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Do it Today, not Tommorow

If you want to climb the corporate ladder, you have to form alliances, be strategic, outperform your targets, and be great at what you do.

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How to Beat Procrastination

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Willpower Doesn’t Work. Systems Do. What you really need is a system for doing work. A lot of people shy away from routines, systems and frameworks because they want to have “freedom.” I’m sorry to disappoint you: Freedom is your enemy. The fact is that, if you want to get things done, you need rules.

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Habits of Unproductive People

You can’t be productive 24/7. And a big part of being productive is about getting rid of unproductive habits we all have.

I always thought that learning stops when you get out of school. But the truth is: Your life stops when learning stops. Invest in yourself. Learn something. Read books. Get courses. Watch videos. Do it from home or go places. It doesn’t matter. Just learn new things. You’ll be more productive and more excited about life.

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Why Disconnecting from the Internet

I went from “Always Connected” to “Always Disconnected.” In practice, it works like this: On my phone, wifi and mobile data are standard off. I only turn it on when I need it. On my laptop, I use an app called SelfControl during the times I work (try FocusMe for Windows). The app blocks distracting sites. The advantage is that my apps like Evernote, DayOne, Office 365 remain connected so I can save my work in the cloud.

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Eliminate Mindless Browsing

Otto von Bismarck put it best: “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.”

In a research done by Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine, it showed that it takes an average of 25 minutes to return to the original task after an interruption.

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Don't Know What to Do

Are you an amateur or a pro? It’s Steven Pressfield’s famous analogy, from his book The War Of Art, for getting work done. The amateur only works when inspiration strikes. The pro sits down every day and puts in steady work. The key is steady. Not irregular or extreme.

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Hi! Learning every moment. Each day is an opportunity.

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