Learn to Live ‘Life at the Speed of Passion’ With Eve Wright [Interview]

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Eve Wright, Esq. is the VP and Associate General Counsel for the Miami Heat and the American Airlines Arena. She believes that anyone can achieve positive results, as long as they put in the work. In her new book, Life at the Speed of Passion: Create a Life of Intention, Purpose and Integrity, Wright talks about the plan before the plan — which is the work you have to put in before you even set out on a path to achieve your goals.

We had the opportunity to speak with Wright about her book, and how the right actions can help anyone achieve positive results.

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What’s Your Productivity Mantra?

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I’m often asked if I have a productivity mantra — a word or short phrase that centers me and helps me focus. I used to say that it was “work hard, play harder,” but if I’m honest, that’s not it. This phrase certainly explains my approach, but it’s not my rallying cry. [Read more...]

3 Ways to Prep for Dreaded Mondays on Fridays

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Fridays are generally known as the most unproductive workday. As the afternoon stretches on and we get closer to the weekend, our minds tend to veer away from work and on to the many possibilities the weekend holds. Then we return to work on Monday feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. The solution is pretty simple, and I wish I had come up with it myself. Kevin Daum, an Inc. 500 entrepreneur and author of Video Marketing for Dummies, suggests we use Fridays to prep for Mondays to help make the transition form weekend to workday a little easier.

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3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in a Hectic Workplace

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Mindfulness is a term that has been thrown around quite a bit lately. But this isn’t just another new age productivity trend, mindfulness is a proven way for both individuals and businesses to achieve their goals. Companies like Google, eBay and General Mills are even offering classes on how to be fully focused in the present.

The problem, however, is that too many workplaces are still based on the idea of multitasking — a major productivity killer.

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Accelerate Response Times by Sending Super-Short Emails

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I’ve been conducting a little case study over the past several months on email length and response times, and I’m excited to share the results. I used Gmail Meter to analyze my email, and I found a surprising correlation between super-short emails and fast response times. [Read more...]

The Eisenhower Matrix Helps You Prioritize Your To-Do List

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To-do lists can end up being a pit of endless menial tasks that really don’t matter all that much. To ensure you are completing meaningful work, you have to prioritize your tasks and enhance your to-do list so that it constantly reminds you of those high-priority tasks.

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5 Productivity Myths Debunked

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In my path to becoming as productive as possible, I have come across many tips and strategies that promise enhanced productivity. With all of this input, I sometimes think that I am missing the point of becoming more productive, and falling into productivity sink holes. A recent article on MarketingProfs debunks five of the most common myths surrounding productivity.

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Forget About Time, Manage Your Desires to Boost Productivity

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The world is full of productivity hacks. Whether it is supplementing your workday with exercise or creating an organized, well thought out to-do list, there’s a plethora of ways to boost your productivity in the work place. One thing we often overlook though, is what if we enjoyed performing these daily tasks? Would we be more productive? Jessica Stillman of Inc.com weighs in on this topic while speaking with veteran hedge fund manager Brooke Allen.

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Going for a Walk Will Make You More Creative

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You’re sitting in your office, whether at work or at home. You are staring blankly at your computer screen just hoping that a brilliant idea will suddenly come to you. Instead, you end up sitting at your desk for hours trying to force your brain to think creatively. We’ve all been there, and researchers have found a very simple solution to our problems. Just go for a walk.

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Chris Bailey TEDx Talk: A Path to Meaningful Work

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Chris Bailey is the guy behind A Year of Productivity. Last spring, he graduated with a business degree and was offered two full-time jobs. Both of the positions offered a competitive salary and the opportunity for career development. What both were lacking, however, was meaning.

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Exercise Makes You More Confident at Work

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Although it is one of the most written about topics when discussing stress management, people are still not paying enough attention to the importance of exercising and the role it can play in their professional and personal lives. Recent research from Saint Leo University in Florida examined the impact of exercise on work-life balance. The findings are compelling, and a sure call to action for anyone who does not exercise regularly.

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More Proof That You Should Stop Multitasking

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Want to become more productive? Stop multitasking!

Research from FuzeBox is furthering the idea that multitasking actually leads to minimized productivity. Where we once thought we were boosting our productivity, researchers are now telling us that the lack of focus on one thing, essentially the makeup of multitasking, kills our productivity on all tasks involved.

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Productivity Hacks From Super Successful People

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Max Nisen of Business Insider recently talked with some of the worlds most successful business people about how they maintain a productive lifestyle with so much on their plate at any given time. The following three productivity hacks rang true to me, and I think they can help you become a more productive person as well.

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Get Up Early to Be Productive

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We are all busy. Between work’ss constraints and life’s demands, we have a full plate day in and day out. So how do we fit in the time for the things we want to do, with no distractions, no interruptions, just focus? We have to do these things when everyone else is still sleeping.

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Is it Time to Ditch the Checklist?

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Productivity hacks are great ways to become a more efficient worker. Unfortunately, sometimes we put too much emphasis on becoming more productive, and we lose focus on the quality of our work. This can be counterintuitive because, although we are getting more done, the quality of the work completed is poor and we ultimately sell ourselves short.

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