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The One Morning Habit to Break to Create More Time in Your Day – have you thought about getting up early? And enjoy the moment rather than the moment or phone controlling you. Stop to smell the roses I say. Nothing is more satisfying to watch your kids sleeping.

Management and Emotions – I wrote my Master Thesis on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Showing emotions as a manager isn’t a bad thing. We are all humans, and I believe that honesty paired with real emotions, no fakeness, gets you a lot further than stabbing people in the back.

Willpower and motivation are key to success. Being able to focus on the most important task first and having the mindset to stick to it, is super important.

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Does Facebook Make Us Unhappy And Unhealthy? – The Wall Street Journal publisher a summary of a research paper. I am not surprised about users feeling isolated or that likes/not likes lead to some kind of competition. But competition about whether you are liked? Who is the judge?

Another industry related post on IBM Watson AI (Artificial Intelligence) and how it can be used in daily life. Amazing things await us in the (immediate) future.

Standards – whether your own or for the company – can determine the way you run your life or your business. The main challenge is that one should not project one’s own standards to everything. It will drive you potty 😉

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No way you living in the Moment – as a Buddhist this is tricky. We should focus on the present moment but our brains are wired to focus on the future. Even more important to train your brain daily via meditation.

Five ways to keep stress at check. It is all about connecting with what matter. Good friends, nature, the outside and disconnect from technology and disturbance. Taking a break from the constant pressure reallly.

The next programmatic revolution. A more industry focused article on why what’s possible with programmatic these days and how it is best used. Like it!

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Thursday Flash (22)

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Another week, oh no, another month. Time is flying when you are having fun.

Do you seize the day?

Have you tried waking up early in the day and build a habit of doing so? What happened when you woke up at 4:30? This blog post, similar to what I shared before, examines the habit of early birds. I am one of them, no doubt.

I wrote about the 5 am routine and whether this is for everyone or not. Is it for you? Are you ready to jump start your day by getting up early, exercise, meditate and get going. Whatever you do, enjoy what you do, how you do it and seize the day!

And the other thing I do when getting up early is burning fat, keeping fit. Here are three fat burning body resistance exercises. Go get up and get going.

Hope you enjoyed it. Maybe I look out for some more technical posts next time 😉

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Thursday Flash (21)

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This week’s stories are mixed. The one I enjoyed a lot was reading about a CEO and his secrets to keep a team motivated. A few interesting pointers in there.

Then, as I would, there are three things by Steve Jobs, to make connections that matter. Focus. Priority. Creativity.

And the last one is about solar roof tiles. This in my mind will just change the world. I thought about that a few years ago and boom, there it is.

After my idea for Facebook, Twitter and solar roof tiles, maybe I should start thinking about the next big thing. One day my friends, one day.

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Thursday Flash (20)

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Execution Discipline – yes, similar to my mention on Essentialism a while back, Michael Hyatt writes about how execution discipline leads to corporate success.

This post on over analysing and over thinking stops you from moving forward. Stop over thinking and just get stuff done. Get on with it, and think about it later.

The last article this week is about caffeine and whether you should kick the habit? I have been, without any reason, reducing my caffeine intake. Instead of a few mugs of coffee a day, I now have a double espresso with breakfast and weekends one cup of freshly ground brew. That’s it. Not loads of cups of coffee for me anymore. I am not sure it changes anything but it makes you less edgy I think.

Hope you enjoyed this week. Please share with your friends.

Cheers,
Volker

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Thursday Flash (19)

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I love a bit of Tony Robbins. I didn’t use to be a fan but he has done so amazingly well in what he does, creating change, that reading an article about creating brand identity written by him is really good. Simple, yet so effective. I love how he brings things back to the basics.

On the other hand, things I enjoy reading are about staff development. On the back of that there is a topic of employee burnout. Published on HBR, this article examines the story being companies that create people’s burnout. However, as a manager and self-manager if you like, I have the responsibility to pull the cord for me and others to unplug. Working two jobs and travelling takes its toll, but it is my and my company’s responsibility to manage against a burnout. We manage well, and my company is very much aware of work loads. Not every company is and not every employee is. Thats where support is needed.

Last but not least, more of a personal development post. That is my pet subject reallly. This article looks at endurance for your career, using athletes habits and applies them to work.

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Volker

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Thursday Flash (18)

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This week is a lot about finding yourself and thinking about you and what you are and want to become. You become what you think.

But let’s start with a summary of what successful people do at the weekend. No surprise here but similar to below, a nice guide and summary of what’s proven to work.

10 uncomfortable things that tell you that you are finding yourself and become the person you are supposed to be. A nice little guide that makes you think, don’t you think 😉

How to reprogram your thoughts or how to get your thoughts under control? An oldie but goldie article telling you how to change your thinking and perception. Go for it. What you imagine and map out, you can create. Believe!

Have an amazing week!

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Thursday Flash (17)

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A letter to my younger self in the industry – Whilst I could have written this, the article resonated strongly. Enjoy the flash back to your younger self 😉

On my spiritual journey I came across an article by Marc and Angel, about things we believe. It makes you reflect, similar to the first article, just more generally.

Last but not least this week an article discussing whether you should block time in your calendar rather than putting things on your to-do list. Can time blocking replace todo lists?

What’s your opinion?

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Thursday Flash (16)

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The FT examined commuter costs once again. It is nice to see that I am living on the edge of commuter costs vs. house prices. I guess money is not everything and our life in the South Downs is just amazing (if I may say so).

I absolutely love reading Success – and this article is about mentally tough people and what their character looks like. I am pretty darn close 😉

And this article on AEI (Artificial Emotional Intelligence) describes something mixing the tech with emotions. Or something like that. I found it researching some AI stuff and whilst a couple of years old, this article is a good read.

Hope you enjoyed it.
See you in a flash 😉
Volker

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