Don’t Let “The Wall” Take You Out of the Race

Boom! You hit the wall. Like a trained marathon runner, after breaking inertia and struggling through the first few miles of your “race”, you had reached your cruising speed and were leaping forward at a steady pace. All you needed to do is maintain your momentum and you would achieve your goal. But out of…

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Your time is limited. Your money is limited. Your daily reservoir of energy is limited. Your talents are limited. In short, your resources are limited. Because your resources are limited, saying “Yes” to one thing means saying “No” to a million others. When you use your money to buy, say, a new computer, you no…

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Looking for the Easy Way?

Looking for the easy way? When I was in college, a few of my friends were looking for the easy way. They registered for college programs with great optimism, convinced that they found their “way” and what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. But after one or two semesters, when they hit…

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Preparation or Execution, Which One Should You Choose?

To prepare, or to execute, that is the question. Ideally, you want both of course: preparation AND execution. You “plan your work and work your plan”. You prepare what you need to execute and you execute on what you’ve prepared. However, keeping the right balance between preparation and execution can be challenging. At one extreme,…

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4 Steps to Drive Your Projects Home Efficiently

Both professionally and personally, I have managed quite a few projects of various sizes and levels of complexity. Out of necessity (and interest), I invested many hours investigating the essentials on pushing projects forward—as efficiently as possible. I don’t want to pretend I’ve figured everything out, but one thing that stands out to me is:…

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3 Things You Must Know About Growth

Life is a journey of growth, and this journey is meant to last a lifetime. Growth is more “journey” than “destination”. In fact, you never really “arrive”. Growth is one of my core values. I have invested countless hours and “mucho dinero” in my growth. And as I journeyed, I have discovered many important lessons…

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Maximize Your Season

When I was single, among other things, I spent full days at public libraries, studying, researching extensively topics of interest to me, reading tons of books. Even after all that time spent at the library, I still had lots of time to “chill” out with my friends and to watch TV and to be involved…

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What to Do When You Have More Tasks Than Time

Here’s the dilemma: you have more tasks than you have time to perform them. So many things to do, but so little time to do it all. On one side, you have a pile of tasks and activities to perform. On the other side, you have a limited amount of time to perform it all. And…

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What You See Is What You Get

I was behind the wheel but didn’t know how to drive. I clutched the car wheel as if I was going to pull it out of the dashboard. Hyper-focused, I pressed on the accelerator and hit the road. It was dark. There were few cars on the road, but there were quite a few parked…

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5 Benefits of the Habit of Fast Execution

Do you want to go far? Cultivate the habit of tackling your tasks and getting them done fast: the habit of fast execution. No time to be cemented in inaction or to put a weak hand to the plow. If you do it, do it. Do it now and get it done. Execution drives you…

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