8 Ways to Effectively Prioritize the Things on Your To-Do List

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Priorities are things that are important—I know that, you know that. But a lot of us are guilty of the habit of reacting to the urgent things on—and off—our to-do list, rather than responding to the important ones. Think about this: Important activities should be of high priority because they are the things that contribute […]

Can You Squeeze 100 Extra Minutes into Each Day?

No one has enough time, yet everyone has all they’ll ever get. What we do with our 168 hours to spend each week determines what we do with our lives. When I was 35, I wrote a book called Finding 100 Extra Minutes a Day. Every week we (should) sleep 56 hours and perform body […]

The Secret to Being an Influencer

Be an Influencer

We have all known people who heavily influenced us and others to take action. What did they do differently than the leaders we’ve known who were not as influential? Influence matters above all else in business. Influencers have the ability to change people’s minds, get them to buy and convince others to see their point […]

Go Value Shopping to Be Successful

Success doesn’t come through luck. We are successful when we achieve our objectives on purpose. That means thinking through a vision for your life and career, finding clarity about what you want to achieve, and then systematically taking the actions that will get you where you want to go. Planning makes it possible. Your plan […]

Why You Need to Delegate—A Lot

There are two important time-savers that I teach clients and practice myself. One is to build a strong Life Team around you—people who complement your strengths with their expertise. Second is to identify and focus on what I  call HLAs—these are high-leverage activities, the things that matter most in achieving our goals. These days I […]

Stress Can Be Avoided—This Is How

Stress occurs when our mental, physical or spiritual challenges exceed our ability to cope with them. Not only is it one of the worst factors for your health, but it can derail your professional life by causing turnover or burnout. It can cause poor choices and weaken execution. There will always be obstacles and issues […]

Learn to Develop Extreme Focus

A lot of times, the only difference between someone who is successful and someone who isn’t is that the successful person possesses a knack for extreme focus. The hectic world we live in makes it easy to become sidetracked by things that steal our attention and make us less effective in relationships or as businesspeople. […]

Take Inventory of Your Life … Because YOLO!

What do you want more of in life? In business? In your relationships? What do you want less of? Try conducting a MOLO (more of, less of) exercise to ensure that you’re detecting opportunities and that you are capitalizing on your strengths, efforts, time and resources. Make lists for what you want more of and […]

Problems Are Just Solutions in the Making

You know I’m a solutions-oriented person. I live in solutions, and I think all of the most successful people do, too. This makes change not something to fear, but something to look forward to. Change can occur quickly, often without warning. Problems arise. It’s human nature to hunker down and cling to the status quo, […]

How to Live Your Life on Purpose

As a high achiever, you know that truly awesome, hard-won accomplishments only happen as a result of thoughtful self-reflection, planning and focused effort. Measuring your progress is an important part of living a purposeful life. I started writing down my goals when I was 17, and now have about 100 pages in a binder that […]

Don’t Procrastinate—Talk to Yourself

We all procrastinate sometimes. But I think there are two kinds of procrastination—positive and negative. An example of positive procrastination is when you legitimately need (and make the most of) a little extra time to gather your thoughts. Negative procrastination is usually based on flimsy excuses to avoid doing something  now. “Production Before Perfection” is […]

Master Your Domain

Being good isn’t enough anymore. Great is a high standard, but an even higher standard would be to become a true expert in your field—a master. It’s about being better than you already are and achieving extraordinary results. There’s no scientific information to support my estimation, but I believe less than 5 percent of people […]