How Do We Keep Going, When We Are Programmed to Stop

We spend a lot of time asking how to get started. How to begin action. To make something happen. Build a business. Get a new job. Change our lives. We don’t really ask how do we keep going? There is this idea that if you want it bad enough – you’ll keep going. There isContinue reading “How Do We Keep Going, When We Are Programmed to Stop”

Miserably Failing Excellently

I’ve always been fascinated and motivated by the idea of striving for excellence. But I’ve been doing it all wrong. And have failed miserably. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle paraphrased by Will Durant This quote has been a major building block forContinue reading “Miserably Failing Excellently”

I’m back with lots of goodies to share

I’m back. And this time, I hope for good. I took some time away putting some of what I’ve learned to the test. I’ve been distracted a bit by all that is going on in the world. And with coming to grips with some of the decisions I’ve made over the last year. I’ve learnedContinue reading “I’m back with lots of goodies to share”

Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life

We each have an opportunity right now and a choice to make. Do we let this thing happen to us? Or do we do something with this? Are we a victim to this thing? Are we only trying to endure it? Or are we the CEO of our lives. The owners who decide what toContinue reading “Grow Yourself : Cut Away The Excess Fat In Your Life”

Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

I’m pissing some people off. I mean, really making some people banging on their keyboards mad. Not intentionally. Or rather, I don’t do what I do with the desire to make others mad. But, wow, do some people have some anger issues. And others, are really invested in seeing someone fail. My first reaction whenContinue reading “Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”

We Set A Low Bar For Leadership

Stop calling managers leaders if they can’t manage themselves. It’s crazy that we are so badly in need of leadership that we have lowered our standards to such an incredible degree. Look at what passes for leadership now days. We throw around that word so much and it is such an easy badge to beContinue reading “We Set A Low Bar For Leadership”

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”

The Road to Efficiency is Paved by the Organized

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. The more stuff that you have the more work it takes to find stuff. Without organization you work onContinue reading “The Road to Efficiency is Paved by the Organized”

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”