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April/May 2013

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Secrets of success track pRodUctiVE pEopLE We can't add more hours to the day, but we can make better use of the 24 we have L By Margaret Heffernan ike most everyone else, I worry about productivity. Since there are not more hours in the day, how can I get more done? That's made me relect on the truly productive people I've known or worked with throughout my career. They all share certain characteristics: They have a life. Far from being maniacally focused late-night or crack-of-dawn types, truly creative innovators and problem solvers have a rich life outside of work. One of the inest CEOs I have known, Carol Vallone, founder of WebCT, an e-learning company, coached her local softball team. She said that's where she honed her leadership skills. It also meant she had to take her mind off work and think in different ways. No wonder academic research keeps showing that external commitments are highly correlated with high achievement. They take breaks. It's easy to think you'll get more done if you never stop. But what's clear from neuroscience is that we can easily get resource-depleted (tired) and can quickly become rigid and narrow-minded (tunnel vision). In other words, we get stuck. Taking a break—just walking around for a minute—can reset and refresh your mind, allowing you to see solutions that another hour at the desk would not have revealed. It's one reason we often have our best Become a Certiied Coach and Create Additional Income in 2 Days! America's #1 Certiied Coach Practitioner Course! • Double Your Hourly Rate! • KEEP YOUR DAY JOB AND BUILD YOUR CLIENT BASE • Follow Your Passion • Work from Home on Your Own Time • Make Positive Change Transforming People's Lives Do You Want to Be a: • Life Coach • Executive Coach • Health & Wellness Coach • Spirituality Coach • Fitness Coach • Financial Coach • Relationship Coach FREE Intro to Coaching Webinar every other week! We combine your expertise and passion with our universal coaching model to train you to become a Certiied Coach Practitioner in just 2 Days! $200 HOLDS YOUR SPOT*! April 20 & 21 May 18 & 19 LAX Marriott Hotel Sat. & Sun. 8:30-5:30 www.ceriiedcoachesfederaion.com 213.260.0633 celia@ceriiedcoachesfederaion.com *Price: $979 22 ST.indd 22 Celia Ward-Wallace Los Angeles Life Coach & Master Trainer wholelifetimesmagazine.com 3/26/13 5:54 PM

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