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This Is How To "Work Smarter Not Harder": 3 Secrets From Research
Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. *** "Work smarter, not harder." Sounds good. But how do you actually do that? Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a clear answer...

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Do Less — Then Obsess

Top performers definitely focus on fewer goals — but they also obsess like crazy over them, to produce quality work.

That extreme dedication to their priorities creates extraordinary r...

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Deliberate Practice In The Workplace

  • Pick one and only one skill at a time to develop.
  • Dedicate 15 minutes a day to reviewing your performance on a workplace skill. 
  • Isolate micro-behaviors

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Feel Passion & Purpose

  • People think passion has to come from being excited about the tasks you perform. It doesn’t. There are 6 ways to derive passion from your work: Task passion, achievement passion, creati...

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