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How to be more efficient


First, get motivated:  As the saying goes, “if there’s a will there’s a way.”  Motivation is key for anything.  If you want anything bad enough you’ll do what you have to do to get it. Every other efficiency tip is a “way” but the will must be there to do anything.  Believe in yourself and get excited about your vision. Some great resources on Reddit’s  Motivation and LifeProTips pages.

Next, schedule time well:  The most successful people in the world have the same 24 hours as everyone else.  Although there are thousands of time saving tips, here’s one that I found to be very helpful:  schedule calls.  How often do you call someone or receive calls while they/you are in the middle of something?  It takes a typical office worker an average of 25 minutes to return to the original task after an interruption.  When you know a call is coming, you can have whatever materials, questions, etc. prepared beforehand.  This brings me to my next point…

Then, declutter:  An organized desk, computer desktop, etc. allows you to quickly find what you’re looking for.  It also helps you concentrate because there are fewer things out there to grab your attention.  If you don’t need it, file it or throw it away.  If you’re not sure, scan it and save it in the cloud.  Now you have it everywhere and nowhere (very zen, huh).  Ultimately, you’ll need a clean space to work.  Now that you’re prepared to work, this brings me to my last point…

Lastly, work focused:  Now that you’re working, you have to maximize your work-time.  One thing that works very well for me is listening to music.  Not just any music, for me I like non-lyrical, medium-fast tempo, instrumental music.  Spotify has great playlists that I follow.  Hours of crunching numbers on excel and reading industry reports for my clients goes by faster when I’m listening to focus music.

Here are some more efficiency increasing tips in my article.


Do not be among the walking dead

Ben Franklin is a world-class intellect in both books and in life


Follow your passion




there are certainly worse times but rarely do we realize when we are at a good time


Rarely does the “right time” ever come up


From Lemony Snicket’s (aka Daniel Handler) The Ersatz Elevator

It’s all about outlook

Saw this at our AirBnB cabin this weekend


If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs

Another happy customer


I am very happy to report that Yoga Body Studios received their $35,000 loan for the expansion into their new Chino HIlls location!

The new location will be 2 miles south from their old location but will include another studio, open air lobby, lounge area, outdoor patio, full lockers and shower areas with towel service, retail space, and Auraganic Juice bar in their 6,000 square foot facility.

“Thank you so much Joon, we really could not have made this happen without you.” – Ken Cabanting, President YogaBody Studios

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If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs

How much have you tried? How much have you failed?

GoPro has become synonymous with action cams.  That didn’t happen overnight.  Nick Woodman moved in with his parents after his first business failed, as this American Express commercial mentions.


If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs

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