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Podcast Episode 24: Dealing With Distractions While Working From Home – Productivity Article

Today we talk about handling the three types of distractions when working from home: pets, children and other adults. Sites Mentioned IXL (http://IXL.com): a great site for math drills and learning Khan Academy (http://khanacademy.org): a site for videos on specific topics in math, science and more Teachers Pay Teachers (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/): resources created by educators; ranging from fun worksheets to full on curriculum. This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Laura Earnest Read Full Article

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10 productivity books that let you earn back time – Productivity Article

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 24s. It’s pretty skimmable, though. Podcast Length: 29 minutes, 30s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). The best productivity books more than pay for themselves: they teach you how to save time, so you more than earn back the time you spend inside them. So which productivity books will help you out the most? Here are 10 of my absolute favorites—with a mini review of each one, with what you’ll get out of…

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Podcast Episode 23: The New Normal – Productivity Article

For a long time people have been talking about the new normal. But everyone had the expectation that this is how things would be until they go back to the way they were before COVID. The thing is, I don’t think they will ever go back to the same. And I wonder how much we will be able to steer it to build a better normal for ourselves. Today I’m going to do a quick podcast on…

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The Impostor Syndrome Files – Ep. 11 – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In one of my favorite episodes of the Impostor Syndrome Files, we talk about the importance of translating our self-doubt into action. Our guest shares her personal experience as a generally confident leader who continues to bump up against Impostor Syndrome when facing new challenges and the inspiring ways she manages it. Join the free Impostor Syndrome Challenge. Learn more about the Leading Women discussion group. Schedule time to speak with me directly about your questions/challenges.   Add this podcast to your…

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Yes, you have permission to be lazy right now – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Idleness, when practiced properly, can actually make you more productive and creative. Podcast Length: 22 minutes, 56s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). Today I wrote a piece for CNBC.com on how it’s okay to be a bit lazy right now. Of course, not all of us have the luxury of being lazy during a pandemic. But regardless of your situation, I hope you check the article out. Even if you have less time than usual, right…

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The Next Pick for the Happier Podcast Book Club: “The Dutch House: A Novel” by Ann Patchett. – Self Improvement Article

We’ve picked our next book for the Happier Podcast Book Club. Our next choice is a brilliant novel by Ann Patchett: The Dutch House. This novel has generated a tremendous amount of buzz and was an instant bestseller. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, and named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post, O: The…

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Looking for a Terrific Podcast? Check Out Kate Bowler’s “Everything Happens,” Now Part of the Onward Project. – Happiness Article

Several years ago, I started “The Onward Project”—a family of podcasts meant to make your life better—happier, healthier, more productive, more creative. Each podcast in the group approaches that aim very differently, but they share a similar vibe. They’re fascinating, with great hosts, and they’re all full of concrete, manageable ideas, research, stories, and tips for how to make your life better. I’m thrilled to announce that a new podcast is joining the Onward Project: Everything Happens, hosted by the…

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Your Daily Dose of Calmness – Meditation Article

By Admin on 05/13/2020 Blog Home Your Daily Dose of Calmness Bob Roth has been teaching people the Transcendental Meditation technique for 50 years, “helping them to stay calm under pressure, reboot and re-energize their lives, and basically be a happier, healthier version of themselves,” as he describes. In his daily podcast, Stay Calm with Bob Roth, he shares short personal stories about the power of meditation as well as insights into the TM technique itself. In this episode,…

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Flexibility as a Source of Inner Calm – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Henry Emmons’ book, The Chemistry of Calm, is a practical and tactical deep dive into what makes us anxious and what helps us find calm. In our interview, Henry talks about how flexibility and acceptance—with ourselves and with the world around us—can help us find calm in these stressful times. Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 26s. Podcast Length: 28 minutes, 45s (link to play podcast at the bottom of post). We’ve spent the last few episodes of the podcast talking…

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Episode 88 – The One Thing Holding You Back From Making A Career Change – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I have heard from many people that they have been wanting to change career direction for some time but are yet to make a move. Covid-19 has highlighted the need to make a move for a lot of people, for others it has forced them to consider an alternative career path. In this episode, I discuss a big reason many do not take the leap towards work that they love. Learn what steps you should be taking now if you…

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How to FINALLY give yourself Permission to Prosper with Kathlyn Hart — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

She’s not only been able to amass huge success in her own finances by saving over $16,000 to quit the 9-5 world to make my dream of backpacking across Asia a reality and finding the courage to successfully switch careers from non-profit to software design, she’s also coached countless millennials on their journey to increase their income as well!Listen in as Kathlyn shares her super practical and relatable advice on how to give yourself permission to prosper. P.S. If you enjoy this…

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We’re Thrilled! “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” Was Nominated for a Webby Award. Gold Star If You Vote. – Happiness Article

Elizabeth and I are thrilled—we just found out that the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast has been nominated for a Webby Award, which are awards given for excellence on the internet, in many different categories. We’re in the “Podcasts: Health and Wellness” category. There are two kinds of awards: Webby Awards, given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the online public. Which is where you come in! If you’re inclined,…

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5 ways to find calm right now – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Calm is elusive right now. 5 ways to find it: become engaged with something every day, spend more time in the analog world, meditate (or journal), write down what you’re grateful for, and find something to savor every day. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 23s. Podcast Length: 19 minutes, 53s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). These days, calm can feel elusive. Anxiety comes and goes in waves, and, as I wrote about a couple of weeks…

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The Impostor Syndrome Files – Ep. 4 – The Need for Greater Belonging and Connection – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this episode, we talk about the impact of feeling different from those around us – a common trigger of Impostor Syndrome. Our guest, Inez Jordan, shares how she creates connection in her traditionally male-dominated company, as well as how she coaches others to achieve their own sense of belonging. Join the free Impostor Syndrome Challenge. Learn more about the Leading Women discussion group. Schedule time to speak with me directly about your questions/challenges. About Our Guest Inez Jordan helps people to…

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How to Work From Home (During a Difficult Time) – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Working from home isn’t easy during the best of times—let alone during a global crisis. Below are some tips for working from home when you find it difficult to focus. These strategies should help you do two things at once: both focus, and become kinder to yourself. Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes, 11s. (But it’s skimmable.) Podcast Length: 27 minutes, 45s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). These days, it can be tough to strike a balance…

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Episode 86 – How To Manage Your Career In Uncertain Times – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The Coronavirus has hit us all HARD. The way we do life is changing, the way we work is changing, the way we think is changing. I am a firm believer in focusing more on what you CAN control, rather than focusing on what you can’t control. In today’s episode, I will be talking about how you can manage your career in these uncertain times. You will learn: How I the Coronavirus has impacted me How I am juggling work…

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Coping with COVID-19: Some Terrific Podcasts to Help Keep Anxiety at Bay. – Happiness Article

If you’re like me, you’re using books, TV shows, movies, and podcasts to help distract you from the COVID-19 news. I’ve also been going for lots of long walks in Central Park—staying six feet away from other people, of course! Getting exercise and sunshine helps calm my nerves, take the edge off my restlessness, and it feels productive. It helps that Central Park is bursting with flowers, such as daffodils, forsythia, and trees with bright pink blooms. These days, I…

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How to Process the Trauma of Getting “Let Go” from Your Job — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I was chatting with one of my career coaching clients the other day about her professional journey, and our conversation veered onto the topic of when she was fired two years ago from her job and how much emotional baggage she still carried from that experience.Even though she’s since found another role that she enjoys. Even though the reason for her being fired wasn’t because she was incompetent or not good at her job, she still carries the scars.Our conversation…

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A five-minute activity to discover your most important tasks – Productivity Article

Takeaway: Not all tasks in your work are created equal. To identify your most important tasks, make a list of all the activities you do over a given month, and then pick the most important one; the one through which you accomplish the most. Then, pick your second and third most important activities. Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 35s. Podcast Length: 2 minutes, 35s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). Not all tasks in your work are created…

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What to Put Into Your Mind – Productivity Article

Takeaway: All of the information you consume—what you read, watch, and learn—can be divided into three categories: useful information, balanced information, and entertaining information. To think smarter, more clearly, and more intelligently, consume more valuable information—while throwing in some entertaining information, lest you turn yourself into an information-munching robot. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 10s. Podcast Length: 28 minutes, 44s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). The quality and content of the information we consume matters. It influences…

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Ep 167 – How to Double Your Salary in Human Resources – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | | MoreThe economy is booming. Employee retention, training, and development are some of the most pressing topics on the minds of your senior leadership. It’s a good time to be in HR. It’s also a great time to take advantage of HR’s high visibility to level up your salary either with a raise or a new job…

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Podcast Episode 17: Stop Distractions with External Limiters – Productivity Article

I can go down a rabbit hole of distraction faster than a rabbit. To keep myself on track, I took a trick I learned as a parent – using external tools to enforce limits. Today’s show is about the various limiters I use to keep myself away from distraction. How To Set Up iOS Screen Time Limiterhttp://lauraearnest.com/freebies/screen-time-primer/ This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Laura Earnest Read Full Article

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What I Learned Taking a Bill Gates-Inspired “Think Week” – Productivity Article

Takeaway: A while back I spent seven days in Jamaica conducting a “think week.” This time in the sun was loosely modeled on Bill Gates’ annual think week ritual. I learned five key things: the more time we spend keeping up the less time we spend getting ahead; that we need to strike a balance between reflecting and doing; that stepping back from our daily grind helps us to be grateful of the lives we lead; that our lives need…

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Podcast Episode 16: Preventing Predictable Annoyances – Productivity Article

February 5, 2020 / Predictable annoyances wear us down, much like a river wears away stone. By dealing with these ongoing issues, we can free up our time and energy for something more meaningful. Let’s turn our pigeons of discontent into bluebirds of happiness. By Laura Earnest This is only a snippet of a Productivity article written by Laura Earnest Read Full Article

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Episode 80 – Peaceful Parenting with Sarah Rosensweet – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

  In this episode we are going to be diving into the topic of parenting. I am fascinated by how quickly one phase ends and another starts in the lives of little people. So it often feels like you are playing catch-up and trying to figure out how best to parent in a particular season. I interview the amazing parenting coach, Sarah Rosensweet about peaceful parenting. She shares so many gems. So dive in and learn some practical tips for…

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How to reset your caffeine tolerance – Productivity Article

Takeaway: When you consume caffeine habitually, you’ll need to consume more and more to experience the same energy boost. This makes occasionally resetting your caffeine tolerance worth the effort and the struggle. To do this, slowly lower the amount of caffeine you consume each day, or go “cold turkey” if you don’t consume a lot to begin with. Invest in your energy at the same time to counterbalance withdrawal symptoms. Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 59s. Podcast Length: 29 minutes, 49s…

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How to Eliminate Impostor Syndrome as a Woman of Color — Your Career Girl – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I wrote a post on the Your Career Girl Facebook page last year that started off with the words: I don’t believe in Impostor Syndrome. And as you can imagine, it was quite controversial. Impostor Syndrome is defined as the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or was legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. And while I believe that there are very real emotional and professional implications of being affected by Impostor…

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Podcast Episode 14 – Are You A Chronic Starter? – Productivity Article

How many projects do you have that aren’t finished right now? I’m not talking about just the ones you are aware of. I’m talking about all those things that you put somewhere with the intention of getting back to them “someday”. Today we will look at how starting projects can become a problem, a way to list all of your projects, and how to combat some of the things that can keep you from finishing. Resources:Kathy Paauwhttp://OrgCoach.netRAM…

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A Meditation for 2020 with Dr. Anna Roth – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Danielle St. Laurent for So It Goes MagazineWelcome back to The Wit & Delight Podcast! After a break over the holidays, we are getting back into our regularly scheduled programming. We have a lineup of incredible guests on the agenda for 2020 and I cannot wait to share some amazing interviews in the months to come.I am feeling rested, restored, excited, and nervous—a whole lot of different things—about moving into this new decade. I’ll be sharing details of…

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10 proven strategies to burn more body fat – Productivity Article

Takeaway: There are countless ways you can lose weight, all backed by science, as Dr. Michael Greger covers in his new book How Not to Diet. A few that I’ve expanded upon below: eat way more fiber, consume foods that contain a lot of water (like vegetables and fruit), and consume most of your calories in the morning. Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes, 27s. Podcast Length: 24 minutes, 15s (link to play podcast at bottom of post). Let me get…

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