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17 Apps That Will Help You Get More Done

17 Apps That Will Help You Get More Done

What’s your all-time favorite app for getting more done?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Fancy Hands

I’m a huge fan of Fancy Hands. It helps me get more done by focusing on the stuff that I can’t ask someone else to do. They handle anything that can be done over the Internet, from scheduling meetings to doing specific research. It has made me much more productive with my time.

Dangers of Complacency

Dangers of Complacency

By Anonymous

“The arrogance of success is to think that what we did yesterday is good enough for tomorrow.”  ― William Pollard

In the past year I have grown a lot personally and professionally. I accomplished some significant goals; achieving one year of sobriety, graduating from a professional fellowship program and joining the board, getting into the best shape of my life with regular yoga, and getting out of an unhealthy relationship. Everything was going really well and really smoothly and what I didn’t realize is how periods of great achievement can lead to a dangerous path of complacency.

Complacency is defined as ‘self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies’. It’s a common trap to fall into when life is going particularly well.

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

It’s 5 in the morning and I’m sitting on the tarmac in Sacramento.

Bound for Maine.

She called me nearly two weeks ago and left a message saying she just wanted to hear my voice. Everything was fine, she offered, knowing that I would worry otherwise.

My grandmother.

I meant to call her back.

I wanted to call her back. To hear her voice... Read More

Expressed Gratitude = Happiness

Expressed Gratitude = Happiness

By Laura Braden

Every now and then a song, video or article crosses your path that stops you in your tracks. It captures your heart, imagination or attention, and it helps you see the world a little better … and a bit brighter.

Last week, I stumbled across a video that gave me goosebumps because it struck me as universally true.

The concept was relatively simple: a study proclaimed that expressing gratitude literally made you happier. Seems obvious enough, right?

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Uber Is Now Cheaper – And Lyft Is Coming To Sacramento

Uber Is Now Cheaper – And Lyft Is Coming To Sacramento

By Laura Braden

Uber Updates…

Great news for fans of Uber (Facebook, Twitter) – it’s now a whole lot cheaper to look a whole baller.

Check out GOTG’s original review on Uber here.

As of today, Sacramentans can now utilize UBERx, which is the company’s cheaper, hybrid car service. Fares are 16 percent lower than the average taxi, and sample fares include…... Read More

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Random Acts of Kindness

2013 Weekly Challenge #26: Random Acts of Kindness   Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

But what about being kind simply for the sake of being kind?