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FEATURED ARTICLE — April 21st, 2017

4 Secret and Unexpected Productivity Tools

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

– Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman and motivational speaker

Ever hear the expression “If you fail to plan, plan to fail?” That’s essentially what Zig was pointing to.

In our digitally connected, fast-paced society, everyone seems to be striving to reach peak productivity, to become an entrepreneur with an abundance of clients and projects, or to just become a better version of themselves.

No matter which of these paths resonates most with you, time management and optimized productivity are the keys to getting from A to B.

In order to help you become the master of your own schedule and not be a slave to the clock, here are four secret productivity tools that will help you carve out plenty of time for self-care, passion projects and your short and long-term work goals.

1. Structure Your Day Appropriately

Your daily structure is the centerpiece of your entire operation; this is what helps to create or waste precious time that you cannot regain.

To build a framework that is conducive to productivity, the best place to look is at the habits of highly-successful people.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is well aware of how to manage his time and knows that “the early bird gets the worm.” Tim starts his day at 4:30 a.m., and before doing anything, he begins responding to e-mails as a loaded inbox can be a huge distraction and time waster; start setting your alarm clock a bit earlier if you really want to get ahead of the game.

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