Excessive planning can become a fancy way to procrastinate.
Excessive planning can become a fancy way to procrastinate.

Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.

Either you run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn
Either you run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn

Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.

No one would choose to be sick and stupid, but depriving our bodies of sleep is the same thing. Robbing out sleep is robbing our productivity. -Michael Hyatt
No one would choose to be sick and stupid, but depriving our bodies of sleep is the same thing. Robbing out sleep is robbing our productivity. -Michael Hyatt

From my post, “Why People Who Sleep Longer Achieve More“. Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.

You have more power than you think. You don't have to be suck in a rut. If you are intentional, you can build the habits necessary to accomplish your goals. -Michael Hyatt
You have more power than you think. You don’t have to be suck in a rut. If you are intentional, you can build the habits necessary to accomplish your goals. -Michael Hyatt

From my post, “How to Become a Morning Person“. Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.

How to Use Evernote to Overcome the Biggest Challenge in Achieving Your Goals

When it comes to achieving our goals, the biggest challenge usually isn’t a lack of resources or time. It’s our own memory.

goal-tracking-system-on-macbook-air

It doesn’t matter how big or important a goal is, if we don’t review it, it’ll fade from memory. It’s almost as simple as the old saying: “Out of sight, out of mind.”

Why Everything Is Awesome When You’re Leading a Team

If you’re trying to build a business, a platform, or just a better mousetrap, it’s a lot easier to hit your goals if you have a team behind you.

Why Everything is Awesome When You're Leading a Team

Photo courtesy of Istockphoto.com/AmmentorpDK

When I left Thomas Nelson to start speaking and writing full time, I was mostly on my own. I had a speaking agent to help coordinate my events, but beside that I was running solo. It felt exhilarating at first. Liberating. Back to basics.

But that feeling didn’t last long because soon I was running into my own limitations. It wasn’t long before I was bogged down by the basics. It turns out that The Lego Movie is right: “Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.”

My Secret Weapon for Extra Energy at Work

The evidence is undeniable—we need good sleep to perform at our best. And one way we can get more rest is to make room in the middle of the day for a killer nap.

My Secret Weapon for Extra Energy at Work

I once worked for a man who napped nearly every day. He would sit upright in his chair, hold his keys in his hand, and doze. Eventually, the keys would clatter to the ground and wake him. He would snap to, refreshed and ready for the rest of the day.

More and more I follow his example, and I wouldn’t trade those 10 to 20 minutes for anything. I’m more alert, energetic, and creative because of the time I take to disconnect and recharge.

How to Stay Focused for a Major Project

Every business has projects from time to time that demand our total focus and attention. The good news is that there are certain tactics we can use to keep our edge even when we’re under the gun.

How to Stay Focused for a Major Project

The most important thing is to recognize up front that we have to prepare. If you were going to pitch in the World Series tomorrow, you wouldn’t just show up on game night as if it were any other Tuesday. You can’t just wing something like that.

You would make sure your head was in the game, that you were physically and emotionally ready, that you were focused on the win. It’s that way with any major project—at least if we want to succeed.

3 Ways to Turn Your Consulting into a Product

Brian Casel was a freelancer who turned productized business owner. Today he writes his newsletter and blog to help you do the same. Get Brian’s free email crash course on Productizing Your Service.

I remember clearly how excited I was to leave my full-time job to go freelance. It wasn’t that I hated my boss or the job or the commute—well, okay, the commute got a little old. But after three years I felt something inside me pull me towards freelancing.

3 Ways to Turn Your Consulting into a Product

I didn’t know what to expect and that’s what excited me most about it. At first, freelancing was exactly the adventure I had been seeking. Taking on my own clients, working from home and the local coffee shop, making my own hours… Who could ask for a better situation?

Everybody Wants It, but Nobody Seems to Get Any

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m talking about margin—breathing room, think time, downtime, those moments we all desperately need really stay effective and enjoy the things that matter most.

Everybody Wants It, but Nobody Seems to Get Any

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Cowart

But the truth is we seem to be getting less and less of it. Not only are prices racing while wages slow, but we’re working more hours, too.