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Focus & problem solving

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Kelvin Doe at TEDxTeen

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Have you ever: • found yourself stretched too thin? • simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized? • felt busy but not productive? • felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the...

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Make Space for Practice

If you want to develop the mental focus and flexibility to accomplish more in less time, to stay calm in stressful situations, and to solve problems creatively, take a break and meditate.

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3 Tips to Maintain Focus from Steve Jobs - Inc.

The late founder of Apple shared his secrets for maximizing focus and productivity.

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Focus on the things that ACTUALLY MATTER // Advice for Creatives

"Hey Tom, have you noticed the drop in instagram engagement lately? I've been trying to grow my account and none of my posts seem to be going anywhere" I get asked pretty much daily about my opinions on the algorithm, how to grow on instagram, what I think of X and how I can help someone with Y.

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Prioritize Like a Genius

Do you find yourself giving away your time, attention and energy to other people with no sense of peace or progress? Is your agenda your agenda, or somebody else's? Here are three new ways to think about how you prioritize your day

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Make Almost Anything Happen: How to Manage Complexity to Get What You Want

Why aren’t hard work and knowledge enough to achieve complex goals and solve difficult problems? Mostly because of the human struggle with managing complexity. Unfortunately, these skills are not formally taught in schools or imparted to us by others.

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The Benefits of Talking to Yourself

The fairly common habit of talking aloud to yourself is what psychologists call external self-talk. And although self-talk is sometimes looked at as just an eccentric quirk, research has found that it can influence behavior and cognition.

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Relentless Solution Focus: Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance

The most common cause of failing to reach our professional and personal goals is hardwired in us: Humans instinctively focus on problems. Over millennia, our very survival relied on our ability to be alert to any potential dangers that could threaten our existence.

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman's "A Murder of Crows.

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