3 Ways To Stop Screwing Your Self Improvement

Get Out Of Bed Self improvement books should be no more than 15% of your total reading. There you go right to the point, no beating around the bush. No fancy lead in. Quit reading so many self improvement books. Unless you’re a self help book critic or teaching courses on the subject, there isContinue reading “3 Ways To Stop Screwing Your Self Improvement”

Warning : You’re Doing The Two Minute Rule All Wrong!

If you are addicted to task lists you must institute this rule immediately. You are wasting valuable time each day and may even fuel your procrastination habit if you are making lists without this rule. The Two Minute Rule If Task < Effort to Remember + Record + Categorize  + Prioritize +Time to Complete =Continue reading “Warning : You’re Doing The Two Minute Rule All Wrong!”

Learning New Skills In Startup Land – My Journey

Working with three startup companies has been a new experience for me. It’s been a lot of work, stress, and fun – and we are only just getting started. Commonly, startup businesses face a number of challenges. Hiring Qualified Candidates, HR & Payroll, Competition, Lack of Clear Marketing Strategy, Capital and Minimal Budget, Lack ofContinue reading “Learning New Skills In Startup Land – My Journey”

How to Be Productive, Never Busy

Action expresses priorities. – Mahantma Gandhi Be productive – Never Busy. You always have time for things you put first. Time is the great equalizer. We all have the same amount of it each day. It is how we use it. Getting the most out of our time spent requires some organization and productivity. ToContinue reading “How to Be Productive, Never Busy”

Organization : Simplify Your Way Out of Clutter

To improve efficiency, you have to be organized.  You can lose a lot of time due to disorganization. The longer it takes to find what you need ends up wasting your most valuable resource – Time Remove the clutter and you are removing the obligations that may come with owning certain items. Having stuff thatContinue reading “Organization : Simplify Your Way Out of Clutter”

What Ben Franklin taught me about Time Management

I’m obsessed with productivity. So, thirty days ago I began using Benjamin Franklin’s schedule to see what would happen. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin The basic Franklin schedule looks like this: 5-7 am Rise, wash and address Powerful Goodness! Contrive days’ business, and take the resolution of the day;Continue reading “What Ben Franklin taught me about Time Management”

Fight Mediocrity : Strive for Excellence

Excellence is the gradual results of always striving to do better. Pat Riley We strive for excellence. We drive for excellence. We seek excellence from ourselves. We surround ourselves with excellence. It is a way of thinking and believing. It is not a destination. It has nothing to do with perfection or being perfect. InContinue reading “Fight Mediocrity : Strive for Excellence”

Relentless Action : Never Give Up, Never surrender

The distance between dreams and reality is called action. In pursuit of your dreams, those big goals you have, you must be unrelenting in making consistent movement forward. Never give up. Never surrender. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up. You’ve made the choice. This is what you needContinue reading “Relentless Action : Never Give Up, Never surrender”

Everything is a Negotiation

From the time you wake till you head hits that pillow everything is a negotiation. You negotiate with yourself over oatmeal or a donut. Negotiate with your partner to take out the trash now or tonight. With your co-worker on if you can spare 10 minutes to look over their presentation and give feedback. WithContinue reading “Everything is a Negotiation”

Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way

I’ve always thought of myself as being polite.  I say my please and thank you’s.  I hold the door open for others as often is possible. And sometimes annoyingly to the group I’m with, as they are waiting for me to finish door duty.  I don’t curse in mixed company and never first when meetingContinue reading “Politeness : A touch more civility goes a long way”