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

14 04, 2021

This is the real reason your life is moving in circles: You have no goals

2021-04-14T14:19:46+00:00

Setting good goals creates a force that pulls you to success Did you know that when you set a goal, it’s like placing a landmark on the horizon ahead of you? With your eye on that landmark, you can navigate your whole life straight toward it. It’s true! Without that landmark (real or figurative)—your life [...]

This is the real reason your life is moving in circles: You have no goals2021-04-14T14:19:46+00:00
26 03, 2021

Use this breakdown breakthrough to blaze through your task list today

2021-03-26T12:23:53+00:00

Breaking tasks down into subtasks will help you to see large tasks as more approachable and doable, and reduces your propensity to procrastinate or defer tasks—because you simply don’t know where to begin. Here's what you need to do... Maybe this has happened to you: You’re looking at your to-do list, and there you see [...]

Use this breakdown breakthrough to blaze through your task list today2021-03-26T12:23:53+00:00
18 03, 2021

How to untangle your mind and improve your productivity

2021-03-19T05:39:08+00:00

Your Unscheduled Task list is your mind’s secret weapon! Your mind can be a messy place when you’re trying to be productive. So many things to do! Just keeping track of everything is like a tornado swirling in your head. The winds are whipping… cows flying by… you can’t get a good grip on anything! [...]

How to untangle your mind and improve your productivity2021-03-19T05:39:08+00:00
18 03, 2021

Want to see your productivity and sense of accomplishment skyrocket?

2021-03-19T05:40:00+00:00

It’s this simple: Use the Rule of Three. In fact, the Latin phrase "omne trium perfectum" (everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) conveys the same idea as the rule of three. To turbocharge your productivity, limit your daily task list to only the top three most important things you want [...]

Want to see your productivity and sense of accomplishment skyrocket?2021-03-19T05:40:00+00:00
4 02, 2021

Your decisions shape your destiny

2021-02-04T07:12:16+00:00

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. A decision is the timely choice or selection of a future course of action.  Some decisions are so simple that you're barely aware you're making them, while others are time consuming, high risk, and can leave you feeling anxious. Decisions can make or break [...]

Your decisions shape your destiny2021-02-04T07:12:16+00:00
30 12, 2020

Where to start finding answers to the new year.

2020-12-30T10:02:22+00:00

Starting your year by answering the questions in these four simple steps will make a difference as you work to achieve a more-in-control life. We’re all looking for answers. Where do the right answers come from? They come from asking the right questions. This year proved there are years that ask questions and years that [...]

Where to start finding answers to the new year.2020-12-30T10:02:22+00:00
21 04, 2020

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity

2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00

The current situation we’re in has genuine heroes and genuine victims—and millions of us are somewhere in between. The truth is, everyone is stressed. This stress creates its own whirlpool which drags the passive down to the depths. In fact, stress ratchets up fastest if you surrender and decide you’re helpless. Just convince yourself there’s [...]

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00
17 03, 2020

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear

2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00

You are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions. Just like most of you, we’re all experiencing some emotional and mental whiplash from the last few weeks. The Coronavirus is gripping the world's attention and rapidly changing the way all of us live and do business. It’s no longer [...]

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00
3 03, 2020

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time

2020-03-03T07:38:05+00:00

Buckle up—because I’m about to sprint through this and explain why Scrum is a great approach to managing your to-do list and accomplishing your goals! We all have so many tasks to do. Too many little projects to take care of. Not just at work, but also at home. You have to clean out the [...]

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time2020-03-03T07:38:05+00:00
18 02, 2020

Are you planning or procrastinating?

2020-02-19T08:15:53+00:00

How your planning is ruining your life. We’re all encouraged to plan. Plan ahead. Be responsible. Look before you leap. Plan before you act. After all, planning, brainstorming, soul-searching feels productive because you’re thinking about doing stuff. But take a closer look. If you’re not taking action, there’s no real difference between planning and procrastination. [...]

Are you planning or procrastinating?2020-02-19T08:15:53+00:00
2 12, 2019

The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do

2019-12-02T12:23:30+00:00

The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do—and how an organized, prioritized to do list will focus you on success! Decades of research on goal pursuit shows that when it comes to execution, there are two major pitfalls that keep us from doing the things we intend to do. [...]

The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do2019-12-02T12:23:30+00:00
2 10, 2019

Getting stuck isn’t a problem—staying stuck is

2019-10-02T12:04:27+00:00

Do you want to do great things? Are you struggling to complete your most important projects? Do you feel stuck in the gap between what you aspire to achieve and what you actually execute? Nothing is as painful as staying stuck. There’s a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Stop thinking that you’ll [...]

Getting stuck isn’t a problem—staying stuck is2019-10-02T12:04:27+00:00