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To-do list stickiness is a common problem … First, one of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard about to-do lists is to be honest about how much you can get done within a given day.

Productivity expert Drake Baer is answering your work/productivity questions live right now. Ask your questions here

Here’s my secret: I practiced everywhere. At bus stops. In line at the grocery store. At work—Using the mouse with my right hand and practicing drills with my left hand. You don’t have to train hardcore for years to become a dancer. But you must be willing to practice and you better be hungry.

Karen X. Cheng on how she went from a novice to dancing in Coca-Cola commercials in just one year. Here’s more from Cheng on how to become more unstoppable every day.
Weird habits that make people successful (and awesome):
1. Argue2. Confront: "You need to be ready to call someone out. If somebody is bullshitting you, tell them. They need to hear it. Being endlessly deferential is a shortcut: instead of doing the hard work of advocating truth, you take the "easy" route of suffocating in passivity."3. Be ruthless4. Seek out rejection5. Isolate yourself: “Yes, we know that you’re incredibly popular and hip and you never eat alone and you can work any room. That’s great. But if you ever want to grow internally rather than court external validation, you need to get away from all the people.”
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[Image: Flickr user Lorenzo Tomada]

Weird habits that make people successful (and awesome):

1. Argue
2. Confront: "You need to be ready to call someone out. If somebody is bullshitting you, tell them. They need to hear it. Being endlessly deferential is a shortcut: instead of doing the hard work of advocating truth, you take the "easy" route of suffocating in passivity."
3. Be ruthless
4. Seek out rejection
5. Isolate yourself: “Yes, we know that you’re incredibly popular and hip and you never eat alone and you can work any room. That’s great. But if you ever want to grow internally rather than court external validation, you need to get away from all the people.”

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[Image: Flickr user Lorenzo Tomada]

Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.
This week try to schedule in some ‘thinking time.’
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner thinks it is important to under schedule
If you have a lot of meetings lined up this week, you may want to read:
7 things you don’t realize about meetings
We know its unbearably hot out, but…
Here are five ways to have a more productive summer
Dreading that feeling that you get after staring at the computer for 7 hours straight? 
Here are 9 ways to fight eye strain
And if your brain starts feeling like your eyes (kind of like a long-forgotten used cotton ball)
Here’s how to de-fry your burnt brain
Yeah yeah it’s only Sunday but a tip for your Thursday evening…
Drinking beer can make you more creative

Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.

This week try to schedule in some ‘thinking time.’

If you have a lot of meetings lined up this week, you may want to read:

We know its unbearably hot out, but…

Dreading that feeling that you get after staring at the computer for 7 hours straight? 

And if your brain starts feeling like your eyes (kind of like a long-forgotten used cotton ball)

Yeah yeah it’s only Sunday but a tip for your Thursday evening…

Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.
For an energizing morning start your busy days with a peaceful routine.
How to completely unplug your morning routine
Hitting the snooze button and rationalizing why you should skip your AM workout? 
3 reasons why exercise makes you smarter
But if you’re going to do that, it might not be so bad to wake up on the wrong side of the bed… 
Why grumpy people can be super productive
Dreading another long week sitting next to your heavy mouth breathing, argumentative co-worker? 
Maybe this Co.Labs piece about Emotional Intelligence will help you understand him a little bit better.
And here is a good reason to get your zen on…
Everyone at Google is doing it

Hopefully you are enjoying your weekend and not dreading the arrival of another Monday. Here are a few tips that may make your week pleasant and productive.

For an energizing morning start your busy days with a peaceful routine.

Hitting the snooze button and rationalizing why you should skip your AM workout? 

But if you’re going to do that, it might not be so bad to wake up on the wrong side of the bed… 

Dreading another long week sitting next to your heavy mouth breathing, argumentative co-worker? 

And here is a good reason to get your zen on…

Blogger David Cain explains the hidden link between breakfast and productivity:
"The best approach seems to be to give ample deliberation to the decisions that concern major aspects of life, such as career, family, relationships, high-level goals and creative pursuits, and don’t let small ones hang you up. The big ones determine what you actually do with your life—and it is their doing that contributes most to happiness, so it’s worth pruning out as many of the distracting minor decisions as possible so that you don’t cease the important doing because you’re caught up in unimportant thinking."

Blogger David Cain explains the hidden link between breakfast and productivity:

"The best approach seems to be to give ample deliberation to the decisions that concern major aspects of life, such as career, family, relationships, high-level goals and creative pursuits, and don’t let small ones hang you up. The big ones determine what you actually do with your life—and it is their doing that contributes most to happiness, so it’s worth pruning out as many of the distracting minor decisions as possible so that you don’t cease the important doing because you’re caught up in unimportant thinking."