Being Ethical Requires Energy

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People of all walks of life and professions have to make a myriad of decisions based on ethics every day. Resisting unethical temptations requires effort and energy. Throughout the day, our energy wanes, and so does our self control. According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR), people are more likely to behave unethically when their energy is low.

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Is It Time For a Vacation? This Infographic Says It Is

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When was the last time you took a break? Not just a lazy Sunday, but a real break. Do you take regular vacations, where you completely unplug, ignore all incoming work emails, and really just enjoy time with friends and family? If not, it’s probably time you did. The infographic below from SuperBreak provides 5 solid signs it’s time for you to take a break.

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Free Productivity Coaching Calls!

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Tuesday marks one year since my mom passed away, and in honor of her spirit of aloha, I’m opening up 30 half-hour slots for free productivity coaching calls.

We can talk about anything productivity-related, but if I were you, I would do an 80-20 assessment first, and then use this coaching opportunity to discuss:

  • The #1 issue that’s preventing you from becoming more effective
  • How to make more time for the 20 percent of business activities that lead to 80 percent of your results
  • How to prioritize tasks and manage projects without going insane
  • Workflow optimization, work habits and day scheduling
  • Finding the best ubiquitous capture methods for you to build effective to-do lists

Coaching Logistics

All calls will take place via Skype or Google+ Hangout. You’ll be able to choose the best time for you after filling out this form.

All calls will be recorded, and may be used for promotional or commercial purposes.
My intent here is not to embarrass anyone or make trade secrets public. My vision is instead to create a library of coaching calls for the Ridiculously Efficient community to access. I believe that what is private is public — the productivity problems you’re facing are shared by hundreds, perhaps thousands of others — and that by creating a forum to share these ideas, our community will continually get smarter, faster and more effective.

I’ll reappropriate an old saying to underscore the point: if I have a productivity strategy and you have a productivity strategy and we share those strategies, then both of us have two strategies.

I acknowledge that not everyone shares this attitude. If this approach isn’t right for you, no problem — but please don’t sign up for a coaching call. If it is, please know that I’ll ask you to fill out a consent form for me to record the call before we start.

Want the Free Coaching? Start Here

The first step to signing up for one of these free productivity coaching calls is to fill out this form.

I’m looking forward to speaking with you and helping you solve some of your biggest productivity challenges!

Author of ‘The Zen Programmer’ Shares his Top Productivity Tip [Interview - Part 4]

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Last week, we shared a three-part series in which Christian Grobmeier, the author of The Zen Programmer, told us why he turned to meditation, how it has helped his productivity and his new schedule with a great work-life balance. Today, in the final part of our interview, Grobmeier tells us about his top productivity tip and what readers will gain from reading his book.

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