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10 Steps to a Remarkably Productive Workweek

If the first thing on your to-do list every week is to get more done, try following this easy 10-step plan to boosting your productivity:

1. Prepare. Schedule as much as you can—from when to get up in the morning to attending meetings, answering emails, taking exercise breaks and, finally, when to stop working. 

2. Start the day right. Before you hit the ground running on Monday morning, begin the day with five to 10 minutes of setting positive intentions.

3. Work on big projects first. Most bigger projects require more energy, so it probably makes sense to work on them in the morning when you have more energy. 

Read on for seven more tips on how to boost your workweek productivity.

"Never do work you can outsource for $10 to $12 per hour; make sure you are always doing the $80- to $100- an-hour jobs. If your average billable hour is $100 and you are doing work that you could be paying someone $15 an hour, you are losing $85 an hour in revenue." —  Laura Novak Meyer, a professional photographer and small-business owner
Via OPENForum.com: “How to Outsource Your Biggest Business Headaches”

"Never do work you can outsource for $10 to $12 per hour; make sure you are always doing the $80- to $100- an-hour jobs. If your average billable hour is $100 and you are doing work that you could be paying someone $15 an hour, you are losing $85 an hour in revenue." —  Laura Novak Meyer, a professional photographer and small-business owner

Via OPENForum.com: “How to Outsource Your Biggest Business Headaches

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There Is, Apparently, a Shoe Ceiling

Today in shoesplaining: Until your career is at its height, ladies, maybe you should keep your heels low. 
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How does wearing heels affect a woman’s career? This article investigates the age old question of what women should or should not wear to work.

theatlantic:

There Is, Apparently, a Shoe Ceiling

Today in shoesplaining: Until your career is at its height, ladies, maybe you should keep your heels low. 

Read more.

How does wearing heels affect a woman’s career? This article investigates the age old question of what women should or should not wear to work.

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Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot
Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

We bet this is the next big office trend, coming to a start-up or co-working space near you!

springwise:

Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot

Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…

We bet this is the next big office trend, coming to a start-up or co-working space near you!

Progress is through collaboration, not confrontation.

Pavan Kota

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Do you know who you are and what you do? Can you eloquently explain that to a stranger in one minute or less? Use these 5 steps to perfect your elevator pitch:

1. Introduce yourself.

2. Identify the problem your company solves.

3. Announce your promise.

4. Offer proof and a plan.

5. Know when to stop and listen.

5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

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1) Your mind-set makes you smarter: Carol Dweck, the Stanford psychologist, has identified two mind-sets that shape, well, our minds. There’s the fixed mind-set, in which you think your thinking abilities can’t change. Then there’s the growth mind-set, in which your thinking abilities can be developed.

"These beliefs matter," Paul observes, "because they influence how we think about our own abilities, how we perceive the world around us, and how we act when faced with a challenge or with adversity."

The question, then, is how to own our development—which is a matter of deliberate practice.

2) Your concentration makes you smarter: If we consider intelligence to be our ability to solve complex tasks, then we need to appreciate how to deal with complexity—namely, with sustained focus, since that’s the only way we can load difficult problems into our heads.

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Rise and Shine! Ever wonder how society’s top performers do what they do? The Guardian offers up this look at the daily rituals of the world’s most creative. Like and share if you agree with these habits, then tells about what works for you, in the comments! http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/05/daily-rituals-creative-minds-mason-currey

nasdaq:

Rise and Shine! Ever wonder how society’s top performers do what they do? The Guardian offers up this look at the daily rituals of the world’s most creative. Like and share if you agree with these habits, then tells about what works for you, in the comments! http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/05/daily-rituals-creative-minds-mason-currey

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Are you lead to creativity?

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helloyoucreatives:

Are you lead to creativity?

Want to know the secrets to being a better leader? Click here.

A study conducted by Salary.com and AOL found that the average worker admitted to wasting just over two hours of each eight-hour workday on non-job-related activities. This amount of unproductive time means one quarter of all salaries—an average of $39,795 per employee per year—is wasted.

If you could only eliminate the activities that cause you to fritter the day away, you know you’d be productive. The trouble with eliminating the time-wasting activities is that the activities are rarely the real problem. They’re just a symptom of something deeper that’s preventing you from getting to work.

Read more for six tips to help you begin discovering what’s really in the way of your productivity.