The Goal I Didn’t Hit in 2015

We’re days away from 2016, and that means that now is the time to look at how you did on reaching the goals you set for yourself in 2015, and get started on setting some new goals for the year ahead. I did my work last week during my annual goal-setting retreat, and it was mind-opening, to […]

How Much Does Your Time Cost?

So today I spent entirely too long obsessing over a cool time tracking tool to tell you how much your time really costs. It’s called Spend Your Days, and it manages to magically combine my obsessions with productivity, time management, and easy math that even I can handle in such a way that I may not […]

Why You Need to Be Bored

This week, I had a medical thing. Although it wasn’t terribly interesting, at the end of the day it did mean that I spent the better part of a week laid up in bed. “Bed” meant a few different things, including: lying in my own bed clacking away at the computer/taking conference calls, lying in the […]

How to Manage Your Email

If you’ve ever read a morning routine or two, you’ve seen the shame associated with admitting to reading email first thing in the morning. Many of us do it, and many of us feel we shouldn’t. Although I’m not into the shame game, no matter how you sugarcoat it, checking email first thing just isn’t […]

Yes, You Need a Tribe (A Free Ebook)

Oh hi! Welcome to the free ebook bandwagon, courtesy of my friend Jeff. This one’s a whopper (i.e. more than 7 pages, and full of things you actually will learn from). It’s all about finding your tribe, keeping ’em around, and making them a strong and powerful asset in your life. It’s also about giving […]

Doing Hard Things Helps Your Career — But Not in the Way You Think It Does {Guest Post}

We all have things we do well that were hard won. These skills carry a price tag of sweat, and possibly tears, and they speak volumes about prospective hires. These are the skills you point to when someone asks, “What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?” Nearly a decade ago at Merrill Lynch, a […]