Importance of preserving big blocks of time to think and create

Importance of preserving big blocks of time to think and create

  Take a look at your calendar. Is it full of scattered appointments, meetings and tasks? Thirty minutes here, sixty minutes there with varying breaks in between? You’re busy. So ...

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1 Comment » December 30, 2011
That’s why we mow the grass

That’s why we mow the grass

  I grew up on a large cattle ranch. We raised Registered Brangus. The best cattle were sold for 10’s of thousands of dollars to ranchers looking to improve the ...

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No Comments » December 23, 2011
Feeling overwhelmed with tasks? Here’s a 15 min solution.

Feeling overwhelmed with tasks? Here’s a 15 min solution.

  Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed about all your tasks at work or home? A simple and surprisingly therapeutic solution is to take a few moments and write everything down. I promise it’ll be ...

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No Comments » December 9, 2011
Digital notebook showdown: Evernote v. Springpad

Digital notebook showdown: Evernote v. Springpad

  Important announcement: As of June 25, 2014, Springpad is shutting down. Click for more information. Storing and retrieving text, audio or picture notes is a breeze with both Evernote ...

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31 Comments » November 27, 2011
Are you too responsive to unsolicited calls or emails?

Are you too responsive to unsolicited calls or emails?

How often do you take calls from numbers you do not recognize? How often do you feel obligated to reply to an email simply because someone sent it to you? ...

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1 Comment » November 10, 2011
Websites and apps I’m enjoying these days

Websites and apps I’m enjoying these days

  Here’s a short list of the web or mobile sites and apps that simply make my day more enjoyable. Whether they help me finish my work quicker, communicate more ...

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2 Comments » November 7, 2011
The ripple effect of company culture

The ripple effect of company culture

Are you struggling with your team consistently delivering the right sales or service experience to your customers? How do you feel about how your vendors are treated and what they ...

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No Comments » November 1, 2011
Do your adversaries respect you?

Do your adversaries respect you?

  I just finished reading the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, a wonderful, albeit lengthy, account of Grant’s military endeavors. In several scenes I was struck by the respect both ...

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1 Comment » September 27, 2011