Finishing Last is Better Than Quitting

You probably never heard of John Stephen Akhwari. He was a runner from the country of Tanzania in the men’s marathon during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. During…

Procrastination in Disguise

Procrastination is the enemy of productivity.  Procrastination does not, however, always come in the form of delays or laziness.  Procrastination is cleverer than that.  Sometimes, procrastination will actually disguise itself…

Invisible Crutch

When I was on the high school Speech and Debate team, my specialty was Extemporaneous Speaking. Each speaker is given three topics to choose from, and is given 30 minutes…

The Myth of Multitasking

Can you honestly say you can text and drive well, or do you find yourself swerving off to the curb once and a while? How comfortable would you be if…

Breakfast of Champions

Ever wonder why breakfast is called breakfast? It’s called breakfast because you’re breaking a fast. Think about it. Unless you actually eat a fourth meal at midnight, when you wake…

Planning Creativity

Somehow, the idea of randomness and freedom got mingled with creativity and artistry. Conversely, somehow, planning has become enemy of creativity. In truth, one has very little to do with…

Start Your Day the Night Before

It took me nearly thirty minutes to get ready for the gym this morning. Normally, I have all my clothes and gear ready the night before so that I can…

Productivity Tips for Mobilepreneurs From “The Lincoln Lawyer”

In Michael Connelly’s thriller, “The Lincoln Lawyer,” the main character Mick Haller does most of his business out of a Lincoln Town Car, hence the title. The way Mick Haller…

Just One Ingredient Can Make a Big Difference

A few years ago, I discovered that I was about twenty pounds overweight. Being who I am, I researched everything there is about nutrition and fitness. Then I made the…

Be Productive Rather Than Busy or Active

There is a difference between being busy and being productive. Being busy just means you have a lot of tasks you need to get done. Being busy says nothing about…

Training for What?

Some people are in what I call constant training mode. They keep preparing for some phantom occupation or some magical circumstance to come into existence where they will be called…

Just Write

Alex came to me for some coaching on writing. I asked him how often he wrote, and Alex said maybe once a week for only a few minutes. He also…