30 03, 2018

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important

The Eisenhower Matrix is a presidential insight about productivity: soon after Eisenhower became president, he visited the campus of Northwestern University to deliver an address. What he said changed the thinking about “productivity” forever. He said: “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never [...]

27 03, 2018

The Pac-Man approach to goal achieving

Back in ancient days, well, the 1980s, there was an arcade game that conquered the world called Pac-Man. Don’t believe me? Go ask your parents if they played! Pac-Man is considered a classic and an icon of 1980s popular culture—in fact it even had an animated TV series and a top-ten hit single called “Pac-Man [...]

20 03, 2018

First, let me finish. Then interrupt.

One of the most common complaints we hear has to with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. In fact, we all have to deal with it. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded interruption. Here are a few suggestions about managing and minimizing workplace interruptions. Stop [...]

26 10, 2017

3 steps to reaching the top

Mountain climbers have known it all along: Reaching the top involves performing three steps over and over again. These are the same steps that will help you implement and manage change in your company. Not far from our downtown Salt Lake City offices are the Wasatch Mountains that offer world-class skiing and several of [...]

17 10, 2017

Daily Planning: How to Win the Day!

By not taking a few minutes for daily planning you may be tripping yourself on the way to winning the day. Even if you’re working harder than anyone you know—but not working on the most important, high-leverage tasks—you may not be as productive as someone who works half as much as you! Here’s how to make [...]

28 09, 2017

Is scope creep sabotaging your project success?

Scope creep can sneak up, morph, and destroy a project. Here’s how it occurs, and how to keep it at bay. Have you ever had a project that seems to be getting bigger all the time? At first it was manageable, but now it seems that everything, including the kitchen sink, has been tossed in? [...]

13 09, 2017

How identifying Opportunities, Dangers, and Interesting Points will help you succeed with change

Every change, large or small, presents known and unknown opportunities and dangers. If you’re currently leading an organization or team through a change, being able to identify and articulate these opportunities and dangers is essential. How do you go about identifying these? By working with your group on an ODI list. With an ODI list, [...]

30 06, 2017

Let PlanPlus Online custom-build your CRM today

Just like ice cream, when you have the flexibility to build a custom CRM that works for you, the possibilities are endless! Let PlanPlus Online custom-build your CRM. Everyone enjoys having options when it comes to the important things in life A hot summertime favorite is to take a trip to the local ice cream [...]

13 06, 2017

Getting started the fast and easy way with PlanPlus Online

Getting started is easy! PlanPlus Online offers a wide-variety of resources to get you started and productive with your PlanPlus Online account. See how it’s done: New detailed step-by-step videos Introduction to PlanPlus Online Essentials Introduction to PlanPlus Online Essentials Calendar How to put appointments on your calendar Managing appointments on your calendar Making the most [...]

31 01, 2017

Introducing PlanPlus Vector: Planning with Direction

A vector is something that has a specific direction and magnitude. This struck a chord with us: Our goal is to help people to define the most important aspects of their life and then provide them with a framework to march down the path of productivity. That’s why we developed PlanPlus Vector! PlanPlus Vector upgrades [...]

24 01, 2017

What will you do this week that you’ll talk about the rest of your life?

You are what you take the time to become Probably no one woke up today and suddenly discovered that they could run a marathon… or surprisingly woke up with a cure for cancer… or amazingly won an Oscar… or overnight unexpectedly received an answer to the Goldbach conjecture. That’s because those things take time, [...]

12 01, 2017

Goal Setting: 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 [...]