058: Recharge Your Day Using These 6 Techniques. [Podcast]

Focusing your efforts on what matters most.

Do you find yourself running tired. You get your eight hours of sleep, but you still find your efforts falling short? When we learn to focus our efforts on what matters most, we’ll find ourselves recharged and energized to continue the fight one more day.

In today’s episode, I want to walk you through 6 techniques I use daily to recharge and focus on what I need to accomplish. With Facebook, Twitter, hundreds of emails, it’s hard to keep up with the demand. But if you take these things to heart, I guarantee you’ll find freedom in the areas you need it most.

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Image courtesy flickr / ryan melaugh

Image courtesy flickr / ryan melaugh

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flickr / dan waugh

flickr / dan waugh

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