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New Year’s Resolutions are for Losers

When was the last New Year’s resolution you made that came true? Last year? The year before that? Five years? Never? This time of year annoys me because I know how to set goals that come true. And New Year’s resolutions encourage people who don’t really know how to set goals that come true to […]

Planning is Inconvenient

Business owners work longer and harder than anyone else on the planet. They are excellent at getting things rolling and persevering through challenges that would case others to give up. But this relentless drive comes with its own drawbacks. Entrepreneurs accumulate debt (which includes, but is not limited to, financial debt) at a significant rate […]

Skip The Plan

Maybe your track record with goal-setting isn’t the greatest. It’s hard. It’s something you have to work at every day. Even if you miss a day, just get up and try again.

Do the Right Thing

There’s no greater foe to growth than being out of balance with certainty. If you have too little, you’ll constantly be second-guessing and doubting any plans you ever make. You’ll get flustered by failure, and constantly shuffle things around to try and appease your emotional side. But if you have too much, you’ll become stubborn […]

Kill the Constraints

What’s stopping you from having what you say you want to have? Here’s the thing about the universe: it doesn’t reward hard work for its own sake. If you’ve been putting massive effort into something and you haven’t achieved it yet, chances are pretty good that something other than work is preventing you from having […]

The Polymath

Every system in a business is a pipe. You’ve got your sales pipe, your marketing pipe, your operations pipe, and so on. Each pipe is responsible for taking the effort of the people who do the work in that system and turning it into a result (the result depends on the pipe, naturally). Let’s say […]

Punctuated Progress

I really believe in the power of incremental progress. It’s one of my company values. It’s the name of my weekly show (Wednesdays at 11:45 am Mountain Time on Facebook). It’s how we find evidence that we’re fulfilling our dreams. However, there are times a whole bunch of incremental progress in different areas will come […]

Actually Doing the Work is Easy

How’s your relationship with your subconscious? Just take a moment to check in. Are you here on YouTube because you’re avoiding doing something? If you are, that’s okay. I’m not going to judge you for it. But if that last paragraph made you feel slightly guilty, here’s a tip: you’re probably hesitant to do that […]

Organizing Roles

Clearly understanding and managing according to accountability and responsibility is critical for the success of your organization. Your organizational chart should represent the roles that are functionally necessary and individuals may be assigned many roles. Those roles represent nothing more than a process inventory that an individual employee is accountable and/or responsible for.