A number of years ago Bill Gates’ mother held a dinner party and invited both Warren Buffet (super rich guy) and Bill along. At the dinner party she ask what they believed was the single most important factor for their success. Both Bill and Warren gave the same one-word answer: “Focus.” Focus is one of … More 3 ways to stay focused on your goals
Not far from where I live is this sign. It’s a weird sign because it curves to the right with a big arrow showing that the main road heads that way, and off to the left is a little side road. I know it is only a warning sign; however the interesting thing about the … More Are you heading for a dead-end?
It was a bleak, grey morning, and my 14-year-old daughter sat on the couch in her pyjamas, really struggling to get started on a massive homework project that she had. It was as though the burden of the project hung over her as dark as the clouds outside. The project seemed daunting and unachievable. After … More Stuck! – Do you really know the next step?
Often, as I’m walking or running along the streets, I will notice rental properties. Not because they have a sign on them saying they are rental, but because of the way that the lawns are kept and the gardens are over grown. The residents just seem to park their cars wherever they might like, be … More Why Accountability is more like Renting than Owning.
This one simple question could radically change your upcoming week. If you could relive this week, what would you do differently? At work. Or at home. Mentally. Physically. Spiritually. Financially. What would you do differently? Now note down one, or two, or three things and plan to do them in the week ahead. ∴ I … More If you could relive this week, what would you do differently?
So often our choice of words lets us down. We use strange phrases to express some action we may do in the future. I think … I’ll start exercising. I should … apologise. I need … to lose weight. I want … to read more. When you hear someone (or even yourself) use ‘think’, ‘should’, … More What’s the most important phrase for making things happen?
Since implementing GTD last year, I have learnt to make my travel more effective and productive. The key to effective travel is actually spending time planning and prepping days or sometimes weeks out. Some things I do to improve my travel time are Have reading with me, if I get downtime, it’s a great … More 295 |365 Productive Travel
Had a super productive day on Friday, albeit an early start. Clearing my inbox, is like clearing fog. It brings a crisp fresh feeling that makes me more productive and better leader.
I can still remember Sharon a colleague at New Zealand Couriers walking into my office, seeing the paper and piles everywhere and boldly proclaiming she had no idea how I could find anything or how I got anything done. It was my first office, and on reflection, to call it organised chaos was gross … More 217 |365 A messy desk causes stress
E. B. White once wrote, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” How often that describes me. I want to make a difference, to change, to improve the world and the lives of the people … More 152 | 365 – A new day
Imagine you’re at a wedding and the Minister asks the Groom. “Will you take Jane to be your wife?” and then the Groom responds, “I think I do”. To that question there is only one correct answer. One of action. “I do!” How many people do you know, that know the right thing to do? … More I think I do…