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How To Create A Career Bucket List

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the job, according to the most recent State of the American Workplace Gallup poll. Instead of keeping an eye on the clock and the calendar, take the reins by creating a career that you love, experts suggest.


“People often find themselves on a lifelong career journey without a destination in mind, only to look back at some point and realize they are not where they expected or wanted to be professionally,” says Tom Kemp, MBA executive-in-residence at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. “Often this reflection happens when they either find themselves confronted with a job loss or they simply become so disenfranchised that they quit with little idea or thought about what they want to do next.”

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What do you want to be celebrating at your retirement party? Making this list can help keep you motivated and excited about your future.

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. In other words, get results faster and you won’t be spending so many late nights at the office.


But what does it really mean to work smarter?


“It means figuring out better, faster ways to work,” says personal productivity expert and trainer Peggy Duncan. But before you enrol in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these counterintuitive ways to get more done.

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We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.

How to Spend the First 30 Minutes of Your Day to Maximize Productivity

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

As entrepreneurs, we often work late into the night, only to roll out of bed the next morning, picking up where we left off. One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we’re always doing, doing, doing and searching for new and novel ways to do more.


The truth is, your desire to do more and get more done will lead you not toward greater productivity, but toward burnout, if you don’t take time each day to check in with yourself, and set your intention for how you want your day to proceed.



Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying, “If I had six hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening the axe.” There is no evidence to suggest that Lincoln actually said this, but the point is not lost on us. How we prepare to do the task before us determines our success.

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How you spend your morning makes or breaks your day.

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