It’s the end of Q1: Do you know where your goals are?

This week officially marks the end of the first quarter, and hopefully you’ve made some serious traction toward achieving your goals. OK, be honest. Do you even remember setting your 2018 goals? Goal- setting at the beginning of the year…

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…

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…