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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Life Hacks With Hermione Granger

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Sometimes...


You just need a little magic.


I may not have a genie
to grant my every wish,
but I do have Hermione.

Books? She's got 'em.
Cleverness? To spare.

 

One can learn a lot from Ms. Granger!
 

 

She really is the brightest witch of her age. 

 

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You know it's true boys.

 

5 Life Hacks I Learned From Hermione:

 

# 1 Know Your Priorities

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Oh no, not expelled!


Ron: She needs to sort out her priorities!



  1. Spend some time deciding what's most important to you.
  2. Put it in writing. Be specific.
  3. Create a timetable and set up targets.
  4. Write down SMART goals: Specific-Measurable-Attainable-Rewarding-Timely.


Life Is Short and unlike Hermione we don't have a time-turner. The days quickly turn into weeks- turn into months- turn into years- turn into a lifetime. And it happens in the blink of an eye. You won't regret the things you did have as much as the things you left undone.


# 2 Know Yourself

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And you are?

 
Hermione: Me? Books and cleverness.


  1. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Don't worry about who people think you should be. Be yourself.
  3. Express your thoughts honestly, not just what people want to hear.
  4. Be humble. Leave arrogance for your self-talks.


Always be yourself, but treat people as you want to be treated. If yourself is a real jerk, work on that. People will take advantage of you, that's life. Cut ties with anyone who tries to change you or puts conditions on your priorities and limits on your dreams. Hermione knew who she was and who her friends were. This is so important in life.


# 3 Know When To Lead

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Oh! Oh! Me! Pick me!

Ron Weasley: Don't ask us. You're the brilliant one!


  1. Following the crowd won't get you to your destination.
  2. Learn to be bold, confident, and take up the reins of leadership.
  3. Understand when a situation calls for a confident leader.
  4. Develop your intuition. It will help you realize when you're the right leader for the job.


Harry might have had an invisibility cloak, but Hermione had an invisible leadership cloak. And she knew how (and when) to use it. It wasn't Hermione's book smarts that prompted her to take initiative, it was her confidence. Knowing how (and when) to be a confident leader will inspire and motivate those around you. Confidence is contagious. At first, Hermione came across as a bossy know-it-all, but look what happened later. Those around her tried harder. They learned more. They grew to respect her and look to her for solutions to problems.


#4  Know When To Relax

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Hermione: You have to relax. If you don't, it'll only kill you faster!


  1. Realize you're only human. We all have limitations.
  2. Understand your "stress" signals.
  3. Have an R&R emergency plan.
  4. Breathe. Just breathe.


Overachievers tend to have super sized to-do lists and a nagging compulsion that "all the things" must all be done now and done perfectly. It's okay to be passionate, but it's more important to learn when to slow down. It's okay if it doesn't all get done right this minute. This goes back to #1- know your priorities and learn that anything else falls into the "I don't have to care so much about this right now" file. Remember, it's impossible to be two places at once without a time-turner.


#5 Know Where To Look

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Honestly, don't you two ever read?


Hermione: I checked this out weeks ago for a bit of light reading.


  1. Read.
  2. Read.
  3. Read.
  4. Read.


There's a reason Hermione was the brightest witch of her age. Open a book. Take a look. Gather the wisdom within the pages. You never know where an invaluable life lesson or a really cool life-hack might be hiding. Never underestimate the value of a book. Words are magical. Who needs a genie?



 

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