How To Finish What You Start All The Time

In order to become more productive and effective, we must become good at completing what we start. Whether it is a task or a project, the better we become at finishing things, the better our results will be.

As our lives gets busier and busier, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to manage the things we have to do and the things we want to do a lot better. Having systems and tools to help us is now no longer an option — it is mandatory.

If we’re not good at finishing things, it means we have a lot of “incompletes,” which is one of the main causes of stress and overwhelm. That can lead to delays in projects, which can affect us financially, emotionally, relationally and physically.

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How High Are You On Your List Of Priorities?

If you take a few minutes and just reflect on this question, How high are you on your list of priorities?, what would your answer be?

For most people, they are not usually at the top of their list. All too often, we put family, relationships, personal and professional priorities ahead of ourselves.

Why is it difficult for so many of us to take care of ourselves first?

Could it be because we’ve been conditioned to do things for others first because if we don’t, we will be considered as being selfish or self-centred?

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10 Important Reasons To Rely Less On Mobile Devices

Over the past decade, our reliance and dependence on mobile devices has increased exponentially. Mobile devices control so much of our lives, and like most things, they have their advantages and disadvantages.

All we have to do today is observe people either when they are out and about, or when they are doing work. Whenever people have any free time, there is a tendency to reach for our mobile devices and get plugged into the world of technology.

There is no denying mobile devices has impacted our lives in so many ways, and has enhanced how we communicate and how we do things.

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7 Simple Ways To Declutter To Increase Productivity

Having clutter around is a major reason why we often struggle to be productive. Our physical environment has a major influence on our mindset, our emotions and our behaviours.

When we have a cluttered environment around us, it can:

  • Demotivate us.
  • Cause us to work inefficiently.
  • Affect our relationship with those who are also exposed to the environment.
  • Cause us to lose respect with clients, colleagues or loved ones.
  • Deter others from wanting to work with us.

A cluttered physical environment is usually a symptom of a cluttered mind. This can affect our ability to focus and be creative, and cause us to get distracted easily. In order to increase our productivity, we must start paying more attention to our physical environment.

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How To Gain Back Trust That Has Been Lost

The level of trust we have with others and others have with us form the foundation of many relationships, both personal and professional.

Trust is one of those things that can take a lifetime to earn but can be lost in an instant. Reflect back on some of the relationships with others you no longer have — was trust one of the factors that affected the relationship?

Oftentimes, we are quick to judge someone based on what they say or do. Think of how we view politicians or a manager or boss — on most occasions, our perception of them is based on whether we think we can trust them or not.

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How To Find The Courage To Do Anything

Do you sometimes feel you lack the courage to do what you really want to?

In this short video, Marie Forleo shares how we can find the courage to go after what we really want and also offers two questions we can ask ourselves each time we feel we are lacking the courage to go through with it. Enjoy the video!

Question: What is your best technique for building up courage?

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5 Proven Reasons Why It Is Important To Have Time Out

As busy professionals, the demands on our time is continuously increasing. There are so many things that demand our attention, and even worse, there are many things that distract us from what we want to accomplish.

If we look at a number of professional sports like football or basketball, having timeouts are an important part of the sport, which allow teams to strategise and make adjustments to their game plan as required.

Applying that concept to our personal lives can be challenging. If you’re like me, allowing yourself to have time out is not something that comes easily.

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How To Become The Ultimate Architect Of Your Life

If we consider what an architect does, they plan, design, and oversee the construction of buildings. If we replace construction of buildings with the quality of life, it makes perfect sense that we are actually the architect of our lives.

As the architect of our lives, we want to plan, design and take full ownership of the results we produce.

If you’re honest with yourself, how much time have you invested into planning and designing the life you really want?

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Why Starting Slow Is Better When Pursuing Important Goals

Being able to maintain motivation and momentum is challenging when pursuing goals. Our natural preference is for things to be easier and for us to achieve our goals fast.

However, is it better to achieve a goal really easily or should our goals cause be challenging?

The starting point is to know the purpose of setting goals. While the actual achievement a goal is a benefit, the real purpose of setting goals is for us to go beyond our comfort zone and challenge ourselves to grow.

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5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Make Time For Your Passions

How often do you hear someone say they don’t have time to do something? Or they’ll get around to doing something they really want to someday?

The things we love to do or our passions are what makes us unique. However the sad truth is, so few of us are intentional about pursuing our passions because of our perceived lack of time.

You may wondering why it’s important to actually make time for our passions.

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