plan your day

productivity

How to balance long-term with urgent—one task at a time

Quick, do this exercise. Think of all the short-term tasks you completed yesterday, like: replying to emails, fixing glitches on your web site, answering the phone, updating Facebook status, making lists, and waiting for people to confirm their appointments. All valuable. None pay the bills. In the course of a day most people spend most …

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procrastination

How to get unstuck and started (even if you love to procrastinate)

We’ve all been there. You have. I have. Stuck. Maybe you need to get your sales up or write a book. Maybe you need to deal with a staffing issue (or you need staff). Whatever the reason…being stuck sucks. The good news is there are hacks that’ll get you unstuck, moving and productive again. Before …

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Painful Business Lessons

Four of the Most Painful Business Lessons I’ve Learned

I gave a marketing presentation a couple of weeks ago and shared 4 painful lessons that I’ve learned after 17 years of business ownership . Please pay close attention to them. Follow them and you’ll prosper. Ignore them and you’ll flounder and eventually die as a business. As the business owner your primary job is …

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Want Success Faster? Treat Your Weekends Like Your Weekdays

Do you want to squeeze a little more success out of your week? Stop using the phrase “It’s the weekend” as a reason to stay in bed longer. Start treating your weekends like you treat your weekdays. Get up at the same time and go through your normal morning routine. Take your shower, shave, and …

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Ten Things Right Now

10 Things You Can Do In The Next Hour To Increase Your Happiness

There is one common feeling that all human beings have: They want to be happy. They want to wake up healthy, do what they want to do, love their friends and family, and go to bed worry-free. However most people don’t get to live that way. There is a huge problem in our world, and …

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Want to more productive? Sleep less

I’m always looking for extra hours. This is how I found them.

If you have a Monday through Friday job then you already know how restricted your time is during the week. Your mornings are spent getting out the door so you can be at work at your desk by 8 am. Your evenings are spent as a caretaker to your family. Your nights are spent grabbing …

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