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Podcast Killed The Radio Star

Podcast Killed The Radio Star

The first radio news program was broadcast in 1920 by a station in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly thereafter the first public entertainment broadcast aired in the United States, followed by a sporting event. Radio became mainstream within a couple of years. Families spent their evenings huddled around their single radio listening to the news, an entertainment program, or a sports game. A few short years later televisions were introduced into American homes and by 1947 thousands upon thousands of households enjoyed family time in front of their TV. Just prior to the year 2000 it was believed that 98 percent of homes in the U.S. had at least one television set – and many of those sets were on for over seven hours a day! Yes, as technology advanced throughout the twentieth century, more and more people gravitated to boxes of wires, tubes, receivers, antennae, and computer chips for their information, education, and entertainment needs.

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How To Win On The Business Battlefield

How To Win On The Business Battlefield

When you decide to become an entrepreneur, you sign up to venture out on the business battlefield. Not the kind strewn with ammunition and camo fatigues but you still wind up hanging around in some pretty dark and lonely trenches – the trenches of exhausting work, little sleep, make it or break it deadlines, and intellectual combat.

All of that stress can make it especially tough to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Do you have what it takes to win on the business battlefield by accomplishing your most lofty business goals? Will you be able to outshine, out-recruit, and outsell your competition this year and the next? If you start tackling your goals with tactical precision as a well-trained soldier approaching a battle would, you’ll accomplish your goals and win in business.

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The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

The Time Investment: Putting Your Time To Work For You

Jim Rohn says, “Time is our most valuable asset. Yet we tend to spend it, kill it, and waste it. Rather than invest it.” How are you investing in your time? Are you using it wisely or wasting it? Productive people become successful people because they consistently invest their time into their best activities. To be able to do that, they say no to more things than most people.

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4 Routines To Bookend Your Day: A Blueprint For A More Productive You

4 Routines To Bookend Your Day: A Blueprint For A More Productive You

Did you do the same thing this morning that you did yesterday morning when you first woke up? Maybe you made a dash to the bathroom, brushed your teeth, or checked Facebook. Maybe you leaned over to kiss your sweetie, checked your emails, or stretched. Likely, you have weaved routines throughout your day and did not even realize it. After all, routines are just habits layered on top of each other.

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Bookending Your Day: Engineering Routines To Foster Your Success

4 Routines To Bookend Your Day: A Blueprint For A More Productive You

Routines. Who wants them? Sounds boring. The word itself produces visions of structure, formality, rigidity, and restrictions. You may think of yourself as a free spirit and hate the idea of routines, but if you were to analyze one day in your life, you’d find you have routines weaved throughout your day. Routines are simply habits layered on top of each other that are performed in a specific sequence. We all have routines. Over time, they become automatic behaviors in our daily lives that we don’t even have to think about; we just do them. Routines are a force to be reckoned with. If you are not intentional with your time, you could be unintentionally creating routines based on bad habits which makes your productivity suffer. It’s important you make routines work for you, not against you.

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How A Rapid Fire Power Hour Can Get You Back On Track

How A Rapid Fire Power Hour Can Get You Back On Track

Do you often feel inundated with tasks that never seem to get done? They could be pesky little ones that take only five minutes or colossal ones aimed at changing the course of your business, but you likely know what I’m talking about. In this digital era, we have every sort of productivity app imaginable at our fingertips and yet still, most business owners feel overwhelmed by the smorgasbord of tasks on their plate. What if I told you repurposing only one hour a week could vastly improve the extreme level of frustration and stress you feel juggling your never-ending tasks? Eliminate the Monday blues? Get back on track? Well, it can! You just have to use that hour with intentionality.

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Gimme A Break! Who Has The Time?

Gimme A Break! Who Has The Time?

Who has time for a break? Not me! I am certain you have said some version of that phrase to yourself more often than you would like. Perhaps you may feel that to be most productive the best choice is often to work right through the day, put in a straight 8 to 12 hours consistently, eat at your desk, and work right through possible breaks.

I mean, come on, who has time for a break?

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Warning: This May Cause Increased Productivity

Warning-This May Cause Increased Productivity

Pause. Think about it. How long have you been sitting at your desk? 10 minutes? Three hours? Did you eat healthy today or make a run to the vending machine? When was the last time you took a break? If you are like many well-meaning entrepreneurs, you push yourself to the max working as hard as you can for as long as you can. You know your time is precious and finite after all. You wind up though, not taking care of yourself as you should and your work suffers. You can’t possibly keep burning more steam without adding coal to your fire. You need to power up your body. Taking breaks is a necessary part of refueling your system and doing so causes increased productivity – exactly what you need to accomplish more and maximize your success.

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How To Get Sh!t Done: Time Blocking Strategies That Work

How To Get Shit Done-Time Blocking Strategies That Work

This article is for you if you have…

  • A long list of to-dos, possibly longer than your arm, and you just don’t seem to be able to get everything done.
  • Numerous tasks that keep getting pushed back day after day after day.
  • A difficult time staying focused during blocked out times.
  • Done time blocking before and it just hasn’t worked for you.

Time blocking does work and it is a very effective way to conquer your task list. You just need to utilize certain helpful strategies to help you get sh!t done.

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How to Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

How To Conquer Your Day Using The 5 Daily Planning Pavers

If you’re going to construct a building, you don’t just start placing bricks on the ground, piling them up high, and slapping some mortar in between each one without a plan. You’d be sure to fail. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” and he’s absolutely correct. No matter what you set out to achieve, you must take the necessary step of creating a plan, often one with many if not hundreds of steps and components. Constructing a building is important work. You don’t want it to fall down because it’s poorly designed or haphazardly engineered. You need a plan. Well, each one of your days is important work too because they set up the foundation for your months, your years, and your life. It’s vital to create a plan for each of your working days to ensure you’re setting yourself up for success. The good news? Creating your daily plan only needs to take about 15 minutes each day if you utilize the 5 Daily Planning Pavers. They lay the groundwork for a productive day, day after day, year after year.

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