“Success depends in large part on a proper mind-set: focusing on the results you plan to achieve, rather than the number of hours you work. The results are what matter most to your employer, clients, and colleagues.”

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Related: Getting Things Done, Eat That Frog, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, How To Have a Good Day, The Productivity Project

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Extreme Productivity Short Summary

Extreme Productivity is an outstanding book on making the most of what little time you have. Do you want to be extremely productive at everything you do? It will teach you how. In the book, Pozen shares tips and tricks on doubling your productivity. Whether it is reading, writing, office work, or traveling, there is something for you.

What Is Personal Productivity?

Personal productivity is the quantity and quality of your results in achieving your goals. To be productive, you have to focus on the results that you want to achieve and not on the time that is spent doing the work. …


Just when you’re ready to start the day you can’t seem to focus. We’ve all been there.

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You know exactly what you need to do. Your to-do list is ready, you’re prepared to work.

You’re full of energy.

You’re just about to start.

But something is missing. Your focus is gone, your brain drifts off.

Have you ever been there?

Being unable to concentrate sounds like daily bread to some of us and a never-heard-of to others.

When you’re unable to concentrate your thinking process isn’t clear. You can’t focus on a task and maintain attention.

So let’s break it down.

Bad Concentration At Work Can Become a Major Issue

Lack of focus can lead to making big mistakes. It affects your decision-making.

Interesting fact:

Most of us can only stay focused on any task for just 8 seconds. …


“The only way to change our values is to have experiences contrary to our narratives.”

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If you’re opening this article, you don’t know what else to do. Will you ever find the secret, or will you keep putting things off forever?

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How to stop procrastinating? You’ve tried every single technique found on Google and still nothing. But there IS a way and the following procrastination tips will show you just that.

I bet if you opened this article you don’t know what else to do. Will you ever find the secret, or will you keep putting things off forever?

I don’t know a single person who has overcome this problem completely. And still, I’m confident you already know what to do and how to stop procrastination.

But ironically, you procrastinate on that as well.

Today you’ll learn how to stop this vicious cycle. …


Jobs are being replaced by software. And when the time comes, you want to be the one with the software, not the one with the job.

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“When you believe something can be done, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

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How many times have you googled chronic procrastination? Too many, right? And even with billions of good advice online, you still struggle.

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Good, old chronic procrastination.

How many times have you googled it? Although often described and analyzed, chronic procrastination still takes hostages. The deadline is looming, but you keep putting your task off.

With billions of good advice online, we still struggle.

Seriously, how could I not procrastinate?

And what’s even worse:

The more you know about it, the stronger the sense of guilt.

So you think to yourself:

“I’ve read everything that’s out there, but I still can’t do it” — and the downgrading voice echoes in your mind.

Not to mention the quality of work. …


To be successful, you must be willing to work 10 times harder (10X) than everyone else.

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Why are some organizations and leaders able to inspire while others simply can’t?

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Your future self represents the person you’ll eventually become. It helps us understand the decisions we make today and make more progress.

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You could be thinking of your one-year future version — or the next five minutes. By making decisions in the present, you control:

  • Who you become
  • What problems you solve
  • What you have achieved
  • How much time you have

So what are we talking about? Old-fashioned long-term thinking? Or is there more into it?

Why Should You Even Care About Your Future Self?

You know that thinking ahead can make life A LOT easier. But our brains weren’t designed to do it.

Think of everything you want to achieve and ask: “Why am I not there yet?” The answer may have nothing to do with money, time, or luck.

You can always take more action or get more resources by telling yourself to do it. …

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