10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

Purpose your day: Most Important Task (MIT)

It’s very simple: your MIT is the task you most want or need to get done today.

20 strategies to defeat the urge to do useless tasks

Procrastination is in all of us, and one of the best ways to procrastinate is to do all the busy-work that makes us feel like we’re doing stuff — while not doing the stuff we know we should be doing.

To learn better, take a nap (and don’t forget to dream)

People who take a nap and dream about a task they’ve just learned perform it better upon waking than those who don’t sleep at all, or those who sleep but don’t dream.

The simplest way to clear out your email inbox

Following this method, you can process your inbox in less than 5 minutes if you’re quick.

Having – and growing – confidence in your business

The urgent desire for a successful business — and the fear of losing business — drives many a good person to do sleazy things.

Don’t just read about it! Do it

Reading teaches us a lot, but it’s in the actual doing of things that we do our real learning.

How to reclaim your focus

Our attention is often pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. So what can you do?

Tapped out? Tips to find fresh inspiration

We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.

10 ways to relaxify your workspace

Some people claim they work well in a high-stress environment. I’m not one of them.

Will you succeed? One quick trick to increase motivation

Little research exists in the area of self-talk, although internal dialogue often influences the way people motivate and shape their own behavior.

How nature nurtures creativity

Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas.

See yourself as outsiders do to measure progress toward goals

When people feel they’ve hit a roadblock in reaching a personal goal, such as losing weight, a change in perspective may give them the help...

Finding your focus

Do you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to find focus?

Can your perspective influence your motivation?

Students, athletes and performing artists are often advised to imagine themselves performing successfully. But is that motivation influenced by what perspective they take when imagining their performance?

The secret of impressive writing? Keep it simple

Writers who use long words needlessly and choose complicated font styles are seen as less intelligent than those who stick with basic vocabulary and plain text, according to research from Princeton University in New Jersey.

The little rules of action

Too often we get stuck in inaction — the quagmire of doubt and perfectionism and distractions and planning that stops us from moving forward.

Place yourself in the presence of greatness

Just being in the same room as greatness can inspire you to new levels of the possible.

The absolute beginner’s guide to starting a small online business

I’ve been working online full time for almost 10 years, since age 19. I’ve had a lot of failures and a lot of successes. There is no better way to learn how to succeed than to learn from someone who has already done it.

Do one thing – and do it well

I’m often asked how you can start doing work you love – how you can make a living doing something you’re passionate about.