Productivity, Life, and Success

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"If effectiveness is doing the right things, efficiency is doing things right." This is a special episode because it doesn't focus on the lessons of one particular person. Instead, I explore the tips, tricks, and framework I've used to learn just about any skill.

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OK, wife and I have a dog walker. No, were not one of the 1 percent. Far from it. We both work. She's a full time teacher, I'm running a business and travel a lot. It's not uncommon for us to be away from our apartment all day long.
Sarah Schmalbruch / INSIDER It's hard for Marian and Hannah Cheng to remember a time in their lives when they didn't have access to their mom's freshly made dumplings. The sisters' mom served as the inspiration behind the opening of their highly-successful NYC dumpling spot, Mimi Cheng's.
Yesterday afternoon, I set off on a long walk. I'd been having an off day, tired from lots of activities and unmotivated and my mind fixated on one thing ... so I decided to walk. I put some snacks, a book, and some water in a backpack, put on some running shorts, a long-sleeve running shirt, some good shoes and a hat.
The process of developing a positive new habit is filled with "I will" statements. I will get up earlier. I will go for a run. I will eat more vegetables. But a little self-interrogation might be more motivational.
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A few days ahead of NYC's hectic and inspiring Armory Week, Scope and Pulse Art Fairs, we embarked upon an overhaul of our NYC City Guide. While there were some stalwarts that needed to be added, New York City's ever-evolving nature means plenty of brand new spots made the list.
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