Self disciplined and freedom. Two terms that sound like an oxymoron at first. But in reality, they couldn’t be more similar. Being self disciplined is a choice. It is a decision we make that say, I choose to do this when this happen. Sometimes, that choice may seem natural, other times it may not.
Just Show Up What does it mean to be self disciplined? To paraphrase Stephen Covey, it means the ability to subordinate an impulse to a value. In other words, it means: You get up early to exercise even when you don’t feel like it You sit with your computer and write at least 500 wordsContinue reading “Three Reasons Why Self Discipline Is Hard”
Not All Tasks Are Made Equal By now you should have tasks for all of your projects. And as you review them, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelm. You might be thinking, how can I possibly complete all these tasks? It would take an enormous amount of time. And besides, even if youContinue reading “How to Decide Which Tasks Are Most Important”
Daily Tasks There are tasks that you do every day. These include getting something to eat, taking a shower, brushing your teeth, for example. You do them every day. Whether you are happy, tired, angry. These, you might say, are already part of your daily routine. It would be unthinkable to not brush your teethContinue reading “What You Do Daily”
What You Are Doing Edwards Deming said: If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. As a systems consultant, I understand this perfectly. Documenting what you are doing in the form of a process has its benefits. But its not what you think. Document As AContinue reading “The Real Benefit of a Process”
Only You As a small business owner, I wear many hats. But I am also acutely aware that there are some tasks that only I can perform. Not making that distinction is one reason why I’m facing burned out after several years in the business. I had to literally be involved in business development, servingContinue reading “Should You Do It? Try This”
Did It Happen Or Did You Make It Happen Do you make things happen today or things just happened to you today? Like most readers of my post, you are likely the type that make things happen. Question is, how do you make it happen? What’s the system you use to make things happen? IContinue reading “How To Use the ‘AIM’ Approach to Manage Your Projects”
You want to become more productive. I know this because you’re reading posts like this. I also know that becoming more productive is scary.
What To Do When You Are Absolutely Overwhelmed Let’s face it. We all get overwhelmed looking at all the tasks we have to complete. To make matters worse, we sometimes keep tasks that must be completed in our head. If you’re still keeping it in your head, please do yourself a favor and do thisContinue reading “The Amazingly Simple Step To Achieve Your Goals”
Wearing Many Hats As a small business owner, I can’t help but have to wear many hats at work. I am in charged of business development, marketing, social media, content creation, servicing the clients, and the list goes on. Sometimes, when work gets busy I do feel a little overwhelmed. Frankly, I’d drop some ballsContinue reading “Let's Get Down To Work”