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Accountable People Don’t Overcommit

Are you crazy busy? Do you have so much on your plate you don’t know where to start? Does what you need to get done overwhelm you to the point that you avoid everything and instead get a bowl of popcorn and go watch a movie or just play a game on your phone?

A commitment involves more then just time. It involves space in your mind. Everything you commit to and is left undone occupies a place in your mind. Incomplete commitments create stress. That stress may lead you to feel rushed to finish something and then it is not done in excellence.

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Your Right Things Lead to Your Success

I recently returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia. While there I had the opportunity to work with several major companies and organizations and develop both personal and professional relationships. It was an amazing experience. Prior to leaving on this trip I sat down and thought about my strategic intent. My goal was to be able to deliver ideas to the organizations I went to serve that would allow them to grow and flourish. I

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It Only Takes One Thing To Get Back On Track

How often do we wake up, get into the office and then wish we could escape our day because it is just too overwhelming?  There are so many things we need to do, calls we need to make, emails to reply to and stuff on our desk to go through.  It goes on and on.  Many times we just don’t know where to start and we just want to throw our hands up in the

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Stop Spinning and Focus

On the old Ed Sullivan Show, there was an act where a guy came out with sticks, put plates on top and started spinning them. First, there was one plate, then there were two, then three. It grew and grew until he had a whole line of plates that were spinning as he moved back and forth trying to keep all those plates spinning on top of the stick. Some of them would wobble real

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Advice to a Friend

A friend of mine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sent me an email asking for my advice. After I responded I decided to share it here for two reasons.  I believe that these are the keys to success in most any venture.  And because I realized that many of the challenges that we all face have simple answers.  It is executing on those solutions that is the hard part.  What’s the difference between someone who executes and someone

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Staying Focused In A Fragmented World

A recent Gallop poll revealed that 71 percent of workers are “not engaged” in their work. The longer a worker stays with a company the more disengaged they become. They begin to sabotage the company’s efforts, look for ways to hide out rather than produce, and lose interest in the organization’s success. Here are five ways for you to stay focused and to keep those working with you engaged as well. 1. Have a mission

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