The Full Focus Planner is a tool that brings transformation. Here’s how business owners can leverage it to make progress toward their vision.
3 Nonnegotiables for Every High Achiever
If we don’t make time for our nonnegotiables, they largely go untended. Here are 3 categories every high achiever needs to make time for.
The Key to a More Productive Day
We often start our days with a laundry list of things to do. How do you banish the overwhelm? Start with establishing a Daily Big 3.
5 Reasons You Need to Get Better at Saying No
I have a hard time saying “no.” Perhaps you do, too. I think it is more common than we think, especially for those who are empathetic or nurturing. Here are five reasons why we must get better.
8 Reasons You’re Exhausted, Overwhelmed, and Unproductive
I don’t have to go to the doctor very often. But when I do go, I notice they follow the same routine. It only takes a few minutes, but they start by checking my weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vitals. The idea is to get a quick read on my overall health. Getting a […]
Why Not Architect Your Own Life?
We usually take our workplaces for granted, don’t we? But skyscrapers are colossal achievements. Architects must design them with variables like winds, earthquakes, communication, traffic, and the surrounding environment in mind. It’s impossible to imagine building one without architectural plans. But here’s the thing: The lives of everyone working inside those towers are infinitely more […]
How to Find the Time for That Important Project
Almost everyone has some important project they can’t seem to get to. Maybe it’s starting a blog, writing a book, or launching a new business initiative. You just can’t seem to find the time to tackle it. Whenever I speak on the topic of Platform, the first question I always get in the Q&A is […]
The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting
When I speak publicly, I often ask how many people believe in the power of written goals. Every hand shoots up. Yet when I ask how many of them have written goals for this year, very few hands go up. This always surprises me, given the fact most people know intuitively (and research has proved) […]
How to Create More Margin in Your Life
The last five weeks have been incredibly busy for me. Honestly, it has been overwhelming. Here are the seven steps I am taking to regain some margin.
Learning to Be Present Now
I seem to be always living in the future. I’m either planning my next big project or worried about how it’s will turn out. But all I really have is now. This moment is a gift. Maybe that’s why it’s called “the present.”
7 Best Practices for Life Planners
I created my first life plan more than ten years ago. Since that time I have gotten better at it. In this post, I share seven “best practices.” I shared these recently at the Building Champions Experience.
Put the Big Rocks In First
This is a principle so simple and yet so profound, it will completely change your life if you consistently practice it. The big idea is that you must schedule time for your most important priorities first. If you don’t, you will never get to them. Here’s how.
Four Temptations Christian Leaders Face
For more than thirty years, I have worked in the publishing field with Christian leaders, authors, and other creatives. During this time, I have witnessed the corrosive effects of fame. Very few have been able to handle the four temptations that come with increased influence.
Five Strategies That Make It Easier to Say “No”
Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Here are five ways to say “no” with consistency and grace.
Avoiding the Tyranny of the Urgent
Several months ago, I spoke to a large group of military officers and contractors. My topic was “How to Shave Ten Hours Off Your Work Week.” In my speech, I provided seven tools for achieving greater productivity and restoring work-life balance.
Priority Management and Life Balance
Most people believe that somehow, if they can just find the right system, they can get everything done. I think this is a myth bordering on an outright lie. You can’t do it all. Time is a limited resource. In my experience, the key to work/life balance begins by getting crystal clear on your priorities.