Productivity

Having to do with productivity for basic needs like food, shelter, clothing & money, which is the first step before you can even consider proactively engineering your creative life.

Brain Rules Book Review

By |March 18th, 2015|

Brain rules by John Medina is a book about the modern scientific understanding of how the brain learns and performs, and what we might do to improve it. The basic take away is: we, as humans, have set up our schools and places of business in an way that’s not in alignment with how the […]

5 Distractions and How To Overcome Them

By |March 12th, 2015|

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone?

You’re a busy professional with multiple clients and/or projects. You consider yourself highly productive and able to multitask.

You painstakingly plan out your day on a calendar. You’ve got the calendar synced with multiple mobile devices so that you can access your master plan at any moment.

You spend time […]

Inspired To Start A Blog? Learn What Makes These Five Bloggers Successful

By |February 18th, 2015|

For this post, I set out to find people who started a blog and went on to do well; and I asked them about their story.  What inspired them?  What traits helped them?  What circumstances helped them?

The results of my search were interesting. Many common themes emerged among their stories, and it reminded me of […]

Five Strategies to Manage Your Self Control / Discipline Conundrum

By |February 11th, 2015|

One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline.

Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, are all around us; constantly reminding us of our own shortcomings.
I can hear the scripts being read now:
“You can do […]

Did You Get Your #HDW Badge Today?

By |February 4th, 2015|

Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…

…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…

…just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something better in […]

10 Ways to Increase Productivity for Creative Types & Entrepreneurs

By |September 15th, 2014|

(photo by Sonny Abesamis)

 

The Ol’ Day Timer

My father used to carry around a Franklin day timer.  Something about it was interesting to me… a way to organize your thoughts into blocks of time.

I first got serious at the subject after reading “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by the late Stephen Covey and his […]

Do You Have the Stomach For a Non-Linear Career Path?

By |August 18th, 2014|

Adaptability

In my life, I’ve found that creative problem solving skills have allowed me to excel in a number of environments. Some say it’s better to pick a career field and stick with it; (and that might be true if you don’t have the knack for just figuring out a way to make it work […]

15 Ways To Stabilize So Your Dreams Can Materialize

By |July 14th, 2011|

Set and Then Forget… (at least for a little while)

As an aggressive entrepreneur, I was ready to conquer the world at a very young age. My plan was to out-work, out-innovate, and out-run my competition at all costs until I was financially free.

I started a lawn mowing business… then a custom T-shirt business… and […]

How Talent Can Hold You Back

By |January 5th, 2011|

"You see, in the real world, talent isn’t rewarded... production is. In other words, you don’t get paid for being able to solve problems... you get paid for actually solving them; which often takes time, effort, and “the grind.” That’s why you often see the less talented, but hard working, high school kid sneak up on the studs and become successful in life..."

Transference of Emotion is the Key to Marketing

By |February 28th, 2010|

A very wise man and once taught me that the key to marketing is not what you say, but how well you can transfer emotion to your audience.