The Art & Science of Delegation [Infographic]

The Art & Science of Delegation [Infographic]

Delegating is an important tool every high performer has in their arsenal, but not everyone utilizes it. Letting go of that level of control and learning to trust the very capable and talented people around you is a process. The infographic below from ScaleTime looks at ways to use the art of delegation to avoid burnout. 

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Knowledge Commerce: How to Turn Your Skill Into a Thriving Business [Infographic]

Knowledge Commerce: How to Turn Your Skill Into a Thriving Business [Infographic]

Many people keep their passions separate from their jobs, feeling it would be far too hard to make money through that interest or skill. However, as this infographic below from Kajabi notes, there are plenty of ways to turn a skill or passion into a thriving business. As the freelance sector continues to grow, so do the opportunities to become an infopreneur. Learn more below! 

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A Sleep Specialist Designed the Perfect 60-Min Bedtime Routine

A Sleep Specialist Designed the Perfect 60-Min Bedtime Routine

Developing a real nighttime routine is one of those "adulting" situations that a lot of us never quite get around to. Instead, we watch TV, scroll through our phones and just hope for the best. Sleep specialist Michael Breus, PhD, has created a 3-step routine that he says can be used in just about any scenario. 

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Will Smith Wisdom: 4 Ways to Find Your Purpose

Will Smith Wisdom: 4 Ways to Find Your Purpose

Will Smith finally took the plunge into the world of social media a few months ago and has since been blessing the world with his insight and wisdom. He talks about everything from art to travel, and basically how to live your best life. This time around, Smith took to IGTV to discuss finding your life's purpose. 

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Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

Why Tech Execs Are Quitting: Freedom of Time

I intentionally keep tabs on Silicon Valley culture, and in recent weeks, have read announcements that Amazon exec Charlie Kindel and WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum are both stepping down from their respective roles. While both are excited about the future of the companies they worked so hard to grow, I couldn’t help noticing this: in their announcements, both cite a desire to enjoy their newfound free time.

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Researchers Suggest a Hack to Make Financial Decisions Easier

Researchers Suggest a Hack to Make Financial Decisions Easier

New research has found a few helpful tips we can use when making financial decisions. When it comes to making decisions about money, many of us go running in the opposite direction. According to science, we do this for a few reasons: because we have too many choices, we're happy to defer the decision to a partner, or we don't feel we have the expertise to make the decision. 

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DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love Star in PSA For NBA Mental Health Initiative

DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love Star in PSA For NBA Mental Health Initiative

The NBA has launched an initiative called Mind Health to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Toronto Raptor's DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love star in a short PSA, promoting the initiative and describing their own struggles with mental health.

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Weird Ways I Get Paid: Trading Services is More Than Money

Weird Ways I Get Paid: Trading Services is More Than Money

You can get paid in so many ways. Money is the most obvious -- it’s a ubiquitous necessity that directly helps us lead healthy, fulfilled lives. Then there’s a barter system, which is much less popular but still has a place when trading work with skilled professionals.

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Elon Musk's Candid Productivity Tips for Tesla Employees

Elon Musk's Candid Productivity Tips for Tesla Employees

Elon Musk recently sent out a memo to employees with a list of productivity tips, a few being pretty ruthless. His goal is to produce 6,000 Model 3 cars per week by the end of June. He's also been known to sleep at the Tesla factor to ensure there is high productivity while producing the new electric car. With his goal in mind, these tips might just be what Tesla employees need to make it happen. 

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These High-Tech PJs Will Help You Have a Restorative Deep Sleep

These High-Tech PJs Will Help You Have a Restorative Deep Sleep

The clothes we wear to bed are often overlooked -- we throw on any old t-shirt and hope for sweet dreams. But what if the clothes you wear to bed can actually help you feel more refreshed in the morning? 

Lunya is a luxury sleepwear brand that is using technology to ensure you're getting the most out of your sleep. Their Restore Collection is specially designed to help you get the most "valuable" sleep possible. 

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How I Learned Resilience Through Adventure Travel

How I Learned Resilience Through Adventure Travel

I recently read a post by Blake Snow on Entrepreneur that outlines a few of the many reasons why entrepreneurs should prioritize travel, and it reminded me of the lessons my own travel adventures have taught me. As Snow puts it, one of the most important lessons an entrepreneur can learn while trekking through a rainforest or paragliding above a beautiful blue ocean is “adaptive resilience.”

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Why You Need "Untouchable" Days to Save Your Sanity

Why You Need "Untouchable" Days to Save Your Sanity

A good portion of our work lives can be spent going from one meeting to another, to a couple hours of phone calls, to answering emails and spending all the time in between (if any) preparing for said meetings or extinguishing small fires. But this isn't sustainable for your career or for your sanity. This doesn't leave a lot of time for meaningful work or creative outputs, which means work hours stretch on and on into evenings and weekends, leaving you little time for rest and play. 

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Wethos Connects Freelancers With the Non-Profits They Care About

Wethos Connects Freelancers With the Non-Profits They Care About

As a freelancer, I am able to divide my time between projects that I choose, and I would love to spend some of that time contributing to the causes I care about. But where do I start?

That's where Wethos comes in. Wethos is a network that connects freelancers to non-profit gigs and the causes they care most about. 

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Casual Greetings Get the Best Response Rates

Casual Greetings Get the Best Response Rates

Sending emails often come with a lot of unknowns -- when you'll receive a reply, if you'll even get a reply, and if the response will be a positive one. A recent study of 300,000 messages is helping answer some of our questions. It turns out that a more casual greeting will give you a higher response rate. 

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Communication Hacks for Women: Weak vs. Effective Language

Communication Hacks for Women: Weak vs. Effective Language

In a professional setting, experts often caution women against using the phrase “I think,” as this language weakens the impact of your statement. April Wensel, the founder of software development company Compassionate Coding, has a different perspective on so-called “weak” language.

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More Full Time Workers Are Going Remote, Says New Report

More Full Time Workers Are Going Remote, Says New Report

It's well known that remote freelancing is on the rise, with more people opting for flexible schedules away from the traditional office environment. Upwork’s Future Workforce Report has noted that more full-time workers will be opting for remote work in the next decade, with 55% of hiring managers agreeing that remote work is becoming more common among permanent employees. 

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