I guess everyone struggles with productivity every now and then. Some perhaps even more so than others.
I found the video below very interesting because it reminded me of how willpower is an exhaustible resource (for more about this, clickhere) and that you have a personal slave driver called The Zeigarnik Effect.
So how do you get the Zeigarnik Effect to pummel you into doing an unleft task? The Nike slogan said it best: just do it. Start on the task and -zim zala bim!- watch how guilt gnaws you the moment you try to leave that particular task unfinished.
Watch the video below:
You are the brand. Whenever you go out there - whether for a job interview or to build networks (even make friends!) - you position yourself as someone who can offer something valuable or life-changing.
You can't avoid it: the way you dress or talk or compose yourself communicates how you want to be perceived. You are your brand. And this video by Reinventing You author Donnie Clark lays out five important points to set yourself a cut above the competition, namely:
1. Build your skills
2. Leverage your points of difference
3. Develop a narrative
4. Reintroduce yourself
5. Prove your worth
Watch him explain it here.
Some people are naturally curious and others are not. No matter which category you are in you can benefit from behaving like a curious person. Next time you are listening to information, make up and write down three to five relevant questions. If you are in a lecture, Google them after for answers. If you are in a conversation you can ask the other person. Either way you'll likely learn more, and the action of thinking up questions will help encode the concepts in your brain. As long as you're not a cat you should benefit from these actions of curiosity.
Read more: 5 Things That Really Smart People Do
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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