It seems that we’re busier than ever. Reports, spreadsheets. presentations, meetings, family obligations. For most of us, it’s a non-stop hustle. But are we more productive and happier when we’re always busy? Conventional wisdom tells us we must work harder to get ahead. Yet there are millions of people who work hard every day only
There’s something about a great story that livens our spirits. Whether it’s a compelling novel or our favorite Netflix show, stories captivate our imaginations. But storytelling seems to always be ignored as a necessary skill to succeed in business and life.Storytelling isn’t taught in business schools or even in most creative writing classes. Yet, being
The Death of Business Cards Here’s a typical scenario during a business meeting. You engage in small talk for a few minutes. You dive into your presentation followed by Q & A. Some more small chat if the presentation went fairly well. Then in traditional fashion, you hand out your business card. This is how
It’s easy to get thrown off track with all the distractions around us. 24-hour news, tweets, and Facebook updates keep us distracted from the work that matters. Imagine how much more we can accomplish if we spend less time glued to our phones and more time working on our businesses, our projects, and even ourselves.
It’s common sense that to be more productive we need to be focused on the problem at hand, which makes sense because without focus we’ll never be able complete any project. But there is a need to distract ourselves from problems if we ever want to solve them. In the post-recession economy, too many
Writer’s tend to be hard on themselves. We think our work will never make a dent in the universe or at least to our readers who wait to see what we have to say next. There will always be that part of us who wants to hold us back. To criticize us at every turn
Problems are all around us. Some are larger than others, but they are there, and often we have trouble coming up with the solution. Consider first that to solve a problem, we must first think if we even have an issue in the first place. Our mind tends to look for threats even when there