WHAT WOULD YOU SAY is the biggest time-wasting activity in your daily life? Some say it's spending too much time on social media, some point to a fascination with news headlines, others say they're too busy to waste any time whatsoever. Time is too precious to waste. I agree. Allow me to tell you a brief (true) story, then the conclusion I've drawn from it. How the … [Read more...] about The Biggest Time Waster of All
THE VISION WAS CLEAR at first: technology would help us boost productivity, but reduce the demand on human hours. In the 1960s, students learned their generation would enjoy four-day, 30-hour work weeks. Yes, we'd all soon be getting a long weekend every weekend ... thanks to mechanization and computer technology. What happened? The tools they said would free us ... now … [Read more...] about The Most Dangerous Thing Your Computer Does
SOME DENY the situation exists. "It's all good." Nothing needs to change. -- they may get angry quickly, blame others, and live in denial. Others acknowledge the need for action, but are going to deal with it "tomorrow." -- they often try to put on a happy face, but suspect they're in trouble. Then, there are those who admit the need. They try and try again to "fix … [Read more...] about The Most Important Choice You’ll Ever Make
IF ANYONE HAD plenty of reasons to live ... it was Brian. A beautiful wife, great job, son of one of the wealthiest men on the planet ... Brian had it made. I clocked in early and left late, trying to earn another little raise at my copywriting job. Brian rented an RV and toured the West with his family. I needed a reason to leave my desk and go run an errand ... and … [Read more...] about What Happened to Brian?
HAVE YOU EVER found yourself driving down the road on autopilot, then realized you're heading the wrong direction? This morning, I dropped my daughter off at a restaurant to meet up with friends. My plan was to continue on to the UPS store to mail a couple of packages, then stop by Whole Foods for a few items, then head back home. Instead, I began thinking about the … [Read more...] about How to Stay on Track
IT'S EASY TO keep putting things off and waiting for that perfect day to do what I know I need to do. I'll get started on that book when I have more time. I'll get started on that eating and exercising plan after my daughter's birthday party. I'll start learning what I need to learn to get that job I want when I can better afford the training. On and on we go ... … [Read more...] about When Should I Start My 100-Day Walk?