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Here is a bit of wisdom from Park and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, plus a few tips to help you be more happy and productive today.
The simple 8-step process to make over your dream schedule-and transform your dream into goals
The 20-minute exercise to eradicate negative thinking
5 tips to stay productive all day long
Have a great day!
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Here is a bit of wisdom from Park and Recreation’s Ron Swanson, plus a few tips to help you be more happy and productive today.

Have a great day!

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Happy National Dog Day! Here are a few tips for a productive week that will hopefully have you feeling as happy as this guy! 
The 30-minute strategy for creating a successful path to your goals
5, like, totally awesome public speaking lessons from college admissions guides to use at work
6 simple rituals to reach your potential every day
Have a great week!

Happy National Dog DayHere are a few tips for a productive week that will hopefully have you feeling as happy as this guy! 

Have a great week!

Innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff uses hip-hop star Drake’s path to achieving his goal of $25 million by the age of 25 to demonstrate his 30-minute strategy for reaching your goals.
1. After you are goneThis is an outcome you will not achieve in your lifetime but it is the reason you get up and push ahead every day.Drake Example: To make genre-cracking music that connects emotionally with his audience.
2. The endThis is a picture (or vision) of what you will achieve or what you will become in the long-term, usually 3 to 10 years from now. Define 1 to 3 metrics, and their values, that will tell you that you have achieved your long-term vision. Drake Example: To be known by Dec. 31, 2016, as one of the greatest musical artists in the world; to be indefinable, with music that crosses genres; to have multiple houses and a private jet.
3. The next chapter (12-18 months)What must you achieve in the next 12 to 18 months to know you are on the path and by what metrics will you judge that the plot is unfolding as you desire?Drake Example: To have released by Dec. 31, 2014, one of the biggest albums of the year.
4. Plot actions (12-18 months)What 3 to 5 actions (or strategic priorities) will you focus on continuously for the next 12 to 18 months to reach this chapter’s conclusion?Drake Example: Release best album yet; continue improving music and performance; launch successful tour.
5. The first scene (the next 3 months)What 1 to 5 key metrics will you focus on in the next three months (and who is responsible)?Drake Example: 15 songs recorded that he thinks are awesome; 120 total hours practiced.



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Innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff uses hip-hop star Drake’s path to achieving his goal of $25 million by the age of 25 to demonstrate his 30-minute strategy for reaching your goals.

1. After you are gone
This is an outcome you will not achieve in your lifetime but it is the reason you get up and push ahead every day.
Drake Example: To make genre-cracking music that connects emotionally with his audience.

2. The end
This is a picture (or vision) of what you will achieve or what you will become in the long-term, usually 3 to 10 years from now. Define 1 to 3 metrics, and their values, that will tell you that you have achieved your long-term vision. 
Drake Example: To be known by Dec. 31, 2016, as one of the greatest musical artists in the world; to be indefinable, with music that crosses genres; to have multiple houses and a private jet.

3. The next chapter (12-18 months)
What must you achieve in the next 12 to 18 months to know you are on the path and by what metrics will you judge that the plot is unfolding as you desire?
Drake Example: To have released by Dec. 31, 2014, one of the biggest albums of the year.

4. Plot actions (12-18 months)
What 3 to 5 actions (or strategic priorities) will you focus on continuously for the next 12 to 18 months to reach this chapter’s conclusion?
Drake Example: Release best album yet; continue improving music and performance; launch successful tour.

5. The first scene (the next 3 months)
What 1 to 5 key metrics will you focus on in the next three months (and who is responsible)?
Drake Example: 15 songs recorded that he thinks are awesome; 120 total hours practiced.

[Drake Image: AP Images]

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.
How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic
Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there’s no easy way at all to put it on a to-do list. So how do founders and leaders at these places stay motivated? Read on for advice from Aaron Levie, Leah Busque, Arianna Huffington, and more.

While luck may play a small role in the success of Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley’s most famed entrepreneurs, it is their unique mindsets that provide the energy, inspiration, and drive needed to achieve what others simply see as unattainable.
So, what distinguishes these entrepreneurs from the rest of us? The seven tech leaders below shared their personal stories on how they think, live, and work in order to survive the grueling hours, overcome the challenges that others have found insurmountable, and achieve what others have failed to do.

Here’s the story.
[Image: Flickr user Tim Simpson]
 

How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic

Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there’s no easy way at all to put it on a to-do list. So how do founders and leaders at these places stay motivated? Read on for advice from Aaron Levie, Leah Busque, Arianna Huffington, and more.

While luck may play a small role in the success of Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley’s most famed entrepreneurs, it is their unique mindsets that provide the energy, inspiration, and drive needed to achieve what others simply see as unattainable.

So, what distinguishes these entrepreneurs from the rest of us? The seven tech leaders below shared their personal stories on how they think, live, and work in order to survive the grueling hours, overcome the challenges that others have found insurmountable, and achieve what others have failed to do.

Here’s the story.

[Image: Flickr user Tim Simpson]