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  • Get More Done … by Easing Up

    Get More Done … by Easing Up

    You can get more done by easing up. I believe that absolutely, and that's why I created Productivity Poolside.It's a philosophy that teaches business-owners to dissolve barriers, ditch distractions, and blow past self-doubt.Your mind gets quiet, answers come easily, and business seems effortless. No more 15-hour work-days, no more being pulled in 10 directions, no more wondering if your biz will make it.You'll grow your business easily, have the success you deserve, and enjoy more time being poolside ... or doing whatever you would do with those extra hours.

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Does Checking Email Slow Your Big Projects?

Does Checking Email Slow Your Big Projects?

It seems logical: when you need a rest from your bigger projects, you might as well do some easy work like checking email, right? Think again. Checking email might be the reason your big projects aren’t getting done. Here’s the problem: When you look at all those email messages, your brain’s attention gets interested in […]

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Is It Better to Look at Risks or Focus on the Positive?

Is It Better to Look at Risks or Focus on the Positive?

Years ago, I took a motorcycle training course. It was led by one of those Harley riders who looks gruff but has a teddy-bear wrapped around his sissy-bar, to let you know that he's a kid at heart.    At our first class he warned us, "if you see an obstacle in the road, your […]

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Why Must You Play In Business?  Lessons from a Husky and a Polar Bear

Why Must You Play In Business? Lessons from a Husky and a Polar Bear

If you've ever felt like you had problems with no solution, read on ... How could a 100 lb husky win when it's the prey of a half-ton polar bear? That's what happened when photographer Norbert Rosing stepped away from his camp. As related by Stuart Brown, the dog was in trouble. She couldn't run […]

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Does Pushing Yourself Help or Hurt Your Productivity?

Does Pushing Yourself Help or Hurt Your Productivity?

Did you ever believe you could be more productive by telling yourself:  "I'm not getting enough done, and have to keep pushing myself" or "I mustn't stop thinking about my project, or I'll never meet the deadline" or "I have to be really critical of my work ... otherwise the client will never be satisfied" […]

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Why Do Todo Lists Steal Attention from Big Goals?

Why Do Todo Lists Steal Attention from Big Goals?

When you look back after a busy week, do you often notice that you worked really hard, and that it felt like you got lots done, but your big important goals didn't move forward very far? It could be that your todo list is stealing attention from your important goals.

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Do More Ideas Help or Hurt Your Business?

Do More Ideas Help or Hurt Your Business?

Maybe this is entrepreneurial heresy, but here goes: beware of too many opportunities.   In “America, the land of opportunity,” it’s easy to think that opportunities are the most valuable, most precious thing possible.    And they are.     Until you get too many, and become an opportunity hoarder.   You Don't Hoard Water […]

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Do You Let Yourself Have What You Want?

Do You Let Yourself Have What You Want?

Do you say no to good things? Find out how to receive more

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Need to Buckle Down?  Don’t Skip this Critical Step

Need to Buckle Down? Don’t Skip this Critical Step

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.  So why do entrepreneurs repeat, "I just need to buckle down", like it's the solution to their productivity problems? The thing is, sometimes it works.  So we keep trying that strategy, hoping for the good results. Buckling down is that […]

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Is Focusing Harder for Women?

Is Focusing Harder for Women?

Is Focusing Harder for Women? Maybe. The theory: men are designed as hunters, women as gatherers. To be effective hunters, men had to be single-focused. By watching unwaveringly, a man saw and was ready to strike when his prey was vulnerable. But be effective gatherers, a woman had to have diffuse focus. She needed to […]

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Are You Weaving a Web of Activity … or PRODUCTIVITY?

Are You Weaving a Web of Activity … or PRODUCTIVITY?

The photo below illustrates what happens when spiders build their webs, while "under the influence" of several drugs. If spiders could talk, I bet that caffeinated one would say she felt really productive. Felt like she got SO MUCH DONE! But look at her web - the holes in it are so big, she'd never […]

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