Sometimes life sucks.
The question becomes: what are you going to do about it?
There will be times when you want the best to happen, but the worst will happen.
For example, I'm a daily runner. I've run every day since August 29, 2017. Now is every day an incredible run? No. Some days my body says, "Hey, I don't want to run." But I still run.
I'm an entrepreneur, and I've been since I was fired from my job back in July of 2005. Is every day, despite my best intentions, super...
It seemed like yesterday.
On a hot and humid Houston morning in July 2005, I had gone to work just like I had the previous nearly four years.
I wish I could write that there was no indication about what was going to happen, but I knew.
It wasn’t hard to see the signs.
Then it happened.
I was fired.
I went through the five stages of grief in mere days: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Acceptance was such a blessing.
That freed me.
I became an entrepreneur....
I heard something in church recently that was so good, that I felt compelled to share it with you.
Dr. Ben Young preached an incredible sermon on life-altering events or what he referred to as LAEs (life-altering events)
He said that LAEs cause detours in our lives.
But we're not supposed to ignore these detours.
Because they’re there for a reason.
You have 3 choices when you experience an LAE and the subsequent detour, you have three options:
- Deny it’s there
As a productivity expert, I know the power of taking care of myself.
I've learned about the importance of and have been eating less processed food (including drinking Diet Coke).
When I feed my body good food - food that it wants, I have more energy.
So I get more things done.
But this last week, I went off-the-rails.
Last Friday, my youngest daughter - whom I haven't seen in over two years, came to visit for a week.
And then it was Father's Day (Sunday) and my birthday (Monday).
So let's talk about patience today, shall we?
Very interesting that I'm talking about this today because my patience is a little thin at this moment in time. And the reason why is a whole bunch of things happened. Some things I expected, some things I didn't. Like one of the websites I use is currently down. So my day is kind of off so far.
And I'm like, "Huh, I said I was going to talk about patience on the show today, and here I am very impatient."
I struggle with...
Back on April 22, I flew to Florida, with my wife, to take care of my Mom and Dad.
My Dad is 80 years old and my Mom is 76 but she has late-onset Alzheimer's, which means she's about a three or four-year-old trapped in a 76-year-old body.
Before I left, because I'm committing to releasing a brand new episode every day in 2021, I had to take all those interviews I was going to do the week we were gone and do them the week before. No problem. So far, so good.
The last human being I actually...
As I strive to grow my business, I am also documenting my journey, hoping that you will learn from my mistakes and successes. This article is one such piece of documentation. I sincerely hope that this helps you. Your feedback is always welcome!
That’s a word most entrepreneurs are very familiar with. Or should be.
When you try something new, and it doesn’t work, or if you’ve been doing something that is no longer giving you the results you want or expect…
A storm that people in the Houston area will never forget.
It made landfall three times in six days and lasted a record 117 hours, stalling over the Texas coast for four days. It caused more damage than any other storm up until that point except for Hurricane Katrina.
The storm dumped 1 trillion gallons of rain on Houston in four days. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater.
Prior to the storm, I was alternating running and riding my mountain...
The world is in a recession…and I’m not talking about the economic kind either.
But rather a SLEEP RECESSION.
There’s a direct correlation between quality sleep and your energy level, and therefore your productivity.
Neuroscientists say adults need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.
How much sleep do you get on a consistent basis?
When you don’t get adequate sleep, how is your productivity the next day?
Here are some interesting statistics around sleep...
You don’t just become more productive because you wake up one day with a desire to be.
And hoping you become so is not a great strategy.
But neither do you need to spend your precious time researching the habits that will help you be a more productive person.
Here are eight habits that will improve your productivity immediately.
If you’re not doing any of these or if you’re doing just a few, good for you for acknowledging that.
But let this list make you feel overwhelmed.
No one I have ever met has said, “I hope that I have an unproductive day today.”
And yet I’ve met more than a few people who have no idea how to have a tremendously productive day.
There are several reasons why this is so:
- not knowing how which is something this article will help with
- lack of motivation
- not feeling well mentally or physically
Not only is it possible to have a productive day every day but it’s simple to do once you know how.