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10 Tips to Improve Focus and Dramatically Boost Your PerformancePick the Brain

They said that a goldfish has a low attention span. Little do they know, we are not any better. According to a study from Microsoft, the average human has an 8-second attention span. That is even less than a goldfish by one second. I personally believe that the number has also shrunk over time because our digital world keeps moving fast. And we are always seeking out for what’s new and what’s next all the time. You might develop an…

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How Recapping My Days Changed My LifePick the Brain

In 2015, I made a New Years resolution. At the start of each day, I would review what I had done the previous day and log it in a text file. This wouldn’t be literally everything (Otherwise it would get rather tedious); just things that were worth remembering or indicated some kind of action had been taken that would move me forward, no matter how small. If I made a new recipe, it would go in. If I saw a…

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Doug’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done®

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Tell us a little about you and your workMy name is Doug Crane and I am a librarian by profession for over 22 years. I currently have the honor to serve as Director of the Palm Beach County Library System in southeast Florida where I oversee the major executive functions of a busy seventeen-branch public library system.     How did you hear about GTD?Not surprisingly, I found it at the…

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Episode #44: GTD for Creative People

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Musician Evan Taubenfeld and entertainment lawyer Danny Passman join David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister in an inspiring conversation about GTD for creative people. Lots of wonderful nuggets in this episode about finding the creative spark within the structure of a GTD system.   Listen Now—GTD for Creative People    Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunesStitcherLibsynGoogle Play MusicSpotifySoundCloud (function() { … This is only a snippet of a Self…

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7 Traits A Person Destined For Greatness Needs

Over the years, researchers have been looking into many different traits and habits that some of the most successful people have had. For sure, there are many books out there as well that talk about it, such as the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, amongst a laundry list of others. Today though I’d like to share the list that these researchers have proposed as the reasoning is quite compelling. If you have all of these traits, then you are…

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27 Elite Teamwork Quotes To Encourage Collaboration

Most people learned about teamwork from an early age in school when they were grouped and assigned tasks to do collectively.  Others learned as they progressed through life, at work or business. The joyful experience of teamwork in every successful project has made people understand the importance of collaboration. Its high level of impact on the success of any organization is one that can’t be ignored. Nowadays, teamwork has become a criterion for every successful venture, startup, game, team, business…

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Where should I start with GTD?

People worldwide are discovering the Getting Things Done® methodology; and often I’m asked, “Where should I start with GTD?!” They have either read the book, been to a course, heard about it on a podcast or from a friend; and they have sufficient inspiration or at least curiosity to test it out. But because there are multiple aspects and components of the GTD approach, they’re feeling a bit lost about how to engage, to begin with. It’s also a question…

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Your Most Embarrassing Fitness Questions Answered by a Fitness Guru

The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence If you follow fitness trainers or enthusiasts on Instagram, we are besieged by women at the gym who look supremely confident, airbrushed and without a bead of sweat. The reality is, most of us don’t look or smell our best after a tough workout.  Not everyone is comfortable walking into a class of strangers in form-fitting gym clothes.  And what about the sounds our bodies make when we are working…

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39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

“The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” – Jack London Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it. That’s fine and comfortable but not until you have gone through another year without having done anything or having really lived life. Or when you have reached old age and looked back on life with regrets. Honestly, none of that is fine. If…

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5 Ways To Discover Your Passion and Make a ProfitPick the Brain

It’s Sunday evening and you are dreading going to work the next day. You hear people advise you, “Follow your passion!” Of course you’d love to, if only you knew what your passion was. You are probably a work hard play hard kind of person, committed to your job, and good at what you do. You are smart, professional and an over-achiever. But you are tired of feeling bored and unfulfilled, investing your valuable time in a company that could…

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The 2019 GTD® Organizer is now available

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 by GTD Times Staff What is the GTD Organizer? The 2019 GTD Organizer is an elegant, functional, and complete system, built on the GTD principles. We created it to give people a way to get people up and running with a tool that is completely aligned with GTD. How to Use It The GTD Organizer comes as an editable PDF download that can be used in several effective ways: As a PDF file that you…

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Here’s How To 10X Your Personal GrowthPick the Brain

There’s one problem when it comes to Personal Growth. Most of us don’t even know the depth of our problems. 60–70% of the time I’m mistaken in doing so. It’s my father or my journal that uncovers the whole situation for me most of the times. I never knew that I was so reactive.I never knew that negative self-talk was a problem.I never knew that I was playing blame-game with myself.I never knew that I was lying to myself. There’s…

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What should you do? – Getting Things Done®

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 by GTD Times Staff What should you do?  With many choices you are given moment-to-moment, what should you do? There are five steps in the Mastering Workflow model of GTD®: Capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage. So which step is most important? How do you decide whether to collect stuff, process an inbox, organize your work, reflect on all of your choices, or just do something? The decision comes back to a key concept in…

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Fighting Chronic Fatigue Naturally: 5 Scientifically Backed Remedies

The Self Improvement Blog | Self Esteem | Self Confidence The night has become as bright as day. Dark corners of the Earth are thoroughly illuminated by the LED lights and neon glazed signs. Quite expectedly, people have started their long day’s journey into the night by extending their living habits into the witching hour. This also means that their bodies are constantly flooded in cortisol. Chronic fatigue is almost a natural extension of such a lifestyle, but it also…

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GTD Summit in Amsterdam – Getting Things Done®

GTD is learned behavior We are not born knowing how to deal with things that we need to think about. What we need to think about, and how we need to think about it, in the most effective way, are learned behaviors. Our brains evolved to respond, highly effectively, in the present, to a perceived situation. There’s a bear coming toward me, a thunderstorm emerging, a baby crying, and I’m hungry. Your brain is still doing that for you. Actually, it…

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Attitude Motivational Video – What Matters

Attitude is how you react or respond to what happens to you in life. Transcript (Attitude motivational video) Many at times, we go through life worrying about things that happened to us, our struggles, our pains, things that don’t go well in our lives as though that’s all that matters. But truth be told, they don’t matter. You might disagree with this, but it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that you were laughed at, bullied, insulted, called all sorts of names. It doesn’t matter how…

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