A Common Myth of Productivity and Why We Should All Aspire to Be Lazy

One of the biggest myths that continues to prevail in the world of entrepreneurialism, productivity and self-improvement is that being productive means doing more. The truth is quite the reverse. To paraphrase Francine Jay, our goals shouldn’t be to get more things done, but to have less to do. When
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Having Trouble Staying Focused? Get Moving

Powering through an unproductive state isn’t the answer. There are some ruts you have to climb out of both metaphorically and physically. Doing good work is not always about sitting and staring at that work, repeating the same efforts over and over again until something clicks. On the contrary, trying
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The ONE Thing That Made the First Thanksgiving Possible

In elementary school, many of us are taught the story of the first Thanksgiving that took place between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. In 1621, the men of Plymouth enjoyed a three-day feast with members of the Wompanoag tribe to celebrate the Pilgrims’ successful harvest and to solidify a treaty
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Will You Accept the 66-Day Challenge?

It takes on average 66 days to build a new habit. That’s right, locking your door when you leave the house, having a cigarette with cocktails, checking your rearview before backing out and grabbing a latte on the way to work each morning are habits you’ve had to invest time
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Family Considerations Before You Freelance

When deciding what ONE Thing you can do for your job or business such that by doing it, everything else would be easier or unnecessary, consider this: national statistics show that many industries are beginning to experience a dramatic shift toward a freelance-driven workforce. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently
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Why Being Happy in the Workplace Matters

  Why Being Happy in the Workplace Matters . . . Even When You’re Not Working Last month we discussed the importance of having fun at work. So we thought, why not take a closer look this month at why happiness in the workplace matters outside of the office. Given
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Why Working Longer Hours is Cheating

While many business owners and C-level executives work longer hours in order to get more done, the truth is they’re just cheating themselves out of a larger life. It’s easy to sit at the bottom and believe that there’s only one way to the top: working overtime. But the truth
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What’s the ONE Thing I Can do to Improve My Skills Next Year?

What we know influences how far we go. If you have your sights set on a promotion, launching a new product or entering a new profession in 2015, it’s time to start expanding your skills. Making a point to continuously improve your skills is a must in today’s competitive job
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How to Stop Ignoring Your Health At Work

For many people, maintaining their health at work often falls by the wayside before more ‘productive’ habits. To them, working hard means long hours, hunched over a desk, eating anything you can get your hands on and chugging coffee to keep you buzzing. Taking just a few minutes throughout the
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Dave Ramsey Says Slow and Steady Wins

When Dave Ramsey delivered the keynote at our annual convention earlier this year, he shared five ideas from his new book EntreLeadership on running a successful company. Funny enough, the ONE big lesson we focused in on is something we’ve all heard before: “Slow and steady matters.” Dave was reintroduced
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