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Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

Close Facebook & Get Back to Work: 4 Tips To Increase Productivity

| August 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

Just don’t quit Under30CEO. Life gets busy. Really busy. For the past 3 months I have graduated from College, worked as a Marketing Intern at PepsiCo, and grown as co- founder of a social-networking startup called Hinow, with already a 1st place in a startup contest. Oh, and I got engaged (yes, she is the […]

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4 Strategies for Learning Anything in 20 Hours or Less

4 Strategies for Learning Anything in 20 Hours or Less

| August 27, 2013 | 9 Comments

How long does it take to learn a new skill? Not as long as you probably think. Most people have heard of the “10,000 hour rule” – popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers – the idea that it takes at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill. Based on research […]

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5 Weekend Tips That Will Help You Succeed

5 Weekend Tips That Will Help You Succeed

| August 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

No matter how ambitious you are and how much you want to succeed, weekends are that sacred time when you get to leave your business alone and spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself. The trouble is as an entrepreneur it is difficult to just shut off from work. Unlike many employees who can turn off […]

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How The Top 1% Actually Makes Progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution)

How The Top 1% Actually Makes Progress (aka the Seinfeld Solution)

| August 13, 2013 | 75 Comments

Productivity sucks. For one, it’s hard. I mean, let’s face it – every single time I sit down to “get something done”, it almost never happens. At first, I thought it was just me. I thought that maybe there was some malfunction in my brain that made it physically impossible for me to focus on […]

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4 Dietary Habits That Help You Work Smarter and Harder

4 Dietary Habits That Help You Work Smarter and Harder

| August 6, 2013 | 7 Comments

Most people are familiar with the old adage “work smarter not harder,” but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do both? You’ve probably also heard the adage “time is money.” Well, logic dictates that to make the most money in the least amount of time you need to be able to perform tasks […]

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How I End Every Day With Zero Emails

How I End Every Day With Zero Emails

| August 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

Email has taken over our business day as well as nights and weekends. At the beginning of this year, I started keeping track of how much time I spend on email and the results were shocking. The short answer is too much, way too much. Right then, I made a promise to myself that I […]

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5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

| August 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Employee motivation is vital for the continuing success and development of any business. However, motivators do not only include good salaries and benefits, employers must dig deeper and understand ‘hidden’ employee values to understand what motivates them. Motivating employees can develop efficiency, promote positive relationships and create a stable working environment. For the majority of […]

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You’ve Been Diagnosed Overwhelmitis: Here’s How to Recover

You’ve Been Diagnosed Overwhelmitis: Here’s How to Recover

| August 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

As entrepreneurs we seem to come down with a repeated illness. The illness that I’m referring to is known as overwhelmitis. I know it all too well. In fact, before I learned exactly how to overcome it, I almost threw in the towel at my business. I know that many of you could possibly be […]

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How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance

How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance

| August 1, 2013 | 5 Comments

As the founder and CEO of a startup, free time is my personal unicorn—I know what it looks like, but finding it is next to impossible. And when I talk with other young executives and entrepreneurs, I find that my situation isn’t unique. Running a business or startup can consume your life. From an inbox […]

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7 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Mind as Young as Your Body

7 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Mind as Young as Your Body

| August 1, 2013 | 12 Comments

The phrase “use it or lose it” applies to nothing quite as well as it applies to the human brain. Just like physical activity can fight off heart disease, exercising the gray matter between your ears can fight off neurological diseases like dementia. In addition, numerous studies have shown that individuals whose brains are more […]

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