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There are two ways to approach college. The first is to be intentional and plan out your studies. The second is to just let college “happen” to you. Obviously a little planning can go a long ways toward giving you the best educational experience. In this post, we are going to look at five tips
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If you are like me, you’ve probably heard enough about “positive thinking” that you tend to just ignore it.  Today I read an article in the New York Times that reminded me just how powerful our expectations are–both positive and negative. The article talks about what is called the “nocebo” effect. You are probably familiar
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If you want to reach your full potential you must constantly evaluate yourself.  There are always obstacles.  Sometimes, it might be a lack of skill, so you go back to school.  At other times, it might be interpersonal skills that you need to develop.  However, one of the biggest hurdles is something that doesn’t get
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[embedded content] If you are really focused on expanding your capabilities, your salary is probably a secondary motivation when it comes to employment. Your major motivation is going to be your learning and growth opportunities. The graph below shows how learning opportunities change over time. At the beginning of any job, you will have many
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If you want to be productive, you must complete work. Almost everything we do has multiple stages to completion and in many situations, you don’t actually create value until you finish the last stage. Farmers can’t sell their grain until it is harvested. Automakers can’t sell a bunch of cars that have made it 90%
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Jamie Jones—Getty Images/Ikon Images An excerpt from my new book Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction just went live on TIME Magazine’s website! In case you’d like to read it, I’ve posted a snippet and a link to the full article below.  I’m a lazy person. This surprises some people, especially considering
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The official colour of 2019 screams sunsets and sea reefs. The Pantone Color Institute chose “living coral” as 2019’s colour of the year on Wednesday. The institute has been choosing annual colours since 2000. One of the biggest takeaways this year was finding a colour that made people feel good. “With everything that’s going on today, we’re
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When Angela* went to the washroom at work and discovered she was bleeding heavily, she knew something was wrong; the media professional was around six weeks pregnant. “I found a private washroom where I could gather myself, and the bleeding kept coming,” she told Global News. She immediately contacted her doctor, who told her to
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An all-men’s a capella group at Princeton is pulling a popular Disney song from its lineup after consent concerns. The Princeton Tigertones had been performing Kiss the Girl from Disney’s The Little Mermaid for years but recently cut the track from its routine. A student newspaper suggested the song’s lyrics and the group’s onstage traditions promoted “toxic masculinity,”
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Sarah Lawrence/Getty Images I recently pulled a few ideas from my new book, Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, and adapted them for a piece in the Harvard Business Review. In case you’d like to read it, I’ve posted a snippet and a link to the full article below.  In the flurry
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Takeaway: Knitting has quickly become one of my favorite hobbies—and not only because it lets me create things and relax. I also knit for productivity reasons. The activity helps my mind deliberately wander, a mental mode I call “scatterfocus.” This mode has been shown to help you plan for the future, connect ideas, and recharge.
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