Set the Deadline to Achieve Your Goals

5 ways flipping the deadline switch on in your life could change your progress forever.
June 16, 2017

I know a woman who doesn’t believe in New Year’s resolutions; instead, she establishes a theme for the year instead. Each year, the theme is something she has been wishing or hoping for, but has never made happen. She started doing this because she realized as soon as she set the deadline, everything started to… Read more »

How to Set Goals in Life for Doing Great Things

Move from simple goal setting to tapping the full power of your internal drives
June 2, 2017

Last week, I was looking through old family photos. I discovered a classic: me at about eight on Christmas, dressed in my new cowboy hat and holster, holding a drum, surrounded by gifts that visiting family members had brought from America. My father was stationed in Germany at the time. It might be hard to believe,… Read more »

How to Become More Productive: The First Thing Winners Do

This 5,000-year-old tool is the key to everything you want in life.
May 19, 2017

To get the things you want in life, it’s not good enough to be well-educated, to be talented, to be connected. You’ve got to be able to get things done. The most productive people in life make the most money. They get the promotions. They’re the reliable friends. They’re the role models. So it’s no wonder… Read more »

Learn to Quit Like a Winner: How to Be Proactive

Three things you should probably start quitting to create the life you want.
May 5, 2017

You might love or hate Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, the head coach with the most Super Bowl wins in the history of the NFL, but he has a lot to teach you about how to be proactive. Every week, Belichick and his assistant coaches study their opponent in the next game and… Read more »

Focus on What You Want. Why Waste Time on Anything Else?

How to fight the pressure to be more, do more, learn more and free yourself up to get more of what you want
April 21, 2017

I have studied the guitar for most of my life. After almost 5 decades, I’m a pretty good player. I’ve studied classical guitar techniques, fingering techniques, jazz progressions, and every chord imaginable. I’ve learned how to play the banjo, drums, and bass. I collect acoustic guitars (at one point, I owned about 100). One of the best… Read more »

Making Tough Decisions in 3 Simple Steps

Break out of the haze of confusion and worry and make the best choice.
April 7, 2017

Where should I live? Should I go for that promotion? What’s the right career change for me? Should I quit my job? Should I start my own business? Which of these businesses should I invest in? Should I take six months off and travel the world? Should I ask her to marry me? Is it… Read more »

3 Steps to Solve Your Daily Problems

Remove Frustrations and Create More Time for the Things You Enjoy
March 23, 2017

If you’re younger than thirty, it might be hard to believe this, but not too long ago, you could walk out of your door with some cash in your pocket and your car key, and that was about it. Over the years, we’ve added a lot of stuff to our lives—stuff we’re expected to travel… Read more »

How Winners Manage Priorities in Life

... and Reduce Stress and Frustration
March 10, 2017

When I was starting out and building a business of my own, I knew two things: (1) There were 12 productive hours in my day. (2) I couldn’t afford to spend all 12 of them at work every day. Before my new venture, I had a job where I didn’t have a choice. I worked… Read more »

3 Things Nick Saban’s Process Can Show You That Will Simplify Your Life

The curious habits that create a winning system anybody can copy.
February 24, 2017

Many think Nick Saban of the University of Alabama is the best college football coach in the game today. Way back in 2008, Forbes put him on the cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports,” and overall he’s won five national championships. That alone might be enough to convince you he has some pretty… Read more »

3 Dangers of Failing to Finish

Why Quitting is Almost Always a Bad Idea
October 21, 2016

One thing coaches are constantly emphasizing is the importance of finishing. They know how important it is for you to keep your focus and intensity up all the way through the finish line. They want to save you from even thinking about quitting, and you need to understand why. Usually, quitting is a bad idea. A… Read more »