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The 5 Best Workplace Water Bottles for Hydration Motivation

The 5 Best Workplace Water Bottles for Hydration Motivation

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We handpicked five of the best and trendiest bottles for women, so you can stay hydrated on the go. May 16, 2018 6 min read Reusable water bottles might be trendy, but they’re also trending. The number of people Googling the term has risen steadily since 2004, and the market valuation is expected to surpass $10 billion by the year 2024. The inception of new stylish water bottle brands has driven the industry forward, in part, with popular bottle brands exhibiting new collections, designs and color choices.But style isn’t the only reason reusable water bottles are on the rise -- they’re also a smart choice for the environment. More than 18 trillion pounds of pla...
Breakthrough Thinking: How to Discover and Drive Motivation in Business Development and Lead Attorneys to Greater …

Breakthrough Thinking: How to Discover and Drive Motivation in Business Development and Lead Attorneys to Greater …

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This article appeared in Marketing the Law Firm, an ALM/Law Journal Newsletters publication reporting on the latest, and most effective strategies. For Chief Marketing Officers, Managing Partners, Law Firm Marketing Directors, Administrators, Consultants.  Visit the website to learn more. Why are some lawyers successful in generating a healthy client base and others struggle? Despite all the strategic planning CMOs may devote to individual attorney coaching and training, it is often not enough to support the lawyer client in connecting the dots of relationship building, reputation enhancing and contact management over the course of a career to make a remarkable difference. In my years of working with and for law firms, first as an in-house CMO, and since 2008 as a busin...
Short-term rewards don't sap long-term motivation

Short-term rewards don't sap long-term motivation

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If you’re temporarily paid to do something, would that change your motivation or interest in doing the same thing when you’re not paid to do it anymore? University of Buffalo’s Indranil Goswami, a graduate of Chicago Booth’s PhD Program, and I investigated this long-standing question, which I’ll get to soon. But first, some background.Psychologists and economists have long debated the effectiveness of incentives. From the viewpoint of economics, it’s almost definitional. Much of the empirical research in the field is about how incentives—overt, hidden, and even perverse—influence and explain people’s actions. While this view can be summarized simply as “incentives work!” identifying what the incentives are can be tri...
Self-motivation and drive has kept Nathann Layton at the top of his class

Self-motivation and drive has kept Nathann Layton at the top of his class

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#inform-video-player-1 .inform-embed margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #inform-video-player-2 .inform-embed margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; Lewis County High School senior Nathann Layton is looking forward to continuing his education after high school graduation. To prepare for college, he’s taken some advanced classes.“I took dual-credit algebra and trig, AP statistics, AP language, dual-credit earth and sky,” he said. “Right now, I’m taking some college classes that aren’t dual credit and those are English 101 and 102.”Layton said he wanted to be able to get some of the...
The Flash Explains The Thinker's Motivation In Exclusive Clip

The Flash Explains The Thinker's Motivation In Exclusive Clip

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11 hours ago The Flash has gone in some complex and compelling directions with its big bad in Season 4. Clifford DeVoe, a.k.a. The Thinker, is a villain unlike any Barry Allen and Team Flash have ever faced before, and he's been ten steps ahead of them in his nefarious schemes for most of the season. To the good guys of the series (and presumably most of the audience), The Thinker's plan to use satellites and his formidable intellect to wipe the intelligence of most of the human population due to what he considers an over-reliance on technology is a very bad thing. In an exclusive special feature video from The Flash Season 4 digital season pass, The Flash producers explain why there's more to consider when it comes to the man with the fastest mind alive and his mot...
Fargo Marathon is the motivation for training for defending champ Tesfaye

Fargo Marathon is the motivation for training for defending champ Tesfaye

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The two-time defending champion and Fargo South graduate, currently living and training in Boston, is hoping health and training issues in the past year are permanently in the rear-view mirror. Since winning the Fargo race last year, she dealt with low iron levels in her body and a job that made training and racing tough.A better diet and iron supplement addressed that issue. And she took a new position in March with an insurance firm that has made her schedule easier to deal with. It's allowed her to get her mileage up to around 90 miles per week."The Fargo Marathon is the race that motivated me to continue running when times were harder, when I was not healthy," Tesfaye said.She won in 2016, her first-ever marathon, in a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes, 27 seconds. She won last year in 2:...
Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task

Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task

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When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.Stop Worrying About Motivation and Start Getting Things DoneRead more ReadA recent study from the University of Toronto, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggests you can help your productivity by focusing on the why instead of the when or even the how. Part of the problem is the way we estimate time in our heads, leaning on relative estimates like “soon” instead objective units like “days.” And even when we do apply objective time estimates, we still might fall back on the abstract, thinking of ...
What motivates us to work?

What motivates us to work?

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Opinion: there is a huge difference between the carrot and stick approaches when it comes to increasing our performance in the workplace When asked, most people will say that their pay or salary is an important determinant of whether they are satisfied in their jobs and money is undoubtedly a significant driver of human behaviour. Despite this, money and incentives are not particularly good motivators.  Having a salary that one considers reasonable or fair is important and getting a fair day's pay for a fair day's work drives the extent to which we feel satisfied by our jobs. Although commonly thought of as being one and the same thing, job satisfaction and work motivation are different. Job satisfaction refers to how favourably we look upon our job, but mo...

Chargers notes: Secondary a pain for opponents; Gordon's motivation

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Ron Milus could barely turn his head Monday as he greeted reporters after an off-season workout. The Chargers defensive backs coach had surgery in January to have a plate and 10 screws inserted in his neck, which was injured in December when he was hit in the head by a Kellen Clemens pass during a red-zone drill.“I got tired of the pain, so at the end of the season I said, ‘Screw it, I’m going to get it done,’ ” said Milus, who last week discarded the neck brace he wore for four months. “There’s not much pain now, just stiffness.”A 12-minute conversation about a unit shaping up as the strongest positional group on the team seemed to loosen up Milus. The Chargers secondary could be a real pain in the neck for oppo...
Raiders top pick rookie Kolton Miller finds all the motivation he needs from brother

Raiders top pick rookie Kolton Miller finds all the motivation he needs from brother

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There are many different things that can motivate a player to have the drive to make it to the NFL. For Oakland Raiders first round draft pick Kolton Miller it’s family. He has a very special relationship with his brother and he has used that relationship as motivation throughout his life. His brother Chad is disabled, diagnosed at birth with a rare neurological condition called Moebius Syndrome but that hasn’t stopped these two brothers from having a special connection, it’s only allowed that connection to be even stronger as detailed in The Mercury News. Many of us have siblings and are lucky enough to understand what a special bond that can be. Being an older sibling often comes with a protective instinct, and if anyone triggers that protective instinct, you better...