We’ve been watching the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as they make appearances throughout Australia and New Zealand with Meghan Markle’s growing bump along for the ride — but we can’t get over the constant reminders of what simply awesome human beings they are, aside from being glamorous royals. [embedded content]
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The world can be a dark and dangerous place, but selflessness has the power to prevail in the most heartbreaking of circumstances. Whether it’s putting another life before your own, making someone else’s dreams come true, or paying forward random acts of kindness, everyday heroes are all around us. Every week, we take the opportunity
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“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn I started meditating and practicing mindfulness more seriously several years ago incorporating it in to my daily routine, initially to help with my anxiety. My
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After seeking counselling to treat depression and address unresolved issues from his childhood, Donnie Clinton realized it was time to start prioritizing his physical health, too. Clinton was always an emotional eater. He turned to food to cope when his parents divorced, after his grandparents died and as he went through tough times in college.
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Over the last year, we’ve explored various facets of how organizations must drive purposeful collaboration (not just collaboration for collaboration’s sake) to inspire teamwork, productivity, and innovation. We’ve also looked at how organizations can avoid collaborative overload, most notably in the i4cp/Rob Cross report titled, predictably, How to Avoid Collaborative Overload.   While most of
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The midterms are finally over. Almost. The political commercials have mercifully ended. Concession (and non-concession) speeches have been made. But a few controversy-filled runoffs loom in many states with early voting happening this week. And there are already rumblings of the 2020 race revving up. So, to a degree the vitriol continues across cable news,
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Based on what we hear in our email training, knowledge workers spend, on average, around 3 hours in their inbox each day. Checking and composing emails is, without a question, a big portion of how we spend our days in the office, but the more time we spend in our inbox, the less time and
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Thomas Eveleigh recently finished reading our ‘How to be a Productivity Ninja’ book and enjoyed it so much that he was all up for sharing his newly found Productivity Ninja skills with the world. We sat down with him and talked about some of his takeaways from the book, which Ninja characteristics he’s currently strengthening
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Feeling out of control is one of the quickest ways to feel stress. Our Productivity Training helps people develop good systems to manage their work, boost their productive and reduce stress. As much as we use our Productivity Ninja skills at work, we sometimes forget to apply them to our personal lives, especially in busy
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AppSumo has some free videos of Derek Sivers talking about starting, running and selling CD Baby. Derek wrote the book Anything You Want which I highly recommend–except the cover, I hate the cover. The free deal only goes for the next 60 hours or so.  You have to sign up for an AppSumo account, but
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Scientists did an experiment with a bunch of children where they gave them several tests that got increasingly more difficult.  After the first two tests, they told the children that they had done very well. Group A was praised them for being smart and talented. Group B was praised for their hard work. Next they
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If you are visiting from StumbleUpon and like this article and tool, please consider giving it a thumbs up. Thanks! Memorizing does not have to be as hard as most people make it. The problem is that most people only know how to memorize by reading the same thing over and over again. You have
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A reader named Susan left an interesting comment on Never Hire an MBA. She doesn’t like the article, but what I found interesting was this part of her comment: Are you familiar with discrimination laws, well although there is not currently a discrimination law that would protect individuals from potential employers from discriminating against individuals
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