Mental models are simple concepts that can improve the way you think about and interpret any situation

21 04, 2020

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity


The current situation we’re in has genuine heroes and genuine victims—and millions of us are somewhere in between. The truth is, everyone is stressed. This stress creates its own whirlpool which drags the passive down to the depths. In fact, stress ratchets up fastest if you surrender and decide you’re helpless. Just convince yourself there’s [...]

Don’t drown in the seductive pull of self-pity2020-04-21T09:59:07+00:00
17 03, 2020

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear


You are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions. Just like most of you, we’re all experiencing some emotional and mental whiplash from the last few weeks. The Coronavirus is gripping the world's attention and rapidly changing the way all of us live and do business. It’s no longer [...]

How to have hope and courage during a pandemic of fear2020-03-17T10:24:08+00:00
3 03, 2020

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time


Buckle up—because I’m about to sprint through this and explain why Scrum is a great approach to managing your to-do list and accomplishing your goals! We all have so many tasks to do. Too many little projects to take care of. Not just at work, but also at home. You have to clean out the [...]

How to apply Scrum to your to-do list to get twice as much done in half the time2020-03-03T07:38:05+00:00
18 02, 2020

Are you planning or procrastinating?


How your planning is ruining your life. We’re all encouraged to plan. Plan ahead. Be responsible. Look before you leap. Plan before you act. After all, planning, brainstorming, soul-searching feels productive because you’re thinking about doing stuff. But take a closer look. If you’re not taking action, there’s no real difference between planning and procrastination. [...]

Are you planning or procrastinating?2020-02-19T08:15:53+00:00
2 12, 2019

The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do


The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do—and how an organized, prioritized to do list will focus you on success! Decades of research on goal pursuit shows that when it comes to execution, there are two major pitfalls that keep us from doing the things we intend to do. [...]

The two things that keep you from doing what you want to do2019-12-02T12:23:30+00:00
2 10, 2019

Getting stuck isn’t the problem—staying stuck is


Do you want to do great things? Are you struggling to complete your most important projects? Do you feel stuck in the gap between what you aspire to achieve and what you actually execute? Nothing is as painful as staying stuck. There’s a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Stop thinking that [...]

Getting stuck isn’t the problem—staying stuck is2022-05-02T13:27:19+00:00
19 09, 2019

Be about actions, not distractions


A lot can happen in sixty seconds. Every 60 seconds of every day offers a world of distractions. Are you ready for this? On Facebook more than 243,000 photos are uploaded and 70,000 hours of video content is watched. Every 60 seconds more than 3.8 million searches are done on Google. Every minute, YouTube says [...]

Be about actions, not distractions2019-09-19T05:56:39+00:00
11 09, 2019

Are you paying attention to what you’re paying attention to?


Are you really going where you want? Imagine downloading a new GPS app. The first time you use it, it works as expected. Great! However, on the second journey, it takes you to an address a few blocks away from where you wanted to go. On your third trip, you find yourself miles from your [...]

Are you paying attention to what you’re paying attention to?2019-09-11T10:09:09+00:00
20 08, 2019

What’s the difference between a goal and a dream?


Don’t confuse a goal and a dream. Dreams occupy your mind and heart. Goals take over your reality. Too many confuse a dream and a goal. They seek to achieve a dream. However, dreams can’t be achieved. They can only be realized. You realize your dreams by creating goals around each one of your [...]

What’s the difference between a goal and a dream?2021-10-12T04:30:29+00:00
16 04, 2019

Yes or no?


As human beings we tend to complicate most things, but life is really pretty simple. Take a moment to think about the answers to the following questions: We have tens of thousands of words in the English language. How many letters make up the alphabet? The ‘Human Genome’ is the genetic code—the entire list of [...]

Yes or no?2020-01-15T08:48:43+00:00
28 03, 2019

Being Proactive is Key to Self-Leadership


You choose how you approach life. By choosing to be proactive, you will significantly impact the life you will have. If you’re proactive, you focus on preparing. If you’re reactive, you end up focusing on repairing. Most of us have high hopes of accomplishing something important in life, perhaps creating some sort of legacy [...]

Being Proactive is Key to Self-Leadership2021-11-03T10:01:37+00:00
27 03, 2019

What’s working and what’s not?


To improve your time management, spend some time identifying what’s working well and what’s not. Taking a moment to step back and evaluate and assess your relationship to time will help you clarify your use-of-time strengths and weaknesses. No matter how out of control your life may seem, there are always some things that are [...]

What’s working and what’s not?2019-03-27T09:58:13+00:00