The Great Gap: From Intention to Completion

It all starts with an intention. But your goal is to reach completion. Between the two (i.e. intention and completion), there’s the Great Gap. You want to travel overseas. That’s your intention. When you get to your destination, you reach the completion point. But there’s a lot of things that happened between the time you…

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3 Basic Building Blocks for Getting Things Done

You want to get things done. Good. That’s the only way you’re going to do the great work you’re meant to do. In fact, to do great work, you must become a “doer”, and action-taker. You make progress when you get the right things done. And, at the most basic level, there are 3 concepts…

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How To Get Yourself to Do What You Know

If you want to learn how to do something, all you need to do is type “how to” followed by your topic on Google (or YouTube or Pinterest or Amazon or..,), and you’re almost certain to find how-to information on your topic. You want to learn how to program websites. Easy; Google will give you…

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The Simple Way to Create a Plan to Accomplish Your Goal

You’ve decided to pursue a goal: – to buy a new 3-bedroom house in 2 year – to launch your first live seminar in 18 months – to start your new blog in 90 days – to renovate your office before the beginning of the end of the school year – etc. Now, you’re ready…

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What to Watch Out for When Your Life Becomes an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

When I was a teenager, I enjoyed going to all-you-can-eat buffets. Regularly, I would go with friends and family and fill my stomach until there was no more room. One time, after a day of intense sports, my friends, my brothers, and I invaded a small all-you-can-eat buffet. The host was very welcoming—at least until…

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Why Don’t You Have the Time?

You want to go on a date with your spouse, but you don’t have the time. You want to spend more time with your children, but you don’t have the time. You want to exercise more, but you don’t have the time. You want to write a novel, but you don’t have the time. You…

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Track Your Tasks for Greater Productivity

Many years ago, when I retired from dallying and I started to be interested in work—and work productively—I soon realized something: I can’t trust my memory to tell me what I’m supposed to work on. Often, when I would sit down to work, I would go blank and wonder what I was supposed to work…

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Are You Lazy Because You Procrastinate?

Many people jump to the conclusion that, if someone rushes to the store on December 24 to do her Christmas shopping or if she waits until the last minute to file her taxes or to write her term paper or to study for the exam or what have you, it’s because she is simply “lazy”.…

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4 Simple Steps to Solve Any Problem That Stands in Your Way

On the path to your goal, you face problems. Like an enemy trying to bushwhack you, some problems assault you by surprise. And because you didn’t anticipate them, you’re unprepared for them. That doesn’t mean they have to compromise your journey. Relying on your problem-solving skills, you can counterattack. Your ability to solve problems determines…

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Without This Ingredient, You Can’t Break Your Bad Habits

Bad habits can be a pain to break, especially those that have been dominating your life for a long time. When you think they’re releasing their hold on you, they come back with a vengeance, before you even had a chance to rejoice. If you’ve been biting your nails since you were a kid, it…

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