Work Smarter (February 11, 2015)

By February 11, 2015 Work Smarter

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Find ways to work smarter, and you can stand out from the crowd, in ways that might not be immediately noticeable. Just don’t lie to yourself about how you work best. Be honest, but don’t boast of your honesty. Form good habits and meet good people. Be aware of how you respond to others’ expectations, as well as your own. And remember — be careful out there.

Five Productivity Lies We Tell Ourselves

“No, you don’t actually work better under pressure. This and more myths we tell ourselves about how we work best.”
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8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive

“To truly find success in your life, it is important that you take the time to do the little things that matter most. Small changes to your daily routine can translate into monumental success in all of your endeavors.”
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Professional Networking Makes People Feel Dirty

“Francesca Gino and colleagues find that people avoid professional networking — even though it’s good for their careers—because it makes them feel physically dirty.” (We can help with that.)
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Winter Driving Guide: Tips to Survive the Snow and Ice

“Winter driving isn’t as hard as people think it is. It just takes a little more concentration and awareness. Drive like you’re tiptoeing on ice, because you might be.”
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Sales Word of the Day: Honestly

“It’s honestly amazing how many people now tack the word ‘honestly’ or the phrase ‘to be honest’ to the beginning or end of their sentences.”
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How Do You Respond to Expectations?

  • Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations
  • Questioners question all expectations; they’ll meet an expectation if they think it makes sense
  • Obligers meet outer expectations, but struggle to meet expectations they impose on themselves
  • Rebels resist all expectations, outer and inner alike

Take the quiz and learn more about yourself.
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Quote of the Day

“I don’t need a Bentley or a Rolls Royce, I need a car; I don’t need a mansion with 15 bedrooms, I need a nice house.” — Mike Ditka