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These 10 Genius Cats Will Inspire You

These 10 Genius Cats Will Inspire You

As any cat person will tell you, cats are more of an independent family member than a pet. They are cunning, light on their feet, and although they can make some incredibly stupid choices and make a fool of themselves, some of them are true geniuses that we can learn a thing or two from. Whether you are a cat person or not, these kitties will definitely make your day and inspire you too.

1. Faucet kitty

Despite what some people say, cats are not always the evil geniuses we’d like to believe. But they can be darn funny when they want to. At least it understands the importance of moisturizing your fur.

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2. Hypno kitty

Cat and dog friendships can sometimes be real. Just try and remember, when did someone give you this heartfelt massage? Or it could be brainwashing the dog – who can tell?

3. Jumping kitty

A deadly predator in the night, eons and eons of evolution have lead to…this? It makes the same mistake, not once but twice,expecting different results – so they might not be so different from humans after all.

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4. Roaring kitty

This is not a cat video, this is a test whether you are human or not. This kitten can awaken motherly instincts even in Arnold Schwarzenegger (I just now realized how complicated his name actually is). Please do not try and hug or pet the screen, as we will not be responsible for any damage that occurs.

5. Snuggle kitty

Looking at this video more carefully, I am not sure whether the cat is in love with this chihuahua, or just trying to eat it. Who knows what happens when the camera turns off? The dog is confused to say the least.

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6. Mirror kitty

Despite common belief, cats also like dancing naked in front of mirrors, like some humans. Or so I’ve heard. It’s either this, or it’s preparing for a charade championship.

7. Cannonball kitty

Hey, let’s be honest, this must be a lot harder than it actually looks. The reason behind this behaviour remains a mystery. Like most things that cats do. Five points for agility, but -10 for intellect.

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8. Snowy kitty

When someone tells you that cats are evil masterminds who are controlling us, just show them this video. It is obvious that something this cute and clumsy cannot be evil. Or this can also be a part of their plan. My cat is sitting next to my laptop, judging my laughter and thinking of suitable ways I should be punished. It’s probably going to pee in my shoes again. No, Mr. Fluffles, no!

9. Ninja kitty

I am just interested to see what happens when cats find out that snow is actually water. This cat is actually quite good at digging snow, which could be useful if they weren’t so lazy.

10. High five kitty

I had troubles potty training my own kid  and this cat learns to do this? They might be evil masterminds after all.

I think that this is more than enough proof that our furry little friends are genius minds who like to play the fool to make us lower our guard, clever minds on par with Detective Colombo, or are they perhaps incompetent goofballs who luck their way through life like Jacques Closeau in Pink Panther? It’s probably just best to play it safe and keep them happy.

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Ivan Dimitrijevic

Ivan is the CEO and founder of a digital marketing company. He has years of experiences in team management, entrepreneurship and productivity.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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