronically viewing the glass as half-empty inhibits one’s ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable stresses.
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You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal | Innovatus | Scoop.it
This is a comic about the backfire effect.
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3 Signs You Will Be Fine (Even If You Don’t Feel Fine Right Now)

3 Signs You Will Be Fine (Even If You Don’t Feel Fine Right Now) | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Feeling down? Too much stress? Not enough certainty? There are just a few things you need to know right now. If you want to feel better, this quick read is for YOU.
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‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead | Innovatus | Scoop.it
There's a lot more to work that loving your job
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If You Make These Tough Choices Every Day You’ll Never Have Regrets in Life

If You Make These Tough Choices Every Day You’ll Never Have Regrets in Life | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: There are a million and a half things that will be out of your control daily. Whether it’s a grumpy boss or a late subway, a lot of your day-to-day living is completely left up to…
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How Smart People Handle Difficult People

How Smart People Handle Difficult People | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.
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15 Inconvenient Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit - Hack Spirit

15 Inconvenient Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit - Hack Spirit | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think we can all agree that it’s much easier to talk about the weather or sports than your fear of mortality. However, the more…
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How to Unlock Value of Best People.

How to Unlock Value of Best People. | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that happy employees are more productive. Not everyone knows how much. In some professions the difference can be 10 fold.  This is what
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Why Most Product Roadmaps are a Train-wreck (and how to fix this)

Why Most Product Roadmaps are a Train-wreck (and how to fix this) | Innovatus | Scoop.it
It is 2017. We have Agile. We have Lean Startup. We have a million (give or take) product management blog posts about how to properly do A/B testing and experimentation. We have incredible off the…
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