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Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence can be a big challenge to overcome. Nevertheless, learning to build confidence is essential, as it will help you unlock your potential and pursue your dreams with bold action.

Let’s be honest, how many goals and dreams would remain unfulfilled if you keep letting…

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In the past five years, I’ve experimented with hundreds of productivity techniques, read dozens of books on the topic, and tried out countless productivity apps. I’ve even created my own productivity planner after years of research.

But, there’s one thing I learned about productivity far too late. This one lesson…

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You tell yourself you’re going to write an article for Medium, but you end up organizing your workspace instead.

You know you should study for an upcoming exam, but you end up playing video games online.

And you finally decided to work on your side-hustle today, but you end up…

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The 40-hour workweek has been the accepted standard ever since Henry Ford popularized it in 1926. When the 40-hour workweek was established, most people worked in factories and manufacturing. Productivity was linear: one hour worked equaled an x amount of widgets produced.

Where the 40-hour workweek is rooted in industrialism…

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If you’re a type-A personality, it can sometimes feel like you’re not doing enough. At the end of the day, there’s this nagging feeling that you could’ve done more. But is that feeling justified?

It might just be that you’re already more productive than 95% of others. Especially when, according…

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My name is Jari, and I’m an ex-gambling addict.

There, I said it.

It’s out there. For the whole world to see.

It was a heavy addiction too. I lost my entire life savings — thousands and thousands of euros — betting on sports matches. Especially football (or soccer) was…

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According to a survey by GOBankingRates, 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Even worse, 45% of Americans said to have $0 in their savings account.

This shows a painful truth: A lot of us struggle with money.

As an ex-gambling addict, I know what it’s like to…

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Increasing your productivity doesn’t have to be rocket science. No need for complicated productivity systems, new apps, or Navy SEAL-level habits. Some of the simplest actions and micro-habits can have the biggest payoff in mental focus, energy, and overall productivity.

That’s why, in this article, I’ll share 12 micro-habits you…

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How often have you told yourself I’ll do it tomorrow? How often have you postponed your work because you didn’t feel like it? And how often have you told yourself that next week, you’ll finally start going to the gym?

For most people, procrastination is a daily struggle. No wonder…

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You’ve probably got important goals you want to achieve. Whether it’s building a business, moving up in your career, working on your fitness, or improving your finances, there’s likely something big you’re working towards. Something you deeply desire to achieve.

Yet, at the same time, there are probably many things…

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