Making Ideas Happen: How to Act on Great Strategies

As someone who thinks about business productivity a lot, developing strategies and helping businesses take action are two key elements of what I do. Entrepreneurs often do a great job of creating strategies (after all, what entrepreneur doesn’t love to dream up new opportunities for their business!?!) but they struggle with turning those strategies into […]

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If you are successful, you suck!

If you achieve all of your goals in the day, you suck. If your business earns scads of profit every week, you suck. If, when someone asks you how you’re doing, you truthfully and consistently answer “great”, you suck. Why would I say this? Because failure is healthy; it’s important; and it can help you […]

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Productivity Starts with the Right Pieces in Place

There are a lot of opportunities to do a project really productively. If it’s a complex project, you can break it down into smaller parts. You can apply various project management techniques to get the project done. You can outsource or multitask or automate and get even more done in the same space of time. […]

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It’s March. Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Posted by on March 11, 2010 in: Project Management

Photo Credit:© Gabriel Plata Stapper Roughly 60 days ago (or so), you probably made some resolutions. Maybe to eat better or work out more frequently – which are resolutions that are similar to what everyone makes – but I’m more interested in your business resolutions. As you prepared for 2010, what did you decide to […]

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What Your Business Can Learn from Video Games

I’m not much into video games. I have nothing against them (although they can eat up time like crazy) but I just have other things on my radar that are more pressing for me. Regardless, I can appreciate a good video game, not just for its artistry but for what it can teach business owners: […]

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I’ve Joined a Cult!

Posted by on February 24, 2010 in: Project Management

Okay, usually when you hear that, it’s not a good thing. One of the first things you think when someone says that is: “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid”. The second thing you think is “How do I get out of this conversation as quickly as possible before the person asks ME to join the cult, too?” […]

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Keep Your Eggs in One Basket – Part 2

In the last blog I talked about improving your business productivity by minimizing the amount of in-boxes, in-baskets, schedules, calendars, task lists, and other collection points you have. In this blog, I’m going to talk about how you can do that well… with the assumption that you can’t eliminate all of them, but you can […]

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