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April/May 2013

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success track ideas while driving home. They've often worked in several different industries. This means that they regularly challenge orthodoxies because they have seen different frameworks and approaches. They may not take so much for granted, and have the experience to see the value in re-framing problems. They have great outside collaborators. Sometimes these collaborators are formal, often not. But their sounding boards are not just immediate colleagues or clients. Their wide networks allow them to incorporate a wider range of thinking, contacts and information, and they bring light and air into the business. What all of these characteristics demonstrate is that truly productive people have very wide and rich peripheral vision: external commitments, time to breathe, multiple perspectives and contacts. These individuals bring far more to the table than their immediate task or job requires. They're productive because they have such rich resources to call upon—science, music, art, literature, theatre, furniture design, gardening—you name it. There's always much more to them than ever meets the eye. What this means is that the secret to productivity isn't a new organizer or a piece of software or a new app; it's having a whole life. …truly creative innovators and problem solvers have a rich life outside of work. Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, chief executive and author. Her most recent book is Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril (Walker & Company). Help Others To • Increase motivation, build confidence, eliminate fears and habits Earn While You Learn • Start your hypnotherapy practice in 6 months • Professional office and clinical supervision included No Money Down • Eligible students make no tuition payments for 18 months Start a New Career Helping Others. Become a Hypnotherapist Today! Be Your Own Boss • Make your own hours and set your own fees Evening Classes, On Campus Internship Change Your Career and Your Life Today! 1.800.479.9464 18607 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 310, Tarzana, CA 91356 HMIcollege.org America's First Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy HMI-VS_10x5.25-4clr.indd 1 3/28/2011 12:47:30 PM ST.indd 23 April/May201323 3/26/13 5:54 PM

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