The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg


This fascinating book combines three of my favourite elements: Practical ideas, backed by strong research, relayed by powerful stories. Duhigg’s one big idea in the book is that our habits can be broken down into three factors: A cue that triggers the habit, a routine that we subconsciously ...

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Get the Most Out of Every Book You Read and Every Conference You Attend


When you attend a conference, do you make lots of notes to take action later – but most of them don’t get done? Or do you read a great business book and intend to put some of the ideas into action – but never find the time to do them? The trouble with having one big list of action...

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The Hedonist’s Guide To Getting Things Done: Goal Setting Made Easy


Most goal-setting programs are hard. The system might sound easy, but achieving the goals is difficult. It usually takes discipline, willpower, a strong mindset, hard work, sacrifice and struggle. No wonder most people fail at their goals or New Year’s Resolutions! I’ve got a different ...

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The #1 Daily Habit That Makes You More Productive


There’s a story (possibly apocryphal) about Charles Schwab, the head of Bethlehem Steel in the 1930s, seeking help to become more effective. Management consultant I. V. Lee gave him a simple piece of advice, with a request that Schwab try it and then pay him whatever he thought it was worth. ...

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Goal Setting That Works


The old rules for goal setting don’t work in our fast-changing world. Even if you set a compelling goal, it’s too easy to be distracted, interrupted, and sidetracked before you even come close to achieving it. Fortunately, there are science-backed strategies to boost productivity and pr...

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How To Deal With Change


(Image: Phil Whitehouse) We’re all going through massive and unprecedented change, and it can sometimes be uncertain, frustrating, frightening, and stressful. The people who deal with it best aren’t just born with that ability. They use scientifically-proven strategies to cope with, man...

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How To Get Things Done When Everybody Keeps Interrupting You


In our fast-paced, always-on world, interruptions and distractions are a fact of life. You’ll find plenty of advice about how to “manage” other people who interrupt you, but you’ll always be fighting a losing battle that way. Instead of trying to control others, here are some practical idea...

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Jugaad Thinking – Do More With Less


From the time Scottish professor William Cullen designed a small refrigerating machine in 1755, artificial refrigeration has transformed the way we store, transport, and preserve food. It has enabled settlement of areas that aren’t served by natural transport lanes, facilitated the dramatic shift...

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Ask The World


In our social, mobile, and highly-connected world, the best people to solve your problems could turn up in the most unexpected places. Don’t just turn to the people you already know. There’s a whole world that’s willing to help. Reach out to them, and you tap into endless talent, skills, ...

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Making You Fit for the Future


Virtual reality, social media, and global markets have changed the face of real estate, and real estate agents have to change to keep up. Be willing to look at what’s working for you and what’s not, and ruthlessly abandon what’s not working in place of something better. Read the fu...

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