Is your biggest fear just a bad dream?

When people are stuck in the wrong job or wrong career path, they know it. When they’re not living up to their full potential or performing at their best, they know it. The reason they know it is because it hurts. They feel burned-out,…

Do you want to become your very best?

I overheard a conversation at Starbucks today in which an employer was talking to his manager about upcoming job interviews. I heard him say that he is looking for candidates with “people skills. We’re looking for those soft skills. We…

Change happens. What will you do about it?

We're in a state of unprecedented change. And frankly, change is scary for most people. When change hits, people feel out of control, unsafe and scared. Changes in external circumstances fall into that category of things you have no control…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…
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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,…
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“What choice do I have?”

Do you ever go to work and feel like you keep hitting one road block after another? With every email or meeting comes another problem over which it seems you have no control. If you find yourself thinking “I don’t have a choice,” I…
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More productivity, anyone?

If you consider yourself to be an earthling, then you’ve probably heard at some point that positive thinking is a good thing. But what you may not know is that there is actually science-based research that demonstrates the tremendous impact…