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Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, self-help guru and author best known for The 4-Hour Workweek. His hugely popular podcast series has seen some of world's most famous people reveal the tools, tactics, and tricks that led to their success. Here are 15 of the best; from Arnold Schwarzenegger's meditation tips to the creator of WordPress' favourite productivity tools.

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What do you do when it’s a Monday morning and you feel more like a deflated balloon than a productive person? Hoping that Oprah will pop out from behind your couch and give you a pep talk on living your best life is, likely, futile. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: motivating yourself to kick butt isn’t as hard as you may think.

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You don't have to hate your job to consider quitting. Feeling only lukewarm about the work you do or the team you work with can be enough to get you thinking about sprucing up your resume and firing up a new job search. Before you put the energy into looking for a new job altogether, it might be worth identifying the problem at hand, and seeing if there are ways to improve your current situation.

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Project management sounds like a simple field, but it's actually rooted in complex methodologies and procedures, like Six Sigma and Lean. That's why companies are willing to pay top dollar for capable project managers who can see their big initiatives from start to finish. So, if you want to join their ranks, you're going to need some training — but with the Pay What You Want: Project Management Bundle, you can get started for a price you pick.

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Dear Lifehacker, I am looking for some career advice. I am currently studying a Certificate III in IT Networking and Digital Media. Without talking myself up too much I am doing well and really enjoying it. It is only a six-month course and is about to finish. I would like to do the diploma course which is a further 12 months.

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By now, many will have read about how Apple fired an engineer who worked on the iPhone X after his daughter posted a video review of the phone after other reviews were already online. Was this a draconian and overbearing act by a company who isn't afraid to call the lawyers out over product leaks? Or was Apple reasonable in firing an employee whose daughter posted a video?

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When it comes to choosing a cloud computing platform, companies look for solutions that deliver storage, power, and scalability, which is why Amazon Web Services dominates as the world's largest cloud computing platform. Understanding the nuts and bolts of AWS can make you a hot commodity in the job market, and with the AWS Solution Architect Certification Training Bundle, you can get started for over 90 percent off.

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Podcasts are a great way to pass the time during your commute, or if you're running errands or doing chores. If you're looking to kick your career up a notch, you can make that time even more productive by listening to career-focused shows. Here are podcasts for each career stage to help you get ahead.

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Thanks to the tech boom, today's businesses are becoming more digital across every industry. As such, employers are likely to give your resume more consideration if you can demonstrate some level of understanding with today's top office software. Fortunately, a lifetime subscription to eLearnExcel + eLearnOffice is all you need to get there, and you can sign up for more than 90 percent off.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've recently relocated to London for a year or two and am looking to start work. Most of my applications have been via recruiters who have responded with a range of roles. I'm interviewing for a couple of jobs this week but one is about 90 minutes away in another city and the other sounds like good work but the organisation might not be the right cultural fit for me.

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In a wild coincidence I bought my partner a new notebook (she's a bit of an office stationery addict) a new notebook that had "I survived another meeting that should have been an email" emblazoned across the cover. It turns out this is one of Elon Musk's tactics for cutting through dumb meetings.

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Dear Lifehacker, I recently was lucky enough to land a contractor job as a remote QA tester for a company in Canada. My questions are to do with tax. I will be paid for the hours I put into this job on top of my normal income. What forms will I need to fill out? And will I be able claim the costs of my consoles, home internet connection and other expenses associated with it?

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A bitter dispute between Unilever, the makers of Streets ice-cream and myriad other food brands, is coming to a head on social media. Followers of the esteemed Paddle Pop lion and fans of Streets' other ice creams are taking to social media to protest at plans to cut worker salaries almost in half. And the company is reacting angrily with a strong social media policy.