You Already Have All the Motivation You’ll Ever Need

There’s a lot of hogwash in corporate America about employee motivation—brought to you by the “peak performance” crowd, along with their expensive pep rallies. The folks who report to you don’t need mystical answers on “How do I unlock my true potential?” The question they need answered is, “What makes this company different?” That answer…

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Overkill: How to Get More Done Faster

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Getting things done is what moves you forward in any area of life. Getting the right things done will ensure you’re not just busy but actually edging closer and closer to your personal goals. It’s not about finding things to do. It’s about doing more of the important tasks that benefit you the most. It’s…

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How to Stand Out in the Marketplace, Part 1

Why does your business seem to struggle even though you work hard, provide great service, and stay tightly organized? Could there be a reason that you’re not a major player in the marketplace—maybe an “intangible” quality that you’re missing? Why is it that with all the talented musicians in your band, you can’t seem to…

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Wisdom: The Short Cut to Achievement

When someone applies their knowledge and understanding of something to solve real-world problems they are using “wisdom”—and wisdom is the only true means to finding and utilizing short cuts.

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Where Did All My Time Go? Stop the Bleeding of Wasted Time

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If you can maximize your time, you can maximize your life, and that results in a multiplication of your resources—and multiplication beats addition every time!

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If they ask which came first the chicken or the egg, tell em, “Who cares! You take yours scrambled!”

Everybody is a born philosopher, but some people make it a habit to wonder about the unimportant, the irrelevant, and the unprovable. Studying the history of what people “think about thinking” is a frustrating enterprise that leads nowhere. And even if you did “figure it all out,” what then? It’s like the man who finally…

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Paranoid: Is Everyone Out to Judge You?

If you second-guess yourself, then you’re taking the meaningless opinions of others too seriously. If you second-guess yourself, you’re rushing headlong into self-doubt and paranoia. You become too consumed with what others think. You think that everyone is out to “judge” you. If you’re going to “second-guess” anything, then second-guess the critical voices that eat…

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Fear Factory: Fear of Failure, Fear of Success

One of the most paralyzing emotions is fear, and you’ve probably heard that fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Whatever you’re afraid of is probably not as bad as you think. And if you can push through the mental mirage of fear, than an oasis of achievement awaits you. There are two…

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It ain’t over until the metal head screams!

Life is not over! So long as you’re still breathing, your goals are still possible; your dream still do-able; and the opportunity to leave an imprint on this world is still within reach. Until the great “metal head” in the sky says, “Time’s up,” then don’t you even say, “It’s over.” You have permission to…

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Nothing Else Matters: Don’t Let Anything Break Your Focus

We call it a “sanctified I don’t care,” and it means living with a healthy “I don’t give a damn” when it comes to dealing with the trivial affairs of life that war against your time, energy, thinking, and resources. Nothing else matters when it comes to focusing on what’s most important in managing your…

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