I was speaking with a client the other day about a task he needed to complete. He said it would take him 2 hours to do, but he only had one hour available. I challenged him to get it done in one. He did. What project can you take control over? You’d be amazed at how much you can get … [Read more...] about Monday Motivator – how to take control
Sammi and I took an introduction to glass blowing class last weekend. We learned how to gather glass onto a pole, shape it into a circle and cut it off the pole. We made a marble, and a paperweight. It’s harder than I thought, and the glass is incredibly hot (2000°). Here’s a picture of me gathering … [Read more...] about OUCH! That was hot!
I visited my mom this past weekend. To celebrate National Chocolate Day (it was Saturday; did you celebrate?) we went to Ice and Vice, a gourmet ice cream shop, with the intention of getting chocolate ice cream. Instead, we received a valuable business lesson. There were about five people waiting … [Read more...] about Ice cream and a valuable business lesson
Getting it done, even when you don't want to - is a big part of productivity coaching. It's about having integrity - toward yourself and with others. I don’t want to be doing this. It was a long, good, holiday weekend, and I don’t want to be writing this right now. I was negotiating with … [Read more...] about UGH!
I set a personal goal - to run a 10K. I’m not a natural runner, and this goal is a significant challenge for me. I have several professional goals as well. Some of the goals seem easier to achieve than others. The ones that really matter are the tough ones. A goal setting tip for personal and … [Read more...] about Not All Goals Are Created Equal
Part of productivity coaching, for me, is helping business owners decide when to give up on something and when to keep pushing for positive results. A lot of the things you take on personally and professionally are difficult. Many of us have a tendency to stop as soon as anything becomes … [Read more...] about How to decide when it’s time to stop