The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of hard work. Naturally, they have a lot of lessons we can all learn from to be more productive. Here are a few.

Nutrino Offers Personalised Meal Suggestions For Your Health Goals

iOS: Nutrino wants to make it easier to make good health decisions based on your personal fitness and nutrition goals. The iOS app puts a dietitian in your pocket to help you stay motivated and take the stress out of meal planning.

The Biggest Pitfalls Of Long-Term Goals (And How To Beat Them)

If you set your mind to it, you can achieve most short-term goals, such as losing weight in a few months. Future targets are much more difficult to wrap your head around, such as where you see yourself three years down the line. Before you establish these long-term goals, it’s good to know what pitfalls you can expect and mentally prepare for them.

Betchyu Helps You Reach Goals By Asking Friends To Bet Against You

iOS: Most apps that use social support to help you reach your goals encourage your friends to bet on your success. Betchyu on the other hand asks your friends to bet against you, and encourages you to prove them wrong. It’s a little sadistic, but if you’re competitive, it could work.

Focus On Shared Goals To Reduce Workplace Conflicts

When tempers flare at the office, we often say things we regret later. Talk about your shared interests in solving the conflict and potentially prevent the conflict from escalating. The Harvard Business Review advises keeping emotions out of a discussion. Even if your colleague says they are angry or disappointed, hold back from starting the discussion that way.

What To Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

Writing a personal mission statement is a great way to decide what you really want to do with your life, but it can hard trying to figure out what to include in that statement. Fast Company has a few ideas to get you started.

Stop Wasting Time On Things That Don't Have A Purpose In Your Life

The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.

Glance At The Big Picture, Don't Focus On It

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a really big goal. Ericson Ay Mires at Pick the Brain suggests only taking an occasional peek at your overall goal and focusing on the pieces instead.

How To Move Past Failure

Failure is the most important step to reaching success, but it can still feel like it’s crushing your soul. To make failure your friend and not your enemy, you must overcome it. Here are some strategies for moving on after a tough break.

'Sometimes You Have To Write To Figure It Out'

Author Daniel Pink compares the writing process to life in his commencement address at Northwestern University, and explains why it’s more important for you to do less planning and just do more stuff.