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Is Lack of Sleep Affecting Your Productivity?

We’ve all heard that before, right? The other night I happy settled into bed BEFORE 10:00 p.m., a rarity for me! I scrolled Facebook and the news for fifteen minutes before setting my phone on the bedside table, rolling over

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Finding Your Design Inspiration

No matter what type of design you do (web design, interior design, products, architecture, etc.) design inspiration can be an important part of the creative process. Where do you find your design inspiration? Dieter Rams (the long-time Chief Design Officer

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Essentialism 101: Identifying and Removing Obstacles

In his fantastic book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown talks about obstacles in an interesting way — as the “slowest hiker” of a group traveling to their campsite. What he suggests is that instead of trying to improve every aspect of a

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Transforming Email from Non-Essential to Essential

Lately, I’ve been closely examining my day to identify non-essential activities. At this point in my essentialist existence, this is not an easy task as I’ve already removed much of the non-essential. The other day, I started thinking about how

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Essentialism 101: The Pareto Principle and You

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle? It’s a theory that states 20% of our efforts produce 80% of our results. I was recently reminded of the Pareto Principle, which led me to thinking about how I could identify and

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Essentialism 101: Essential vs. Nonessential

Dieter Rams, the famous Braun designer, believes that “almost everything is noise.” Of course, he was referring to design (we’ll save that discussion for another blog post), but what about our businesses — and our lives? How much of it

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Pause & Keep Your Focus on the Outcome

I’m currently reading a fantastic book called 18 Minutes, by Peter Bregman, and one of the things he talks about is tweaking our reactive habits. Specifically, he’s referring to a habit many people possess where they react to an event,

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Powering Up Your Morning Routine

Waking up early has been documented as one of the ways successful people start their day. But what version of “early” is right for you? Tim Cook (Apple CEO) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (former wrestler turned movie star) are

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Fresh-brewed Customer Spotlight: Thysse

Thysse is an awesome company that knows a thing or two about delivering outstanding services and products — with a dedication to customer care that is simply off the charts. They’ve been a Cuppa SEO client for a few years

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Improve Your Time Management with Energy Blocking

Have you heard of the energy blocking system? It’s a strategy that pairs down your day into 96 blocks of “energy” that last 15-minutes each (for a total of 24 hours, of course). The idea is to make a list

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