Systems virtually guarantee that some progress will be made, whereas goals tend to misdirect focus. Consistent engagement with the system transforms the goal into something more practical.
Defeat the Attention Economy with Your very own Focus Chamber
Even with the right systems in place, distractions will still strike. When this happens, our brains go into filtration mode. Unfortunately, our brains are not good at reliably up to this sort of task. Since this process happens unconsciously, with a little awareness, we can and should take more control.
How to Spark Motivation When it Wanes
The system you create for yourself should be based on your own interests, strengths, and should have the capacity to generate enough traction to build momentum. Perfection is never the answer. Action-steps, and the patience of a balanced approach is always a better bet.
Ready, Aim, Fire: Developing Self-Mastery Through Exploration
Practicing the habit consistent planning gathers feedback that helps us 'aim' toward our future. Oftentimes, the action needs to take place before the real planning can commence.
10 Sales Skills that Build Outstanding Relationships
When we pull back the curtain and learn more about what makes certain salespeople ultra successful, we learn that maybe, just maybe the best salespeople are actually good people who possess valuable skills.
Power Dynamics: Why they Matter and How to Play the Game (Part 2)
Those who actively seek power are not the only ones who need power - we all do. If you are a layman, or a person who pursues power unconsciously, putting in a little intentional effort can go a long way toward increasing the footprint of your impact.
Power Dynamics: Why they Matter and How to Play the Game (Part 1)
Influence is the kind of power we should all strive to accumulate. It is magnetic and contagious. Although we must understand that we can never be perfect. Just by striving to positively uplift others, we achieve a reputation and the trust we instill in others compounds over time much like a financial investment would.
Can a Positive Mental Attitude Make Your Job ‘Suck Less?’
Positive thinking should not replace all negative thought. You cannot have positive if you do not know and understand negative. Positive thinking is merely a decision, or ultimately, a habit that overcomes the negativity bias by directing one's focus toward the positive.
How to Rescue Our Lives and Careers from Choice Paralysis
Just by writing down what you want, scheduling steps to get there, attempting them and repeating this process over time, we will move the needle in the right direction. When we internalize the mindset of imperfect progress all we need to do is make a plan, attempt to execute, and re-attempt.
How to Overcome Career Barriers in a Passionate Life
Increasingly career and life design experts have encouraged people to spend their time and money finding ways to get paid while following their passions. While this lifestyle sounds like a nice premise and is certainly useful to some people, it comes with consequences that can make the way forward less clear.