Category Archives: Life

How To Beat Stress

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Becoming the best is simple

Life is full of complicated trade-offs, but when you make the decision to be the best at something you’re saying no to almost everything else. Only when we commit to being the best can we focus completely and do the … Continue reading

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Go with your strengths anyway

10 years ago my wife and I shared a house in London with a guy who worked at a major bank. I’ll call him Jack, but that’s not his real name. Jack was hired as a writer. He wrote reports. … Continue reading

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Time to be Amazing

Video notes (related to managing your time and being productive): How to determine your core focus activities More information on the Pomodoro time-management technique. Stay in touch. Let’s connect: On IBMastery.com, Twitter @timwoods or LinkedIn

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A school without limits

Almost everyone starts kindergarten full of curiosity, enthusiasm and big opinions about things. And very few graduate that way. Why is that? Modern schools make pragmatists of all of us. As an educator, I consider my primary responsibilities to be … Continue reading

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Positive and Negative Motivation

  Motivated people find a way. They don’t need everything to be perfect before they can work. They just do it. They push through with what’s available. Motivated people can handle discomfort for the moment, because they know that what’s … Continue reading

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4 Questions Leaders Ask

  I’m sure you’ve done the exercise before where you look around the room, in search of everything that’s red. You haven’t noticed, but there are lots of red things around you right now. You don’t notice until you look. … Continue reading

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The best time to work is the worst

A while ago I wrote an article called The Straight A Students Time Management Secret. The answer seemed simple: get your work done during your school day. High achievers do report having this habit. When they’re working, they just work. They … Continue reading

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The Roots of Procrastination

We all procrastinate for our own reasons. Often we don’t think about where it’s coming from. We think of it as “laziness” and leave it at that. But ending procrastination requires we honestly face the reason (or the emotion) behind it. … Continue reading

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Simplify with the Daily 10

Here’s a simple technique that can simplify your life a lot. I’ve been doing it for about a year and it’s worked for me: Every day, throw away 10 things. Here are my personal rules: Obvious garbage doesn’t count. It … Continue reading

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