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This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

 

It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven distractions, the pace at which we are expected to respond has accelerated. We’re multitasking with unfortunate effects. How much more can our brains take? And is it possible to future-proof them for all the technical advances yet to come?

 

Performance expert and Australian medical practitioner Jenny Brockis, author of Future Brain: 12 Keys to Develop Your High-Performing Brain, thinks so. Our brains are designed to adapt, but there’s a difference between adjusting to change and expecting an organ to endure relentless stress without time to renew, she says. So the first step to future-proofing our brains lies in good physical care, including nutrition, exercise, sleep, and downtime, she says.

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Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.

7 Powerful Habits Self-Made Billionaires Use Every Single Day

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Everybody wants to be successful – however, not many actually make it a reality.

 

The difference between self-made billionaires and the rest of the pack is that they don’t leave their achievements up to chance. Instead of waiting for success or wealth to fall in their lap, they take actionable steps every single day to inch closer to the finish line.

 

Becoming a billionaire might seem like an impossible pipe dream, but the amount of self-made ones is increasing every year. Yes, it’s no cakewalk, but it is something that is possible and within your grasp. Without further ado, here seven habits from self-made billionaires that you should adopt today:

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You won’t become a billionaire overnight, but you can eventually with these habits.

Five Ways To Say “No” So You Can Finally Reclaim Your Focus

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

It isn’t news that culture is obsessed with doing—with being in motion, with being occupied, with being busy. But the upshot of all this doing is that we spend very little time deciding exactly what we should be doing in the first place.

Real productivity is more than just activity, after all. And when we’re asked to act upon (or ignore) hundreds of updates, requests, and interruptions every single day, to actually step back and decide can be much more difficult than to simply do. Amid all this bombardment, being truly productive depends upon your ability to say “no.” In other words, what you don’t do on a daily basis is at least—if not more—important than what you actually do take action on.

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Staying productive is all about consciously deciding what not to do. Here’s how.

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