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How To Stay Focused, Get Organized, Stop Getting Distracted and Be More Productive

How To Stay Focused, Get Organized, Stop Getting Distracted and Be More Productive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Can’t find your keys, noodling around on Facebook, procrastinating before a big project -- these are classic time wasters that keep us from finishing what needs to be done, and they happen to most of us from time to time.
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10 Success Principles We Often Forget

10 Success Principles We Often Forget | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Sometimes we find ourselves running in place, struggling to get ahead simply because we forget to address some of the basic success principles that govern our potential to make progress. So here’s a quick reminder:

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Do You Recognize These 7 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing on You?

Do You Recognize These 7 Tricks Your Mind Is Playing on You? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

By now you may have absorbed countless personal development books, videos, or blogs. Sometimes you find something that resonates but the excitement constantly fades. Too often, you feel like you're back right where you started.

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3 Steps to Understanding Personal Motivation

3 Steps to Understanding Personal Motivation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Our motivations stem from a need to feel a strong sense of self-worth. We strive towards something (reward) or away from something (pain).
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Multitasking Is Making You Stupid

Multitasking Is Making You Stupid | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Doing many things at once isn't just distracting--it actually takes points off your IQ, scientists say.
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You Are Good Enough Now, and You Could Use Some Improving

You Are Good Enough Now, and You Could Use Some Improving | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You are good enough now. You could use some improving. But don't let the need to improve stop you from taking action, reaching your goals, and living your dream now.
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Why Unclear Expectations Can Be Dangerous

Why Unclear Expectations Can Be Dangerous | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
My friend, the very successful entrepreneur, business coach and strategist, Sarah Robinson recently tweeted, Unclear expectations are at the root of most upset...
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5 Unhealthy Narratives That Will Sabotage Your Life

5 Unhealthy Narratives That Will Sabotage Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
You’re waiting for the train. You see that the CEO of a major company is standing next to you on the platform. To pass the time before the next train arrives, they engage you in conversation. “Tell me about yourself,” they ask.
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Tiny Steps to Overcome the Fear of Judgment

Tiny Steps to Overcome the Fear of Judgment | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
I can choose not to assume that people are judging me, thinking they’re better than me. I can assume people see the best in me—as I’m able to see in them when I stop obsessing about myself.
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10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done

10 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Reading a book is like undergoing a chemical reaction.

You’ll never be exactly the same when you finish a book, because every book has the power to teach you, encourage you and shape you.
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The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Your Headphones Without Losing Your Mind

The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Your Headphones Without Losing Your Mind | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Wrapping up your earbuds always ends up being an ordeal: they come undone in your bag, they get tangled, and are just a big pain in the butt. Wouldn't it be nice if tangled headphones were a thing of the past?
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8 Surprising Characteristics of Winners at the London Olympics

8 Surprising Characteristics of Winners at the London Olympics | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
What do successful Olympic athletes have in common? Do they train until exhaustion sets in? Are they positive thinkers? Do they grind through adversity? Have they set gold-medal goals? Indeed, these characteristics are often associated with athletic success. But when Olympic winners are asked about their state of mind, physical preparation, and journey to the top, they almost always define their experience in a different fashion.
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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google Chrome is the go-to browser for many, especially those who work on the web. Despite its speed and fluid functionality, we’re always looking for shortcuts that can save us time on repetitive or mundane tasks. Fewer copy/pastes or emails each day can make you more efficient in the long-run.

1. Screen Capture: Screenshots will only render what's visible on your monitor. If you want to grab an entire web page, this handy extension couldn't be simpler to use.Click here to view this gallery.
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We Feel More Stressed Out And Less Productive Working In Open-Plan Offices

We Feel More Stressed Out And Less Productive Working In Open-Plan Offices | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Ringing phones. Pinging e-mail. Co-workers’ ringing phones and pinging e-mail.
How is anyone supposed to get work done in this place?

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How Are You Listening?

How Are You Listening? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
A challenge Worth Taking

During a conversation with a client, the conversation turned to how they felt the people he managed didn’t seem to “gel”, (to use the clients’ term), when working together to generate new ideas or give to team discussions.

The question became: What can you learn from others? Especially since you’re not sure if they having anything to teach you.
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Tap into the Hidden Potential of the People Who Surround You Every Day

Tap into the Hidden Potential of the People Who Surround You Every Day | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you have a dream? Is there a business that you’re dying to launch, a story in your head demanding to be told, or an idea you’re frantic to see made a reality?
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10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward

10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

If you want to fly and move on to better things, you have to give up the things that weigh you down – which is not always as obvious and easy as it sounds.


Starting today, give up…

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7 Signs You're Creating Your Own Workplace Stress

Quick, by a show of hands, how many of you have workplace stress? Almost everybody, great. Now, how much of that stress do you think is self-imposed? What, no hands? Well, I'm not surprised, but you may be in for one.
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20 Business Truisms That Can Change Your Life

20 Business Truisms That Can Change Your Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Once in a great while, experience teaches us a lesson that can only be described as an axiom or a truism. It just is. Here are 20 that can help your career ... or even change your life.
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If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will

If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
"A 'no' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." So said Mahatma Gandhi, and we all know how his conviction played out on the world stage.
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6 Simple Tactics to Regain Clarity and Achieve Your Goals

6 Simple Tactics to Regain Clarity and Achieve Your Goals | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No matter what you wish to achieve in life, the richest, most complete life experience requires that you have an enhanced clarity about life and your goals for life. When you have this clarity, goal achievement comes as a natural result.
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Apple Gadgets Calling Home Help Nail Steve Jobs’ Burglar

Apple Gadgets Calling Home Help Nail Steve Jobs’ Burglar | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In the end, it was Apple's own technology that helped police track down the man who burglarized Steve Jobs' home last month.
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Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader

Career: 25 Incredibly Valuable Things to Be Instead of Leader | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

People who strive for a leadership position are held in higher esteem than those who do not. A second-class message lingers about employees who do not strive to move up the ladder — despite their vast contributions to the end goal.


 


We can work to replace this misguided culture with communication and action that change the dynamic and truly value the entire team.

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How to Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind for Solutions to Your Problems

How to Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind for Solutions to Your Problems | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The subconscious mind is a mysterious thing. In fact, there is still much that scientists don’t understand about how our mind/brain works.
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Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems

Stop Prioritizing Other People's Problems | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Without making sure you have taken care of your priorities first, the world will make demands of you that will crowd out your biggest priorities.
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