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”

Follow Through : Be Someone Who Gets Things Done

There’s a six-word formula for success. Think things through, then follow through. Eddie Rickenbacker Words are meaningless without intent and follow through. Without follow through there is no action. You are breaking a commitment with yourself and others. This leads to erosion of dependability and trust. Watch the commitments. It’s so easy to want toContinue reading “Follow Through : Be Someone Who Gets Things Done”

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”

Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate

The biggest barrier to delegation is you. You heard that right. It isn’t your people. It isn’t their skills. Or motivation. It’s you. Do you find yourself not delegating because 1) You don’t want to overburden your team 2) You think you can do it better or faster yourself 3) you are a control freakContinue reading “Get Over Yourself Already, and Delegate”

Execution : A Test of Choices, Trade-offs and Perseverance

When you see your plan through to the finish line, and are able to inspire others to keep going to the end, then you will join a very, very small club of leaders who can execute.

Driving in circles :Are you Busy being Busy, or are you truly Action Oriented?

Look closely and you will see an ugly little truth that no one really wants you to see. Those who are always busy, they expect you to be busy, are competing with who is the busiest, and are judging you if you aren’t running as fast and hard as they are.  They don’t want youContinue reading “Driving in circles :Are you Busy being Busy, or are you truly Action Oriented?”

Action Oriented : Take the First Step

We all know that action is critical to accomplishing anything. Thoughts are the birthplace of motion. Our thinking becomes action. Action accomplishes our goals, gives us confidence, and we develop new skills. It is our accomplishments where we define ourselves and find success. We respect those who get things done. And the more we do,Continue reading “Action Oriented : Take the First Step”

Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone

Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat?  Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations?  Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”

Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport

You want others to care about your message or what you are trying to accomplish, you must build rapport. Fat chance persuading or influencing others without it. And frankly nearly everything you do is about your message or what you are trying to accomplish.  There is little we can get done on our own. SoContinue reading “Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport”