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5 Day Planners to Help You Reach Your Goals

Do you ever wake up feeling overwhelmed by all the work you have to do? This feeling can be paralyzing and demotivating, causing you to spend an entire day floundering around instead of doing your best work.

We recommend using a day planner to keep your to-do list from running rampant in your head. With one of these tools, you can map out your daily to-do list, weekly plans and larger goals with ease. However, the number of day planners on the market can be overwhelming.

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Improve Your Productivity Through Time Blocking

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Use Time Blocking to Improve Your Productivity

With more options comes more stress, but you can cut down on distractions with time blocking.

We rarely interact with single-functionality technology anymore. Every piece of technology has a number of uses. When we open our laptops to write a report, it’s not like using a typewriter. We’re not limited by our laptops to just write. Instead, we can also check our email, pull together that presentation and make plans for dinner — all while “writing that report.” Learning the practice of time blocking will ensure that your to-do list doesn’t get lost in an endless stream of distractions.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Setting SMART Goals to Clear the Path Ahead

Like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for your life. If you accomplish certain tasks and perform specific activities, you may fulfill these desires.

But achieving your dreams is challenging, and developing confidence and a clear path to success can be difficult. How can we foresee the common pitfalls if we don’t know what they are?

Career Goals for Entrepreneurs

How to Define Your Entrepreneurial Career Goals

When you take your first leap into entrepreneurship, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. You’re finally free (or on the path to being free) from the constraints of an employer, a 9-to-5 job, and climbing the corporate ladder. You’re in charge of your fate now, and the freedom is exhilarating.

But, eventually, the excitement wears off, and you find yourself without a clear idea of where you want to take your entrepreneurial pursuits. You were so caught up in getting to the point of being self-employed, that you didn’t have a chance to think about what you’d do next. You find yourself wondering, Now what?

Business Lessons You Can Learn From A Serial Entrepreneur

Business Lessons from Four Serial Entrepreneurs

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need the right role models. You need people you can look up to in the hope of learning from their successes, but also (more importantly) from their failures. Choosing a role model is a topic for another time, but suffice it to say that you want someone with experience. You want some of this experience to be with success, but you want just as much, if not more, to be from failure. This is why there are no better role models than a serial entrepreneur.

How to Use a Productivity Planner to Accomplish Your Most Important Work Each Day

As an entrepreneur, does the following scenario sound familiar?

You start the day bright and early, coffee in hand and a list of tasks spread out before you. You’re feeling unstoppable, ready to crush your to-do list. But then, the phone rings. It’s a client, asking if they can add a few new things to the project you agreed upon. That call runs for an hour, and by then it’s already 10 am, practically lunch, so there’s no harm in taking a few minutes to read your favorite productivity blog (because, hey, if you’re reading about productivity it’s not procrastinating, right?).

How to Set SMART Goals (Plus a Free SMART Goals Template)

How to Set SMART Goals (Plus a Free SMART Goals Template)

If you want to get things done, you must set goals. Without goals, you’re just going to flounder without a reliable gauge of whether you’re making progress or not. Setting goals is the first step toward getting what you want out of your career and your life.

But as it turns out, just setting goals, any goals, isn’t enough. While having a goal tends to be better than not having one, you need to make sure you set goals in a way that will guarantee progress and eventual success. Yes, the way you set goals matters as much as the goals themselves. In other words, you need a goal-setting framework.

new year's resolution

Your New Year’s Resolution Finally Achieved

How often has setting a New Year’s Resolution worked for you?

A new year’s resolution is one of the most popular forms of reflection and visualization practices in the world. It’s a noble endeavor that can be healthy to embrace. We imagine ourselves stronger, better, more complete. Visualization makes us feel mighty, like we can accomplish anything! The problem with a resolution is the same as any form of visualization practice– without backing it up with action a resolution amounts to little more than wishful thinking. How can you stop your resolution from fading away and finally make real change happen in your life?

Goal Setting Quick Guide by Best Self Co.

A goal setting formula to finally succeed!

Goal setting is a tricky thing. Best laid plans fall apart if you don’t have all the components in place. When every step seems to be the wrong one it can be downright frustrating. That’s why you need a solid road map that will take you to the end goal. A map that, once in place, allows you to follow the simple path you’ve laid out.
 
Are you ready to start achieving the life-changing goal you’ve been setting aside?

How to Turn What You Read into What You Do

Use your knowledge or lose it.

Reading, note-taking, planning, and discussion are all great things. They come with a catch though. The catch is if you don’t do anything with all the information you are gathering then nothing will happen. You have to apply all of the amazing ideas to your everyday life or the consequence is- they mean nothing. If you feel like you aren’t applying, let’s get started, right now!