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How to Say No: The Ultimate Guide

Saying No

This is my guide to say no for busy people such as busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and coaches. The principles apply to anyone who wants to say no. Do you hate to say no? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Well, you’re not alone. I used to hate...

The Importance of Upgrading Your Tools

Old typewriter

In Skills Development, I shared the importance of developing our skills to achieve maximum results. Similarly, it’s important to have the best tools to achieve the best results. By tools, I mean whatever software or equipment you use for your work. For a blogger it includes your laptop and your mobile device. For a video editor it includes your...

How to be an Email Master

Fingers typing on a keyboard

Email is just a tool to get things done, not a measure of our productivity. But because people tend to recognize what’s new, they tend to get to their new mail first rather than recognizing what's important on their to-do list. Here are 7 tips to spend less time at your inbox.

Why We Should Be Like Tim

Tim Doesn't Give a Shit

We live in a world where we are continuously pushed to be more like others. Where we are made to tightly fit into a mold from young. Where we are expected to conform through rigid systems and societal pressures, and get beaten down when we don’t. In this day and age, perhaps it pays to be...

6 Tips to Deal with Digital Burnout in Today’s World

Man feeling stressed at his work desk: Dealing with Digital Burnout

Recently some readers told me that they have been feeling overwhelmed by the huge flood of information online these days. I feel the same. This was why I deleted my Facebook page (though I just got back on Facebook to give it another try). It’s also why I unsubscribed from almost every newsletter, deleted various social media accounts,...

The Number of Failures Before Success [Infographic]

How Many Times Should You Try? [Infographic]

In a society where the one thing constantly celebrated and harped on is success, sometimes we forget the failures that come along with every “person of the year” cover story. Today’s infographic highlights some of the failures experienced by world-renowned individuals: Breaking it down, Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California Film School 3 times. He eventually attended...

How to Find Purpose After a Hard Fall in Life

Silhouette

Last week a course participant shared with me that she just had a hard fall in life. She recently lost her baby, left her job, and has been working on her startup in the past year which has not taken off in the way she wanted. She asked me if I have any thoughts on reshuffling, reprioritizing, or...