Four ways to raise your performance, productivity and success levels

I published a guest article on today called “3 Traits of the Super Successful.” It’s by Sandra Martini.

Even though her title suggests that she is telling us about three traits: having passion for your work, avoiding perfectionism in favor of good quality, and having a sense of urgency that keeps you moving and producing — she really talks about four traits.

In her introduction to the three traits she focuses on, she talks about the value of having a “happy” mindset. The way she maintains such a mind set is by relentlessly exercising her choice of what people and experiences she will allow into her life. She does all she can to root out the negative factors.

She concentrates on positive, self-empowering information, action and experience. She controls her environment in such a way that she is set for feeling good, maintaining excellent productivity and achieving high level performance. How can she not be successful?

See if you agree that her introductory matter about mindset is as important as the three other traits she outlines. Read the article.

How taking a break can maximize performance and productivity

Today’s article on is “A High Performance and Productivity Secret: Take A Break.” It’s all about the impact a few minutes of rest can have on maximizing performance and productivity if applied at regular intervals throughout the work day. Or during any kind of project that requires long periods of focused attention.

You probably already know that you have both physical and psychological daily cycles. But you may not be aware that you also have mini-cycles based on your tasks, experiences and feelings, all of which change constantly. Everything you do, think and feel has an energy demand. And your energies need to be regularly refreshed.

Also, if you manage others, you should be aware of everyone’s need to take breaks to bring better focus to their work projects.

Read the article.