Have you ever been stuck on an important project? You have a big idea, you know it’ll be great for your business or personal life, but you can’t get moving? Yeah, happens to me all the time, too. Missing our goals isn’t a great feeling. As we approach the end of the year, it’s natural […]
5 Tips to Avoid Confusion with Clear Communication
Under-communication is a consistent problem in business. Here are 5 tips for avoiding confusion and creating clarity.
3 Questions to Plan Your Life Around
To get in front of whatever life throws your way and plan for the outcomes you want, ask yourself these 3 powerful questions.
The Fastest Way to Get Clarity about Your Future
Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the route doesn’t seem to match reality. Suddenly, you’re in a strange place with cars buzzing by and no clarity about where to turn next. How do you get where you want to go? Maybe you’re unsure […]
Four Questions to Sharpen Your Vision
Sometimes it’s hard to see something, even when you’re looking right at it. That’s partly because of the way our brains work, according to psychology professor Wendy Wood. “Our minds are designed to miss the forest for the trees,” she says in her book, Good Habits, Bad Habits “We are primed by cues [stimuli in our […]
What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
Whenever I feel overwhelmed or uncertain about the future, I follow the advice I was given by an older, wiser colleague. It is surprisingly simple but enormously effective.
The Easier Way to Delegate for Perfect Results
She said, “no,” and then I shared them with her. [smartads] I have always taken these for granted, but realized this was a brand new thought for Gail. … As a leader, whenever you delegate a task, you need to make it clear what level of authority you are conferring: Level 1: Do exactly what I have asked you to do.
Are You a Responsive Person?
Unresponsive people drive me crazy. I hate sending an email or Slack message to someone and then waiting days to hear anything back. (Admittedly, I have sometimes been guilty of this myself.) This is particularly maddening when you don’t hear anything at all. One of the questions I always ask when interviewing executive assistants is […]
4 Benefits of Meditating Every Day
In June, some of the Michael Hyatt & Company team signed up for our first month-long mindfulness challenge. Folks meditated every day and reported back in a special Slack channel on what worked and didn’t work for them, and whether or not they found it worthwhile. You might wonder why we would do this as […]
Confronting the Curse of Busyness
Many of us have succumbed to the curse of busyness. A few of us have started a quiet rebellion. Will you join us?