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…

How focus and structure can help with productivity

Have you ever looked up and wondered where the day went? Or the week, or the month, or the year? You know you were busy, but you can't identify exactly what you were busy doing. I have found that being truly productive requires a structured…

Part II - Get both feet off the hamster wheel, for good

Last week, I shared that the number one reason people get stuck on the proverbial hamster wheel. You know the one – where you feel like you’re running as fast as you can, but somehow, you’re not moving forward? If you missed it, you can…
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Help! Get me off the hamster wheel!

Last week I saw a gif on Facebook of a hamster running so fast that you could hardly see the wheel or the hamster! The implication, of course, is the person who posted the gif feels exactly like that poor, little, fuzzy hamster. Every day…
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Do you wish you could change your boss?

How many times have you thought, “if only I could change my…” fill in the blank – “my spouse, my kids, my boss, my co-worker?”   And have you noticed that the more you try to change them, the worse they seem to get?! I…

Habit to Happiness #4 - "Own Your Role"

For the past several weeks, I’ve been writing a blog series with several tools that can have a huge impact on increasing success in area of your life. These tools are what I call Habits to Happiness. Laying the foundation The reason…