Ever since High School, December has been an introspective month where I usually spend most of my time reflecting on the past 11 months. I look at my work, family, relationships, community, faith, decisions/choices made, etc. Yet most of my time investment goes into taking a sincere look at myself. I revisit personal goals to [...]
Are you overwhelmed with paper and emails? Did you run out of space in your file cabinet? Is there too much on your plate, and you don’t know where to begin?
FAT is an acronym for a simple, smart, and effective way of getting-things done.
The FAT system was originally designed as a way to handle paper [...]
When Henry Ward Beecher was asked how he could accomplish so much more than others, he replied,
“I don’t do more, but less than other people. They do all their work three times. Once in anticipation, once in actuality, and once in rumination. I do mine in actuality alone, so I end up doing things [...]
Sports, in general, are all about keeping your eyes on the ball in order to score and win. The goal is accumulating points to out beat the competition, until the time runs out or the game is over. The one with the best score wins.
Winning is ultimately based on how well you played the game.
As a personal coach, one of the main areas I get to work with people is to develop and monitor the ability to “focus” in their lives and career. Coaching can help you stay in focus, week after week.
Are you easily distracted by trivial sounds, someone walking by, or by new thoughts that cross your [...]
Do you need to focus on ONE TASK at a time? Let your web browser tell you what to do and when!
I have found this tool really helpful in keeping me focused on one task at a time rather than falling in the endless trap of multitasking that does not work for me. [...]
Look at your to-do list. How many items do you find that have been there for months. Do they really need to get done? What if you deleted them?
The first rule of getting something done is identifying and knowing what does not need to get done.
List those tasks where you get “caught up” everyday. Create [...]
Research shows it takes at least 21 days to create or break a habit. Today is February 24th. You are on the eight week of 2009. Fifty days have gone by already since the first of the year.
What have you accomplished in these 50 days? What New Year Resolution(s) did you forget or postpone for [...]
Women have an innate gift to connect and sustain relationships. This gift continues to pay off in the business world, especially virtual enterprises. Businesses today will not get very far without women in leadership! Tom Peters in The Pursuit of Wow! (p. 36) writes:
Rolodex power. Your power is almost directly proportional to the thickness of your Rolodex, and the [...]
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Benjamin Franklin
I have always admired people who wake up really early to feed their child, go for a run, hit the gym, read, spend extra time on prayer and reflection, or write in the tranquility of dawn- before going to [...]