Category Archives: Mindset


Otherwise known as, “I can’t freaking hear myself think!” Information overload, including too many choices, makes our brains considerably LESS functional. It actually affects our ability to make creative, smart, or successful decisions. The information overload is NOISE and


During a coaching conversation with my client David recently, he mentioned several times how he wished he had time to do this or that. “All the administrivia is eating up my day. If I could just find time to


Ben thinks about his business a lot. In the car while he’s driving. Sitting at his desk, staring out the window. He thinks while he reads inspiring books by 37Signals, Seth Godin, or Guy Kawasaki. Ben even thinks sometimes


Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, Trash it, change it, mail – upgrade it, Charge it, pawn it, zoom it, press it, Snap it, work it, quick – erase it, Write it, cut it, paste it, save


I know Thanksgiving has officially passed, but many of us are celebrating other holidays this time of year (Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas, New Year’s). Take a few moments today to adopt an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for the money


One of my new favorite quotes is from Henry David Thoreau. ‎ “He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.” On this quiet winter Saturday, improve your soul by taking time to enjoy your leisure.


In an entrepreneur’s quest to find clarity and get out of overwhelm, I find that many of them are asking the wrong questions. Rather than asking, “How can I fit this extra task or project into my already busy


Exercising what I call “The Power of NO” is a learned skill and a wonderful way to stay organized and focused. Learn to say “No” when the request doesn’t work for you. And don’t apologize, qualify, or otherwise explain.


What action makes your brain take four times longer to recognize and process each thing you’re working on when you switch back and forth among several tasks? Yep – multitasking!  So each time you hop back and forth, switch


We’re picking winners! A few weeks ago we ran a survey asking ya’ll about your burning organizational challenges. Bunches of you responded. The winners (three of them…) get to choose one of three books: “SHED Your Stuff, Change Your