We’re accountable to bosses, clients, kids, and the government. What about ourselves? How can we make sure that the goals we hold individually don’t get lost?
Every coach and advisor encourages goal-setting. Thousands of books explain the hows and whys of goals. So–is that working for you?
“Getting productive” is a lofty goal. Gurus advise strict adherence to productivity systems, but is that practical? Are your systems helping you to be more disciplined, or making discipline frustrating?
“As soon as I get organized … ” can be a recipe for failure. How can we change in healthy ways, starting from who we are and what we do?
It’s logical to want to devote our attention to “first things first.” Why is this so hard? Why don’t we simply work to get what we want?
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” We can stop procrastination, and stretch our abilities, by doing the hardest work of the day first.
Unless we let ourselves feel bad, we miss the important things we want to do. Feeling bad is an essential productivity skill. How do you avoid feeling bad, in big ways and small?
How can we make better decisions in the moment, when people ask us for our time and effort? How can we avoid resenting people who demand our time?
The decision making process is more emotional than we usually realize. Here’s a test to help keep our inner conflicts fair and balanced.
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