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7 Counter-intuitive Things You Need to Do to Become Productive

Bill was a gifted high school junior who was enrolled in the highest level classes. He was doing well in English class, but Bill wanted to focus more on computer programming instead 7 Counter-intuitive Productivity Tipsbecause that was the subject he enjoyed.

On parent-teacher day, Bill’s mother had a discussion with his English teacher about whether Bill should take the AP class or go for the less challenging English class instead.

His English teacher was understanding of Bill’s situation and to the mother’s surprise, he suggested that perhaps taking the standard English class rather than the AP class might be a good idea for Bill.

While the English teacher’s advice may seem unconventional, it makes sense. Although Bill was doing well in the class, English was not what he was interested in. Allowing Bill to take a lower level English class would give Bill more time to focus on computer programming and allow him to develop that skill.

Business owners often face similar challenges with productivity and many entrepreneurs often try to take on too many projects. Entrepreneurs are naturally ambitious and drawn to pursuing different projects, ideas and even new businesses.

But focusing on the right tasks is critical to being productive and achieving the highest level of success possible.

So how can entrepreneurs stay focused and productive? Here are a few suggestions:

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Small Business Ideas for Beginners: A Comparison of 10 Popular Business Models

I’ve written about online marketing a good bit because that type of content seems to be popular and it is one of my focuses as an online entrepreneur.

But a few people have asked about making money and getting started in business, so I figured I’d write this post comparing some popular business and money making ideas. This list is by no means intended to include every single business idea out there, but it might be a good read if you don’t know where to start.

These include some of the ideas that I’ve looked into and even played around with over the years. Or I might have known people that ran these types of businesses.

Hoping to start your own business? Then check out this list of popular business ideas.

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Brick and Mortar vs Online Businesses

I’ve never run a brick and mortar business before, but I’ve had the fortune of knowing several people who have. In this post, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of brick and mortar versus online businesses.

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Blogging – How to Blog Effectively with Just a Few Hours a Week

Blogging is something I avoided for a long time. This was one of the things I outsourced quickly for most of my websites some one simple reasons – I hated writing! One of the things that held me back from starting this blog was that I thought it would be time consuming and energy draining.

In this post, however, I’m here to share some good news – it’s not that hard and it really doesn’t take that much time.

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Low Cost Business Ideas

Starting your own business doesn’t have to be expensive. Some of the businesses I’ve started are e-commerce sites, information sites with Adsense, and a web design business. In this post, I’m going to talk about a few low cost business ideas that you can get started with a very low upfront investment and quickly become profitable.

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