This post was updated in 2023 I have a superpower I want to share with you. No, it’s not Thor-like strength or the web-crawling agility of Spider-Man. But, this superpower will make you feel better, help avoid disastrous outcomes and undoubtedly make you money. I’m talking about the ability to get stuff done. Here’s the deal… We all find it hard to stop procrastinating. One study found that 88% of workers procrastinated… Continue reading
How a daily dose of gratitude will make you smarter, richer and happier.
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson I’m going through a shit show. And I’m happy. Let me explain. A younger, dumber me would look at my project plate right now and freak.… Continue reading
Why every day should be your day before vacation
I’m leaving tomorrow for a week of racing and paddling and something unusual is happening. Monday through Wednesday I crossed a bunch of stuff off my Flight Plan, but it was a battle to stay on task. On Thursday I… Continue reading
Why it might be time to kill your dead-end projects
When Steve Jobs was unceremoniously ousted from Apple in 1985 the fate of the company was supposed to improve. John Scully had moved into the CEO office and brought with him all the corporate sensibilities of big business America. Fast… Continue reading
Why you are so damn distracted and how to finally get stuff done.
Ryan Nicodemus was climbing the corporate ladder. He had new clothes, nice shoes, a fancy apartment and money to burn. He was also unhappy. When his friend Joshua Fields Millburn (they now run the popular Minimalists website) introduced him to… Continue reading
The hidden blessing of not getting what you want.
“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Dalai Lama Sometimes I just want the damn Porsche. This week I was in Toronto speaking about how I built my speaking business. The room was… Continue reading
13 shocking facts about how we waste time
“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.” A.W. Tozer My bookshelf is full of books with the words "Time" or "Productivity" in their titles. One even has my name on the cover. At the time of writing,… Continue reading
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