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That’s My Desk

Have you heard of hot desking? Imagine going into the office on Monday and seeing someone else at your desk. That’s “hot desking” in a nut-shell.

The fad started in 2015 and took on some brutal criticism. Despite the criticism, some companies are still implementing this desk sharing concept.

The Pros:

  • relationship building
  • open communication and collaboration
  • minimize costs

The Cons:

  • lack of identity
  • disorganization
  • lack of comfort (you could find yourself on an office couch)

We’re not going all in on hot desking here.

Read more about Allison Duncan’s experience with hot desking.



500 Pages a Day

When asked about the secret to success, Warren Buffet told a group of students, “Read 500 pages…every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

So, how are you going to get through 500 pages a day?

Here are a few things to try:

  1. Read multiple business books at once: this is a great way to keep things fresh and mix in new ideas from each book.
  2. Listen to audiobooks: if you find yourself commuting or working out, download an audiobook on your phone and pump up the volume. Audible (by Amazon) is a great place to start.
  3. Drop the bad ones: if you’re not enjoying the book after the first 50 pages, move on. Simple.
  4. Ask for recommendations: here’s another easy one. If there’s someone you admire, say Bill Gates, do a google search to see if they recommend any books. Gates keeps a running list here.

We’ll be checking in early next week to see how you’re progressing!


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The Killer of Success

“A surefire way to sabotage your success is to act inconsistently,” according to Andrew Wittman, Marine Corps veteran and toughness coach. Ever start a routine and find yourself kicking butt for a few weeks? And then you backslide, coast for a few weeks and start all over again?

If that sounds like you, Andrew suggests that this “Jekyll and Hyde,” mentality will lead to complete ineffectiveness.

Takeaway: Stay consistent folks! Don’t make excuses at work or home just because you’re feeling bad for yourself.

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