“I know we all have 24 hours each day, yet I’m always rushed and feel like I’m behind the 8 ball. How can I get ahead and actually create time to do the things that I feel I need and want to do?” ~ Lillian, Lafayette, CA We’re almost at that date when Marty McFly arrives in Back to the Future, so we might just be getting close to bending the space-time continuum. But… we’re not there yet, I’m afraid. 1. Ask yourself what you can do more efficiently. Sometimes this means cutting out some extra steps with a little planning…. Read more.
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Michael Bungay Stanier
Michael Bungay Stanier is the Founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. They give busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. Michael's latest book is The Coaching Habit. It shares seven essential questions to help you work less hard and have more impact.
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What if you could do more of the work that matters – the work you care about, the work that really makes a difference – and less of all the other stuff?
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I’ve got 500 words. I’ve got 12,258 days. I know that because I’ve sat down and calculated when – statistically at least – I’m going to die. I know this may strike some of you as a tad morbid. But a memento mori is a time honored tradition – if you see a skull in a 17th Century painting, that’s what that’s all about. But back to me. September 15, 2043 is the big date. Let’s say that gives me 33 years or so left to kick around this planet of ours, with 42 years already under my belt. Stewart… Read more.
Can you think of a time when you fully committed to something? Went full out? Took a leap of faith? Went, “What the heck, why not?” Put your money down? Went past the place of no going back? Did you feel your body react as you recalled that moment? Did you notice that you held your breath, that you shifted your body slightly as you reconnected? Such is the power of commitment. Here are three insights about taking the plunge, stepping up to the plate, and what that commitment looks like. 1. Commitment = feeling fear If you’re struggling to… Read more.
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