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Mental “butterflies” are distracting thoughts that flutter into your head and lead you astray when you’re trying to work. Examples would be new ideas, things you need to do, or simply the urge to check your email. The problem with chasing them is that you don’t get right back to whatever you were working on. […]


 The Problem:  For most of us, the first thing we do in the morning is check our email. As we start reading and replying, it’s easy to forget that we are now in “responding to other people” mode.  Of course responding to others is an important part of work, but when you start your day […]


The Problem: No matter what you do for a living, success involves getting things done. Unfortunately reality often involves a lot of trying to get yourself to get things done. Procrastination isn’t rational. Even when we know we’re procrastinating, and we want to be working, getting back on track can be difficult. Instead we check […]

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