HUGH CULVER

Why every day should be your day before vacation

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 was side-swiped by client requests and helping team...

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The greatest time management lesson nobody ever teaches

The greatest time management lesson nobody ever teaches

This time management lesson might seem too simple to be of value. But, once you try it — just like chocolate dip on an ice cream cone — you’ll never go without again. I’ll tell you what that lesson is in just a minute. But first, I ask you to close your eyes (actually...

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Why you need to take back control of your life

Down a long hallway, in a basement somewhere under the Stanford campus, an experiment was taking place that would spiral out of control so badly it had to be aborted part way through. On paper it was brilliant - in reality, it triggered one of the most sensitive parts...

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Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Why Working Less Might Make You More Productive

Today was a good day. I did very little work. But don’t get me wrong…it was a really productive day. Let me explain. Recent research has looked at how many hours we are actually productive at work. And how much time is spent being distracted. The results are sort of...

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Why you need to experiment furiously and bravely dump

Why you need to experiment furiously and bravely dump

I just wrote my final email to my 2017 BOSS students. And there’s a bit in there I thought you might like. BOSS is an 8-week speaker training program I offer once a year. But it’s more than a bunch of videos - we have weekly calls, guest speakers, coaching and a...

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How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

How to slap self-doubt in the face and get stuff done

I just got off the phone with a student in my BOSS program. She needed tough love. She was running around in cerebral circles thinking of all the things she should be doing, could be doing, to move her speaking business forward and then - just as quickly - coming up...

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