Everyday you lose a tremendous amount of productive minutes by switching from one task to the next. Why? Every time you start a new task, you lose precious momentum, energy, and time. This is because you have break the inertia of one task in order to transition into a new one and get those creative […]
I’ve been working from home for chunks of every week since I opened my business four years ago. And I love it! Sometimes. If you’d asked me my best advice for working from home a couple of weeks ago, it would have been: Don’t do it all the time. I’d found a great rhythm of […]
But I learned two things recently that have made networking events tolerable, and sometimes quite enjoyable. First, almost everybody has some level of fear, discomfort, or trepidation around networking events. Maybe excluding the most extroverted freaks among us. So realize that if you feel nervous, so does everybody else. And this ain’t middle school. Most […]
Since I started working for myself, I quickly realized the necessity of effective time management. The most important lesson being, schedule your energy, not your time. How to start scheduling your day around your peak energy hours. The first thing you need to do is figure out when your energy is at its peak. Whether […]
Thankfully I’m not worried about that happening anymore… but it’s taken a long time to build up the confidence to actually feel like I belong in this space. The Veil of Normalcy When you’re feeling insecure, you feel like the only way to get by is to hide behind a veil of normalcy. At least […]
Back when I was seven or eight years old, I played Little League baseball. One day I walked up to the plate and crushed a grand slam home run. There were no fences, and it probably wasn’t that impressive of a hit, but the other team wasn’t able to get the ball back into the […]
Humans have a nasty tendency to see our unique traits as weaknesses. We wish we could be more like our professional idols and successful competitors, and we look at our own oddities with contempt.
The reality is, people today crave authenticity. People want to do business with real people.
In this distracted world, the most focused person usually wins. So don’t fight distraction out of a sense of guilt or obligation. Instead, see it as low-hanging fruit: the easiest opportunity to improve your impact and get ahead.