It’s 11pm on Sunday and you’ve got to get up at eight for work. Your favorite movie just started, and you’ve got a decision to make. You choose the movie over sleep and struggle through the next day. #Mondays, right? The fact of the matter is, we’ve all been there. We’ve all chosen to stay up later than we should or had a sleepless night that made work more difficult the next day. So, what’s the big deal? Well, a 2015 study of more 21,000 men and women in the UK — performed by RAND Europe in conjunction with Cambridge University — found that sleep deprivation is the number one factor in decreased productivity in the office. When analyzed using multivariate regressions, the survey data […]
You know that the more you put out into the world, the higher are your chances of making a difference with your business, right? You do know this, right? I ask because the problem for most people is that they get too distracted and do not do the work that counts and so they end up not making things happen as quickly as they would like and this sometimes leads to them giving up too soon. This is a trait that needs to end if you know that you are on this planet to do something big. Even if you want to make a little more money than you are doing right now, you need to get over distraction and start becoming a whole lot […]
When you’re at a business training or networking event, you’re probably there for two reasons: 1. To learn how to grow your business 2. To connect with potential clients, referral partners and teammates In this article, I’m going to help you accomplish the second one, so you can get the greatest possible benefit out of every event you attend. Here are three ways you can stand out and shine, be the star of the event room, and attract great people to your business: #1: Don’t wait for permission to be yourself A couple months before my first training event, I had a revelation that would drastically affect the results I got from the event. I was on a ziplining tour, and I was the fastest […]
More than ever, Americans are choosing to save money and live with roommates. There has been a noticeable increase in community living situations in the last decade. Roughly 32% of Americans live in a roommate scenario. Since entering adulthood I’ve lived in eight different houses with roommates so far. I lived with everyone from close friends, to new acquaintances, to siblings and other family members. In these various settings, I believe I’ve already pretty much seen it all. The following might be things you are currently doing subconsciously. For the sake of your living situation it’s important to avoid these annoying lifestyle habits. 10. Leaving your laundry unfinished I’ve lived in homes that don’t have a washer and dryer, so I have a huge appreciation […]
In almost every role in business there will come a time when you will need to make a presentation – but many of us fear that day. Yet being able to make a great presentation is one of the best ways of improving your career prospects. You may have a range of academic and professional qualifications at the highest level and be brilliant at your job, but if you can’t make a good presentation then you are holding yourself back. But before you spend money on training take a look at these easy ways to improve your presenting style; some skills can be better honed by working on them at a personal level rather than with someone else to whom you may not be able […]
Harry Potter is one of the great characters created in the history of fiction writing. We all know about the commercial success J.K. Rowling duly experienced from the Harry Potter series (over 450 million copies sold, and over $6 billion at the box office). Sometimes the commercial success overshadows the beauty and depth of the characters and story. Harry is a repressed young boy, treated poorly by his parents, who’s called to action as he discovers he is a wizard. He attends a school to develop his talents, facing obstacles not only as most young adults do, but also in facing a powerful villain in Lord Voldemort…who intends to take over the world and bring evil upon it. Harry grows into a powerful wizard, with […]
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