The Habit of Productivity

The Habit of Productivity

A friend of mine is writing a book about habits. She is a very methodical sort of person, and one who tries to better herself in small ways, all the time. She’s quite productive — she reads more than anyone else I know, she runs several concurrent book clubs, she’s a bestselling author, mother of…

The Lollipop Entrepreneur: Behavioral Styles and Motivation

Referral marketing leads to few – if any – overnight success stories. In fact, the most crucial part is building relationships, which takes a lot of time and effort. When you’ve taken the time to build the right referral relationships with the right people, however, and you are able to understand each of their behavioral…

All-Year Resolutions

One of the things everyone thinks of is trying to improve. Sure, many folks resolve never to take upon themselves those pesky New Year’s resolutions, while others have the intention of doing at least something to make their lives a bit more manageable.
As we begin the next 12 months, I’d like to offer a few…

Generation Mumbo-Jumbo

If you think in terms of generations as defined by age, you’ll be shorting yourself. How many people consider themselves a Millennial or Generation X or Y or Z or zip? How many are Baby Boomers?
It doesn’t matter. But people still want to target a specific “generation,” as if that were somehow the key to…

Any Original Ideas Out There?

Maybe if you wrote a book about zombie management techniques it’ll be a huge success.
You may have noticed how few original ideas seem to be published.
The Irish novelist John Banville, who has his own well-regarded line of mysteries, is going to write a new Philip Marlowe mystery exhuming, as it were, Raymond Chandler’s iconic private…

Confessions of a Multitask-aholic

Hi. My name is Kirsten, and I’m a multitask-aholic.
I tried to kick the habit. I even interviewed Dave Crenshaw, bestselling author and industry expert on multitasking. Even though Dave’s message—that multitasking actual wastes your time—makes logical sense, I’ve stayed stuck in my multitasking ways.
Call it a weakness. Call it a guilty pleasure. But I still…

Cultivate Clarity To Seize Success

A series of painful lessons recently reminded me of the importance of cultivating clarity before taking massive action. By making assumptions, I ended up making a heck of a lot more work for myself. Ever been there?
A few simple steps could have saved me a lot of time, energy and frustration. Oh, that I had…

Take That Risk

Most people have their own comfort zone.  They’ve established a protective barrier since their youth and become so used to it that they worry when they venture outside it.
Sadly, if you stay in your comfort zone, then you will by no means grow in whatever career path you take.
When a baby is born, his comfort…

Give Your Creativity a Boost

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. You have a routine. You have certain things you need to do everyday. Eat breakfast. Get dressed. Walk the dog. Get the kids off to school. Get some work done. Pick up the kids. Eat dinner. Brush your teeth. Work some more. Squeeze in a few hours…

Are You Ready for Success in 2012?

A pessimist looks at the New Year to bid farewell to 2011, but the optimist welcomes 2012.
It’s a matter of perspective. And a positive perspective can lead to success.
Success – every person likes to be part of the “success club”, but not everyone wants to go through the process. I saw a bumper sticker that says, “There…