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1. Think critically about your routines

We are all creatures of habit. Take a moment to think about your routines. Ask yourself whether your current routines can stand some improvement. If so, find new methods or processes that could improve your efficiency. This could be as simple as using a better note taking app, using a more efficient software, cutting down on television time, etc. Continue reading 3 tips to increase your efficiency

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1. Build up your mental library

Think of reading as the rapid acquisition of condensed knowledge. Experts, who have worked a long time in your field of interest, have written books with relevant information that you might find useful. Reading ritualistically will help you form new ideas and connections in your mind, and you’ll start to piece information together. Leverage this simple fact and watch your effectiveness skyrocket. Continue reading 3 tips to increase your effectiveness

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Productivity declines sharply when people work more than 50 hours a week, according to a study conducted by Stanford University. Past 55 hours a week, productivity drops so much that there’s no point in working any longer. To work effectively, it is important to maximize the quantity and quality of work done in those first 50 hours – to get the biggest “bang for your buck”. This article describes in detail the concept of working smarter, not harder using the Pareto Principle. Continue reading How to work less and be appreciated for it

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“Treat everyone you meet as if they were the most important person in the world”

Earl Nightingale

Communicate effectively

Why is communication important?

The ability to communicate effectively is arguably the most important life skill of all. Ensuring that your message is clear and concise will go a long way in helping others understand your point of view. Improving your communication skills will also result in guiding others to express their needs and concern. This creates a feeling of mutual understanding and builds trust amongst your co-workers, friends and family which will lead to a happier more fulfilled life. Continue reading How to speak effectively and efficiently

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“Everything you do for yourself, you take with you to your grave; everything you do for others, you leave behind”

Les Brown