Boundaries — Your Key to Success

Setting the right types of boundaries makes you more productive and brings you closer to your goals.

What does your typical day look like? Do you get to your desk, work through repetitive tasks, and then push through the remainder of your to-do list? Do you end the day with a clear desk and a sense of accomplishment? Or do you, spend the day desperately trying to get through your work, only… Read more »

Being Busy vs. Being Productive

Just because you're always busy doesn't mean you're productive.

We all know the feeling. You’ve spent the whole day running back and forth, responding to emails, completing tasks, attending meetings… but by the end of the day, you realize you’ve accomplished nothing! Your to-do list has nothing ticked off, your workload is growing, and you ask yourself, am I really being productive? Here’s the… Read more »

7 Keys to Finding Systems for Success That Work for You

Developing good habits is about more than following some checklist you read in a book, it’s about developing winning systems that become natural to you and work for you.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”  – Pele Let’s face it, as human beings; we love shortcuts. People love the idea that there is some quick and easy way to achieve success. We think that… Read more »

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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.

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, the role models. It’s no wonder many of us… Read more »

Making Tough Decisions in 3 Simple Steps

Break out of the haze of confusion and worry and make the best choice.

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

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

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.

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 »

The Best Leaders Have The Best Systems

How winners accomplish big and important things

Leaders are difference makers. They are catalysts who make positive things happen with available people, ideas, and resources. Which is why the world judges leaders first on what they actually accomplish, not the quality of their ideas or the strength of their vision. Strategy is important, innovation is important. But in the long run, a leader has… Read more »