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Michael Rauscher

4 Uncommon Ways To Immediately Increase Productivity.

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The modern world provides us with uncountable ways of what we could do, where we could go, how we could live.


You’re leveling up way more often than you realize.

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Growth is hard. It can be so frightening because it requires us to be honest with ourselves. It requires us to deal with emotions we’d love to lock away for just another day. It requires us to push ourselves into uncertainty where we can only guess our next step. It demands from us to put effort into the things we want to build even though we lack energy after a debilitating day.


A gentle reminder to make more time for the things that you love

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Life can be overwhelming. Maybe you went through a break-up recently or you moved to a new place. Maybe you changed your job recently or feel overworked. Maybe you just started a business or a new project that doesn’t work out as you expected it.

Nevertheless, you made it to the here and now. Not everyone did.

You don’t need to understand everything…


Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.

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Throughout the day, we experience many situations where we react on an emotional basis. When we encounter situations we consider bad, we tend to mismanage our lives, and we often don’t consciously realize our behavior.

Understanding emotions.

Every mental activity results in a specific physical sensation. This is what we call…


3 psychologically proven strategies to increase your morning energy.

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Mornings aren’t always easy, are they? Maybe we went to bed too late, some unmotivating work waits for us the next day, or early appointments are to be kept. Or the snooze button lets us get up too late, and we’re already in a hurry.


If you’re going through a challenging life, see it as a compliment from the universe. You just leveled up.

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Today an old friend and I shared our 2021 goals. I just let my thoughts flow and talked naturally to him. After I had heard myself speaking for a while, I realized that I started to use the words “should”, “could”, “would”, and “must” excessively often.


In the end, goals and vision boards are just nice-to-have. Focus on this instead.

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We all have goals we want to achieve. We want to get in our best shape, grow our business, write a book, or win a championship.


How to break the habit of distracting yourself from real productivity.

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Have you ever read a book that delivered only one or a few core learnings in the end? Most words of that book were just side stories to underline the essential viewpoints. In the end, a book summary app like Blinkist would provide you with the same information, but in a fraction of the time.


Don’t set New Year’s resolutions just because you messed up the weeks before Christmas.

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Isn’t “to survive Christmas” already a messy attitude? Sometimes it’s ok to be in survival mode to get over a tough day. Christmas time is inevitably a part of the year. It’s a part of the 365 unique days that will never come back. Each day in survival mode should be a warning sign.


Being busy is a coping mechanism to avoid being productive.

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The modern world provides us with countless ways of what we could do, where we could go, and how we could live.

Michael Rauscher

I write about Personal Growth, Mindset, Happiness • Let’s keep in touch on social media — michaelrauscher.com • Be my email friend michaelrauscher.substack.com

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