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8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings | Personal Development | Scoop.it
How to make the most out of every morning.

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“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”: I Transformed Myself Into a Fact Finder

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”: I Transformed Myself Into a Fact Finder | Personal Development | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which Influencers describe the books that changed them. Follow the channel to see the full list.In 1990, I discovered Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:59 PM

Interesting use of the 7 habits from Lou Adler.  It provides a different use for the habits by forming them into fact finding questions of candidates.  Excellent concept.

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People Skills Needed For Success

People Skills Needed For Success | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills?  Well, it turns out that while those thingsare crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you also have great soft skills–more commonly known as “people skills.”


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How To Break A Bad Habit Without Torturing Yourself?

How To Break A Bad Habit Without Torturing Yourself? | Personal Development | Scoop.it
I liked a post at Jane Sheeba :
No one is free from bad habits. We always have a handful or more of them or even sometimes bad habits are everywhere in our lives. There a[..]

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Visualize your goal clearly

Visualize your goal clearly | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Visualize your goal clearly, on a daily basis, for at least 5-10 minutes.
Every day that goes by you either move closer towards achieving a goal or you move further away from that goal.

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How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work | Personal Development | Scoop.it

“ Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss.”


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:55 PM

Think positive! :-)

Melissa St Hill's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:25 AM

This is a great article on the power of thought and emotion - really something to think about and build on...

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What's Your Motivation? Find Out Now.

What's Your Motivation? Find Out Now. | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Clearly defining the purpose behind what you do and why will allow you to renew a sense of motivation. Here's one way to get started.

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Soft skills will help you land that next job

Soft skills will help you land that next job | Personal Development | Scoop.it

(BPT) - You’ve polished your resume, updated your references and picked up your best outfit from the dry cleaners. You’re ready for that big interview. But while your experience and qualifications may match the position perfectly, have you given any thought to your soft skills?

 

Soft skills include a person’s attitude, workplace behavior, values and ethics. Increasingly, employers are looking at soft skills as the deciding factor when choosing between two applicants.


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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:51 AM

I'd love to get your take on this article. The article states that increasingly, employers are valuing soft skills over technical skills. Do you agree?

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16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School

16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School | Personal Development | Scoop.it
I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps
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Feeling Down? Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Motivated

Feeling Down? Here Are 3 Ways to Stay Motivated | Personal Development | Scoop.it
As an entrepreneur, you will face many challenges. When the going gets tough, here are three ways to stay upbeat.

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9 Ways to Improve Productivity and Stay Inspired

9 Ways to Improve Productivity and Stay Inspired | Personal Development | Scoop.it
If you're a freelancer or business owner, it's easy to get bogged down with admin tasks. Here are some tips to stay inspired and get on with the important work.

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How to Focus Like a Laser at Work

How to Focus Like a Laser at Work | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Being focused at work is something we all aim to be. It seems simple in concept, to just do a task until it gets done, so why is it so hard for us to focus sometimes? I’ve been putting into practice a few tips that I wanted to share.
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How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life

How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life | Personal Development | Scoop.it

What do you write down? For most of us, writing consists of emails, task lists, and perhaps the odd work project. However, making time to write down certain things, such as our daily experiences, our goals, and our mental clutter can change the way we live our lives.

 

Here are six different ways that writing things down can change your life, and what you can do to get the most out of each.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:25 PM

Writing things down can foster a sense of achievement and progress, expanding our possibilities and increasing our productivity.

Sarah Busse's curator insight, September 28, 2014 7:24 PM

Something to think about.

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How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Personal Development | Scoop.it
The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:24 PM

Happiness is a choice and a habit! This article shares a few reminders on what we can do to create a happiness habit.

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5 Ways New Employees Reveal They're Exceptional

5 Ways New Employees Reveal They're Exceptional | Personal Development | Scoop.it
5 ways to show you are exceptional #entrepreneur #hr #leadership http://t.co/vDeFACqNgp

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John Michel's curator insight, November 21, 2013 5:04 AM

People drive results. Skills can be learned. Competence can be developed. Great companies can become badass companies, but only by focusing on the one thing that makes the world go round: relationships.

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10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Happiness

10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Happiness | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the No.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.

 

The author would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so he thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones.

 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:07 AM

Here are 10 scientifically proven ways to increase your well-being and boost your short-term and long-term happiness.

Agnes L and HwaShan's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:46 AM

Now you have more reasons to be happy!

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5 Gut Instincts You Don’t Want to Ignore

5 Gut Instincts You Don’t Want to Ignore | Personal Development | Scoop.it

Instincts are not some weird mystical power that are only found in the animal kingdom.

 

Gut instincts are degind as: an innate, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain stimuli.

 

We are born with instincts to help us survive.  As much as we may pretend we are not, we are very much animals; why do we try to deny this?

 

That is not to say that we aren’t incredibly smart or that we aren’t capable of complex thinking. But even though we are very intelligent, our minds are also very clever and like to try to trick us.

 

Instinctually we know when to run from predators; when we are babies, we know how to feed from our mothers and we know when something just feels ‘off’. The problem is when our sixth sense shouts a warning, we stall and we think.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:04 PM

Let's try to find our way back to our basic instincts; here are just a few punches in the gut we shouldn't ignore.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:16 PM

Good leadership is about being present and have a great sense of intuition to work with what is known and unknown.

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Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day | Personal Development | Scoop.it
At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well you must embrace quantity.

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Richard Andrews's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:49 AM

 Powerful article - well worth a few minutes of anyone's time!  Do listen to what 'This American Life' host Ira Glass has to say in the second video sequence.

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Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world

Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Why on earth would anyone want to unplug from the digital world? This infographic offers some suggestions why and how to do it, though it’s hard to underst

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:52 PM

This is an excellent infographic. It is interesting the way technology is used to unplug.

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Stress at Work: How to Reduce and Manage Workplace and Job Stress

Stress at Work: How to Reduce and Manage Workplace and Job Stress | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Stress at work takes a toll on productivity, and your physical and emotional health. These tips will help you keep job stress in check.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:13 PM

Some great ideas on dealing with stress on the job.  Worth reading for all levels of employees, especally leaders.

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6 Signs You Might be Overextending Yourself

6 Signs You Might be Overextending Yourself | Personal Development | Scoop.it
“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”  ~Raymond Hull
What does overextending yourself look like?

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3 Tips For Building Strong Business Relationships

3 Tips For Building Strong Business Relationships | Personal Development | Scoop.it
Succeeding in business is all about networking and building strong relationships. Here are some tips for getting ahead in your career.

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BSN's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:12 AM

3 Tips For Building Strong Business Relationships

 

#business http://goo.gl/tCP5xW

 

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Neuroscience Meets Magic: an educational feature | Illusion Chasers, Scientific American Blog Network

Neuroscience Meets Magic: an educational feature | Illusion Chasers, Scientific American Blog Network | Personal Development | Scoop.it

BrainFacts.org, a website under the umbrella of the Society for Neuroscience that provides information about the brain and nervous system for the public, has selected our video Neuroscience Meets Magic, filmed in collaboration withScientific American and theatrical pickpocket and sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins, to be featured as a recommended resource in their educator section.


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Gerald Carey's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:19 AM

I think that I have featured this before, but it may be worth another look.

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Seven Secrets to Listening When Time is Short

Seven Secrets to Listening When Time is Short | Personal Development | Scoop.it
The need to feel important closes ears and open’s mouths. Listening is both humble and humbling. Talking makes you feel important. Listening to others makes them feel important. Seven reasons you don’t listen: Entitled.
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