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Four secrets to enhancing creative productivity

Four secrets to enhancing creative productivity | Self Management | Scoop.it

Beating your head against a project’s metaphorical wall will never help you get into a creative and productive flow. Denise Jacobs presents four unconventional ways to help you get your creative productivity on

 

While most people attempt to force great ideas of out themselves by relentless pursuit of an answer to a problem or straining to think up original ideas, they don't realise that most truly great ideas are borne from a more hands-off approach that comes from the back and forth dance between concentrated and diffused focus.

 

The road less travelled

Creative bursts occur when discrete bits of information stored in the brain connect along new neural pathways. Unfortunately, most people are typically overloaded and exhausted mentally and in a stressed state when trying to produce good work. Despite their best efforts, their brains travel along well-worn, established pathways, and they literally have one-track minds.

 

Clearly, a one-track mind is no place to generate awesome ideas. But, if one thing were ever true, it's that you can't force creativity: it needs incubation, downtime, and the space to happen on its own schedule. However, just because you can't force creativity doesn't mean you can't give it the proper encouragement. Let's take a look at four lesser-known secrets for increasing creative productivity.

 

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'Being an entrepreneur is the art of getting things done'

'Being an entrepreneur is the art of getting things done' | Self Management | Scoop.it

Shakespeare understood that the very strength of individuals was often their weakness; Hamlet's all things considered mind was also the source of his fatal hesitancy (To be...

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8 Easy Ways To Get Much More Done - Patch.com

8 Easy Ways To Get Much More Done - Patch.com | Self Management | Scoop.it

8 Easy Ways To Get Much More Done

Get organized. You wouldn't travel to a new place without a map, a GPS or directions. Don't expect to be productive without a list of things to do and a workspace that is conducive to getting it done.

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8 Premium Apps and Gadgets for Better Productivity

8 Premium Apps and Gadgets for Better Productivity | Self Management | Scoop.it
Take your productivity and performance to a whole new level with these premium apps.

 

When it comes to business, there’s a multitude of apps that promise ultimate productivity and efficiency for almost every task you rely on to power your work day. And, while there are plenty of free services that merit a place in your workplace toolbox, these are key investments that could take your productivity and performance to a whole new level.

 

Here’s a roundup of eight supercharged software, apps and gadgets that can give you the bang for your buck in your office.

 

Whether it’s on the road or in the office, these tools will boost your confidence and your work power to whole new heights, and free you from common limitations.

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OCD & Time Management | Psych Central

OCD & Time Management | Psych Central | Self Management | Scoop.it
Time management is a hot topic these days. Whether related to the workplace, school, homemaking, child-rearing, or our personal lives, there just never seems to.
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