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How the Zero-Space Calendar Method Kills Productivity

Recently, there's been a slew of articles and videos popping up about the Zero-Space Calendar method. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s an approach to planning that says you should schedule every minute of your day with no gaps in between. 
 
Now, in fairness, this includes time for lunch, commute hours, personal grooming, etc. But what the methodology claims is that by leaving no gaps in your schedule you will become more productive.
 
While this may sound great on...
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How to Leverage Goal Planning to Eliminate Decision Fatigue

Have you ever had one of those days where you know you have dozens of important things to do, but you can’t figure out what to work on next?
 
If so, you’re not alone. This is a common challenge with an understandable explanation.
 
Often times, when we’re in the thick of a day that’s underway, or dealing with a multi-faceted project, or working on multiple projects at once, as examples, our cognitive resources become depleted. After kicking off our day with...
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NASA Study Reveals: The Road to Failure is Paved with Success

mindset success Aug 14, 2019
It’s often touted that the road to success is paved with failure… but could that equation be backward?
 
An interesting workplace study, which was conducted at NASA and published in the Academy of Management Journal, evaluated successes and failures surrounding the space shuttle program.
 
Essentially, the study compared and measured whether more is learned from success, failure, or a combination of the two... and their findings revealed some interesting perspectives.
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21 Important Psychology Quotes and the Life Lessons They Provide

Psychologists have devoted their lives to the scientific study of the mind and behavior. They know success leaves clues and their findings and insights have provided fundamental footsteps for others to follow. 
 
The quotes below are from some of the greatest psychologists our world has known, reflecting their individual areas of expertise and the wise words of wisdom they have to share.

21  Important Psychology Quotes and the Life Lessons They Provide

1. "The...

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Top 7 Reasons People Fail to Achieve Their Goals

Have you ever set a goal that you were super excited about? So excited, in fact, that you told your friends and colleagues all about it? But then, over time, your goal setting efforts simply fell flat... and the goal never came to fruition?
 
Somehow, you either lost steam, got distracted, couldn’t get off the starting block, or maybe you’re not even sure where things went off the tracks. If this has ever happened to you, you’re not alone. 
 
Failing to...
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Coach Vs. Mentor - What's The Difference and Which One is Right For You?

coaching mentor success May 12, 2019
"A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” - Zig Ziglar
 
Coaches and mentors can be a powerful addition to your success equation. Find the right one and she/he becomes the cheerleader who keeps you motivated, the guardrails that prevent you from going too far off track, the anchor that keeps you grounded, and the magnifying glass that brings blur into focus. Their presence can become the catalyst needed to...
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When To-Do Lists Hurt More Than Help - And What To Do About It

productivity success May 07, 2019
People love creating to-do lists. In the moment, it makes us feel in control and on top of our tasks. However, when approached the wrong way, to-do lists can quickly slide from productivity boosters to guilt inducers. Let’s explore the science behind why we love creating lists, the ways in which lists go off the rails, and how we can tackle our to-do’s more efficiently.

Why We Love Creating To-Do Lists

Ever wonder why creating a to-do list and then checking items off that...
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Why Hitting The Snooze Button Is Bad For Your Brain... And How To Break The Habit

It’s Monday morning, in the dead of winter, and the alarm aggressively sounds sending a jolting reminder that it’s time to brave the cold and start your day. For many, rebelliously hitting the snooze button and catching a few extra winks can seem like a good idea in the moment. But is it really?
 
True, getting up without hitting the snooze can feel like torture in the moment, but according to science, giving in to the tempting allure of your snooze button is actually...
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7 Science-Backed Benefits of Starting Your Day With a Cold Shower

health lifestyle success Apr 11, 2019
I can’t stand the cold. And if someone had told me a year ago that cold showers would be a regular part of my morning routine, I would’ve told them they were crazy. But here I am today, writing about why I’ve incorporated this practice into my daily routine... and why you may want to consider it as well. 
 
One quick contextual note before we continue... my entire shower is not cold - I’m not a masochist after all. I start with a normal, hot shower, but once...
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7 Science-Backed Reasons To Start Your Day With Bulletproof-Style Coffee

health lifestyle success Apr 11, 2019
I’ll be the first to admit... I resisted bulletproof coffee for far too long because the thought of putting butter and oils in my morning cup of goodness felt like sacrilege.
 
But after using myself as a test subject for three months, as well as extensively researching the science behind it, I can personally attest to the many benefits gained from the practice. 

What exactly is “Bulletproof Coffee”?

If you’re not familiar, Bulletproof Coffee is actually a...
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