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Per Wikipedia, "Life hack (or life hacking) refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life."
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  1. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    08/11/2016
    Psychology of Motivation - How to Get Motivated using Psychological Insight and Tricks
    Psychology of Motivation - How to Get Motivated using Psychological Insight and Tricks How to get motivated using some psychological tricks and being self-aware to use your passions to drive you. Tai Lopez has mentioned that there are four...
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  2. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    08/11/2016
    Jared Wiese
    The Rule of 3 – A Life of Productivity
    alifeofproductivity.com
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  3. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    08/11/2016
    Jared Wiese
    The quick and dirty 20 Second Rule – A Life of Productivity
    alifeofproductivity.com
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  4. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    30/10/2016
    Flow - How To Be So Happy Time Stops - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    Flow - How To Be So Happy Time Stops - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Are you looking to find happiness in your work, or at least to make your work life more enjoyable? With this take on Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow:...
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  5. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    26/10/2016
    Butter warming hack!
    Jared Wiese
    1000 Life Hacks on Twitter
    twitter.com “https://t.co/GDKMRKYoIY”...
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  6. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    24/10/2016
    For a life hack on how to easily and systematically wake up earlier to then do the Miracle Morning or at least, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life
    Jared Wiese
    The Groundhog Solution - how to wake up early in 2 steps
    niklasgoeke.com This post shows you how to wake up early by taking 2 simple steps, none of which have anything to do with your morning. A sleep coach spills his...
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  7. ProducerJared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    24/10/2016
    How Daily Questions Create a Quality Life
    How Daily Questions Create a Quality LifeThis post shows you how the right questions can create a quality life - in as little as six questions and six minutes a day!Could it be that easy? Read this post, try it out for 3 days, and tell me the results!I discuss the importance of measuring...
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    Jared Wiese
    08/11/2016 #19 Jared Wiese
    Plan your week. Weekly organizing gives you the freedom and the flexibility to handle unanticipated events, to shift appointments if you need to, to savor relationships and interactions with others, and to deeply enjoy spontaneous experiences.

    Habit 3: Put First Things First

    :Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:
    Jared Wiese
    01/11/2016 #18 Jared Wiese
    #17 I totally understand, Dawn. I recently went to a talk about habits and one of the best takeaways was to be compassionate with yourself! Do what you can. Small steps.

    We all struggle at various times. I've heard of it described like a waves - many highs and many lows. It will get better!

    You might also check out The Miracle Morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning) hive's articles. The idea there is to make more time, first thing in the morning, and do as many of the following as possible: silence/meditation, affirmations, visualizations, exercise, reading and journaling.
    Dawn Kieran
    01/11/2016 #17 Dawn Kieran
    I am definitely in need of trying this out for myself. Or parts of it. I want to slowly start and try all of this but, I feel I need to start slow I have not been focusing in the right areas of my life for some time. I actually put a story of my own up today but it doesn't show how stressed I am or how I feel I am floating right now. Thank you for pointing me in this direction.
    Brian McKenzie
    30/10/2016 #16 Brian McKenzie
    I am going to have to wade into this slowly, everytime I make long term "happiness" goals - they explode, so I only plan my life one year, one country, one little war at a time. I am looking for more than the next ginned up war and countryside genocide for gratitude, but it is consistently the only thing people pay me for, dead bodies ~ nearly my only viable commody or skill. Yee-ha 8?/
    Graham Edwards
    30/10/2016 #15 Graham Edwards
    #12 You were right @Renée Cormier this was a great read. Thanks for th buzz @Jared Wiese... I particularly like the Magic Rule of Three; I'm a big believer in this when it comes to setting "objectives"... set three, no more, no less.
    Jared Wiese
    30/10/2016 #14 Jared Wiese
    Hello all,

    I felt my article needed to evolve a bit more, so I added the following:
    - more on on Benjamin Franklin's routines
    - a section on The Magic and Value of Questions (Goldsmith)
    - how to get the Goldsmith's 32 questions (see Want All 32 Questions?!)
    - why the 32 might help (although, like you, I'm thinking it is probably overkill ;)
    - WHY each of the questions is important (see Here are the morning questions and their reasoning) - especially the Gratitude one
    - an Example Template with brief prompts
    - a little more on motivation from the likes of Robbins and Oprah
    - A lot more on Making the Routine a Habit

    Enjoy! Now, GO make this a habit :)
    Jared Wiese
    28/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese
    #12 Thanks for the kind words and share, @Renée Cormier! All the Buzz...
    Renée Cormier
    28/10/2016 #12 Renée Cormier
    Excellent! @Graham Edwards, I think you will like this!
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #11 Jared Wiese
    #10 Oh Boy, DO I :)

    See page 12 of http://sourcesofinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/GettingStartedWithGettingResults.pdf:
    ' Do This Now …
    Ask yourself, the following question:
    “What are three wins I want today?”
    … and write your answers down on paper.
    Simply by taking this action step, you’re doing Getting Results
    the Agile Way. '

    See http://sourcesofinsight.com/7-questions-to-start-your-day/.

    Please check out The Miracle Morning book and hive for inspiration on everything you just mentioned, "not an early riser by nature so waking up a little bit earlier to write, exercise, mediate, etc...is a bit hard for me to maintain".

    A hack:
    http://niklasgoeke.com/how-to-wake-up-early/
    Cepee Tabibian
    24/10/2016 #10 Cepee Tabibian
    #8 I haven't but need to! I've only done morning journaling via The Artist's Way, but slowly quit after a month. I'm not an early riser by nature so waking up a little bit earlier to write, exercise, mediate, etc...is a bit hard for me to maintain. Any tips?
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #9 Jared Wiese
    I just had to add mention to Tim Ferriss in the post.
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #8 Jared Wiese
    #7 I am very much also looking forward to the new book. Should be right up my alley :)

    Cepee, thank you for such kind words! It is appreciated... and motivating.

    Have you used morning or evening questions before?
    Cepee Tabibian
    24/10/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    #6 Thanks for the link! He really is the gift that keeps on giving. haha. I'm very much looking foward to the new book....and your next post.
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese
    #4 Thanks for the shares, @Cepee Tabibian!

    And thank you so much for pointing out Tim Ferriss. You are so right about him! I feel so remiss in not pointing him out directly. He may have been the one who got me to check out the Five Minute Journal!

    In every one of his interviews, he asks about morning routines. He has gone into detail on his morning journal and major journaling (note taking) habits. I believe he said he has a bookshelf wall of journals. Then I believe he started mainly using Evernote.

    Check out http://www.inc.com/tim-ferriss/the-best-tools-and-apps-to-boost-your-productivity-in-2016.html - in which he mentions both the Journal and Evernote.

    He is coming out with a new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
    Cepee Tabibian
    24/10/2016 #5 Cepee Tabibian
    @Miles Tabibian check this article out.
    Cepee Tabibian
    24/10/2016 #4 Cepee Tabibian
    @Jared Wiese this is great! Tim Ferriss talks about the morning journal quite a bit, it's been on my to do list, just need to start. I'm gonna try the magic rule of 3 too.l bits of info. Thanks!!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/10/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien
    My motto is if you don't ask you don't get .... :-) Now I am not Benjamin either but it modestly works for me
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    Thanks for the share, @David B. Grinberg. Let me know if any of this works for you...
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    As promised, @Pamela L. Williams :)
  8. ProducerPeter Morscheck

    Peter Morscheck

    01/10/2016
    168 Hours
    168 HoursThere are 168 hours in the week. Are you maximizing yours?I’ve been reading a lot lately on Medium about productivity hacks.This makes sense, as we live in the age of instant information, an age defined by the relentless pursuit of optimization.The...
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    James O'Connell
    07/10/2016 #22 James O'Connell
    OR leave the bullshite and get 47hours + the 7hrs = 54 hrs to put toward your own dreams and not those of others!
    OK its not an easy road but certainly more fulfilling & fun if you like the ride & with best wishes you may not end up like the 'boss' who drove you to take the plunge into being the master of your own life. May you be successful enough to cut the hours back in favour of a more balanced work/family/life. May you lead those you employ to the same happiness you discovered from dropping devoting 47hrs p/w toward someone else's dream!

    Personally I have taken the plunge big time. However I am lucky to have the support of my Mrs mainly. I've switched it to 47hrs to my dreams and 7hrs to part time gigs to help me along. In reality that 7 hrs can be more in a week but averages over time to 7. One day I will get that 7 back and hopefully too some from the 47. My quandary is that by the time I achieve such, my kids will have fled the nest etc

    But i agree with your overall point about realising or being aware of our TIME budget and how we spend it. I fear many dont (' ' .)
    Jared Wiese
    07/10/2016 #21 Jared Wiese
    #19 #20 Searching from the home page goes to https://www.bebee.com/groups

    Entering "productivity" yields: https://www.bebee.com/group/productivity. You could share it there too, Peter.

    I already shared your article in https://www.bebee.com/group/life-hacks:
    Per Wikipedia, "Life hack (or life hacking) refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life."
    Phil Friedman
    07/10/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    #19 Yes, you can go to your home page. Search All Hives. Unfortunately, they are not sorted by topic, so you'll need to scroll through all of them, opening those that appear promising. You can filter for English. Or for business. Although if the hive title doesn't include the term "business", it won't get through the filter. Cheers, and thanks for the kind words.
    Peter Morscheck
    04/10/2016 #19 Peter Morscheck
    #18 Thanks Jared and Phil. While I'd been following his work on LinkedIn for awhile, it was Phil's post on my blog that convinced me to start posting here!

    I didn't know about All-Business. Is there an index page of all the hives so I could determine best fit? This one seemed like "productivity," but I didn't see a dedicated hive for it.
    Phil Friedman
    03/10/2016 #18 Phil Friedman
    #17 Yes, Jared. The author of a post that meets the topic-filtering requirements of All Business is invited to copy the link to that article and post it in the All Business hive. I encourage such authors, as well, to join All Business as a member... because I believe if one seeks distribution for one's work, one also should be willing to play at least a small role is helping to distribute the work of others. Anyone having any difficulty posting into the All Business hive as described above should simply contact me or Randy Keho directy, and one of us will seek to solve the problem. Cheers!
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #17 Jared Wiese
    #16 Thanks for clarifying, @Phil Friedman.
    Many bees post honey to three shares and cannot share the original any more than that. Regardless, I presume you are suggesting that the author copy and paste a link to their honey or buzz as a "new" buzz in this hive. Correct?
    Phil Friedman
    03/10/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you for pointing out the posting policies of All Business. The reason for allowing shares only be by the original author of a post is that we want the author to be aware of the share and committed to engaging actively. There are plenty of "open" hives in which to share the work of others, so we do not feel that our restriction in All Business is detrimental to anyone, and is actually advantageous to our members. We do not want to be a mini version of the main feed. Cheers!
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/10/2016 #15 Harvey Lloyd
    #14 You are correct I find myself saying the "8" habits, but there were originally 7. I haven't gotten into the new series but a little. Thanks for the correction.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #14 Jared Wiese
    #11 Also, I believe you mean Covey's 7th habit as Sharpening the Saw. That's a great one! Renewal in all areas. You pointing out the 8th Habit reminded me that he had written another book. Lo and behold, it ties right in to the reason I am on beBee!

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_8th_Habit. I am VERY intrigued just after reading this and the 2 review/summary links:
    http://www.thesimpledollar.com/review-the-8th-habit/
    http://www.johnbippus.com/?page_id=960

    From the last link:
    'The world today is different, with more challenge, ambiguity and complexity and while the 7 Habits form a strong basis upon which to start, it is this next step – the 8th Habit –that will take us to true fulfillment in what Covey describes as the age of the knowledge worker.

    The book’s synopsis promises that The 8th Habit is the answer to the yearning for greatness, the organization’s imperative for significance and superior results, and the human’s search for its “voice”. I believe there are some handy tips to be found in the book, but it is a much less intuitive read than his previous works.

    The book is divided into two sections. The first focuses on “finding your voice” and the second on “inspiring others to find theirs”. '
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #13 Jared Wiese
    #11 Hi @Harvey Lloyd. I agree, "budget" is right up there with DIEt for many ;) Nobody wants either. I once bought a book, Money Diet. Talk about about a double wammy! The book "draws a clever analogy here: budget dollars saved are like diet calories cut. Noting that many Americans have no budget but know how to diet, she offers advice for achieving financial fitness."

    Covey's the "Big Rocks" of time from the 7 Habits was Habit 3, Put First Things First. I am finding it more relevant 20 years after reading the book! In fact, I am realizing we might be best to leverage the first "hour of power" of the day. And then choose 1-5 (best may be 3) things to focus our time on. Or as covey would call it, Quadrant II (Important, non-urgent :) All else is busy-ness and time wasting. Eisenhower Box is the same idea. (For more on that, see The Miracle Morning have: https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #9 Yes, that's a guideline for that hive..it's established by Phil @Phil Friedman...you can check it out.
    Harvey Lloyd
    03/10/2016 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    You call on folks to take inventory of their time and evaluate their resources within. I know the Dave Ramsey process and have taught his DVD series a few times. Some of the stories we heard from participants were amazing. Folks would actually hide from bills, avoid discussions about finance and many others. So your review of the time "budget" may hold just as many fears as the financial budget.

    I do agree though. We act as though their is never enough time, to the point of stress. If we took an inventory of time usage i believe we all would find time. The one i always find time for is Steven Covey's 8th Habit. "Sharpening the Saw"

    Loved the pie chart, looks a lot different in a chart than it did in my mind.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #10 Jared Wiese
    Sorry, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I just re-read the All Business posting guidelines. I see what you mean, per the last paragraph. My bad!

    Perhaps @Phil Friedman or @Randy Keho can remove it and @Peter Morscheck can post a link if he so choses.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #9 Jared Wiese
    #8 Hi @Donna-Luisa Eversley. He already had 3 shares, so thought I would. Of course, he could have by pasting the link as a Buzz.
    Is that a rule in All Business? Only authors can buzz/post there?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #6 Jared @Jared Wiese, only the author can post his article in All Business Hive.
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese
    Note, I buzzed a couple related items in All Business:
    “40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study Says https://t.co/7NmWUl3Pr9 View more
    Note, I buzzed a couple related items in All Business:
    “40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study Says https://t.co/7NmWUl3Pr9 #lifehack” BY EVELYN HILL

    It's Time to Kill the 9-to-5 - And the 8-to-6, too.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/it-s-time-to-kill-the-9-to-5
    by Rebecca Greenfield, bloomberg.com. Close
    Jared Wiese
    03/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in All Business
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    03/10/2016 #5 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Let's start having a four day work week. It work well in France.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/10/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Peter Morscheck..time management or maximizing your time in the best way possible is a conscious action. I like how you have broken it down. Looking at it like this makes time even more valuable. This is a post you can possibly share in the All Business Hive. ☺
    Peter Morscheck
    02/10/2016 #3 Peter Morscheck
    #2 Thanks, Jared! I'm still familiarizing myself with the different groups on Bebee but this most likely fits best in "Life Hacks." Now to go read some other folks' stuff there!
  9. Jared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    01/10/2016
    Jared Wiese
    Homemade Toilet Cleaner [All Natural Recipes]
    www.diynatural.com Here are three homemade toilet cleaner recipes that will help you ditch the chemicals, save money, and further your journey to sustainable...
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  10. ProducerJared Wiese

    Jared Wiese

    27/09/2016
    40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study Says
    40-Hour Work Week Is Linked To Cognitive Decline, Study SaysNOTE: The following post comes from lifehack.org. See the interesting comment near the bottom, "As a freelance writer who works full-time, this study was interesting in that it focused on the actual consequences that working has on the brain."By...
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    Jared Wiese
    27/09/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Thanks for the share in Tradesman and Skilled Workers, @John White, MBA !