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Live Your Life Smarter and Easier With These 10 Amazing Products

Live Your Life Smarter and Easier With These 10 Amazing Products

On daily basis, we face diverse challenges and the sum of it all is that, life is actually made up of small repetitive problems; and no one is exempted from these.  Little but awkward conditions could involve the basic need to cut a birthday cake evenly, forgetting to take your pills, having no umbrella, or taking up so much space for your travel mug.

These may seem like trivial little things.  But while small individually, imagine how much extra effort and time they take up when you deal with them again and again!
  Here at Lifehack, we make life easier for our readers, so here’s a list of affordable products that can help you tackle common little problems in life!  With these affordable and valuable items, you can cut down on the daily irritations and focus your energy on doing the things you really want to do.

1. 4PCS BeautyMood Cake Knife

    This is the perfect cake knife for cutting the perfect pieces of cake or pie. Creatively manufactured, it has no blades, and is super safe for Kids! This gives you the perfect cut and sizes and the labor of cutting piece by piece with a traditional knife is forgotten. All you have to do – is press the cake server into your cake, then squeeze gently and lift, and you are ready to serve your perfectly sliced cake. This is great for home use, weddings, birthdays and every occasion.

    2. Gourmia GK320 Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

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      This kettle offers you absolute convenience, as you fully enjoy amazing cup of coffee/tea, cocoa, oatmeal, noodles and so much more. A collapsible kettle that’s great for boiling water and an outstanding appliance to carry with you on your travels as it can be folded.
      This amazing Foldable Electric Tea Kettle is a must-have appliance that you won’t want to be without! When it senses there is no more water within the pot, it automatically shuts off so you don’t have to bother about possible hazard.

      3. Stojo Collapsible Cup

        Forget about disposable cups! The Stojo Pocket Cup is both convenient and reusable, and is the worlds’ only leak-proof reusable cup that perfectly fits into any pocket, backpack, glove compartment, or laptop bag; you name it. After a good drink, just collapse the cup, seal the lid, pack & go.

        4. Portable Rain Hood


          With the portable rain hood, you don’t need to carry an umbrella or put on any bulky rain gear simply because it looks like it will rain. Just pack this stylish rain hood within your pocket/purse and you will be ready to withstand the weather’s unpredictable nature. This will shield your hair, protect your outfit and allow you to stay dry.

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          5. Asobu Combine Daily Pill Box Organizer with Water Bottle

              With this product, you will never forget to take your vitamins and pills along with you. It is a water bottle pill holder that’s designed with a seven-compartment pill organizer – making it possible for you to have water at hand to gulp your pills at set time. This is a clever design as you’ll always have water along with your daily supplements to take, anytime.

              6. The Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws

                This item is indeed your TIME SAVER as it helps you to perfectly shred meat (pork, chicken, beef and more) without the mess and hassles of forks and knives. It’s easy and fun to utilize. It’s an amazing BBQ accessory and a must-have.

                7. Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover

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                  This is a special Wine Stain Remover that breaks down stains & eliminates them without the use of chlorine bleach or peroxide. It is simply powerful on stains and was voted best red wine cleaning solution by Wired Magazine.

                  8. Bite Helper – Bug Bite Itch Neutralizer


                    This is an easy to use groundbreaking product that quickly terminates itch & irritation of mosquito bites. With this, No more itch! It works by delivering heat and vibration to the affected part – increasing blood flow & circulation and thus soothing the itch. Simply enjoy your life – itch free, daily!

                    9. CouchCoaster – The Ultimate Drink Holder For Your Sofa


                      This product is great for holding all your favorite drinks whether hot or cold. Keep your drink within easy reach with this ultimate drink holder. It works by wrapping it over the arm of your sofa or tucked between seat cushions. This is perfect for solving everyday problems.

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                      10. All-Natural Anti-Blister Balm

                        This is great for stopping blisters. Once you prep your feet with this all natural anti blister balm, you don’t have to worry about your shoes hurting you. It simply works as an invisible barrier on your skin and eliminates friction from all kinds of shoes. Wear your shoes now without fear, comfortably.

                        Remember that tackling repetitive problems is a time-waster and you can use any or all of the above listed recommended products to live that hassle-free life you deserve!

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                        What Is the 80 20 Rule (And How to Use It to Boost Productivity)

                        What Is the 80 20 Rule (And How to Use It to Boost Productivity)

                        The 80 20 Rule or Pareto Principle, named after the nineteenth-century Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who discovered that approximately 80% of Italian land in 1896 was owned by 20% of the population, has become a common axiom in business and life.

                        The principle was highlighted in 1992 by a United Nations Development Program report that showed that roughly 80% of the world’s wealth was in the hands of 20% of the population.[1] Businesses have reported that 80% of their sales come from 20% of their customers and, Microsoft discovered that if they fix the top 20%, most reported bugs they eliminate 80% of the problems in their software.

                        It seems the Pareto Principle is all around us.

                        When it comes to our own productivity, the principle can be applied in that 80% of our results come from 20% of our efforts. The trick is to discover what that 20% is so we can apply our most effort to that 20% and eliminate as much of the 80% that does not produce the results we want.

                        So how do we do that?

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                        Be Absolutely Clear on What It Is You Want to Achieve

                        The easiest and most effective way to do this is to be absolutely clear about what it is you are trying to achieve.

                        What is the outcome you want to achieve? Most people do not get clarity on what it is they want to achieve, and so get sucked into working on things that will not deliver a big contribution to the overall objective.

                        For example, if you have a project to move house, spending an inordinate amount of time discussing the colour you want to have the walls, what furniture you would like and what plants you will have in the garden will not move you very far towards moving house.

                        Instead, deciding how many rooms and in what location you would like the house would give you far more important data on which to be able to go to a real estate agent. You are going to find the right house much more quickly than by discussing colours, furniture and items in your garden.

                        Before you begin any project, make a list of all the tasks involved to take the project to completion and then flag or highlight the tasks that will give you the biggest contribution towards the completion of the project. Those tasks will be the 20% of tasks that will take you 80% of the way towards completing the project. Focus on those.

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                        What Are Your Majors and Minors?

                        Jim Rohn coined this question and it essentially means there are parts of the work you do each day that have a direct contribution to the overall objective you are trying to achieve.[2] Other parts of your work do not have a direct contribution to that objective but could be described as housekeeping tasks. The trick is to know what they are.

                        Brian Tracy often talks about this with the sales process.[3] Major time is when you are in front of the customer talking with them. Minor time is traveling to the customer or being in meetings with your sales manager in the office. Of course, traveling to see your customer or meeting with your sales manager is important, but they do not contribute directly to your sales performance so that would be classed as minor time.

                        When I was in sales many years ago, I learned that while you might be popular with your sales admin team, if you meticulously write out your sales reports every day, doing so did not improve sales performance. I observed that the best salespeople in our company were the ones who had terrible admin reputations and were not the more popular people in the office. The thing is, they were the best salespeople because they understood that being in front of the customer led to higher sales which ultimately led to higher salaries.

                        Take a look at your calendar for last week and identify what tasks you did that had the biggest positive impact on your objectives. Then, plan to do more of those next week so you are working on the 20% of tasks you know will take towards achieving 80% of the results you desire.

                        Stop Thinking, Start Doing

                        I come across this with a lot of my clients when I am coaching them in developing their own businesses. Far too much time is spent on planning and thinking.

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                        Now, planning and developing ideas do have their place when you are creating your own business, but there is a line. If you spend 80% of your time thinking and planning, your business is not going to launch.

                        Take a simple example. When I began my YouTube channel just over three years ago, I spent a week planning what type of videos I would produce and then I began recording. My first video was terrible, but the process of putting out the videos week after week led to my learning better ways of producing videos which fuelled my channel’s growth.

                        I see far too many people planning and thinking about what they want to do and not producing the content. If you spend 80% of your time producing content and 20% of your time planning out your content, no matter what medium you are producing for, you will see positive results. If you turn that ratio around, you are not going to see much by way of results.

                        Stop for a moment right now and ask yourself: “What could I do today that will give me 80% of the results I most desire?”

                        Use Your Calendar to Review How You Spent Your Time

                        Your calendar is your most powerful analytical tool when it comes to seeing how you spend your time each week. If you see you are spending a lot of your daily time in meetings and dealing with co-worker issues, you will find you are not focused on the 20% where the real results are.

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                        If you have taken the time to write down the activities that give you 80% of your results, then review your calendar at the end of the week to see where you are spending your time you will be able to make adjustments; so you are more focused on the activities that give you the biggest positive results. Block time each day to work on those tasks.

                        Try to eliminate those tasks that do not bring in much by way of results. If you can do so, delegate them to other people better able to complete those tasks for you so you can spend more of your time each week on tasks. This will give you a much better return on your time investment.

                        To really take advantage of the 80:20 principle, you need to be aware of where you are spending your time each day.

                        If you are a content producer, then you need to be producing content, not wasting time analyzing analytics. Of course, analytics is important if you want to see growth, but without content, you will not have any analytics on which to base your future content. So 80% of your time needs to be spent on producing content.

                        If you are in sales, if you spend 80% of your time planning out your sales calls and only 20% of your time in front of your customers, your sales performance is not going to be very good. Turn that ration around. Spend 20% of your time planning out your calls and 80% in front of your customers.

                        Key Takeaways

                        So to make the 80 20 rule work for you, remember these:

                        • Be very clear about what it is you want to achieve. What will a successful outcome look like? Then identify the 20% of action steps that will get you 80% of the way there.
                        • What are your majors and minors? What daily activities could you do that will create constant motion towards achieving whatever it is you want to achieve? Do those every day.
                        • Reduce the amount of time you spend thinking about doing something and just start doing it. If you are spending 80% of the time thinking and just 20% of your time doing you have the ratio back to front.
                        • Identify which action steps you have taken over the last week that had the biggest positive impact on your goals. Do more of them next week. Prioritise them and schedule the time in your calendar.

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