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The One Thing Master-Level Ninjas Have in Common
 
Greetings, Ninja!

What does it take to be a master Ninja?

Some may say natural talent, which isn’t exactly wrong, or lightning-fast reflexes, which certainly don’t hurt. But the real secret to mastery—in the Office Ninja arts or any other line of work—is consistency. If you want to be great at anything, you have to show up and do the work. EVERY. DAY.

That means making time amidst the urgent emails and endless tasks to consistently chip away at that passion project or practice the skill you know will take your career to the next level. And not just when you’re feeling inspired. We’re talking about scheduled, prioritized, non-negotiable time.

It may sound daunting, but we’ve gone straight to the masters to get their surprisingly simple advice. So, go ahead and set that recurring calendar alert.

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

P.S. It’s time for Office Ninjas everywhere to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Get your boss, coworkers, and peers to nominate you for the 2018 OfficeNinjas All-Star Award!

 
HOW TO BE CONSISTENT

Don't break the chain
 
Learn to Stop Procrastinating from Jerry Seinfeld (We’re Not Joking)
Even in small doses, consistent action gets results. So how can you maintain your streak? Get a calendar. Choose a simple task that will produce the outcome you want. Then do it. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Check off each day with a big marker, and watch your chain grow.

 
Want a Clearer Mind, Better Ideas, and Less Anxiety? Try Morning Pages
The idea is simple. Wake up and hand write three pages each day. OK, that sounds daunting, but there’s no wrong way to do morning pages. The goal is to put your thoughts to paper and in the process, clear your mind, discover your creativity, and silence your inner critic.

 
Make Time for Time Blocking with These 3 Free Apps
Time blocking is a powerful way to prioritize your day but can be difficult to implement. Tasks are everywhere—your inbox, to-do apps, sticky notes on your desk. These free apps will make quick work of compiling and scheduling your to-dos so you can spend more time working.

 
MEET BEVI - YOUR OFFICE’S HYDRATION SOLUTION

Countertop Bevi
 
Speaking of blocks of time, how much time do you waste restocking the fridge, placing beverage orders, and emptying overflowing recycling bins?

With Bevi, you'll get that time back. Their smart, all-in-one hydration solution provides customizable fizz and flavor without any of the drama. The minute your office’s favorite flavors run low, Bevi automatically dispatches a technician—giving you more time to work on what truly matters.

Learn How it Works
 
INTRIGUING READS

How to Become Your Own Gatekeeper at Work and in Life [PERSONAL GROWTH]
What if we told you getting what you want requires only a few simple steps? Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, we didn’t say they were easy. They require you to invest substantially in yourself and key relationships. But the investment is well worth it.

 
Should This Be a Meeting? Use This Flowchart to Find Out [PRODUCTIVITY]
Not only do we all hate unproductive meetings, they cost a ton—$37 billion a year in the US alone. While there are lots of tips on how to improve meetings, the best tip might just be to not have the meeting at all. This flowchart will help you decide.

 
Spot and Avoid Burnout with This Toolkit [STRESS MANAGEMENT]
Even the toughest Ninjas have their limits. Luckily, burnout can be avoided. The key? Do fewer things, but do them extremely well. With the help of a prioritization matrix and a few communication templates, you’ll be able to recalibrate and reclaim your productivity.

 
How Automation Is Being Used to Enhance Customer Service [TECHNOLOGY]
Two trends are dominating customer service—customers increasingly want to solve their own problems and companies are struggling to keep up with the demand. Automation can help bridge that gap by making support staff faster, smarter, and more effective.

 
Can You Work Remotely and Be Productive? Hint: Yes! [REMOTE WORK]
If only you could work remotely, you’d get so much more done, right? No more people barging into your space or having to listen to everyone else’s conversations. Surprisingly, remote work can present a whole new set of distractions. Here’s how to avoid them.

 
OFFICENINJAS EVENTS

OfficeNinjas Admingling Event Series
 
OfficeNinjas’ Events arm Ninjas with the power of collective intelligence through networking with admins in a lively environment while sharing challenges, brainstorming new ideas, and swapping solutions. We hope to meet you at an upcoming event!

March 8 – Admingling in Seattle
March 22 – Admingling in Chicago
April 25 – Admin Bash in Silicon Valley

Join us this Spring!
 
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