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 […]


“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 have good news. You not only have one, but you have […]