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[INFOGRAPHIC] How Top Brands Are Using Twitter | Simply Measured

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In our latest study, we analyzed how the world’s top brand marketers are utilizing Twitter. Check out what we found in the infographic below, take some notes, and don’t forget to RT!
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Overcome Fear to Get What You Want with Noah Kagan

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Fear holds you back. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what you don’t know: these potential threats to your status quo can cripple your confidence and make you avoid the unknown.
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Why Our Brains Get Addicted to the Internet (and How to Avoid It)

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While the internet allows us to do more than ever, all that potential productivity comes with a price: endless distraction.
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This short video will explain why we forgot to do something important and later we are wondering "how could I forgot that" - happens to me lately. And lots of good ideas have been missed becouse of phone calls, email, IMs...

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6 Powerful Communication Tricks Of Great Interviewers

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3 Psychological Theories To Help You Communicate Better With Anyone

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How to Rebuild Your Attention Span and Focus

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Most people who click on this article won't finish reading it. So says Nick Carr. The New York Times will remind you that you'll probably forget it in a few minutes. This idea's so prevalent, even the Onion has started taking jabs.
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Video from previous post led me here and finaly to the http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/ where I have took things which I think can help me develop more concentration:

What I did:

I have read it all, watched the video then decided to throw away those 6 steps- I have allready scrum and I know what I have to do and what I have finished. 

 

My tehnique (still in development):

 

Software:

I have downloaded this little dektop timer to help me with time intervals - http://www.focusboosterapp.com/ - ;

I have installed this desktop manager to clean my environment http://www.dexpot.de/ its free for personal use.

 

 

Settings:

I have turned off sounds in Outlook and IM - 

My smart phone is either off or on silent.

I have created one clean desktop just for work- no system tray, no time just one instance of chrome and program I am curently using.

Setting the timer to 25 minutes then 3 minutes break.

During that break I check IM and Outlook but answer only to urgent messages.

I do 4 of these sessions then recalibrate my work and tasks, see if something urgent is arrived in ad hoc time.

 

The day before I determine what I have to do by priorty tomorrow.

Make an list of task which is real more or less.

 

This is as far as I got for now, I am developing tehnique and I hope I will reach the point of concentration at which I can ditch the timer.

 

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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

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Two people of equal skill work in the same office. For the sake of comparison, let's say both arrive at work at 9 am each day, and leave at 7 pm. Bill works essentially without stopping, juggling tasks at his...

Via Dragan Radivojevic
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Main sentence "When I was working, I was truly working. When I was recharging — whether by getting something to eat, or meditating, or taking a run — I was truly refueling."  

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Dragan Radivojevic's curator insight, August 14, 2013 6:09 AM

Good article describing two approaches to how we handle work during the day.

First thing almost everyone is doing is - "work hard without any brakes for the whole day". At the end of the day people feel exhausted and that often fools people into thinking they completed a lot.

I'm feel exhausted therefore I must have done a lot - really? ;)

Trick is to work smarter and not harder.

 

By switching between full focus for a period of time and then taking a deliberate brake from work you'll actually get more done and you won't feel like you've been working in the coal mine at the end of the day...

 

For an extra bonus go to http://www.online-stopwatch.com/ and get yourself a digital timer. Set it to 60 min and when it rings take a deliberate brake from work for 10 mins.