Focus on Goals, Not Distractions

One of the biggest challenges I face in being productive each day is the dizzying array of distractions that exist on the computer or on my phone. We live in interesting times given just how many distractions are seconds from our eyeballs at any point.

This can easily eat into your productivity if you aren’t careful. Even though I actively work on avoiding these distractions, they can still sap at least an hour from my day.

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Building a Growth Mindset with WeAchieve

The “Growth Mindset” is a psychological concept that Stanford Professor Carol Dweck popularized back in the early 2000’s. Since then it has hit the “pop psychology” scene and could be seen to some degree as a precursor to Angela Duckworth’s concept and popularization of “Grit” as the next hot topic. Indeed, Amazon even markets the two pioneering books together.

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How We Reward Consistent Behavior

We’ve recently launched a new feature on the web version of our site: streak medals!

One big challenge that we’ve heard all the time is that the motivation for any project or goal tends to fade away over time. We’ve heard the story time and time again: someone sets out for a big, ambitious goal, gets 30% of the way there, hits a few speed bumps, and all of a sudden the goal has been on ice for 18 months.

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Self-Guided Learning With WeAchieve

We may have classrooms and teachers for a while longer, but much of the future of education is self-guided. With most of the world’s knowledge available for free on the internet, it will become clear (if it’s not already) that spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for a college degree is ludicrous for an individual and fraudulent on the part of the university.

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Start Something Big on WeAchieve

As we can tell you first-hand, starting any new venture is really hard! If you are still working a full-time job, starting something requires you to forego a lot of the usual after-work activities and hobbies to make it happen.

And if you are doing a startup full-time, you are still facing a ton of work and time pressure to get it to a point where it is viable and valuable. In either case, you’ll be balancing some mix of product design, product development, marketing, sales, operations, customer support, and more.

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