Are You Productive or Busy?


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13 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

reverse mortgage newsAre you pulling your hair out throughout your day in the office? Do your professional demands outweigh your time, available resources and energy? Such a predicament led me to ask what is the difference between a busy person and a productive one?  I’m going to keep it simple this week. List-simple. Here are the key differences between a productive person versus a merely busy individual. Perhaps this is the lifeline you’ve been waiting for.

1. Priorities. Productive people only have a few priorities. Busy people have many priorities which can lead to burnout, time conflicts and job dissatisfaction.

2. Saying ‘No’. Productive people know when to say ‘no’. Busy people say ‘yes’ to every request. Set reasonable and realistic expectations with others and yourself.

3. Think twice. Productive people think twice before taking action. Busy people respond in haste without much….

Credit to Ricky Tang, Contributor to Lifehacker.

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Dial Down the Stress

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Not a Stress-Free Life but Stress Management

reverse mortgage newsStressed? Most of you, reverse mortgage professionals could answer ‘yes’! Many articles, blogs and speakers tell us how to live a quote ‘ stress-free life’. Personally I have never met a soul who lives their days stress-free. I call such a person a ‘unicorn’. They simply don’t exist. What is more realistic are some skills and habits we can develop to better manage and reduce our stress and its impact on our mental state and even our health. Here are few things I have used to manage stress and also am still working to be consistent with to manage stress. 1- Don’t own other people’s problems. I heard one person say ‘it’s better to work on someone else’s problems rather than having your own’. The only issue is each of us has our own pile of problems, issues and challenges. Sure you can lend a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on but don’t take responsibility for someone else’s issues. To do so only enables them to continue their destructive behaviors. 2- Avoid an impoverished mindset. Stress is often triggered when we feel we lack…

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