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How to Create a Work Snowball

How to Create a Work Snowball

If you are struggling to complete a task at work, it can be helpful to create a “Work Snowball.” The Debt Snowball I got this idea from reading a book about money management by Dave Ramsey. He talks about an idea called the “Debt Snowball.” The...
What Are Your 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs)?

What Are Your 3 Most Important Tasks (MITs)?

Today I want to talk about a simple intervention that can help you be more productive and focused in your work. Here is the intervention: At the beginning of your day, identify your 3 most important tasks. I like to call these my MITs. What is an MIT? What is an MIT?...
Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

Set a Time Limit For Your Tasks

The amount of time you allot to complete a task influences the amount of time the task will take to complete. Let me tell you about an experience I had that illustrates this principle. One of my friends misplaced his car keys, so I drove him across town to get his...
The One Change That Will Double Your Productivity

The One Change That Will Double Your Productivity

We all want to be more productive and create more margin in our lives. When I chat with friends about how their lives are going, the #1 complaint is that they are too busy and don’t have enough time. Everyone struggles with this. We want to be great at our jobs, spend...
Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw

One of my favorite books about personal growth is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. The final habit he discussed was the one that impacted me the most—Sharpen the Saw. The idea is this: Picture a lumberjack in the forest trying to cut down a tree...
How Do You Eat an Elephant?

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

Do you struggle with making progress on big projects? I know this is tough for me. As a writer, I often have quite a few long-term projects going at any given time. Some of these projects take over a year to finish! I think there are two things about big projects that...
Shut It Down

Shut It Down

I love my I-Phone. It’s so convenient. I can call or text a friend, check the weather, get directions, and send an email, all in just a few minutes. Almost everything I need is right there in my pocket. But my cell phone is also distracting. I have a bad habit of...
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