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The "No Zero" Day - One Simple Way To Never Have An Unproductive Day

Zero days

It's when you fill your time doing things, and things which aren’t inherently bad (such as cleaning your place), but those crucial couple to-do’s you had, like writing your novel and researching the investment opportunity, fell flat.

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Zero days

It's when you fill your time doing things, and things which aren’t inherently bad (such as cleaning your place), but those crucial couple to-do’s you had, like writing your novel and researching the investment opportunity, fell flat.

How To Avoid Zero Days

On a daily basis, do something, no matter how small, which has you walking toward your vision of life. In other words, your goals. 

Reasons for Zero Days

You fail to decide what you want out of life, and in turn you fail to define your goals.

If you don’t know what you want, how can you do something every day which propels you in the right direction? 

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