All posts tagged: discipline

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My Productivity Secret: Sticking to It

Guest blogger Ethan Austin is the co-founder of GiveForward, an online fundraising network that makes it possible to raise money for loved ones with medical expenses.¬†Follow Ethan on Twitter @ethanaustin. Ninety-nine percent of the time the hard part isn’t knowing the right course of action. It’s having the discipline to stick to it.¬†There are a million and one brilliant blog posts floating around the Interwebz that will tell you what you should be doing to be a more productive human being. This is not going to be one of them. And the reason why is simple: I totally suck at personal productivity so I’d be a total fraud if I gave you advice on how to be a more productive person. So instead of telling you what you should be doing, I’m going to let you in on a secret. You can read all the blog posts in the world with ingenius plans on how to be a more productive human being, but if you can’t stick to the plan, they don’t mean a whole …

Vision CEO Productivity Secrets

My Productivity Secrets: Clarity, Awareness, and Focus

Guest Blogger Arjun Dev Arora is founder & CEO of ReTargeter, a full-service display advertising platform specializing in retargeting and audience targeting. Arjun also serves as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an LP at 500Startups, and is an angel investor and advisor to multiple Silicon Valley startups. As founder and CEO of a rapidly growing tech company, I’ve had to learn how to deal with a fire hose of information and drill down seemingly insurmountable projects into manageable tasks. To be as productive as possible, you need to have a clear understanding of what’s important (and what isn’t), be aware of what’s going on in your company and in your life, and create situations that allow you to focus on what matters most to your personal and professional development.. Clarity of Vision To focus on the most important things in your world, you need to start with a solid vision of what the most important things are. It sounds obvious, but it’s way too easy to get bogged down in the details of …