Do What’s Best and Say No to the Rest

I have been alive for 13,063 days. Through them all, one thing has remained constant. There have been exactly 24 hours in every single one of them. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. Every day. Every time. Time does not bend or yield to our to-do list. Yet the constant battle between the things we have to…

Love as Motivation for Time Management

We normally think about time management in terms of personal productivity – we want to manage our time well so that we can accomplish things, finish what we start, achieve goals, and pursue excellence. We want to avoid time wasters, unorganized schedules, and time spent on things of lesser priority because it robs us of…

Some comments from the book Essentialism

  Work hard at adopting the principle “less but better.” Understand the statement “you can have it all” is a lie. In order to have focus you need to escape to focus. Adopt a think week or a think day or some other time where you intentionally read/think. Bill Gates did this even in the…

5 ways to say NO.

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leaders influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…

NO is a complete sentence – Anna Lamott

Saying no needs to be more regular than irregular in a leader’s life. Leader’s influence other people. Oftentimes leaders will be inundated with good opportunities that aren’t crucial to the mission or a good steward of their skills or time. Here’s five ways to say no: The awkward pause. Pause for a moment—maybe 2-3 seconds—before delivering…