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Perfection is a Delusion

Seeking perfection is an act of pointlessness, uselessness, and futility. When we seek perfection, we spend (read “waste”) so much time trying to squeeze one last drop of innovative content to create the most amazing, never to be duplicated, unconquerable product, service, or idea. Whether it is a gadget, a widget, a product, or aContinue reading Perfection is a Delusion

Which Role Will You Play Today?

You’re reading the latest novel and suddenly, out of nowhere, you’re completely blindsided by the way the hero in the story behaves. What the heck just happened? Why did she do that? Doesn’t she know better? Well, maybe she does and maybe she doesn’t. It’s hard to say with the limited information you have. SoContinue reading Which Role Will You Play Today?

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness. So far in our program, we have worked on developing skills and honing techniques to make you more productive and more effective in your everyday work and life. In this final article in the series, we’ll review your task list and determine where to spendContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 5: Prioritizing Your Task List)

Focus on People, Not Productivity

7:00am. Get up. Get showered. Get breakfast. Get coffee. Yes, all the coffee. 8:00am. Commute. Ugh. 9:00am. Hello, old friend. (My workspace…at the office.) 9:02am. This is kinda weird. Everyone is so quiet. Tina and Yvette aren’t hugging and chatting. Carols and Frank aren’t sharing weekend stories. I thought people would be happy to finallyContinue reading Focus on People, Not Productivity

Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 3 – Tame Your Inbox)

Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal Effectiveness by tackling that out-of control email inbox. Yeah, it’s out of control, and you know it. But you can’t quite figure out how to tame it. Before we get started, understand one thing: you’re worth more than the email that comes your way. So whyContinue reading Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 3 – Tame Your Inbox)