Development and Life

How To Be Yourself: 5 Tips For Always Being True To You

Never has it been easier to be ‘fake’ than it is right now. With our ‘selfie’ culture and social media platforms encouraging us to show the very best – often Photoshopped – version of ourselves to the world, it’s so easy to forge an image which is far from your authentic self. There’s a growing obsession with acquiring ‘followers’ and the gratification of receiving ‘likes.’ The constant battle for exposure and attention, fed by the need for that addictive endorphin…

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What Happens When You Take Personal Development Too Far

Finding the right balance between role performance and personal development is not easy, and it’s something that I got very wrong at first and am still trying to perfect. Over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of experience trying to balance my performance as a Happiness Hero (on our customer support team at Buffer) and my passion for learning more about engineering, which allows me to help my team outside of the Happiness inbox. One key learning I’ve had for…

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The 20% of Productivity Advice That Produces 80% of the Results

Instead of chasing after the latest life hacks, focus on a few key changes that will have an outsized impact on your productivity. What minimal, basic changes can I make today that will bring about the most results? There’s no shortage of productivity advice out there on the Internet and self-help books. Not even the Google gods know just how many sites, tips, and self-proclaimed gurus pop up every day. Every article, ebook and tweet claims to have magical charms…

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No-Nonsense Guide to Measuring Productivity

few years ago, a major manufacturing-based conglomerate asked a gifted mathematician to join its corporate staff. One of his first assignments was to design a system that senior managers could use to evaluate the operating efficiency of the company’s various divisions. He devoted many months to the assignment and also tapped the knowledge of several academic experts. The result was a truly sophisticated model that combined historical performance data with economic forecasts to set target productivity levels for each business…

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How Entrepreneurs Measure Their Daily Productivity?

You need to prioritize your work list, that is going to help. You would have read blogs showing how to increase your productivity. The real question is what according to you is productivity. There are several people who confuse being productive with being busy. There is a thin line of difference between being immensely busy and being productive. There are different entrepreneurs with different answers on how they define their day as productive or what tasks they put on productivity…

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