How to increase productivity through creating more distractions

Have you heard that it’s important to reduce your distractions to increase your concentration and productivity? Every day, the Internet is bursting with productivity hacks on reducing your distractions, like writing to-do lists, exercising before work, taking up yoga, etc. etc.

While these strategies may work for some people, there are just as many who get tangled up in fluoro post-it notes, and go cross-eyed writing to-do lists that are ultimately a complete waste of energy and can lead to reduced performance, adrenal fatigue and burnout.

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3 Steps to hiring ‘high performance’ people

If every member of your staff were able to contribute an extra hour of effective productivity every day, imagine what that would do to your bottom line. The good news is that it’s absolutely possible.

If every member of your staff were able to contribute an extra hour of effective productivity every day, imagine what that would do to your bottom line. The good news is that it’s absolutely possible.

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Does sport give women a winning edge in business?

For women in the workforce, a sports background can build the skills you need to lead and to achieve.

If you were an entrepreneur appealing to a potential investor, do you think your athletic background could give you a competitive edge? Alexandra Mills, CEO of product sites for the AussieCommerce Group, thinks so. She says all else being equal, she’d invest in the woman who’d engaged in elite sports.

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Living fast and slow: find your natural pace for peak performance

Do you live fast or slow? We can think fast and slow, using our automatic, subconscious or by making more reasoned choices. Some people are born multi-taskers, but that approach doesn’t work for everyone.

We can also exercise fast or slow depending on our muscle twitch fibres.

Olympic sprinters have been shown to possess about 80 per cent fast twitch fibres, while marathon runners tend to have 80 per cent slow twitch fibres, for example.

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How to do a digital detox at home

Australians are more digitally connected then ever, with the average person spending the equivalent of almost an entire day online every week. So is it time to do a digital detox?

“We live in a notification culture, where we have attention deficiencies and are addicted to the little red notification circles on our media,” says performance coach Vanessa Bennett.

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