Why You Should Stop Being “Productive”

Disclaimer: I don’t like “productivity”. I think that people misunderstand what it means to be “productive” so much that chasing the holy grail of “productivity” ends up being destructive rather than beneficial. That’s because we, in our over-reliance on measurement and logic as human beings, have...

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The Simplest Way To Build a Habit

Building a habit, no matter what anyone tells you, is much, much easier than you think. People tend to overthink it, making it into something more complex than it is. It’s not that difficult. And I’m someone who used to have some serious trouble in developing and keeping good habits. Ready? You...

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Slow Down, Please

One of my biggest flaws as a person is that I’m always trying to move fast. Being a productivity junkie will do that to you: I’m always trying to do things as efficiently as possible so I can move onto the next thing. The logic is, of course, that the faster I do things, the more I’ll be able to do,...

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Six Motivational Techniques that Work

Motivation to do something is a need for all of us at one time or another. Our lack of motivation actually comes from the fact that as surviving creatures we need to conserve energy and therefore it’s easier to be lazy than it is to work hard at something. With that in mind, I’ve put together this...

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One Simple Action to Improve at Anything

What would you say if I told you there was one action you could take that would not only help you with your basketball skills but also your productivity? What if I told you this simple exercise can improve all areas of your life and it only has to take as little as 2 minutes of your time? You’d probably...

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Mobile Living: 50+ Tools & Resources

One of the biggest goals and aspirations people have is to be able to travel the world while earning a passive income. That’s partly what we are aiming for here at PluginID (whilst working of course) as we expand our horizons on the world and experience different types of people and cultures that...

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How to Kill Burn Out

How many times have you been bogged down in the middle of a project, feeling like giving up because there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? The project feels as if it’ll never get done, everything you do takes forever, you’re starting to get frustrated with the process, and the best option – the...

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How to Enjoy Doing Any Task

We all have our weaknesses. Whether it’s doing the dishes, ironing our clothes, cooking dinner or even visiting the mother in-law, there are certain things we rather wouldn’t do. When I started renting an apartment and lived on my own for the first time, I had to start doing a lot of tasks...

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Going From Good to Great

Inspired by two awesome posts – one by Jonathan Fields and one by Seth Godin – I’ve had yet another epiphany. At its core, it’s this: always be willing to go the extra mile, to do what others might deem ‘unreasonable’, to do the right thing. Why? Because, my friends, that’s just what you do....

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Goal Setting: My Personal Approach

I’ve never been one for new years resolutions. In fact, in the 19 years of my life I’ve never made any resolutions for the start of a new year that I plan on sticking to. This isn’t because I don’t like setting goals, it’s just that I’ve always tended to know in my mind where I want to go and what...

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Getting Your Projects Off the Ground

“You have to be able to take action in your life without being bumped around like a victim… It helps to recognize that being a self-starter is a set of behaviors that you can adopt.” This is a quote from productivity consultant David Allen that’s mentioned in The Wall Street Journal.com article...

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Ask the Readers: Goal-Setting

Over time, as I’ve delved into the awesome texts of productivity and achievement, I’ve seen conflicting views on goal-setting. The dilemma is: should you even set them? On one hand, setting goals lets you hone in on what you want to get done, and creates a reward mechanism that lets you feel...

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