Season 3, Episode 01: How You Can Better Control Your Time [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode of the season Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to make sure the urgent doesn’t crowd out the important.

Season 3, Episode 01: How You Can Better Control Your Time [Podcast]

The truth is that when it comes to how you spend your time, you have a choice. You can either live in proactive mode, according to a plan you’ve developed or you can live in reactive mode, according to the demands of others.

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The 37 Best Business Books I’ve Ever Read

I have been in and around the publishing business my entire professional life. So I understand the potential impact of a great book.

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In business, the right book at the right moment can tilt the playing field and give you a crucial advantage. These thirty-seven business books have personally made a huge difference for me. In fact, they’re the best I’ve ever read.

I’ve Pulled Comments from My Blog—Here’s Why

I’ve been an advocate for robust online conversations since I started blogging over a decade ago. But I’ve recently decided to remove the comment section from my blog. Here’s why.

I’m Pulling Comments from My Blog—Here’s Why

I’ve used the third-party Disqus commenting platform for several years now. I love its functionality and the way it facilitates conversation. But I don’t love the company’s new advertising strategy, which places content-related ads in the comment feed of blogs and publications like mine.

As if fighting spam isn’t hard enough already.

Are You a Pilot or a Passenger in Your Own Life?

Imagine you’re in a sailboat on the open ocean. You have a map and, after looking at several different options, decide where you would like to go.

Are You a Pilot or a Passenger in Your Own Life?

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Now what: Do you hope the wind and waves will get you there? Or do you use the sail and rudder to direct your boat to the right harbor?

One of the most obvious things about the future is that we are not there yet. The question for us as we start a New Year is whether to drift or direct our lives where we want them to go.

Is Your Goal Challenging or Just Crazy?

How to Tell the Difference

As I talk about setting goals for the New Year, I get a lot of questions like these: “How do I know if I’m being too aggressive with my goals? How do I know if my goals are realistic?”

Is Your Goal Challenging or Just Crazy? Here’s How to Tell the Difference

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If you’re asking these questions, you’re already on the right track. Why? Because you’re already talking about goals you suspect, assume, or know will stretch you.

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -Henry Ford

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A goal without a plan is just a wish -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Whether think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

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Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. -Corrie ten Boom

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