Category Archives for Planning

You Should Probably Do More Boring Work

If you’ve known me for any time at all, you know that I love renovating old houses. I love the transformation that can happen when you take good bones and apply modern conveniences to create one-of-a-kind

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Ketchup Day

I was chatting with a friend the other day about productivity, while my friend’s 11-year old played in the background. In the middle of the conversation, the child interrupted and asked, “Why do you

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The same guy doesn’t win the Superbowl and World Series

Have you ever noticed that there is not one single athlete in the history of sports who has been part of a championship team and then has then gone on to win another major championship in another sport? Tom

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The Power of “Or”

As a child, I loved the School House Rock shows on Saturday morning TV. “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” and “Three Is A Magic Number” were staples of my childhood

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Why Superman Never Swims

Have you noticed that you never see Superman fighting crime in the water? Okay, there isn’t as much crime in the ocean as in Metropolis, but even when there are villains lurking in the seas, Superman

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3 Quick Tips For Accomplishing Your Resolutions This Year

It’s that time of year when many people are falling off the New Year’s resolutions wagon. Some folks say setting resolutions is a waste of time, but I disagree. I love the term resolution because

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Six Business Lessons From An 11-year Old Boy

UPDATE: I originally wrote this post last year when we were scheduled for a monster (for Virginia) snow storm. This past week weather predictions were for about 8″ of snow for Saturday. Imagine my

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The Blind Spot In Your Business

When Ron walked into my office, I could tell he was nervous. When we set the appointment to create his strategic plan together, I could tell that he was excited about his business’s potential but

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What Driving In A Foreign Country Can Teach You About Business

Thursday morning I hopped into a friend’s car at 5:30am Central European Time for the one-hour drive from Bocholt to Duesseldorf in order to attend a BNI meeting. Since I haven’t driven alone in a

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The Curse of Competence

I met an amazing woman a few months ago. Her name is Susan and she is not only smart and ambitious, but well-educated, insightful and good at an enormous number of things. In any given day she can defend

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