12 01, 2017

Why aren’t you achieving your goals—and what you can do about it…

We can all agree that goal setting is good. But if goals are so good, why aren’t we doing it more often? The truth is, while most of us have been trained to set goals—most of us have not been trained to achieve goals. PlanPlus Online CEO Keith Norris has spent years examining the most [...]

22 12, 2016

Start the new year with a grateful heart

We need to realize that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. If wanting a new year of greater abundance is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you must first acknowledge and appreciate the abundance you already have. Gratitude is what starts the receiving process. If you are thinking about [...]

20 12, 2016

How real estate pros make this the best time of the year

Typically, real estate professionals think that the Holidays are a time to just “forget about making money because no-one is buying/selling.” While there may be some statistical truth to this as far as closings go, it doesn’t have to be true for the momentum of your business. Here are a few ideas for you to [...]

13 12, 2016

New Year’s resolutions—another chance to do it right!

The idea of making New Year's resolutions is, in fact, not very new! Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus—for whom the month of January is named. In Medieval [...]

19 10, 2016

How to rock your week!

Realize it or not, your week has rocks—big ones, small ones, and even some sand and water! “Rocks” are a metaphor for the biggest priorities of the week. (See The Story of the Big Rocks in the sidebar.) In both our business and personal lives, we have big rocks, gravel, sand, and water. How to [...]

4 10, 2016

Discovering your Mission Statement: When the why is clear, the how is easy

If you’re like most PlanPlus Online Essentials customers, every day of the week there are vitally important things you want to do—and yet, you’re just not getting to them. Here are some of the reasons people choose PlanPlus Online Essentials—do any of these sound familiar to you? “I want better organization; to be a better [...]

13 07, 2016

Use this productivity secret weapon

Every year, the city where I live hosts a triathlon. Top athletes (triathletes) from all over the world attend. In order to make the course route safe, the city barricades dozens of streets. You can imagine, it would be a disaster to allow regular traffic to drive on the same route while the participants were [...]

29 06, 2016

How does your team answer these five questions?

At your next team meeting, ask these five important questions: Can we speak up and take risks without feeling insecure or embarrassed? Can we count on each other to do high-quality work on time? Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our time clear? Are we working on something that is personally important for each [...]