GET MORE TIME SERIES #12: Automaticity Rules!

“Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice” – Wikipedia Automaticity saves energy because it does not require the use of your prefrontal cortex, the part of your brain that consumes 25% of your total energy. So putting things that do not serve you on automatic will save you…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #10: Accepting You

Why do we do the things we do? Do we do the things we do for us or do we do them for somebody else? When you dig deep, you will find that a majority of the things you do is for someone else, to make someone else happy, to be accepted, to be loved. It is normal to want to be a part of the tribe, to conform and to be useful but when…

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I Can’t Vs. I Won’t

Get More Time Series #9 What if every time you said you can’t, you instead replaced it with “I won’t”. Change “I can’t lose weight because I can’t move like I did when I was younger.” to “ I won’t lose weight because I am not willing to take a small walk every night until I can move.”. Change “I can’t get a better job because I don’t have the experience to get one.” to…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #8: Throwing Up The Barriers

Don’t we put up barriers every time we dream of something big? I don’t have enough money. I don’t have enough people. I don’t have enough patience. I don’t have enough time. I just can’t-do it. We waste so much energy telling ourselves that we cannot do something that if we channeled it correctly, we would probably have it done! We live our lives by constantly creating barriers that limit our success. Excuses that we…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #7: Emotional Checks

Unlike the animal kingdom who are not self-aware, we humans can be our worst enemy by creating emotions that are not really warranted. We create anger when we are sad and we create doubt when we are happy. When we become introspective, we get confused as we cannot get away from the emotion that we think we feel. This self-consuming emotional storm festers until we can barely function and we lash out, or worse, shut…

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Walking Off The Stress

Get More Time Series #6 We waste so much time being stressed out. When we get overworked at home, at work, or both, we tend to think that we can work ourselves out of the jam. Is that ever really the case? Some of the most enlightening moments in life are when we are on a break from the action. Have you ever come up with one more thing to try when sitting in the…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #5: Addicted To Distraction

One of the biggest time wasters we have is the addiction to distraction. While being distracted is not always a bad thing, it is when we become addicted to the distraction as a means of avoiding our problems that it becomes a problem. Do you find yourself mindlessly checking your social media streams throughout the day? Do you notice yourself snacking on food and not even recalling the flavor? Have you ever spent an entire…

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Who Is On Your List?

‘Get More Time’ Series #2 https://vimeo.com/236812256Dovico CEO, Yves Doucet, talks about Who and What could be potential distractions What can you live without? What can’t you live without? Who can you live without? Who can’t you live without? These are the great balancing acts between our happiness and our distraction. We are pulled in so many directions in a day that we lose sight of our priorities and we begin to use our time inefficiently….

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GET MORE TIME SERIES: Introduction

Welcome to the “Get More Time” Blog Series page! This page will contain links to all of the upcoming posts in this series. We will add them here as they go up so that you can find them quickly and easily. The series will begin on Monday, October 2nd, 2017. This journey will take you through 14 topics along with an activity or action item to help you discover ways to get more time to…

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You can’t fill up a bottle of water if the cap is on

My three promises to you…. I promise that I will keep listening to what our clients and prospective clients are saying about our culture and our products. I once heard a great quote: “You can’t fill up a bottle of water if the cap is on.” I promise that I will make every effort to help our clients get back to work and find new ways of making our products easier and more fun to use so that…

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