Measuring effort vs. measuring progress

Remember in high school when we learned that the best way to set a goal is by making it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) to ensure our success? What we didn’t learn is SMART goals don’t work when venturing into new territory. Do you think Albert Einstein wrote down: “I will uncover the theory of relativity…

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How to accomplish your biggest goals by tomorrow

Running a business is hard. There’s not enough hours in the day to run the business AND work on your long term goals. So how do you squeeze in time to learn new things? As you get older, (and your business gets more complex), you can no longer resort to recycled ideas in books to…

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Habits of Least Resistance

So I’m at the dentist a few years ago and he’s doing his thing — shoving his fingers in my mouth, probing, using that sucking thing which always catches on my cheek and he tells me the usual: “You need to floss more.” And of course I know this, he tells me every time. And I try….

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How to Stop Procrastinating

It happened to me again last night … The reason you gets motivated in the shower is the same reason you get motivated at night right before you go to sleep (i.e. Tomorrow I will DEFINITELY do x,y,z). The reason is because thinking about something is exciting, once you actually have to do it, it…

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