Archive for September, 2016

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

1. They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed.

As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller told him, “To this day, I keep a schedule that is almost minute by minute.”

You must master your minutes to master your life.


2. They focus only on one thing.

Ultra productive people know their Most Important Task (MIT) and work on it for one to two hours each morning, without interruptions.

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., said, “Invest the first part of your day working on your number one priority that will help build your business.”

What task will have the biggest impact on reaching your goal? What accomplishment will get you promoted at work?

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And the best part is, you can adopt them all.

8 Powerful Ways To Conquer Stress

Posted on September 30th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.


Stress has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it, but how you respond is only half the battle. The secret to winning the war against stress lies in what you do when you aren’t working (and presumably aren’t as stressed). Otherwise, you fall into bad habits that can magnify your stress, rather than alleviate it. You need to shift gears to these relaxing and rejuvenating activities during your time off.

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Keeping your stress under control is critical to your health, happiness, and performance. These proven methods will make it happen.

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That’s one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. 


But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent:

1. Don’t get anxious. Get excited.

All of us get nervous before a presentation, even if we’ve done it hundreds of times. So take that nervousness and turn it into something positive: enthusiasm.How do you do that exactly?

Spend those final few moments reviewing your favorite parts of the presentation. Remind yourself why you’re doing this, and focus on the value you have to deliver to your listeners.

Now, take that enthusiasm and give a talk that you passionately believe in.


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View your presentation from your audience’s perspective instead of your own.