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Twofer Tuesday: On Upping Your Game & Wasting More Time

twofer-500x500Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday. We often share resources like this —

Deliberate Practice for Professional Improvement

You’ve probably heard of the 10,000-hour rule — that you have to put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to truly master anything.

If that number intimidates you, you’ll enjoy this article. It looks at how top business leaders benefit greatly from spending just one hour each weekday (or five hours per week) on deliberate practice.

Read: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule

Full Slate or Blank Stare? The Secret to True Productivity

Who has time to stare out the window?

From computers to tablets to cell phones, there’s no end to the number of places our eyes “should” be gazing. But what if we spent less time staring at screens and more time looking off into space?

This brief but brilliant video examines how productivity and innovation are actually bolstered by staring out the window, when we give ourselves permission to “respect the creative potential of reverie.”

A better question for us all might be: Who has time NOT to stare out the window?

Watch: The Importance of Staring Out of the Window

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