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2020… wow. For the most part, apart from any personal success experienced, was the most tragic year. In a single year, we have seen:

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Introduction to ‘Get Things Done Smarter and Faster’

Doing things is not the same as getting things done.

In a fast pace and busy world full of distractions, it’s important to be productive and get things done to stay ahead. Unfortunately a lot of us seem to fool ourselves by staying busy and doing things, but not actually getting things done, or at least not in a timely manner.

Getting things done fast could lead to low quality work being produced, possibly as a result of rushing. …

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Before we get into what hustle culture is, truthfully ask yourself which one of the following describes you best:

a) I’m a procrastinator, no two ways about it.

b) I’m the type of person who thinks they’ll work 16 hours a day after watching a motivational video but proceed to do nothing.

c) I procrastinate more than I want to but I’m improving.

d) I work towards my goals and have a good balance.

e) I hustle 24/7.

If you said a, I respect the honesty. I’m sure b can be used to describe a lot more people, however. The…

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Black Lives Matter #BLM

On the 25th of May 2020, George Floyd was arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit 20$ bill. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has a reputation of being overly aggressive, kneeled on George’s neck for 9 minutes whilst he couldn’t breathe — causing him to unfortunately die. The police stated in their reports that George was ‘resisting arrest’ as an argument for kneeling on his neck but camera footage has proven this was not the case.

This wasn’t just an accident. This was murder. This was also racism — which is as strong in the system today as it…

Make use of time, let not advantage slip.

A simple quote by William Shakespeare, but it’s world class advice. Advice which I had to take as someone who attends University and spends a total of 3 hours commuting every day. Let’s not forget the 7 courseworks I have to do as well applications for industrial placements… anyways, on top of that I aim to consistently work on side projects such as my YouTube channel and portfolio website. I also try my best to stay consistent with habits such as reading and working out. …

We all aim to be successful, but the difference is what each of us perceive success as. For some people it may be a promotion, for others their dream job, and for some it’s being a millionaire. Whatever your view of success is, applying these 5 basic principles which I’m about to talk about will help you achieve your goals and become successful.

The first principle is having and knowing your purpose. What’s the reason, the point, the purpose? How does going for this goal benefit you and why do you want it? Do you want more money, or do…

There are some habits out there, which either individually or along with other habits, can take your life to another level – in terms of happiness, productivity and success. Read on to find out what the habits are, how they changed my life and why they will change yours.

1. Journalling

There are multiple ways of journalling, there is no write or wrong method, and there are many different things to journal about! It’s a flexible self development tool, for anybody, which can help you keep track of your life, or even just certain aspects of your life. …

Umair Ul-Haq

I like to write about life, productivity and self-improvement. My articles usually consist of a mix of what I’ve learned along with personal experiences.

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