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All Talent Development Centre posts for Canadian technology contractors relating to bad habits.

These Morning Routines Are Destroying Your Day

We’ve all heard the great pieces of advice that talk about the magical morning rituals we should do to have a more productive morning — exercise, eat a healthy breakfast, take a cold shower. These routines may seem easy (or ridiculous), but even with the best intentions, adding something new to an already hectic morning is no easy feat. So instead, why not eliminate a few bad habits?

We’re all guilty of at least one of the 8 items Thomas Frank lists in this video. For example, if you regularly hit the snooze button, check your smart phone immediately when you wake up, or eat an unhealthy breakfast, Frank claims you’re destroying your day before it even starts. Interestingly, he also believes that planning your day is a bad idea. Take a look and see what you can do (or not do) to have a better morning.

Pretend to Be a Genius (Even if you’re not bright)

Let’s face it: some of us just aren’t smart. Even fewer of us are geniuses.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t all have the potential to enjoy the same success as people like Bill Gates, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson. All we really need to do is act like a genius, which can be done by understanding their top traits.

This video from Entrepreneur summarizes the good and bad habits of super smart people. Have a watch to learn what you can do to make those around you believe you’re a genius; and become more successful in your IT career.  While we strongly recommend only picking up the good habits listed in the video, it is interesting to learn about the bad habits commonly held by the upper echelon of intelligence.

Common Bad Habits in Coding (Video)

Hey programmer! Ya, you. Do you have any bad habits? Not things like biting your nails, smoking or spending too much (though you should tone that down), but have you picked up any bad habits when writing your code? If you have, then LearnToProgram: You Can Code wants you to stop. Take a look at their video below and see if there’s anywhere you can improve.