Why People Who Sleep Longer Achieve More

Our society puts a high value on achievement but not much on rest. I hear people brag about how much they work and play but never how much they sleep—usually the opposite. But what if sleep could help you achieve more?

Why People Who Sleep Longer Achieve More

My team and I just finished launching the Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress, and I am fried. We were down late and up early, day after day. Late-night emergencies and early-morning crises were the norm.

How to Live a Life That Matters: 5 Lessons from Maya Angelou

The desire to create lasting transformation in the world is what really drives us as leaders, right? Since the news of her death, I’ve been thinking a lot about Maya Angelou. Her legacy offers several valuable insights for living a life of true significance.

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Maya Angelou speaking at Burns Library, Boston College. Creative Commons.

The odds were against Angelou in her early years. Her parents divorced when she was three, and she spent several years under the care of her grandparents.

#096: What Leaders Need Even More Than the Right Answers [Podcast]

When I started out in my career, the key to success was having the right answers. Those who advanced in their careers the quickest were seemingly the ones who had the most answers.

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While this is definitely important in some situations—especially when responding to the people you are accountable to—it is not the key to success as a leader. There is something even more important than having the right answers.

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What Motivates Your Drive to Be More Productive?

Ever since I began blogging, productivity has been one of my most popular topics. But I’m convinced we’re not always productive for the right reasons. Maybe this is why many people are productive but miserable.

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Over my career I’ve been entrusted with a lot of responsibility. At one time, I was responsible for the well-being of over six hundred employees and a company legacy two hundred years in the making.

I am excited to be speaking at Donald Miller’s Storyline Conference this coming fall, along Shauna Neiquist and Bob Goff. I hope you can join us!

Date: October 29, 2014—November 1, 2014
Event: Storyline Conference
Topic: TBA
Sponsor: Storyline
Venue: Willow Creek Community Church
Location: 67 Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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Which Veterans Would You Like to Thank?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this simply means an opportunity to take the day off, relaxing with family and friends. But there’s more to it than that.

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Memorial Day is a day we set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of our country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.

I am really excited about the upcoming Platform Conference. Mark your calendars for November 9-11, 2014. I will be hosting the entire conference but will present two sessions.

Date: November 9, 2014—November 11, 2014
Event: Platform Conference
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Dynamic Communicators International
Venue: The Broadmoor
(855) 634-7711
Location: 1 Lake Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
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4 Strategies for Cutting Your To-Do List in Half

Whenever I ask a friend how they are doing, they inevitably respond, “Busy. Crazy busy.” It seems like all of us have more to do that we can possibly get done.

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One of the most helpful time management principles I’ve ever found is David Allen’s Two-Minute Rule. The basic concept is that you take immediate action on anything that can be done in two minutes or less. This is the key to becoming more productive.

#095: How to Make $150,000 This Year from Your Platform [Podcast]

In this episode I share a recent interview I did for Platform University with Dan Miller on the topic of monetizing your platform. Unlike so many others, Dan shows you exactly how to do it.

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If you don’t know Dan Miller, he’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, 48 Days to the Work You Love. He is also a popular podcaster and blogger. You can find out more about him at his 48 Days Website.

If you fall into one of the following categories, this episode is for you:

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How to Use Templates to Get More Done in Less Time

For years, I have used templates to improve my productivity. I create a template for any task I find myself doing repeatedly. So instead of reinventing the wheel every time, I do it once, save it as a template, and then reuse it.

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For example, before speaking engagements, I always have a conference call with the event sponsor. Initially, I found myself asking the same questions. Sometimes, I would forget to ask something important, so I decided to create a reusable template in Evernote. (You can see it here.)

Don’t miss my free webinar, “My Secret Formula for Building a Massive Email List: Step-by-Step Instructions for Growing Your Most Valuable Online Asset.” Nothing is more important to your success as a platform-builder or your ability to positively impact the lives of others. Monday’s session is full, but we still have a few seats available for Tuesday. You must register to attend, but it’s fast, easy, and free.