In high school, I spent a summer as a busboy at a busy seaside restaurant—not fascinating work and pretty lousy pay. But what I learned about systems from the owner of the restaurant became one of the most important lessons of my work life. We all hated cleaning up at the end of the… Read more »
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 game of life has some rules that we all have to play by. The first rule? Time is fixed, finite. Every day has 24 hours, every year has 365 days (kind of), and every life has a specific quantity of those hours and days and years. About 46% of people who have taken the… Read more »
Inside the Winner’s Mind How Mental Organization Can Help You Become a Winner Have you ever said to yourself, “I wonder what they were thinking,” after seeing somebody do something extraordinarily dumb or extraordinarily great? If you could look inside a winner’s mind, you’d know exactly what they were thinking and why they thought that… Read more »
You’ve got skills. You’ve got experience. So what’s the difference between you and those who have found their way to the top? Organization and production. Here’s how to make it happen.
A young comic asked Jerry Seinfeld for some tips. What he got turned out to be advice that he has used all of his life. The young comic was Brad Isaac and he wrote about this exchange in an article for lifehacker.com. This is advice that can work for anyone. See if it’s something… Read more »
Obviously it’s not an accident when people rise to the top of their industry and stay there. They have a “method to their madness”. Having systems can empower you. Not having or understanding systems can doom you to a lifetime of mediocrity. Here’s what winners do.
There is only one way to greatness and it’s a process. It’s the real track to the top and it takes time. You go from ignorance to baby steps, through confusion and around frustration to mastery. It’s not a trick. It’s way beyond the “one secret.” Here’s the good news: it’s definitely possible if you… Read more »
How can some leaders win year, after year, after year? What’s the difference between them and those who only win occasionally? How is it that they can beat you with their people, and if they had to, could switch teams with you and beat you with your people? Great Leaders Aren’t Necessarily Better Than You… Read more »
A thousand-year rainstorm hit Denver last week. Roads and bridges, gone. Not damaged, but gone – forever. Thousands of homes obliterated. They’ve had massive snowstorms, and they’ve had massive fires. But never a flood. And now after the flood waters have receded, they found a parting gift: massive mildew. It was a total surprise. No one saw it… Read more »
Anything you do in life, if you’re going to be doing it regularly, you need to develop a system for it. In the beginning, you start as a little robot doing what you’re told, because you don’t know anything and you’re learning the fundamentals from someone who does know. It’s like you’re in elementary school… Read more »
The Importance of Having a System How You Can Make Your Own Life Easier Having a system makes everything you do in life go quicker and frees you up to do even more with your time. You can develop systems for even the smallest and most mundane activity. Having a system takes you from just… Read more »