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Getting Things Done

Curbside Calm

Martha Ringer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was in Washington DC at Regan airport at 6:30 AM January 25 standing in the curbside check-in line for my flight to LAX. This was the morning before the anticipated biggest snow fall in a hundred years. The lines inside the airport were twice as long as normal so the freezing cold outside was preferable.

Gentle Doing

Martha Ringer | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I have a great editor who rates a Treat before it gets edited. This Treat in its former version needed work. Sometimes I see the vision of the Treat and I am not sure how to translate it on paper.

3 Tricks to Staying Focused On Daily Goals

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

If your expectations meet your results, you will feel accomplished -- otherwise, forget it. You might find a cure for cancer, but if you don't finish the report that has been on your list of to-do's for two weeks, it's going to bother you.

Finding New Routes

Martha Ringer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was in LA doing my best to avoid another hour of traffic and a friend directed me via another route using an App. Love those Apps. Not only did the new route get me there more easily with less stress, I also found a new Whole Foods and neighborhood in LA I had not seen before.

Why It's Time to Shatter the Myth of Confidence

Kris Safarova | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Kris Safarova

Do you believe you need confidence to succeed? I certainly did for far too long. Let me start with a personal story that illustrates, what I call, the myth of confidence.

Keeping the Awe Alive

Martha Ringer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I know the key to moving things forward is active involvement and I watch that happen as I work with clients.


Martha Ringer | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

Walking on the trail the other night close to dark I greeted the only other person still walking. She turned around laughing and said, "Did you just say good morning?" I stopped, turned around laughing and said, "I sure could have."

The Exquisite Sound of the Moment

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

I was reminded, while working with a client in her home office recently, why I feel honored to do this work. During the second day I provide an extended time to actually work without interruption in completing next actions.


Martha Ringer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Martha Ringer

Is your life at this time "up-to-the-minute"? By that I mean are you on top of what is on your plate? Are your incompletions identified and tracked with next actions written down? Have you recently touched everything in your office and home, making a conscious decision if it needs to stay or go?

There Are Those Who Make Things Happen, Those to Whom Things Happen, and Those Who Say, 'What Happened?'

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

So identify whether you make things happen, let things happen, or ask about what happened and decide whether you are satisfied with your direction. If yes, congratulations for being happy with who you are. If no, you know there are other choices and so try them out, you may surprise yourself.

7 Reasons You Need A Personal Management System

Josh Patrick | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Josh Patrick

I find that when I use a personal management system I get three or four times more accomplished than if I just wing it. What about you, do you have a personal management system?

Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive meeting that adds so much more value than the things you would have done on your device.

The Crucial Difference Between Getting Things Done And Being Busy

| Paul B. Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business

"You never want to confuse activity with accomplishment." --John Wooden Wooden may be the most successful coach who ever lived. His overall record ...

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

The Ultimate 'Wait-Loss' Program

Derek Rydall | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

The false idea that we must wait for something or someone to change before we can step into our vision is a core reason we get stuck and feel like a victim.

'Thinking Hard'? Hardly.

Todd Brown | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Todd Brown

If you can walk, can you walk faster? Of course. Apply some effort, move those muscles more quickly, and your speed increases. If you can think, can you think harder? I don't think so.

Are You a Worksop?

Todd Brown | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Todd Brown

It's been 30 years since the publication of The Meaning of Liff, a dictionary parody that sought to give names to "common experiences, feelings, situations, and... objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no word exists."

Are You Committed? Should You Be?

Todd Brown | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Todd Brown

What determines how much I have to do? Peter Drucker, one of the finest business thinkers of the last century, said that as knowledge workers we define both our work and its results. This would imply that we somehow have control of what's to be done.

WATCH: How To Get Things Done In America

TechCrunch | Andrew Keen | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

I've been meaning to write this post all week. But you know how things are -- there is always something better to do, always something more fun, alway...

Ready Set Go; Getting Through the Early Stages of the Divorce Process

Laurie Giles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Giles

In my last post, I wrote about how to get through the first few days after deciding to file for divorce or finding out your spouse intends to file.

8 Ways To Help Your Doctor Meet Your Expectations

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

You are upset, feel "blown off" and no closer to a solution for your problem. What went wrong? You knew what you wanted going in to the visit, why did you come out empty handed?

To Get More Done Faster, Be Strategic

Mim Abbey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

My personal record that day was greatly the result of a piece of advice my coach had given me: "Shorten your stride."

Planning Your Week: Chaos and Awareness (VIDEO)

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

What would it be like to have a really powerful week this week and every week? How could that happen? Well for one, you'd need to be able to "plan for chaos."

How to Suck Up

E. Jean Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
E. Jean Carroll

Sucking up causes your co-workers and bosses to feel razor-sharp and valued, and when they feel razor-sharp and valued, you can win them to your point of view.

Stop Wasting Your Leadership

Saul Garlick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Saul Garlick

I have countless friends that run start up or growth stage non-profit organizations. I love what they are aiming to do. Sadly, many of them hit roadblocks: Not enough money, not enough staff, and the list goes on. It does not have to be this way.