Neuro Clarity Review

Welcome back to another one of my famous nootropic supplement reviews. In this edition we’re taking a look at a very popular product called Neuro Clarity, which has managed to amass almost 500 reviews on Amazon alone.

Neuro Clarity – Nutrition Essentials

What exactly is in Neuro Clarity that gives it the ability to enhance your mental focus, make you feel more energetic, and overall improve the productivity of your brain?

These are some of the key ingredients:

  • Gingko Biloba
  • St Johns Wort
  • Glutamine
  • Bacopa Monnieri
  • Other proprietary blends (you can see the full list of ingredients below)

The recommended dose of this product is one capsule per day – take no more than 2 under any circumstances.

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Conclusion

For its extremely affordable price, Neuro Clarity is actually a very commendable supplement. If you’re on the market for an easy supplement that can help you enhance your mental focus and clarity, then this is a great choice.

I’m not going to lie – I don’t rate it as highly as some of my more “preferred” products such as Excelerol. However, when taking the fantastic price of Neuro Clarity into consideration, it suddenly becomes a much more appealing deal. In fact, it’s an ideal way to ease yourself into the great benefits of taking a nootropic supplement (although, as I discuss here, it’s silly to rely on supplements as they are not a one-stop-shop solution for overcoming procrastination and becoming motivated).

neuro clarity amazon customer reviewInterested in getting your own supply of Neuro Clarity to take advantage of its brain nutrition essentials?

Click here to get Neuro Clarity on Amazon for the best price possible. It’s currently a number one best seller for its category, and has a five star Amazon customer rating!

If you’ve got any questions please feel free to get in touch with me, and I’ll do my best to answer for you.

 

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Spend Less Time Thinking About Doing, And Do More

One of the great ironies of reading about time management and procrastination (whether that comes from reading a book or browsing websites such as this) is that doing so can take up a lot of time. And, ipso facto, the more time you spend not doing the things yo

This “theory” seems to be equally as valid when applied to other endeavours. For example, since starting this blog I’ve developed a bit of an interest in Internet marketing – basically looking for ways I can use my site (and the presence I am building online) to bring in some extra cash each week that can be used for things like holidays, presents, unexpected emergencies etc.

The Internet marketing industry is very similar to the self-help one; there are an endless number of blogs, websites, and discussion boards that are all sharing information of varying quality and usefulness that is marketed to help you make more money with your online endeavours. Whatever your question may be, you will be able to find an answer (or at least a very heated discussion) on one of these websites.

One of the things I’ve noticed very quickly from reading these websites – especially discussion boards/forums – is that the vast majority of people there are serial information consumers. They spend what I can only imagine to be a considerable amount of time reading about making money online … in the hope that they will stumble upon a “gold nugget” of info that will lead them to making big bucks with little effort. This leads to months and years of amassing information in the hope that

In the meantime, there are people out there who find an Internet marketing method that works (or at least sounds plausible enough to work). Oftentimes this just means going for a tried and true method, such as setting up a blog in a popular niche in order to sell affiliate products, or selling services online on a website like Fiverr. These types of people grind away, even if their methods are not the most efficient or well-thought-out. But, in the end, their hard work results in at least modest success; whereas those who have spent all their time reading about Internet marketing have brains swollen with knowledge, and nothing fiduciary to show for it!

It’s just the same as people who spend more time reading about gym routines, supplements, and training advice than actually getting in the gym and doing the hard yards. Invariably, these people are shown up by those who might pursue a less sophisticated or well-researched training system, but who train with intensity, frequency, and a strong desire to get top results.

The moral of the story? Don’t become a time management academic – someone who knows all the theoretical strategies and techniques, but who spends so much time learning them that they are never left with the ability to actually take action.

Instead, be a time management philistine. Even if your approach to getting things done is using brute force and tenacity to succeed, it’s better to be like this than to have all the knowledge in the world but no capability to deploy it effectively.

In most of life’s endeavours – including time management – there are two groups of people: The learners and the doers. You want to be the latter, not the former. All the knowledge in the world is meaningless without results.

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Can Supplements Help You Overcome Procrastination?

One of the most common questions I am asked by readers of this blog is whether supplements (like those I review on this section of the site) can actuality help you to overcome procrastination and take action.

There are thousands of products out there, which are marketed as being able to help you break free from the shackles of procrastination and instead “go ye forth and get done lots of productive stuff.”

But do they actually work?

Cue my favourite answer of all time: Yes, and no.

It all comes down to how you are using these supplements.

Are you mindlessly popping pills because you expect them to magically make you into a productive powerhouse? If so, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Real life isn’t like the movie Limitless - there is no magical pill or potion that will suddenly enable you to get stuff done without really trying.

An analogy you might be familiar with is the wannabe bodybuilders at gyms who are never seen without their expensive supplements, but who never seem to actually do much lifting (you know the people I’m talking about). Don’t be one of those people when it comes to using supplements to enhance your mental focus and action-taking abilities.

However, if you are taking supplements to supplement (hint: It’s all in the name) the work you are doing to make yourself more productive, then you can see some good results. For example, by combining a high-quality product like Excelerol with a genuine desire and motivation to take action, then you will find yourself in a mental zone that is more conducive to success. Add in to the equation your deployment of proven anti-procrastination and pro-time management strategies (see here for a comprehensive list) and you’ll be well on your way to success.

Conclusion: Don’t rely on any supplement as a crutch for taking action and beating procrastination. Instead, use them to give you an “edge”  And this goes equally as much for supplements that you use to enhance sporting performance, improve the nutritional qualities of your diet etc. It’s all in the name “supplement”, which implies the product is meant to work in addition to sites you are already taking.

Click here to read honest reviews of some of the top supplements designed for improving mental focus and action-taking abilities.

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The Opportunity Cost Of Wasted Time

This is just a short article for today, but I want to talk briefly about what I call the Opportunity Cost of Wasted Time.

Let’s imagine you spend 3 hours a day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. From my experience helping others overcome procrastination and time wasting, this would not be an unrealistic amount at all for many.

If you do the math it works out at:

  • 21 hours per week
  • 84 hours per month
  • 1008 hours per year

The opportunity cost is all the practical, useful things you could be doing with that time. Remember that each hour spent is an hour you will never get back.

For example, you could instead use that time to:

  • Learn a musical instrument (enriching your life through developing a meaningful hobby is NEVER a waste of time)
  • Give back to the community via charitable acts
  • Start a blog and improve your writing skills – which will, in turn, enhance your career prospects
  • Learn a new language using a free platform such as Duolingo
  • Make extra money by selling services on a website like Fiverr
  • Improve your physical fitness

Does the time you “waste” do anything to improve your life or make you a better person? No, it does not. And with the opportunity cost of wasting time you could instead be improving your health, wealth, or enriching your life and the lives of those around you.

You know what the right choice is … now get out there and make it happen.

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Can You Quit Procrastination?

It’s the start of a new year, and you know what that means – New Year’s resolutions abound. From losing weight to saving money, people all over the world are dreaming big and hoping for success.

But what if your resolution is to take more action and quit procrastination? Is this actually a possible goal?

I believe it is.

However, overcoming procrastination is a rather different process to losing weight or saving money. That’s because resolutions/goals like these have very “obvious” steps to take for success. For example, if you want to save more money in 2015, then you can write out a list of steps you are going to take such as:

* Spending less on takeaway food, coffees etc

* Paying yourself savings and investment money first (the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” principle IIRC)

* Taking up a side job for added income

Conversely, when it comes to stopping procrastination dead in its tracks, it really boils down to one thing:

* Do stuff without putting it off

There are different ways, means, and methods you can deploy to assist in overcoming procrastination. For example, deploying a tactic such as “time boxing” might help you stay focused more easily on a task rather than putting it off. But this doesn’t avoid the fact that you’re either taking action or not. All the time boxing in the world won’t help if you actually cannot be arsed to do whatever it is you need to do.

However, with a more conventional goal like saving money, you can taste success with small changes.

If you’re getting things done then you’re not procrastinating – and if you’re failing to take action, then you are.

Start by taking a look at my free guide that teaches 40 different ways to stop procrastinating (if you can make it to the end without stopping … then you have already succeeded). I also suggest that you take a look at my supplement reviews, which will help you find products I have tested myself that enhance your ability to feel energetic and focus to take more action.

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Case Study: Gaining A Week Of Productivity A Year (In 30 Minutes A Day)

How would you like to gain an extra week of productivity a year? What would you do with this time? Put it towards learning a new language, send out CVs to potential new employers, or expand your mind by reading informative books?

In this short case study I’m going to show you how I managed to gain an extra week every year … and it only took me 30 minutes a day to do so.

I love to eat. And because of this love of mine, I tend to prepare a lot of food from scratch. As a rule I have always aimed to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner myself. But there’s a problem with this approach – cooking food takes time. Whether it’s waiting for something to heat up in the microwave, boiling water on the stove, or grilling something in the oven, there’s a lot of time that goes into cooking. And the time I did spend “waiting” was usually dedicated to playing games on my phone.

However, I always felt like I could use this time for more productive means. So I made the decision to do so.

The most eye-opening step in this process was to note down the amount of time I was spending each day on food prep, cooking etc – basically any time that was spent idle waiting for some other process to finish.

After a couple of weeks I averaged out the amount of time I was spending each day waiting for meals to cook, and came to the shocking figure of 30 minutes. That’s an average of 30 minutes each day that was being spent simply waiting around, playing games on my phone, watching tv, or just staring at things cooking.

I made the decision that I would rather use this time to do something productive.

Conclusion: Just freeing up 30 minutes a day could result in over a week’s worth of extra productivity each and every year.  Something as simple as using the time you spend waiting for your daily meals to cook can be turned into a powerful force for change.

A week might not sound like a lot, but the cumulative effect of using that time to pursue a productive end will be huge. It’s kind of like compounding interest – from little things, big things grow!

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Time Management Blogs Worth Reading

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon in my neck of the woods, and I’m in the mood to do some reading (as well as some writing).

One thing I’ve been meaning to post about for a long time is a list of time management/motivation blogs that are worth reading (beyond this one of course!).

Time Management Ninja

There’s a reason why this website shows up on the first page of Google for just about every keyword to do with time management – it simply rocks. Time Management Ninja is an almost encyclopedic resource of tips, tricks, and advice for squeezing more productivity out of each day. I recommend you start by reading the Best of Time Management Ninja.

Asian Efficiency

Okay, the name of this blog could definitely be construed as being a little “politically incorrect” (or, at the very least, stereotyping). However, this site really does have some very useful information about achieving peak productivity and cutting down on wasted time. The blog portion of the site is very good, with a wealth of quality content available. One thing you will notice is that the site is always trying to coerce you into joining its newsletter membership (which is free, and you do get some nice bonus material). If you’re just after a casual read, then don’t feel pressured to do so. Go here to visit Asian Efficiency.

Pick The Brain

This popular website covers a number of elements of time management and personal development, as well as more general health and wellbeing topics. Although it’s perhaps not quite as good as Time Management Ninja or Asian Efficiency, you will still find plenty of useful advice here about managing your time effectively. I read this blog post about productivity tips from leading entrepreneurs earlier, and learned a great deal of useful information that I can apply to my own work.

43 Folders

When your time management blog makes it on to the Zen Habit’s “A List”, then you know you’ve made it. 43 Folders is one of the biggest names in productivity and time management, and has a track record stretching back a number of years. Although the site can be very confusing to use (and reads much more like a somewhat self-absorbed journal than a series of articles) there are some fantastic reads on here. My favorite is this particular article – with accompanying slideshow – which is all about overcoming those irritating distractions such as email and phone calls that rob us of productivity on a daily basis.

If you think your blog or website should also be on the list, then get in contact and let me know why.

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Future Posting Schedule

Hi all,

It’s been a month and a half since I’ve posted anything on this blog – if you’ve been sitting there with baited breath waiting, then I have to offer my sincerest apologies.

Anyway, I’m busy with a number of projects these days (and working on some other cool websites) so I’ve decided to tone down the posting on this blog for a while.

My posting schedule going-forward is very simple. I will be releasing one new article, blog post, or product review every month – as that is all my schedule allows. Each new article I release will be a substantial piece – at least 2000-3000 words long unless it is a shorter format such as my supplement reviews.

I’ve decided that these more authoritative style pieces are far better than doing small 500-1000 word articles. It allows me to get more in depth on a subject, and gives you – the valued reader – a better insight into the topic at hand.

I also have another (much more ambitious) goal for the Why Am I Lazy? brand: I’d like to release a new personal development/time management/procrastination Kindle eBook each month. I’m not talking about writing War & Peace all over again. Instead, I simply want to create a 30-50 page short report on a specific topic – such as eliminating distractions – and provide the best quality information possible about that topic. I aim to have my next eBook available on Kindle by Christmas time.

As an aside, if you join my email newsletter using the form above I will be sending out at least two emails per week with interesting personal development and time management content, as well as links to great books, websites, and other resources.

 

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NOW Foods True Focus Review

NOW Foods True Focus Review

Introduction

Here’s another review of a popular nootropic supplement – NOW Foods True Focus. This product has a lot of reviews and interest on sites like Amazon, so I thought I better give it a look and share my results with the world.

NOW Foods True Focus Key Details

  • It’s one of the best priced nootropics I’ve found so far. At the regular price of around $20, you’re only paying roughly 20 cents per capsule.
  • The product seems to deliver some very decent results in terms of effectiveness. I felt some definite improvements in mental focus; Amazon customer reviews are also good too.
  • Dosage is up to four capsules per day (1-2 caps 1-2 times per day).
  • If you want to get started with nootropics, then this is a great starter owing to its effectiveness and competitive price.

True Focus Side Effects

During my time taking the product I didn’t notice any negative side effects at all. I’ve gone through the Amazon reviews of this product and noticed that some users have complained of occasional, minor side effects, such as:

  • Stomach upset
  • Feelings of mental fogginess when stopping taking the supplement
  • Minor headaches

As always, if you start taking a supplement and feel any negative impacts, then you need to stop and consult a medical professional.

True Focus Dosage

The recommended dosage for this product is 1-2 tablets, 1-2 times daily. I advise you start with one tablet in the morning and evening (so two tablets daily). You can work your way up from there.  I don’t advise that you exceed the maximum daily dosage of 4 capsules.

NOW Foods True Focus Review Conclusion

I give this particular supplement a review score of 4.5/5. The positives are very impressive – this product delivers definite benefits in terms of elevating your mental focus and concentration, and it is extremely affordable. If you want to get started with nootropic-type supplements, then this is a great first time option.

Where Can You Buy The Product?

I purchased True Focus on Amazon. With a regular price of around $20 (and sales often bringing this down to just over $10 a bottle) you really will struggle to find a better value product. Sure, the effects aren’t as good as some products like Excelerol, but at a “price per performance” level it’s hard to beat.

You can also purchase from other online retailers such as iHerb.com – it always pays to shop around before you order to find the best deals possible.

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5 Quick-N-Easy Time Management Tips

In a hurry and want to learn how to manage your time more effectively? These five quick-and-easy time management tips will help to ensure that you are making the best use possible of those precious minutes, hours, and days:

  1. Create A Daily Action Plan. Never go into your day without being armed with a to-do list; an action plan to keep you on track and ensure that you don’t waste time on unnecessary tasks.
  2. Know (And Accept) Your Limits. You can’t get everything you want done in the amount of time you have, especially if you’re the kind of person who has high standards. Accept that there are limits to the amount of work you can complete and how effectively you can manage your time, and then work within those limits to avoid disappointment.
  3. Become More Efficient At What You Do. No matter what work it is you do, there are bound to be ways to become more efficient at doing it. If you improve your working efficiency, then you can get more stuff done in less time.
  4. Avoid Distractions. Nothing destroys effective time management more than being distracted by things such as social media, mobile phones, or even face-to-face interaction with colleagues. When your time is tight and you need to get stuff done, it’s imperative that you pull out all the stops to avoid distractions.
  5. Take Regular Breaks. You can’t work hard all the time. If you’ve got a big project or task to complete, then taking regular breaks will actually help you to manage your time more effectively by giving you motivation, allowing you to recharge your batteries, and giving you the opportunity to work out your next steps.

If you’re after more time management advice, then you should take a look at my eBook Ticking Away: How To Overcome Laziness & Stop Procrastinating. I’ve even got a special discount for you below:

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