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

12 07, 2021

Capacity vs. Throughput: Why Getting Things Done Has Stalled for You

2021-07-12T09:59:30+00:00

The capacity of your throughput is equal to the capacity of your bottlenecks. Your personal productivity has two aspects: capacity and throughput. You need them both, but they aren’t identical. And when it comes to effective productivity, one is more important than the other. Your capacity Think of capacity and throughput [...]

Capacity vs. Throughput: Why Getting Things Done Has Stalled for You2021-07-12T09:59:30+00:00
1 05, 2021

Is your life feeling out of balance? Your roles are the problem.

2021-05-01T08:42:46+00:00

When’s the last time you balanced your roles? We live our lives in terms of roles—authentic roles or parts we’ve chosen to fill. Roles represent responsibilities, relationships, and areas of contribution. Much of the pain in life comes from the sense that we’re succeeding in one role at the expense of other, possibly [...]

Is your life feeling out of balance? Your roles are the problem.2021-05-01T08:42:46+00:00
1 05, 2021

How do you determine your roles?

2021-05-01T08:40:18+00:00

Step One: Start with writing down your roles. To help guide our long-term goals and even our daily choices, we need to put down in ink what roles are most important to us. Writing down our roles keeps them in our awareness and helps us pay attention to all the important dimensions of [...]

How do you determine your roles?2021-05-01T08:40:18+00:00
22 04, 2021

Why SMART goals separate high achievers from the rest of us

2021-04-22T16:24:02+00:00

If you’re not using a SMART goals foundation when you set a goal, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Guaranteed. There’s a world of difference between setting a goal and achieving a goal. This year, 92 percent of us won’t achieve our goals. If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers [...]

Why SMART goals separate high achievers from the rest of us2021-04-22T16:24:02+00:00
22 04, 2021

How to set and achieve SMART goals

2021-04-22T16:22:19+00:00

Welcome to SMART goals mini bootcamp! Clarity is vital for the achievement of SMART goals. Your dream or goal must be specific and clear and should not be vague. As you build this SMART goal foundation, remember the following: Clarity is paramount. Vague is the enemy of productivity. Ambiguous is the enemy of [...]

How to set and achieve SMART goals2021-04-22T16:22:19+00:00
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