4 Ways To Be More Efficient And Effective For Increased Productivity

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus

“The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.”

Tim Ferriss (Author, The Four-Hour Work Week)

“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe.”

Abraham Lincoln (American President)

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

Peter Drucker (American Businessman and Author, The Effective Executive)

Everyone wants to be more productive.

We’re all trying to work better, faster, and get more done.

The problem is that we’re constantly bombarded with more information and more distractions, which compromises productivity.

When it comes to productivity, there are 2 schools of thought.

One is that you need to be more efficient.

If you’re efficient, you can get things done faster, you can create efficient systems, and you can scale.

The other school of thought is that you need to be more effective.

You have to be selective in doing the right things, and doing them well.


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3 Ways To Stop Following The Crowd And Trust Yourself

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceNegative People

“Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.”

Derek Jeter (MLB Player and 5X Gold Glover Winner)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

Napoleon Hill, (Author, Think and Grow Rich)

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Minister & Civil Rights Activist)

The only person who knows what’s best for you is you.

Other people’s opinions are like viruses.

They infect you.

No matter who you are or how strong you may be, other people affect your emotions and behavior.

It’s part biology and part wanting to belong.

Opinions are contagious.

You’ve heard it before that you become like the people you spend the most time with.

And, it’s true.

If your people are positive, you’re more likely to be positive.

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3 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Mental Energy

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :How To FocusNegative People

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

Michelle Obama (Former First Lady Of The United States)

“My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.”

Robin Sharma (Author, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)

“If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”

Benjamin Franklin (American Politician)

A lot of people think that their most valuable resource — their most valuable asset in life — is time.

If they have more time, they can accomplish more, be more successful, and be happier.

The truth is, time has nothing to do with it.

It’s really about your mental energy.

If you’ve ever been so tired you’ve watched TV on the couch, or watched your favor...

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How A Narcissist Can Contribute To Your Happiness And Success

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceNegative People

“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.”

John C. Maxwell (Author, The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership)

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”

Dale Carnegie (American Author, Speaker, How To Win Friends And Influence People)

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”

Helen Keller (Author, Political Activist)

Life isn’t fair.

Everyone knows it.

And yet, when someone lets you down or wrongs you, suddenly you expect it to be fair.

At least, for you.

And, the natural tendency is to look for someone to blame.

Because, there has to be a villain.

Very often in our lives, when we think something’s not fair, we feel a sense of pity, and because of that, we look for s...

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How Challenges In Life Will Make You More Successful

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceNegative People


“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

Walt Disney (Cartoonist)

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”

Malcolm X (American Activist)

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining — it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.”

Zig Ziglar (American Author/Speaker)

Gratitude is easy.

Everyone says so.

Having a gratitude practice improves your sense of well-being.

It helps redirect your brain to more positive states.

It increases happiness.

All that’s true.

But, here’s the caveat.

Gratitude is an easy mind-shift when things are going your way.

Being thankful for getting what you wanted is a breeze.

But, how do you react w...

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