The Ivy Lee Method: The Simple Daily Practice for Peak Productivity

In 1918, Charles M. Schwab, the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America at the time, had granted an interview to an efficiency expert named Ivy Lee.

Lee was telling Schwab how he could help him do a better job of managing the company, when the president broke in to say something to the effect that he wasn’t at present managing as well as he knew how.

Exhausted? Try These 5 Natural Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels

You probably know already that if you want to make a difference — not just today, but for many years to come — you need to put your health and energy ahead of all else.

In a world that is focused on treating symptoms and not the underlying cause of the problem, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about drinking extra cups of coffee, energy drinks, or sleeping pills for one lifetime.

If you’re looking for some practical habits that you can use in your life, then you’ll absolutely LOVE this article.

The Man, the Seashore, and the Four Prescriptions

Once upon a time, there was a man who felt he'd reached the end of his rope.

It seemed that all the interest had suddenly vanished from his life; his creative wells had seemingly dried up. He still had his work, but it suddenly felt meaningless to him. Even his family and his home receded darkly in his mind.

Finally, nearing the point of desperation, he went to see his old friend, the family doctor. The doctor listened to his story, saw the depth of his depression, and then asked him, "When you were a child, what did you like to do best?"

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