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...

read more
3 Steps to Stop Being a Drama Queen

3 Steps to Stop Being a Drama Queen

I used to be a drama queen - thriving on a perverse rush that comes from being stupid-busy. Of course, I’d tell anyone willing to listen I hated feeling busy. But, truth be told, I loved it. Mysteriously, my days dissolved into a frenzy of unplanned activities:...

read more
How to wrap up 2015 and design an awesome next year

How to wrap up 2015 and design an awesome next year

It’s that time of year again—not quite finished, too early for fireworks—and I have a question for you. How’re you doing? At this time of year I’m looking at a long list of projects that still need my attention. Sigh. There’s the new team member we still haven’t...

read more
Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

Get focused – 13 tools to eliminate distractions today

We live in the Age of Distraction—smartphones, email, people, and social media can reduce your productive hours to minutes. And even though we might convince ourselves a quick check on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t amount to much—it does. In one study at Stanford...

read more
Why You Stay Stuck (And 5 Fast Ways to Get Unstuck Today)

Why You Stay Stuck (And 5 Fast Ways to Get Unstuck Today)

You’ve been there. It’s 2:30 in the afternoon, your InBox is open, more emails are arriving, your screen shows a half-finished proposal, there’s a stack of business cards on your desk you meant to do something with, somewhere on your desk is a To-Do list that’s so...

read more