How to be insanely productive using these calendar hacks

Best way to get organized using your calendar

One of the biggest things I get asked to help my coaching clients with are: Productivity systems; systems and strategies that allow them to be more organized (mentally and physically)Efficiency systems; systems and strategies that show them how to be lightening fast with their tasks and businesses, and Control systems; systems and strategies to feel in control of their actions versus being a victim of circumstance. How to be insanely productive with your calendar One things we must have an exc...

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“No” and “Not right now”

Key philosophies for success

In my home office, beneath the triple monitors connected to my Macbook Pro reads the following quote: "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." Lin YutangDerek Sivers is a musician and the creator of the company CD Baby, which went on to do over $100 million in sales before he sold the company in 2008. One of my favorite articles he wrote is titled “No ”yes.“ Either ”HELL YEA...

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The strangest secret in life

The key to why some people's lives are vastly different than others

Picture this. A man in the middle of the woods of northern Saskatchewan Canada found himself in a pickle… Hundreds of people along the shore of Wollaston Lake had a huge power outage for almost 30 hours. The temperature was frigid cold. Power was out and no one knew why. No one except for this one man. This outdoorsman had overturned his boat on a bank of Wollaston Lake. The man, just visiting, had paddled up from a nearby river when bad weather trapped him between ice floes, stranding him. ...

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Motion Creates Emotion. Get Off Of Your Ass.

We cannot complain about things we refuse to change.

There were two houses out in the country, two neighbors had been next door neighbors for decades. They knew each other really well and were great friends. Their houses were side by side with a short distance in between. One of the neighbors was on his front porch enjoying coffee in the morning, like he always did. The neighbor's dog was sitting on their steps and howling, and it annoyed the neighbor so much that he finally sat down his cup of coffee, got up, went over to his neighbor's house and...

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Using Failure To Fuel Your Future

How you think about failure is a determining factor on your future success.

I was thinking as I came across an article in The Wall Street Journal this morning, and it was talking about the airline industry and how much they've been rocked and Southwest Airlines reported their profit in June last year... in June quarter last year, they made $741 million dollars last year and the June quarter this year, they lost $915 million. Again… just the same quarter a year ago, they profited $741 million in this quarter. This year they lost $915 million for the quarter. And that g...

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Life The Story You Wish To Tell.

What will people say about you when you are gone?

As I write this I am working on several huge life challenges. It seems as if the weight of the world is on my shoulders and for some reason, It’s my option to waive a white flag of surrender or willingly carry a massive, nearly impossible load on my back. I can’t speak for you, but as for me, I am wired to live a comfortable life. Everything in me wants to have a life that is on easy street… I want everyone around me happy, no drama, no tough times, no meaningless tasks… and yet life was not des...

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How to CRUSH your New Year Resolutions

95% of New Year Resolutions fail. Here is how to be a part of the 5% and make sure your New Year Resolutions are successful

We all know a New‌‌ Year and new decade are upon us. This past Sunday afternoon I ran a 5 hour super comprehensive goal setting seminar that lit people on fire. It’s a 12 year practice of mine that has evolved and includes not only what I have discovered and created myself, it also includes what I’ve learned from world class performers and contacts of mine for over a decade. To say that it shows people how to do more in one year than they have in this past decade combined is an understatement. T...

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Educate Yourself for Your Calling

EDUCATION is ALWAYS important.

Many people need to go to college to accomplish their dreams and goals... Take my wife for example, she’s a world class Occupational Therapist and couldn’t help special needs children the way she was created by God to do if she didn’t have her degree. For me, one of my greatest accomplishments in life was being willing to have the courage to drop out of college so I could do what I was designed by God to do, which I didn’t need a degree to do, in a world that told me I would be an idiot and a no...

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Just Say No.

Say "no" to more.

For most people, the next level of happiness, fulfillment, peace, excitement, confidence, assurance of the future and so much more comes down to one thing… Say “No” to more. If you’ve ever looked at your to-do list and felt anxiety, it’s not necessarily because you are unable to do the things on that list; it’s mostly likely because you’ve said yes to too many things. If you’re like me, it feels good to say yes. For my Strategic Life followers and myself, the opposite of happiness is not sadness...

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Urgent vs. Important: Stay Productive And Do The Right Work

98% of your inboxes and to-do list are nothing but distracting garbage.

Text. Tweet. Facebook message. LinkedIn comment. Knock at the door. Snapchat. Instagram mention. WhatsApp. 98% of your inboxes and to-do list are nothing but distracting garbage. We live in a world where, if you are on point and after your goals, you are going to be mega-slammed with requests from everyone and their momma. And most of what they ping you on is going to be urgent... But is it important? To you? To your family? For your goals? Most of it isn’t. One way you can tell if a task is imp...

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