“I’ll just put my keys right here in this random place. It’s not what I usually do, but I’ll definitely remember where they are.” That right there is a snippet of an internal monologue of someone who’s about to misplace their keys for at least twenty minutes. We’ve all been there, right?
There’s a single word that rises above the rest when it comes to effectively managing your time. Can you guess what it is? No. That’s not me doubting your abilities. In fact, I’m telling you the answer. “No” is a powerful word that’s commanding, freeing, and quite adept at creating and affirming boundaries. And if … Continue reading “How to Say No to Others”
What do you think has a higher likelihood of earning a promotion: taking a vacation or powering through work and forgoing vacation? As it turns out, devoting time to having fun is a critical component in your professional success. Employees who take vacations are more likely to receive a raise or get promoted. Actually using … Continue reading “Why Taking Vacation Makes You More Successful”
Does something as small as a 2% uptick in productivity yield any noticeable changes? The truth of time is that everyone is limited to the same twenty-four hours per day. Yet by making small tweaks to increase your productivity by just two percentage points, you can have the gift of extra time. How much? How … Continue reading “The 2% Difference That Creates Extra Time”
I recently witnessed an act of compassion and friendship so unexpected, it moved me to tears. And it happened in a very unlikely place: Pelican Bay super-maximum security prison. I support a program called Defy Ventures, an organization that works with inmates and those recently released from prison who have the drive to someday become … Continue reading “How far would you go for a friend?”