What do all these people have in common? Obviously, they’re all wildly successful and have achieved goals that seem completely out of reach for most people. But that’s not what we’re talking about. The thing they have in common is how they were able to reach those goals—and that’s by visualization.
Guest post by Aytekin Tank, Founder and CEO of JotForm
In late February, organizers reported that a record-breaking 105,000 people had applied to run the 2018 New York City Marathon. That’s a 34% increase since 2014.
Everywhere I turn, friends and colleagues are setting mammoth goals – like reaching $10 million in revenues, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and yes, running 26.2 consecutive miles.
I support and applaud their ambition. I also want to prepare them for post-marathon syndrome.
This is a state of sadness, letdown, and aimlessness that many people feel after crossing the mythical finish line. It’s a normal and well-documented experience.
There’s a huge focus in today’s culture on getting ahead. We all want to be the best; we want to achieve, to succeed, to do big things. And while there’s nothing wrong with pushing ourselves to do our best work, our cultural obsession with succeeding at any cost? It’s starting to have some serious drawbacks.
In order to keep up with society’s definition of success, we’re working harder than ever before. We’re working longer hours, we’re connected to work 24/7 thanks to our smartphones, and we’re not carving out the quiet time we need to rest and recover. And that “all work, no play” mentality?
Home to some of the best undergraduate and graduate architecture programs in the country, the University of Arizona School of Architecture needed to improve communications between staff, faculty, and students. They looked to “build” the perfect solution with SaneBox.
Struggling to build the right system
The University of Arizona School of Architecture deals with a high-volume of daily emails. Between faculty, staff, University representatives, prospective and current students, messages were coming in around the clock – and because the team had no system in place to manage the influx of emails, they were spending hours each day trying to keep up with their inboxes.
Introducing Jess Ostroff, the Director of Calm at Don’t Panic Management (one of the most unique job titles we’ve ever heard!) Don’t Panic is the first virtual assistant agency that specializes in providing personalized matches between chaotic and overworked entrepreneurs and calm focused virtual assistants. The company focuses on providing administrative assistant services, marketing assistant services, and everything in between.
One survey of more than 3,100 businesspeople revealed that over 51% of them considered working from home to be a dream scenario. The freedom and flexibility it provides can make you a much happier, stress-free worker. But working from home also comes with a unique set of distractions that can make it harder for you to maintain consistent productivity. The temptation to do house chores, snack on junk food, or watch TV are challenges you wouldn’t normally face in a traditional office setting. However, there are several simple ways you can stay focused and motivated – here are 5 tips that can help you maximize your productivity when working at home:
England native Richard Tubb is no stranger to the joys of fine-tuning productivity hacks – so we thought he’d be the perfect guest for our #ProductivityGiants series! By the way, we’re almost at the end of Season 2 – so please tweet us @sanebox and let us know who you’d like to see us speak to in Season 3!
First a little background on Richard – he’s an IT business growth expert, working with the owners of IT businesses to help them free up their time, concentrate on doing what is important and making more money. He’s got plenty of passion for what he does, too – he believes in raising the bar within the IT industry and helping IT to be seen alongside other vocations such as Accountancy or Law. Other interests include promoting environmentalism and sustainability, and he’s also quite the fan of comic books.