Get To The Grind: Hop on, Hop off Treadmill Sprinting

Dumb Little Man

You can take advantage of this training, along with treadmill sprints, to get the body you’ve always wanted. sprinting and the bursts of speed in football. It can even let you multitask, like listening to an audio book or even binge-watching your favorite cable show while you’re doing treadmill sprints. How: Inclined Treadmill Sprints. Treadmill sprinting offers a great option to increase your heart rate so that your body is in top performance mode.

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Get Things Done With A Productivity Sprint

Simple Productivity Blog

The answer is a productivity sprint. The post Get Things Done With A Productivity Sprint appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. Sometimes, no matter my best intentions and diligent working, my task list seems to take on a life of its own. At the time that I am peering down the throat of this monster that is about to swallow me, I know I have to quickly bring that list down in size. But when you are faced with a massive task list, what is the best way to get things done?

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The Assistant’s Year-end Sprint

Office Dynamics

There are also 4th quarter “finish line sprints” for assistants to handle: last minute travel itineraries, final year-end planning and execution of financial purchases, turnover of files and projects, and employee transfers to be handled. The Gift of Life; the Gift of Love. The holidays are supposed to be the happiest days of the year. Friends, family, trusted colleagues, what could be better than that?

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The Assistant’s Year-end Sprint

Office Dynamics

There are also 4th quarter “finish line sprints” for assistants to handle: last minute travel itineraries, final year-end planning and execution of financial purchases, turnover of files and projects, and employee transfers to be handled. The Gift of Life; the Gift of Love. The holidays are supposed to be the happiest days of the year. Friends, family, trusted colleagues, what could be better than that?

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The Geeky Diaries: I’m Done With People, I’m Going Back To Coding

Brilliantly Better

We used Agile and worked in sprints, which meant we had to see the whole team at least once a week (some meetings were for deciding the points allocated to each task, while others to discuss requirements). In one of the places I worked, as a programmer, we used to have a lot of meetings. Read more The Geeky Diaries: I’m Done With People, I’m Going Back To Coding.

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6 Ways to Deal with Burnout

Dumb Little Man

Slow down The pursuit of our dreams and passions is not a sprint but a marathon. The going gets tough. The rubber hits the road. And the euphoria and adrenalin rush you once had when you concocted that dream of yours is now gone. What’s left is you hitting the wall or rock bottom, and every single step forward feels like an eternity. You are now burnt out, but there are things to help get you back up again.

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Want to Be Successful at Work? Watch More Soccer

Dumb Little Man

That does not mean the players sprint back and forth the whole time, like some middle school gym class nightmare. They walk or jog to put themselves in position, take advantage of opportunities, and then sprint when they need to. If the greatest players in the world can’t sprint for 90 minutes, there is no way the rest of us can sprint for 60 hours.

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Productivity Tool Overview: Pomodoro

Simple Productivity Blog

Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances. This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox.

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Productivity Tool Overview: Energy Management

Simple Productivity Blog

Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances. This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox.

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Productivity Tool Overview: Autofocus

Simple Productivity Blog

Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances. This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox.

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Productivity Tool Overview: ABC-123

Simple Productivity Blog

Some days you may need to sprint through a bunch of tasks. I have long believed that true productivity requires a variety of methods. Some days you need to may need to focus on a specific task and power through. Some days you may need to focus on your energy. All of these strategies will help you get things done, but work best under the right circumstances. This June I will be looking at my go-to tools - the ones in my productivity toolbox.

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How to become a Type-A maniacal entrepreneur 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Think of life (and especially work) as a series of sprints. They’ll commit to a three month maniacal sprint on a new product idea, grinding it out and burning the midnight oil. Then, the type-A entrepreneur will emerge from this sprint with something of real value. I’ve seen entrepreneurs sacrifice everything in their life for sprints that last YEARS… but those sprints create businesses worth hundreds of millions of dollars or more.

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5 Compelling Reasons To Use Compression Garments For Running

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are into long marathons, short sprints, or recovery runs, there are compression pants that will meet your requirements and help you be at your best. Weight loss, better sleep, strong bones – these are just some of the health benefits of running. But when it comes to such exercise, the clothes you wear can also impact its quality. Workout clothes are not made the same way so they can make or break your performance.

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The Speed of Right

Productivityist

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. “Slow and steady wins the race.” – The Tortoise and The Hare. In our quest to get things done, we can find ourselves moving too fast. When that happens we run the risk of missing key components of task completion, which can result in lower quality results. The need for speed is alluring because the rewards associated with speed are compelling: we get to finish something we started and that gives us a sense of achievement and accomplishment.

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6 Ways to Tackle Boring or Irritating Tasks

Dumb Little Man

mile) sprint runs. miles) as fast as I can and then I have a brief recovery session, until I do the same thing again (5 sprints altogether). These tips can be used to other irritating or boring tasks as well, not just sprint runs. However, the exercise itself is broken into 5 pieces (or sprint runs), so that helps me to prepare for the task much better.

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7 Best Low Impact Cardio Workouts

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Get To The Grind: Hop on, Hop off Treadmill Sprinting. Regular training provides an opportunity to strengthen the cardiovascular system, increase endurance, and keep the body in good shape. Any workout that makes the heart work in a fast mode is related to cardio loading. Here are the best low impact workouts for your cardiovascular health: Treadmill. If you like running but do not want to train outdoors in bad weather, you can head for a treadmill.

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How To Be As Productive As Possible When You’re Sick

Productivityist

If your schedule does not allow this, you can always try doing a Weekly Sprint when you return to work; you could schedule meetings or admin work for a specific one-hour (or another fixed amount of time) slot each day. The great thing about Weekly Sprints are that they give you a sense of rhythm by working on the same task at the same time. It all starts with a sniffle or a cough. You ignore the warning signs and power through anyway.

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7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Triathlon

Dumb Little Man

A sprint distance triathlon is typically only a 400-600m swim, a 12.4 If you decide to race a triathlon, you can run your first sprint distance triathlon in about 3 months of training and as it turns out, triathlons aren't as intimidating as they sound. In fact, if you do this, you don’t have to worry about carbo-loading or any other nutrition hacks for your first sprint distance triathlon. Triathlons can be intimidating.

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8 Helpful and Effective Strength Exercises For Cyclists

Dumb Little Man

It would build strength for sprinting and climbing. For cyclists, the primary target of doing strength exercises is to train in the same motion as in cycling together with one’s upper and lower body, while improving overall muscular endurance and core strength. Strength training generates a stronger support system for a cyclist’s prime movers while riding a bike.

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Are You A Productivity Tortoise? Or Hare?

Simple Productivity Blog

These are the times to become the rabbit and sprint it to the end. Sprint it out and finish it up. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. The the famous fable by Aesop, a hare challenges a tortoise to a race. As the race progresses, the rabbit works in spurts, getting sidetracked at various points, always telling himself he is far ahead and still has time to win. The tortoise plods along, set on his course, never deviating, taking slow step after slow step.

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How to become a Type-A maniacal entrepreneur 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Think of life (and especially work) as a series of sprints. They’ll commit to a three month maniacal sprint on a new product idea, grinding it out and burning the midnight oil. Then, the type-A entrepreneur will emerge from this sprint with something of real value. I’ve seen entrepreneurs sacrifice everything in their life for sprints that last YEARS… but those sprints create businesses worth hundreds of millions of dollars or more.

When (And How) The “Time Theming” Mindset Doesn’t Work

Productivityist

So here’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to using your calendar with the Time Theming mindset – and TimeCrafting as a whole: Have your Time Themes in your calendar (Daily, Monthly, Horizontal, and Weekly Sprints). Time Theming works really well when used in the broadest of senses. You can define your day, have a specific focus for your month, or even have a clearly assigned block of time set aside during the day to work on something that only you can work on.

2017 76

7 Easy Steps To Aging Skin Repair

Dumb Little Man

You can try jumping jacks, sprinting or aerobic exercises that pump massive amounts of blood and oxygen to and from your heart and the rest of your body. When it comes to aging skin repair, establishing a good skin care routine is as essential as picking out the right products. Even the most expensive skin care items won’t work if you will not use consistently.

2016 202

E-Waste Tips: What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

Dumb Little Man

Apple and Sprint both have Buyback programs available. Have you noticed how we seem to be piling up a lot of our electronic devices at home? Some we use and some collect dust in some forgotten drawer. If you’ve always puzzled how to do some electronic spring cleaning, here are some ways that you can get rid of old gadgets. Take it to a Retail Location. Did you know that several retail stores will accept old and broken electronics?

2018 176

4 Simple Steps for Creating Your Strategic Marketing Action Plan (MAP)

Office Organization Success

As my financial adviser reminded me just last week, you’re running a marathon not a sprint, and the same is true for your business also. Think of the relief you’d get each day when you sat down at your desk, knowing exactly what you had to do that day. Better yet, think of the relief you’d feel knowing what to do not only each day, but each week, each month and each quarter. Suddenly becoming a business owner is a lot more fun! No more overwhelm. No more frustration.

2015 156

Google Wallet Shows the Future of Mobile Payments

Small Business Labs

Currently Google Wallet, which requires a special NFC chip, is only supported by 1 phone (Sprint's Nexus S) and 1 credit card (Citibank MasterCard).  Google Wallet is a software product designed to replace the physical credit cards most of us carry around and use to pay for things.    It's a version 1.0 product, which means it's limited and not that useful - at least yet. 

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The Productivityist Podcast 58: Building Better Teams with Jared Brown

Productivityist

Best Advice I Ever Got: Run Like It’s a Sprint But Pace Yourself for a Marathon | Inc.com. This episode features a discussion with Jared Brown of Hubstaff. Jared and I talk about what you need to do in order to make bringing people on to work with you a more beneficial experience for everyone involved. As someone who is growing a team (slowly, but surely) I wanted to get some solid advice from an expert, and Jared certainly fits the bill.

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12 Ways To Effectively Waste Time At The Gym

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Get To The Grind: Hop on, Hop off Treadmill Sprinting. Is your workout the odd man out when you plan your day because there just isn’t time? Have your clothes gotten a little tighter as a result? Great bodies don’t need hours of gym time. In fact, a focused full body workout can be completed in just 30 minutes. If you want to start making your health a priority, it’s essential that you know the most effective gym workout tips.

2017 157

7 Creative Ways To Use Drones For Kids’ Learning

Dumb Little Man

Workouts, like sprints, hurdles and hide–and–seek, could be coupled with a drone to make them more exciting. Drones, the modern age RC helicopters of the era, are a fantastic tool for numerous applications. These flying pieces of electronics could do a lot of things, from spying on someone to delivering goods and remote monitoring. There are various military applications, too, but let’s not go into that domain.

2017 154

5 Ways to Make the Most of Failure

Dumb Little Man

Success takes time and dedication among a heap of other things, so remember – life is a marathon, not a sprint. Failure comes in all shapes and forms, and everyone has their own ideas about it. One thing that is certain, however, is that failure sucks. Heck, the mere thought of failing at anything is enough to put most people off trying in the first place. But it shouldn’t.

2017 156

6 Best Fitness Tools To Help You Actually Achieve Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

They can be used to increase the fast-twitch muscle fibers in legs to level up your sprint game. Keeping a resolution can be difficult. What’s even harder is attempting to achieve something when you don’t have the right tools. If your goal is to improve your health and overall strength and flexibility, here are 7 great fitness tools that will make your goals a little easier to keep. Gymnastic Rings.

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5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

There are numerous techniques that promote dividing your workday into sprint-break cycles. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset. Clarity of thoughts, needs, of the objectives you have to attain.

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6 Secrets To Create An Effective Retirement Plan

Dumb Little Man

It is not a sprint, it is a marathon. You were young and you just started your career a couple of years ago. You still have many years of work ahead of you. But then, someone talked to you about retirement planning. While he passionately shared his excitement about his plans, you pretended to listen when your mind was wandering around. Retirement plan is so not sexy”, you think. When the person left, you happily shrugged everything he just talked about and moved on with your life.

Grammar Review #3: Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

At 6 feet 4 inches and with long strides to match, his fellow researchers almost sprint to keep pace with Pruitt. “At One way to correct the error is to combine the sentences: At 6 feet 4 inches and with long strides to match, Mitchell Pruitt moves so quickly when he’s walking that his fellow researchers almost sprint to keep pace. The error known as a “misplaced modifier” often results in hilarious images.

2015 84

5 Ways I’ve Improved My Life in The Last 12 Months

Dumb Little Man

Improving your life is a marathon, not a sprint. Are you looking for ways to improve your life ? I recently turned 44. I’m in the best shape and the happiest I’ve ever been. Every area of my life has improved in the last 12 months. I’ve gone from being shy, limited, and held back, to being bold, confident and outgoing. I’m making more money than I ever have and I’m doing what I love. You know you’ve found your purpose in life when you wake up at 5.am

2016 213

The Daily CT Scan: The Best Way To Start Your Day

Productivityist

Weekly Sprints. A scan is defined by Merriam-Webster as “…to examine by point-by-point observation or checking.” However, the definition goes deeper into that: – to investigate thoroughly by checking point by point and often repeatedly. – to glance from point to point often hastily, casually, or in search of a particular item. Scanning, whether using either of those definitions, can give you the information you need to make a decision.

2017 81

Tips In Choosing A Restaurant For A Romantic Date

Dumb Little Man

You shell out $50 to park the car and then sprint to the restaurant which is 2 km away — uphill. Are you needing tips in choosing a restaurant for a date ? You’re out to impress. You invite your partner to meet you at a hot new restaurant in town for a romantic date after work. On the night, you drive into town only to find few car parking options. Your partner is waiting on the street for you to arrive.

New job, new culture, new language

Laughing all the Way to Work

He cautioned that I was running a marathon, not a sprint and I should give myself time to learn and not be too hard on myself if I didn't know everything right away. Starting a new job is more than just changing where you work. You have to learn a whole new way of doing things, from how to log onto the computer to filling out a purchase order form. There is a new work culture to adapt to and a new language of acronyms to try and sort out.

2015 122

How To Stop Falling Off The Wagon

Dumb Little Man

You hit the ground running and sprint to embrace it, only to find that the old comfort is no longer present - you just don’t feel the same. Wagons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are sexy. Some are rugged. And some are in the shop for repairs. But for some reason, over and over again, we all tend to fall off of them. Let’s take a look. Then I’d like to propose a novel solution so you’ll never fall of a wagon ever again.

2013 219

My Three Words for 2018 (and a Single Resolution)

Productivityist

I’m going to be more resolute with my Weekly Sprints, seeing that they override the Monthly Theme and allowing me to focus intensely on the subject of the sprint over the 7 days of the week. There are several reasons why this post nearly didn’t get written. First, I don’t usually make resolutions to start off the year. Second, I don’t begin my year in January.

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Are you stuck in a rut?

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t start sprinting. This morning I was talking to a guy about our career history and how we had progressed over the years. The conversation took place during my Spanish lesson so it wasn’t the easiest chat I’ve had but I think in his broken English and my terrible Spanish we were trying to say the same thing… that we were in Barcelona because we had been in a bit of a rut in our lives and fancied a change.

2013 159

Find Hidden Pockets of Time

Simple Productivity Blog

I will be sending out a mini-sprint guide on Wednesday. One of the cries of the person who is looking for better ways to manage time is “I don’t have enough time!” While for some people this is true, at the same time, most people have bits of time they aren’t using. When we located and use those bits of time, we can actually expand how much time we have to get things done. Today we will look at how to find those hidden pockets of time and put them to the best use. Look At Your Schedule.

2015 138

Triggers: How to Start Moving

Productivityist

It’s important to remember that guns use triggers to fire bullets, but they also use them to start races — from sprints to marathons. Triggers can be dangerous. They can lead you do something drastic, and in a lot of cases there’s no turning back — at least not easily. Triggers can often be ignored, and I’ve done my share of ignoring.

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