One Strategy to Work Smarter NOT Harder

Work Smarter Not Harder

Identify and utilize your peak hours so they work for you…instead of squandering them and trying to fit in your most important work later.

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Three Steps to Create a To-Do List that Actually Works

A To-Do List That Works

Apply three, easy steps to your to-do list, and you’ll see how much more effective you can be…

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The One Process To Alleviate Your Everyday Stress

alleviate your stress

One process that will decrease your stress, stop the running thoughts, help you sleep better, and even stay more organized. It liberates your mental capacity.

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Your Most Important Action to Close Out the Year

how to reflect

I invite you to take one powerful action with me this week to close out the year that will set yourself up for more success and build positive momentum…

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From Too Scared to Blog to Bestseller

Blog to Bestseller

You may have seen recently that The Quit Alternative is #1 bestseller! When I launched this book I wasn’t sure a bestseller was even possible, but I think it goes to show that people are interested in renovating their current job into their dream job.  I’m looking forward to continuing to support that mission. However,…

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How to Become a Relationship Building Machine (900 employees in 9 Days)

Ben Fanning Keynote presentation

A highlight for me recently was presenting to 900 employees over nine days at five different organizations. The groups were open, energized, and lots of fun. These kinds of events are a priority because, for me, it’s the very definition of an inspired work activity (aka the work that doesn’t feel like ‘work’). You may have a sense of what you’re own inspired work activities are too. And once you’ve figured this out, you may face the overwhelming question…”How do I get more of the work I love?”

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How to Defeat 10 Years of Job Frustration in a Day

personal goals

I can remember sharing my job frustration with my friends and family like this: “There’s got to be more to work than just finding ways to make a t-shirt cheaper.” You see the department goal was to save money, build efficiency, and ultimately deliver shareholder value. I’d bought into that so deeply that I confused the goals and priorities of the company with my own personal mission. But, I never considered…

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One Powerful Lesson I Learned from Scott Dinsmore that Changed Everything

On Sunday night I learned that my friend and mentor, Scott Dinsmore founder of Live Your Legend, tragically died on Mount Kilimanjaro. He and his wife were in the midst of making their travel dream come true with an epic world tour. I’ve shared about Scott before, but with this death I reflected all last night on the amazing impact he made in my life and in those of others. Here are some of the amazing things he accomplished in 32 years:

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How to End a Meeting You’re Not Leading

How to end a meeting effectively

How many times have you attended a meeting you’re not leading, only to realize it could be completed in half the time? Or how many countless times have you been to a meeting that’s “just for the sake of having a meeting”. In this moment of recognition, you’ve got three choices…

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How to Forgive a Boss who’s Wronged You

how to forgive your boss

I woke up one morning a few months ago and blurted out, “Jerk!” I’d been having a dream about my boss…from 9 years ago. As an executive coach and consultant, I enjoy helping others with challenging personal interactions, but I’ve held onto some serious resentment towards the worst boss I’ve ever had.

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