Mental models are simple concepts that can improve the way you think about and interpret any situation

16 04, 2019

Yes or no?

2019-04-16T10:13:48+00:00

As human beings we tend to complicate most things, but life is really pretty simple. Take a moment to think about the answers to the following questions: We have tens of thousands of words in the English language. How many letters make up the alphabet? The ‘Human Genome’ is the genetic code—the entire list of [...]

Yes or no?2019-04-16T10:13:48+00:00
28 03, 2019

Being Proactive is Key to Self-Leadership

2019-03-28T09:23:46+00:00

You choose how you approach life. By choosing to be proactive, you will significantly impact the life you will have. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing. Most of us have high hopes of accomplishing something important in life, perhaps creating some sort of legacy or [...]

Being Proactive is Key to Self-Leadership2019-03-28T09:23:46+00:00
27 03, 2019

What’s working and what’s not?

2019-03-27T09:58:13+00:00

To improve your time management, spend some time identifying what’s working well and what’s not. Taking a moment to step back and evaluate and assess your relationship to time will help you clarify your use-of-time strengths and weaknesses. No matter how out of control your life may seem, there are always some things that are [...]

What’s working and what’s not?2019-03-27T09:58:13+00:00
26 03, 2019

How to do you do what you don’t want to do

2019-03-26T07:02:54+00:00

Look, we’re on your side with this one: life is filled with so many things that you just flat out don’t want to do. Maybe it’s because they’re unpleasant, maybe you’re just mentally exhausted and stressed, or maybe it’s just that your bed is feeling super comfortable right now! Unfortunately, to get anything done in [...]

How to do you do what you don’t want to do2019-03-26T07:02:54+00:00
13 03, 2019

All life is problem solving

2019-03-13T11:54:44+00:00

Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity Welcome to the world of problems. This is where we all live. We all have some sort of problem to think through every day of our lives. Unfortunately, few of us have an effective system to solve problems. For example, are you still trying to solve the [...]

All life is problem solving2019-03-13T11:54:44+00:00
4 03, 2019

An organized life gives you wisdom and power

2019-03-04T09:32:23+00:00

Start from wherever you are, and with whatever you’ve got Having an organized life is being in control. It isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person. It’s about living the way you want to live—only better. It's easy to think about getting organized, but sometimes it's hard [...]

An organized life gives you wisdom and power2019-03-04T09:32:23+00:00
25 02, 2019

Habits are the bridge between goals and accomplishments

2019-02-25T13:38:04+00:00

You’re always being told that the best way to achieve what you what in life—lose weight and get into shape, learn a new skill, spending more time with family—is to set specific, actionable goals. It’s true: goals are essential, but there’s another force you need to become aware of: the power of habits. It’s important [...]

Habits are the bridge between goals and accomplishments2019-02-25T13:38:04+00:00
14 02, 2019

How to get work done in the interruption economy

2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00

Everyday interruptions at work can be a key barrier to managing your time effectively and, ultimately, can be a barrier to your success. Because your day only has so many hours in it, a handful of small interruptions can rob you of the time you need to achieve your goals and be successful in your [...]

How to get work done in the interruption economy2019-02-14T09:35:10+00:00
13 02, 2019

Your biggest regret can be summed up in one word: Procrastination

2019-02-13T08:46:22+00:00

Of all the self-inflicted time management pains, procrastination is one of the most painful—over time. Procrastination is a trap that many of us fall into. In fact, most of us procrastinate to some degree. While it may be comforting to know that you're not alone, it can be sobering to realize just how much it [...]

Your biggest regret can be summed up in one word: Procrastination2019-02-13T08:46:22+00:00
11 02, 2019

Are the whys more important than the whats?

2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00

How to use the Five Whys Kids ask a lot of questions, am I right? In fact, studies have shown that kids ask more than 300 questions a day! Here’s just a sample of questions, all asked at the breakfast table, all before 9:00 am (this is the truth!): Why do people need to sleep? [...]

Are the whys more important than the whats?2019-02-11T10:52:31+00:00
7 02, 2019

How to do a monthly personal performance review

2019-02-07T09:44:50+00:00

Success and fulfillment in life is found by intentionally creating the life you want to have, and conducting a personal and private monthly review is part of that process. Right now, and at the end of each month, take an hour to review the past month and make goals and course corrections for the new [...]

How to do a monthly personal performance review2019-02-07T09:44:50+00:00
24 01, 2019

Can you name your top 3?

2019-01-24T09:41:20+00:00

Can you name today’s top 3? Did you know PlanPlus Online Chrome plugin can help your productivity skyrocket? We’ll show you how, but first, let’s start with your top 3. What’s your top 3? Your top 3 are the 3 most important things you want to accomplish for the day. And you should limit your [...]

Can you name your top 3?2019-01-24T09:41:20+00:00