How to Be Productive – Even When You Don’t Want to Be

May 5, 2014

Some days, I don’t feel like doing anything productive. I want to sit around with a book and not worry about getting things done. While it’s nice to take a break sometimes, and while we need to take breaks on occasion, the reality is that sitting around in a stupor isn’t going to help anything. There’s […]

Why You Might Need to Set Smaller Goals in 2014

January 27, 2014

This is the season of resolutions, as in New Year’s resolutions. But resolution is mostly just a fancy word for goals that we trot out at the beginning of each year as a way of raising our commitments to achieve them. If you’re like most people however, you have more than a little bit of […]

How to Make Sh*t Happen

January 17, 2013

One year ago we were about to have a baby and my productivity outlook for 2012 looked pretty bleak. The first two months after our daughter was born were kind of a blur and I got very little done. The one thing I did make time for was a course called Make Sh*t Happen from master […]

How To Squash Your Nagging Money Worries

January 6, 2012

Do you ever go to bed at night worrying about money?  If you’re anything like my wife then some of those worries can keep you tossing and turning all night long.  The simple answer to get rid of those worries is to tackle whatever concern is nagging at the back of your mind.  Unfortunately, life’s […]

Get a Head Start on the New You

December 1, 2011

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions with great intentions and on January 1st we try and stop our old habits cold turkey.  Why do we start trying to make major life changes smack dab in the middle of the busiest time of the year? I don’t know about you but I always have a lot […]

How to Keep a New Year’s Resolution

December 30, 2009

I’ve written about how to set New Year’s Resolutions but what’s the best way to make sure you actually reach the goals that you set? Penelope Trunk of Brazen Careerist offered up some tips on the subject today that I thought were useful enough to expand on, and her title was good as well so I borrowed […]

A New Years Resolutions Secret

December 28, 2009

Want to know the secret to keeping your New Year’s Resolutions?  Pretend that you’ve already acheived them! I’m not saying that if you imagine yourself as 30 pounds lighter or $5000 richer that it will automatically happen.  However, visualizing how things will be in your life once you’ve reached your goal can be the first […]

Setting Goals to Get What You Want

October 13, 2009

How specific are you when you set your goals? If you were more detailed do you think you’d be more likely to reach them? I’ve always heard that being very specifc about your goals increases your chances of achieving them. Last weekend, I saw some pretty good examples of this theory in action. A Ten […]