The Key To Unlocking Your Productivity – Map Out Your Habits

I’m a big believer in working smarter, not harder. Improving productivity and optimizing inefficiencies is a mini-obsession of mine. It was Aristotle who said..

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act. It’s a habit.

If we are what we repeatedly do. One could argue then that the key to unlocking productivity then lies in our day-to-day habits. What if, we could “unlock productivity” in ourselves?

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The Best Coffee Co-working Spots in Orange County & San Diego

A little known fact about me, I’m always on the quest to find the perfect wifi/ coffee setup for me and my co-working crew. For me, that includes fast wifi, rad music and a good view of the beach. Here’s my list of the top Southern California coffee-shops best suited for co-working.

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Behind The Scenes of A Mastermind

In the Crossfit world, it’s a known fact that having a partner can lead to seeing results more quickly. Having a community of people supporting each other through growth has been proven to see drastic improvements.  Little did I know, how this pair-working concept would translate so well into remote-work.

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The Power of Going First

I’ve been recently intrigued by this principle of the Power of Going First. 

Practice Going First. Say hello first, If you’re coming across somebody and make eye contact, smile first. Raise your hand and be the first to speak up in a meeting. I genuinely wish people would experiment with that in their life a little bit more: Be first, because – not at all times, but most times – it comes in your favor, people will surprise you. You’ll surprise yourself too.

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A Shift in Communication

I recently watched this fascinating video with Adam Leibsohn, COO of GIPHY, discussing why  “GIFS Are the Words of the Future “from PSFK.

GIPHY COO: Why GIFs Are the Words of the Future from PSFK onVimeo.

We don’t have time for words because they’re not fast enough, nor are they descriptive enough about the things we want to convey.

– Adam Leibsohn

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My Secret to Self-Improvement

2016. A brand new year with a clean slate, and fresh New Years Resolutions.

There’s nothing wrong with goals, but I’ve never been a bigger believer in New Years Resolutions. Here’s why… I could never wrap my head around the whole “New Year. New Me.” attitude. I’m a huge advocate for consistent self-improvement, year-round.

Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There. – Theodore Roosevelt

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A Quest: Offering Higher Quality Customer Support

The only purpose of “customer service” is to change feelings. Not the facts, but the way your customer feels.” – Seth Godin.

I recently read this article “Don’t Be A Robot – Create Conversations.” by Chris Gallo. He said something that really stood out to me,

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An Experiment on Happiness

I recently listened to this really awesome NPR podcast from old Ted Talk videos, it was about the Secret to Happiness. One of the speakers, Matt Killingsworth was speaking about the topic of Staying in the Moment To Be Happier . He encouraged listeners to be part of his experimental app, where it will Track Your Happiness on a daily basis. So I decided to hop on the band wagon and join in on this scientific experiment.

For the past 3 months, I’ve been tracking my happiness. The question was how?

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A Lesson on Leadership

I recently tuned into a podcast from Lewis Howes, on Mastering Confidence, Humility, and Leadership with Brad Lomenick. This podcast really helped me to reevaluate how I define leadership.

“Leadership is influence. Just because someone has a title, doesn’t mean that person is a leader.” – John Maxwell

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How We Should Define Success

Growing up in a 21st century world, often times people’s standard view of success involves having a huge social media following, living in a multi- million dollar home on the beach, driving a luxury car and traveling the world.  To be honest, that used to be my definition of success too.

“Having things isn’t success; living the life of your dreams is.” 

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