No Time? … Try the Maxwell Method

When talking with other business owners, the subject of time, as in “I have no time” often comes up.  Recently one said,  “It’s  a constant ‘push-me’ of time spent operating and improving my business that competes with the ‘pull-you’ of time I want to spend with family, friends, service, and taking care of my personalContinue reading “No Time? … Try the Maxwell Method”

Procrastination

During the Super Bowl, probably about halftime, I was on my way home after running some errands. I had the radio on and was listening to an interview with Tim Urban about procrastination.  Tim, a blogger whose blog, Wait but Why, explores procrastination.  He described his early theory that procrastinator’s brains were different than non-procrastinators.Continue reading “Procrastination”

Learnings from the Management Consultant: FOCUS!

Recently I was in the middle of a conversation and realized while the person was talking I was thinking about something I really needed to get done and watching the clock as the minutes ticked away.  Every few minutes I had to tune back into the conversation. The person I was talking with had aContinue reading “Learnings from the Management Consultant: FOCUS!”

Finding Balance and Focus: Matching Our Lifestyle Choices to Our Goals

The congruence of our lifestyle choices with our goals is as much a predictor of whether we’ll meet those goals as it is whether or not we’ll enjoy the journey. When I was young I could dance the night away, grab a couple hours of sleep, take a shower, drink a cup of coffee, andContinue reading “Finding Balance and Focus: Matching Our Lifestyle Choices to Our Goals”

Establishing the Right Meeting Order and Times

The order and times of our recurring meetings is as important as the content of our meetings. A client I was working with had a meeting every morning with the senior people responsible for completing a complex software project.  The workday began at 7:00 AM so the meeting was scheduled for 8:00 to give theContinue reading “Establishing the Right Meeting Order and Times”