Consistency beats rapidity

This week as I was running on the treadmill, it dawned on me how much my approach to running has changed over the past few years. I can get pretty competitive with myself – always pushing to run faster and farther. In fact, a few years ago I was beaming with pride at running 4 miles […]

No more “to-do” lists

Last week, I explained the power of the PICK tool for prioritizing tasks. One characteristic that makes this tool so helpful is that it eliminates the old and ineffective “to-do” list. This is hard for me to say, because, quite honestly, I’m a list-maker. Believe me – I love my lists! I love to write […]

A great tool to boost productivity

Are you a list maker? Does your list grow longer every day as you cross off one task only to add two more? Yep, you’re what I call, running on the hamster wheel. It’s that feeling like you’re running like mad and not making much, if any, progress. Years ago, I discovered a wonderful tool […]

8 x 8. Eight habits by 8 a.m.

Running a business takes time and energy. And as I wrote last week, we earthlings are most effective when we run on auto-pilot. So, the best way to break through to new levels of success is to create habits that are most likely to take us to those new levels. Below are 8 things I […]

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What I learned about success from making my bed

Many of my readers know that about 10 years ago, I fell fast and hard into a deep mental funk. I was so low that it took all the mental energy I had just to get out of bed. The mere thought of taking on basic household tasks like doing laundry, washing dishes, or even […]