HUGH CULVER

How to live like a millionaire with zero-based living

How to live like a millionaire with zero-based living

There is a concept in accounting called zero-based budgeting. Essentially, it means you build a budget from scratch and have to justify every expense. Instead of thinking about 15% growth in sales or  10% reduction in costs, you ask “What’s possible?” This radical...

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Stop doing this (task hopping) and you’ll thank me

Stop doing this (task hopping) and you’ll thank me

I teach productivity. I don’t like to call it that. It’s the same with most motivational speakers. They prefer to say they talk on “leadership”, or “personal mastery”, but really it’s motivation. For me, it’s productivity. And one trick has been trumping all the rest...

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Want to avoid procrastination? Give your brain instructions.

Want to avoid procrastination? Give your brain instructions.

I once read that Canadians have the highest number of To-Do lists per capita.  And the same study reported that the longest a task stayed on a list was nearly a month (22 work days). That means that for 21 days some poor schmuck rewrote: "update web site" on his list....

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Must Do vs. Want To

Must Do vs. Want To

There is a reason most people don’t stick with their diet. Same for: going to the gym, doing your taxes, and drinking more water. Must do’s suck. Isn’t that true? “Must do’s” on your To-Do list are a drag and end up last on your list of priorities. Same in your...

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I want you to be brave

I want you to be brave

Okay this is something different. I was working on my next slideshare presentation this week and struggling to come up with a topic. I admit I don't recommend this backwards approach, but there it is. And what came up was the topic of bravery. I think we all know what...

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