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Social media use may have its benefits, but it also has a disturbing impact on our health and well-being.

Learn how a minimalist lifestyle could help you focus on your core priorities.

Habits to kick in order to be more successful. This post just demonstrates how you can still and always improve on your habits.

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Thursday Flash (32)

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Maybe things calmed down out there a bit. However, never too late to be productive and improve your productivity over the summer.

Then there was an article about the iPhone in 2020. A longer read but if you are interested in some futuristic thoughts and like Apple, this one is for you.

And last but not least, there are dangers of measuring performance. Not in general but for some start ups, and some not so start ups, as you measure the effectiveness of the system and not the performance of the individual. Some interesting thoughts there, so worth a read.

Enjoy your summer,
Volker

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Thursday Flash (31)

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Rohn: 9 Things More Important Than Money – yes, money isn’t everything. It is important, but as I teach my kids, happiness is coming from within….

The iPhone in 10 years won’t be a phone anymore. Really? There are a lot of rumours around what the next iPhone will be and what other changes might happen in the future. The article is for sign-in users only, but even if you watch the video on the site, you will like the thoughts on how things might change.

20 mantras – to help you change and adjust your attitude. Pick and few and see how you can improve your life and happiness!

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Thanks,
Volker

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This week is a good mix. The first article is about SMART Goal Setting: a goal is a dream that has actions associated to it, isn’t it?

Then, this article I came across when researching the benefits of Meditation: Yoga – Tai Chi – Mediation – why this is all good for you. And the mind changes the DNA for the better. Wowsers!

Tackling Information Overflow and how a navy seal helps corporates by setting goals and work towards a win – looking at what the difference hierarchy levels can support the top.

Hope you enjoyed this week,
Volker

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Thursday Flash (29)

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Early bird..yet again. Whilst this article is more about the general benefits of waking up early, the next article goes in line with it.

I have been looking at morning routines again, and whether I should change mine, maye less running. So the next article is about what successful people do NOT do in the morning. Interesting?

The last article is about what I studied at university, matter of fact I wrote my Master Thesis on EQ: Emotional Intelligence example by Elon Musk. It’s an email snippet he sent to his employees.

And that’s it for this week.
See you next Thursday!
Volker

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Thursday Flash (28)

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Taking the right break makes you more productive – similar to last week’s quantitative measure vs. quality measure, taking breaks makes you more productive. Don’t believe me – try!

This is a great article on prioritising. It is all about focus on priority. Then about output. Which one thing can you do today that make everything else obsolete or easier?

This article on Business Objectives and Operational Efficiencies is a good guide on how to measure business success. Worth a read.

Thanks for reading,
Volker

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Thursday Flash (27)

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Difficult conversations without having a conflict isn’t always easy. It is about listening, understanding the other point of view and being direct. Practising makes perfect, but it doesn’t get easier.

The next article is stating that actually, nobody cares how hard you work. Is that right? What the author tries to say is that we are all tuned towards quantitative measures, e.g. time rather than output. So if you work hard and accomplish more in less time, no one cares. This is changing, and I noticed that society puts more pressure on output rather than time spend on something.

Productive Space is something essential in my opinion. Having your space, the right tools, light and environment, to make you the most productive person even, is key to any success.

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Volker

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Thursday Flash (26)

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10 things to get anything in life– this collection of top 10 tips is useful. It is about knowledge, fun, imagination and talking hard to yourself. Yet, it is also about looking after yourself.

Smartphone screens are totally different to what I normally post here. I found this very interesting though. How have the screen sizes changed and how do we anticipate the sizes to change moving forward? I personally love the new iPad Pro 10.5 inch size, but cannot justify it. Or maybe I will come Christmas?

And last but not least, there are a lot of articles on Time Blocking. And more on Time Blocking. Essentially not a new subject, but I started doing it more. Scheduling a time in my diary to work on something to get something done. Often, between our emails, we forget that we actually got some work to do.

Hope you enjoyed it.
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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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