You need to stop working, working, working, working, working.
We live in a society that is 24/7/365.
I am old enough to remember that at midnight, the television stations would play the national anthem here in America, and they would go off the air until five or six o'clock in the morning. There was no cable, satellite, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok.
There were only four television stations back in the day: ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. Fox was even a...
I was thinking about hard questions the other day.
You know, those questions people ask you where you can't give a rote answer or an automatic answer.
And I said to myself, "I have to create a podcast that gives people some hard questions they need to ask and answer themselves every day."
When you do this exercise, I promise that your productivity will be better than had you not taken the time to answer these questions.
I encourage you to write out your answers every day on a...
You want to be happy.
I doubt that you wake up every morning thankful you're miserable, hoping that this brand new day will be the most miserable day you've ever had. That today will be more miserable than yesterday, but not as miserable as it will be tomorrow.
Yeah, I don't think that's you.
I think you want every day to be remarkable. You want every day to be great.
I've got some ideas that you can quickly implement into your day to help you have great days, seven...
This post is sponsored by a recent storm that blew through the Houston area, complete with thunder, lightning, and a whole lot of rain.
The morning after the storm, I woke up and thought, "I've got an idea for an episode!" And poof!
You're a human being, and whether you like it or not, you will deal with storms throughout your life.
Several years ago, I was in a Bible study class, and I remember the teacher saying, "you are either going through a trial (storm), coming out of a...
What does your phone, tablet, wearable, laptop, and you all have in common?
Answer: they work better (translation: more efficiently) when charged.
Have you ever tried to use your device when it was running low on juice? A newer smartphone will warn you when you get low (the iPhone's threshold is 20%). When enabled, your device will begin to shut down some features to save battery life.
Did you realize that your body sends you signals? These may include (among others):
- Loss of focus
"You will create the conditions you talk about."
That statement was made at the start of the 2022 10X Growth Con. Unfortunately, I don't remember who said it, but at least I captured the idea!
"You will create the conditions you talk about."
If you want things (dreams, goals) to materialize in your life, you need to stop thinking about them and start talking about them.
To anyone and everyone.
Have you ever stopped to think about all the things that are killing your productivity?
If you were to create a list yourself, you'd quickly discover it is very long.
In this article, I'm going to highlight several of the big things that are killing your productivity, and what I want you to do is make mental notes as you read. And no matter how many you're guilty of, know that you're not alone. Everybody, who's honest, will admit, "Yeah, I struggle with that, too."
Number one: consuming...
Here are five things you didn't know about social media, or maybe things you either knew but chose to ignore, or you have forgotten about them.
Number one: social media doesn't care about you.
They don't care about me or anyone else. They're not our friends. The companies that own the various platforms we love create these apps, which are full of features. On them, you can connect with your friends across the miles, across the globe, before too long, galactically because...
Before I reveal my ten commandments of productivity, you need to know that I did not ascend to some holy mountain to talk to the God of the universe to get these. They came entirely from my brain (and thus are nowhere near as good as the Original 10!).
And my wife thought it would be fun if I started every commandment with "thou shalt" to add a little pizzazz into the list. So let's jump right in.
Commandment number one: thou shalt tell your time where to go...
So you think you know how to be productive.
Well, good for you.
But do yourself a favor and set aside any beliefs you have for a few moments because I've got four things to share with you that you may not understand about productivity.
There is more than one way to be productive.
I am a student first and an expert second when it comes to productivity, and that's something I learned from Brendon Burchard. As a result, I'm constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, and...
As a self-professed productivity nerd, I love talking about planning. I know, I'm a nerd. But I love talking about how people can be more efficient planners.
Believe it or not, there is more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to create a plan that will most benefit you. This post will not be exhaustive, but I picked out four big ideas that I want to share with you to approach your planning.
I'm not even going to talk about item number zero, which is not to plan at...
If you're ready to boost your productivity to levels you've never experienced or haven't experienced in a while, I've got three routines for you. Two of them you've probably heard of. But the third one? I guarantee you've never thought about it.
The first routine you need to establish to boost your productivity is not the morning routine. That's where everybody starts because it's the beginning of your day, and that's not where we're going to start today.
We need to start with the...